Ika, Chocolate Artist

The pleasure of a truly exquisite praline stays with you forever.

Such are Ika’s chocolate creations.

With uncompromising dedication, unwavering, precision, and unique sensibility, Ika makes artisanal chocolates, crafted for communicating pleasure.

Ika is passionate about using the finest ingredients, in the traditional techniques of French chocolate masters.

Ika apprenticed to leading French chocolatiers – first with Jacques Genins, continuing at the Michel Chaudun chocolaterie (during the period in which Jean Charles Rochoux was considered the chocolaterie master), and finally at Guy Savoy, run by Le maître patisserie Hugues Pouget.  Patrick Roger. She continues acquiring professional skills and knowledge, by training at Europe’s leading chocolate ateliers, such as Vincent Guerlais.

True to her homeland spirit, Ika is committed to innovation in her creative pursuit; She received international recognition for introducing Middle Eastern ingredients to the art of chocolate-making: her Za’atar Praline has won the gold medal at the 2014-2016 International Chocolate Awards.

In 2015 Ika created a special edition pralines gift boxes, in collaboration with the chocolatier Gilles Marchal, and Gerard Guy – culinary poet and artist. It was sold out at the Gallerie Lafayette department store in Paris.

At her atelier in Tel Aviv the intricate production process takes place visibly behind large glass windows, at the back of the IKA Chocolate boutique.

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