From the kitchen to being globally accepted as a Chocolatier, Louis Barnett aims to take his Chocolate producing company “Chokolit” ethically serious which was launched in 2005.
Louis Barnett is dyslexic, yet it didn’t make him dormant. Academically, life wasn’t a bed of roses as he struggled from being bullied and fitting in within an ordinary school.
Due to his parent's best interest, he became a home student. In Louis’s case his disappointment became an advantage.
Through home tutoring, Louis Barnett realised his passion for chocolate. Creating chocolate cakes started as his first task, which became a hit within his family and friends that he became a wanted cake baker by many.
His new found love deepened, as he begins to takes his hobby more serious. Due to personal research, he came across how the usage of palm oil affects animal and our planet; this caused him to vow to not use such within his products.
He has been asked to join a restaurant and deli, both offer wasn’t taken as he started his own business at the age of 12. Unknown to him, he became UK’s Youngest Entrepreneur.
At the age of 13, he became Waitrose youngest supplier, at 14 likewise occurred for Sainsbury – once again, he became Selfridge’s supplier at 15.
Also at the age of 15, he was the first person to be sponsored and supported on an “official” training course as Chocolatier Owner, in the academy of Barry Callebaut (World’s major supplier of chocolate products) in Banbury, UK.
Recently he has created a chocolate bar named “Biting Bars TM” which has indirectly sent a message across with the aim to protect wildlife and the environment, which donate 10p to different charities. Many more of his products broadcast awareness of global climate change, animal endangerment and human impact.
Chocolate is tasty, delicious and mouth watering – to top it up, its ethical and created by Louis Barnett – Chokolit is breaking boundaries!