Perth Chocolate Works is a family owned and run artisan chocolatier kitchen and chocolate retail store operating from our new location in the beautiful historic Code’s Mill building at 17 Wilson Street East in Perth, Ontario. All of our chocolates are made from the highest quality ingredients - locally sourced when possible - in small batches in our on-site kitchen.
We were able to turn our family’s passion into a way of life and are fortunate to be celebrating over 20 years of business! Perth Chocolate Works originally started on Manitoulin Island. With the want for expansion and the love for the Ottawa Valley, we chose the ‘Prettiest Town in Ontario’ for our second location. Perth opened its doors to the McKeen family and it automatically felt like a home away from home.
Our retail store carries a variety of goods that change daily, weekly and seasonally Aside from the artisan chocolates and confections that adorn our shelves, you can find rotating baked goods like cookies, croissants, cheesecakes, cupcakes and more, to enjoy with coffee, tea or an espresso. Depending on the season you can choose from a selection of cold and frozen drinks or our famous original-recipe hot chocolate. You can also find a selection of sweet treats and products that cater to dietary needs and preferences.
We take pride in our family traditions and heritage, so our store is stocked with products you would find on our shelves at home. Jams, jellies, preserves, maple butters, shortbread, waffer cookies, puddings, specialty teas, just to name a few! And like any family, we have a candy drawer, but we decided to turn ours into an entire section in the retail store. Shop favourites like Jelly Bellies and candy kabobs, to Gin Fizz gummies, to traditional travelling mints.
Our passion is chocolate! It brings us joy, whether it is enjoyed as a self-indulgence or given as a gift. Our team wants you to get a taste of what chocolate and genuinely tasty treats mean to us! So from our family to yours, we hope you enjoy your Chocolate Works experience.
A FAMILY PASSION FOR CHOCOLATE.
Over Twenty Years of
Heather has been involved with both the retail and production sides of the business for several years. After completing a degree in Business Management at the University of Ottawa, she returned to Manitoulin Chocolate Works and expanded the business by running the Perth Chocolate Works location.
Heather has earned two professional level certificates in chocolate from the French Pastry School in Chicago. She thoroughly enjoys working with chocolate and the opportunity to create new indulgences for chocolate lovers.
Started the business in 1998 and has been expanding her knowledge in chocolate ever since.
Her education in the candy making industry includes private lessons with the head pastry chef of Lac-Leamy du Casino in Gatineau, Quebec, a Professional Chocolatier Certificate from Ecole Chocolat and a professional level certificate from the French Pastry School in Chicago.
Louise has run the Manitoulin Chocolate Works location for over twenty years.
Brenda has grown-up in the business and has experience in both retail and production. She graduated from Algonquin College with a Business and Marketing Diploma. Brenda returned to the business after graduation and travels between both locations.
Brenda is who you will see through our viewing windows, anywhere from 10AM until 2AM. This chocolatier is constantly working to keep all your chocolate cravings satisfied. She enjoys helping customers discover new items in the store and specializes in making toffees and caramel popcorn.
Keith has an established graphics print business called SEC Graphics located on the same property as Manitoulin Chocolate Works.
He designs and prints Manitoulin Chocolate Works and Perth Chocolate Works product labels, assists in the advertising department, and helps with production and maintenance.