(May 12, 2017) Amanda McKeith began Winnow Chocolates to explore her love of hand-made items and interest in food products in December 2013.
Amanda fell in love not only with the traditional French technique of hand-tempering on marble, one which is rarely used by chocolate makers these days, but also with the scope of flavor combinations that are possible with chocolate. Realizing a gap in the Australian wedding favour market as well as custom-made corporate gifts motivated her to continue creating unique and delicious products, which can be used in a variety of different ways.
Winnow Chocolates is an artisan chocolate company based in Sydney, Australia. The company uses the world’s finest ingredients with organic, fair-trade couverture chocolate providing the perfect base for locally-sourced fruits, nuts and spices. Its flavours are inspired by travel throughout Africa, Europe and Asia, all of which combine to create a unique sensory experience. The traditional French technique of hand-tempering on marble is celebrated at Winnow and ensures that each chocolate is hand-made with love and waste is kept to a minimum.
This small-batch method of production allows us to customize chocolates to suit company branding, event themes or the like. Bespoke flavor combinations and chocolate designs are available for corporate gifting, weddings, events and more.
Winnow has continued to grow significantly each year it has been in operation: in effect, only three full years.
Winnow operates in a number of different areas including weddings, corporate gifts, events, online sales, wholesale and chocolate workshops, and each of these areas is constantly growing. Amanda believes there is so much potential for expansion within these areas in Australia as well as growth internationally.
The company is now beginning to excel in the corporate market through its certification with WEConnect International. Winnow was encouraged to certify by the Marriott Hotel Sydney Harbour and has subsequently been engaged by another major global corporation. Clearly there is a huge future potential for Amanda McKeith’s business, Winnow Chocolates.
In 2017, Amanda's company was nominated for the WEConnect International Award for Youngest Up and Coming Business.