Chef Sharon Sessler
Sharon has been cooking in professional kitchens for over 25 years. Beginning her restaurant career as a dinner house hostess, she advanced in every position while still in high school. In college, she waited tables, was a bartender and a baker.
The granddaughter of the founder of the California-based barbeque chain, Chris & Pitts, Sharon’s love of cooking is in her blood. In 1995, she became Director of Catering for Wolfe’s Market in Claremont. During her 10 year tenure at Wolfe’s, Sharon also honed her skills in cake baking and creating all things chocolate. Creating new recipes and new ways to combine ingredients was a natural progression for Sharon. This was when she realized her true passion of becoming a chocolatier.
In 2005, Sharon decided to take a leap of faith with the dream of opening her own chocolate shop. While looking for just the right location, she accepted a position with Williams-Sonoma, Inc. as a cooking instructor. She fell in love with teaching and put her dream of becoming a famous a chocolatier on the back burner.
Sharon has had an exciting career in cooking and restaurant development. Her desire to find a kitchen to call her own is again in her sights. She still considers herself a chocolatier-in-the-making.