Brandon Olsen

Chocolates X Brandon Olsen

For chef Brandon Olsen, chocolatiering began as a hobby, which turned into an obsession and ultimately, a full-time career. In December 2015, Brandon launched Chocolates x Brandon Olsen (CXBO) and opened his first chocolate shop in Toronto in Spring 2016.

Formerly chef de cuisine at two of Toronto’s top restaurants – Bar Isabel and The Black Hoof – and trained under chef Thomas Keller at The French Laundry and Ad Hoc, Brandon approaches making chocolates the same way he cooks, mixing up unique flavor combinations and playful presentation with skillful technique. For the 2016 Toronto Garlic Festival Brandon created  a truffle consisting of coffee, black garlic and passion fruit.