And so the story begins...
The captivating journey of John Walker Chocolatier began, like many great legacies, with a dream. In the throes of the Depression, William Walker ventured into the confectionery wholesale business in Perth. As the family enterprise evolved, William shifted gears, expanding into manufacturing. The dream didn't stop there; it fueled the next generation. Sons Robert and John joined forces with their father, entering the confectionery scene as the "Walker Candy Company." With their patriarch's guidance, they delved into the intricate world of high-quality chocolate, marking the inception of John Walker Chocolatier.
To fortify their commitment to fine chocolate, the candy operation was relinquished, paving the way for the establishment of refined manufacturing and retail ventures. Following years of meticulous research, international exploration, and training in New York, the brand "John Walker Chocolatier" emerged, materializing with the opening of the first store in Claremont in 1985. Swiftly gaining renown, the brand became synonymous with the world's finest chocolate.
However, challenges arose in 2006 when illness forced Robert to exit the business. Undeterred, John shouldered both roles, evolving into one of Australia's most seasoned and qualified Chocolatiers. His expertise spans formula development, research, manufacturing systems, production scheduling, and quality control.
Today, John Walker Chocolatier extends its chocolate creations through its Perth stores, catering to prestigious 5-star hotels and fine restaurants. Offering over sixty varieties of high-quality confectionery, the brand continuously innovates with creative gift and novelty lines, delighting its ever-expanding loyal clientele. The numerous accolades, including the esteemed Alfred Stauder Award for Excellence at the Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth Shows, affirm John Walker Chocolatier as the most highly awarded chocolate in the country. The legacy of dreams and dedication continues to shape the sweet success story of John Walker Chocolatier.