Michael and Rick Mast
Founders, Mast Brothers Chocolate
Artisanal chocolate has experienced a revolution, especially in the United States; but only a handful of producers actually go through the entire process of producing chocolate from the bean. Michael and Rick Mast were the first culinary craft men in New York City to make the “bean to bar” unchartered chocolate journey. The two brothers from Iowa decided to walk away from their respective careers in film and music to start a simple, nostalgic chocolate company in Brooklyn dedicated to American Craft Chocolate.
The Mast brothers talk to Jessica about their resourceful approach to building their chocolate business, from scratch.