PAM WILLIAMS has been involved in the chocolate industry since 1981 when she created her first chocolate endeavor, the chocolate shop: au Chocolat. In 1984 Pam wrote the cookbook Oh Truffles which went on to be a Canadian Best Selling book.
In 2003, she founded Ecole Chocolat Professional School of Chocolate Arts which delivers high quality educational programs to students all over the world. The Ecole Chocolat program curriculum offers what Pam considers to be the foundation for any successful chocolatier or chocolate maker--a complete understanding of chocolate chemistry and flavor analysis, recipe development, production techniques/equipment and business issues.
As well as leading Ecole Chocolat, in 2006 Pam created chocomap.com to celebrate the chocolate industry and in 2011, launched a free mobile app, Find Chocolate, which delivers the chocomap directory of over 2500 chocolate shops to Android, iPhone, iPad and tablets.
Pam received the 2011 Fine Chocolate Industry Association's Recognition of Excellence in Service to the Industry.
In 2012 Ecole Chocolat published the book: Raising the Bar: The Future of Fine Chocolate. The authors are Pam Williams and Jim Eber.
In her free time, Pam is passionately working on the FCIA's Heirloom Cacao Preservation Initiative (HCP) as a member of the HCP Executive Committee. Pam and her husband, Daryl, live in Vancouver, BC.