Kirsten Tibballs, The Queen of Chocolate, is bringing her magic to SA


Excitement is in the air as the renowned pastry chef and chocolatier Kirsten Tibballs, affectionately known as ‘the Queen of Chocolate’, is set to grace South Africa with her delectable presence in May 2024. A name synonymous with exquisite chocolate creations and unmatched patisserie skills, Kirsten is not only the sole ambassador in Australia for the leading chocolate manufacturer, Callebaut, but also an internationally acclaimed culinary artist.

Kirsten’s journey to becoming a household name in the world of chocolate began with her passion for creating delectable desserts. As a testament to her skill and expertise, Kirsten has showcased her talent on platforms like MasterChef Australia, where she was rightfully crowned ‘the Queen of Chocolate’. Her accolades extend to representing Australia at prestigious culinary events such as the World Pastry Team Championships in Las Vegas and winning medals at the Pastry Olympics in Germany.

During her visit to South Africa, Kirsten will be hosting an exclusive workshop where participants will have the opportunity to delve into the world of chocolate and patisserie. From scrumptious tarts to decadent cakes and intricate entremets, attendees are in for a treat as they learn from the best in the business.

Kirsten’s influence extends far beyond the kitchen. Her TV show, “The Chocolate Queen,” has captured the hearts of viewers globally, showcasing achievable recipes and innovative chocolate tips. With multiple seasons under her belt and a new book release, “Chocolate All Day”, Kirsten continues to inspire and educate chocolate lovers worldwide. Her contributions to the culinary world also include the establishment of Savour Chocolate & Patisserie School, a hub for aspiring chefs to hone their skills and unleash their creativity.

As an ambassador for Callebaut, Kirsten embodies the brand’s commitment to excellence and innovation in crafting the finest Belgian chocolate. Callebaut’s dedication to supporting chefs and businesses aligns perfectly with Kirsten’s mission to educate and elevate the art of chocolate-making.


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