Welcome to Garcia Nevett - Chocolatier de Miami
Susana and Isabel Garcia Nevett have spent more than a decade perfecting their chocolatier skills, first in France and Venezuela and now in their adopted city of Miami. Always celebrating Venezuelan cacao and chocolate, and now infusing it with the flavors of South Florida, Garcia Nevett - Chocolatier de Miami is the high-end chocolate boutique the city was waiting for.
All of Miami’s chocolate and food lovers, as well as those delighted by thoughtfully created gifts and self-indulgent surprises, will fall in love with Garcia Nevett - Chocolatier de Miami. As master chocolatiers with over a decade of experience, Susana and Isabel have created a unique space to showcase their award-winning chocolates and sweet creations.
Garcia Nevett - Chocolatier de Miami arrives at the perfect time: the South Florida food scene has never looked better and our chocolatiers are proud to be a part of it.
We hope when you visit you will be inspired and uplifted by our chocolate creations and Miami vibe.
Susana and Isabel make all their chocolates by hand using 100% superior Venezuelan chocolate, with original recipes inspired both by their childhoods and local Florida ingredients. Their chocolates have been awarded prizes by Good Food Awards Academy of Chocolate and International Chocolate Awards, as well as a Snail of Approval from Slow Food Miami. As Cacao Art, the Garcia Nevett sisters were named one of South Florida's Food 50 by The Miami Herald and the Indulge 25 from Indulge Miami.
Susana (Caracas, Venezuela)
Architect and maitre chocolatier at Cacao Art. Interested in cooking from an early age, she studied at Le Cordon Bleu culinary academy in Paris, France, before returning home to Venezuela to pursue a career in architecture. Her wish to recreate the sweet flavors of her childhood, led back to the kitchen and the creation of her own recipe for crunchy honeycomb caramel, which she then dipped in her favorite dark chocolate. This became her very first bonbon. Aware of the importance of good technique when working with chocolate, she returned to Paris to study at the renowned L´Ecole Professionnelle Lenôtre under Chef Thierry Atlan, MOF.
Her background in architecture, plus a keen eye for detail, has helped her in creating modern and original concepts to sell her chocolates. In 2009, along with sister Isabel, she created Latitud 10 Chocolateria Artesanal. The name and concept made references both to the tropical nature of cacao beans and their location in Caracas, Venezuela. An unexpected move to Miami, Florida, with her family one year later led her to create a new concept, Cacao Art. Susana has continued her chocolate education at Ecole Chocolat and the Chocolate Academy in Chicago.
After the success of Cacao Art came the big decision of opening a storefront to reach even more people. The name Garcia Nevett Chocolatier de Miami was the result of some careful thought on the brand and the desire to convey how proud the sisters are of all their chocolates and their new store.
Isabel (Caracas, Venezuela)
Journalist and chocolatier at Garcia Nevett. After graduating from school, Isabel left Venezuela for England, where she spent the next five years studying Political Science at the University of Kent and the London School of Economics. Living on her own encouraged her love of cooking and the culinary scene in London opened her palate to many different types of cuisine. Upon her return to Caracas, Isabel worked as a journalist for El Universal, a national newspaper. She returned to England for further studies, but back in Venezuela decided to join Susana in her chocolate endeavours. Together, they created Latitud 10 Chocolateria Artesanal. After Susana left for Miami, she kept the company going on her own while also writing a food column for El Nacional newspaper and working as editor for an online restaurant guide in Caracas. She also participated in a Chocolate Fomation course with Chef Andre Rosset, MOF. Arriving in Miami herself in April 2012, she joined Susana at Cacao Art and now, of course, at the new store Garcia Nevett Chocolatier de Miami. Isabel has also trained at Chocolate Academy in Chicago and Ecole Chocolat.
Isabel uses her skills as journalist and food writer to create the stories and concepts for Garcia Nevett, including the newsletter and social media management.