Who we are
Who we are
Who could have guessed back in 2002, when Centho first opened its doors, that you would now find Centho chocolates on the pillows of the Ritz in London, at Ascot Racecourse or in Mitsukoshi, Japan’s most venerable department store? The company name “Centho“ is a contraction of the two first names closest to Geert’s and Els’s, hearts: their children Centa and Thomas.
The ultimate award came in 2013 however, when Geert won a gold medal at the “World Chocolate Awards“ with his Caramel-Salin chocolate. An accolade never before bestowed on a Belgian chocolate. Comparable to winning gold at the Olympics!
Best Belgian Chocolate
The Fragola was nominated the best Belgian chocolate in 2012. It consists of a thin layer of wild strawberries, finished with a ganache of Ivory Coast origin chocolate and tangerine zest.
Geert Decoster spent six years at the Elishout School in Brussels, laying the foundations for his knowledge of chocolate. Next, he went to refine that knowledge in France at the renowned “Ecole de Bellouet“ before engrossing himself in the technical aspects of chocolate at “Jean-Pierre Richart“, a master chocolatier. But also in Belgium he keeps on training, to keep up to speed on the latest trends.