Bryan Graham is the founder of Fruition Chocolate Works and Confectionery. At the age of 16, Bryan began an in depth study of food through a mentor program where he became a baking and pastry apprentice at the renowned Bear Café in Woodstock, New York, where at age 18, he was promoted to Pastry Chef. Five years later, Bryan decided to continue his education at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He completed his externship at Jacques Torres Chocolates in NYC. However, it wasn’t until Bryan made chocolate from bean to bar with Chef Peter Greweling that an interest in the history and science of chocolate and confectionery was sparked. Since, Bryan has educated himself on the science, technique, and craft of handmade chocolate.
In 2013, Bryan was named Top 10 Chocolatiers in North America by Dessert Professional Magazine. He is well revered in the craft chocolate industry, and continues to be recognized winning a multitude of awards including Good Food Awards, Academy of Chocolate Awards, and International Chocolate Awards. At Fruition the process begins by selecting ethically sourced and flavorful cocoa beans. Using traditional and modern techniques, Fruition handcrafts their award-winning line of chocolates and confections with an eye to detail. Choose your flavor:
-Brown Butter Milk Chocolate: Locally churned Ronnybrook Farm Dairy browned butter lends deep caramel flavors to Fruition's interpretation of a classic milk chocolate. Handcrafted from Dominican Cacao, proudly sourced from Uncommon Cacao. Winner of the 2015 Northwest Chocolate Awards (Bronze), 2017 International Chocolate Awards (American Gold), 2018 Academy of Chocolate Awards (Gold), 2018 Good Food Awards. Ingredients: Organic Cane Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Organic Cocoa Beans, Nonfat Milk Powder, Butter, Whole Vanilla Beans
-Hudson Valley Bourbon Dark Milk: Roasted cocoa nibs aged with Tuthilltown Spirits bourbon barrel staves and Hudson Baby Bourbon are then crafted into a creamy dark milk chocolate with hints of oak and bourbon. Winner of the 2015 Northwest Chocolate Festival (1st place), 2015 and 2016 International Chocolate Awards (World Silver), 2017 Good Food Awards. Cacao proudly sourced from Uncommon Cacao. Ingredients: Cocoa Beans, Cane Sugar, Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Butter, Bourbon.
-Spring Salted Dark Milk: Straddling the line between light and dark, this bar is accentuated by the addition of Peruvian warm spring salt. Handcrafted from Peruvian Cacao. Ingredients: Organic Cocoa Beans, Organic Cane Sugar, Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Butter, Salt, Whole Vanilla Beans.