Discover the pioneer of local artisanal chocolate who’s paving the way for homegrown craft food.
“We follow the story of the spice route and the history of spice trading, and the Dubai Creek was a hub on that spice route.”
About Kathy Johnston
Kathy is the Chief Chocolate Officer of Mirzam Chocolate Makers and a passionate contributor to the craft food movement in Dubai. A part of the founding team, Kathy had a life-long obsession with chocolate, returning to Switzerland many times over five years to learn about the chocolate production process. She moved away from a career in marketing and communications in 2014 and began working full time in craft chocolate. She now runs the chocolate factory in Alserkal Avenue, where the whole bean-to-bar process is on display for visitors.