Glenn Knowles came by chocolate in the non-traditional way. After working 20-plus years in international banking, and holding senior management positions in the securities industry, Glenn sought something more. Inspired by his natural creativity, he immersed himself in everything chocolate. Glenn made a 180˚ career change to pursue this new passion. Without formal culinary training, experience or mentorship, he trusted his instincts and natural abilities launching Gem Chocolates and opening his Kerrisdale shop in 2011. Combining creative acumen with an aptitude for flavour and design, Glenn has earned many chocolate awards internationally.
While his chocolates creations are truly gems, the Gem name incorporates the initials for Glenn, his son (Eamon) and his daughter (Madeleine).
You, too, will savour why Glenn’s customers are so loyal!