Meet Rhonda Kave, entrepreneur, chocolatier, and owner and operator of Roni-Sue's Chocolates. Rhonda has made chocolates for over twenty-five years as a passionate hobbyist, informed by years of cooking and baking courses at the New School & Peter Kump/ICE. After an intensive workshop with master chocolatier/teacher Jean-Pierre Wybauw she opened Roni-Sue's in October 2007. A big believer in continued learning and professional development, Rhonda frequently spends time in Belize with the farmers who grow the cacao beans for her chocolate.
Kave draws inspiration from exploring both exotic and local markets to find new and special ingredients for her unique handmade treats. She builds a 'flavor profile' for each of her candies—layering different elements to create a complex and nuanced expression of that essential flavor.