The Story Of
Kollar Chocolates

From classic European-style chocolates, to new world flavors, Chris Kollar has brought a taste of something new to Yountville in the heart of Napa Valley, California.

Trained as a savory chef, Chris is a self-taught chocolatier. His inspiration is European classic chocolate making. He has traveled Europe extensively, particularly Switzerland, France, and Italy to study and learn about classic chocolates, bringing this knowledge back to his own practice. 

Artisan Chocolatier

Chris Kollar

A Passion for


Trained as a savory chef, Kollar worked in kitchens across the country for 25+ years, starting with his hometown of Lilburn, Georgia. In 2001 he settled in the Napa Valley and worked at notable restaurants, including Domaine Chandon, Tra Vigne, Pinot Blanc, Go Fish, and, ultimately, Peter Michael Winery in Sonoma County as Executive Chef, where his passion for chocolate flourished.

The Vision Of

Kollar Chocolates

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