Since 2001, Schmid’s Fine Chocolates of San Clemente has been renowned for their high quality, handmade truffles and confections.
Current owner and chocolatier, Kim Maya, is dedicated to offering fresh, masterfully crafted truffles made from the finest blend of Belgian chocolate and creating her own custom blends. At this downtown San Clemente shop, Kim and her staff thrive on spoiling you with customer service as they share their knowledge and love of chocolate confections. Come and sample individual chocolates or box up an assortment for personal enjoyment, a gourmet gift or corporate event.
Schmid’s Fine Chocolates began with Swiss chocolatier, Hermann Schmid. Born in Luzern, Switzerland, Hermann began making chocolates as a very young man. He learned from Old World masters and continued to make truffles and confections his life work over the next fifty years.
Hermann relocated to the Los Angeles area to own and operate six shops throughout Redondo Beach, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. All the while, he honed and perfected his handcrafted chocolate recipes and techniques, for which he earned recognition as “the best” by The Chocolate Bible – a published book rating chocolates around the United States. Then, after years in Los Angeles, Hermann moved to Orange County and opened Schmid’s Fine Chocolates of San Clemente.
Not long after Schmid’s Fine Chocolates moved to San Clemente, Kim Maya, a devoted customer and frequent buyer of Hermann’s handmade chocolates, offered to purchase the store. He stayed on to train Kim in the art of the chocolatier and producing quality gourmet chocolates with his secret techniques. Kim continued her education with additional classes in the art of making chocolate.
The Schmid’s Chocolatier Legacy Continues
Since 2004, Chocolatier Kim Maya has been the proud owner of Schmid’s Fine Chocolates of San Clemente and her commitment to handcrafting chocolate confections of the highest quality endures to this day.
You might want to come in for just one piece of chocolate from the display case or you may decide to select a beautiful boxed assortment. But the fun really begins with special orders of such items as chocolate covered fruits or something made from the astounding collection of delightful molds both small and large. We create hand-made Chocolate Art Boxes and fill them with assorted Schimid’s chocolates and truffles from our collection. These make a wonderful gifts and are edible too!!
Kim’s commitment to making confections of the highest quality endures today. We want you to enjoy your shopping experience and allow us to spoil you with customer service and share our knowledge of chocolate with you.
Along with all the goodness, you can always rely on Schmid’s to provide premium quality Chocolates for everyone…each and every time you visit!
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