‘There’s only one doorway that separates dreams from reality — courage,’ says Belgian chocolatier Pierre Marcolini. He’s been pursuing his passion for chocolates since the age of 14. ‘Each day is a new opportunity to surprise, and push the boundaries of what is possible,’ says the adventurous entrepreneur whose creations, clients say, are almost too beautiful to eat. His dedication has brought worldwide success, with over 30 stores in Belgium, Paris, London and Japan, and numerous appearances in ultra luxe department stores such as Harrods. His achievements have not gone unnoticed in the world of haute chocolates: Marcolini has won a string of awards and accolades and was recently crowned ‘World Pastry Champion’.