The Chocolate Bear Kitchen


The Chocolate Bear Kitchen holds a wide range of Pop Ups and Events in Bristol, from cookery masterclasses and corporate food demonstrations to trade shows and festivals. The CBK Pop Ups are a great way to experience our Inclusive Eating ethos. We’re open at The Strawberry Thief (Broad St, Bristol BS1 2HG). Come in and try our new menu and check out our specials!

Who is The Chocolate Bear?

I’m James, a chef and teacher from Bristol, England. I’ve always been a massive foodie and have loved working in professional kitchens, private catering, hosting dinner parties and baking. Without getting too intimate, after meeting one very inspirational and epiphany-inducing individual, I woke up one morning wanting to share my love of food with the world. After all, what use is passion if it’s not set free?

Are you vegan, paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free?

I try to eat healthily 95% of the time. This doesn’t mean that you won’t catch me with a slice of chocolate mud cake at a wedding (especially if I’ve made it!), but it does mean that I eat food that makes me happy, satisfies my body’s needs, my mind’s needs and of course, tastes delicious.

Most of my recipes are either paleo, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free for three reasons:

The people I cook and want to cook for follow these lifestyles / have these requirements.
I want to showcase how these choices don’t limit your culinary repertoire.
I love experimenting and finding new tastes, textures and techniques.


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