Carole Bloom is a European-trained pastry chef and confectioner, author of eleven cookbooks, food writer, cooking instructor, media chef, and spokesperson. In addition, she has worked in world-class hotels and restaurants in Europe and the United States, and has been a consultant for both new and established culinary businesses.
Carole’s most recent cookbook is Caramel (Gibbs Smith) (see Carole's Books). Carole's other books include Intensely Chocolate: 100 Scrumptious Recipes for True Chocolate Lovers (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Bite-Size Desserts: Creating Mini Sweet Treats, From Cupcakes and Cobblers to Custards and Cookies (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), The Essential Baker: The Comprehensive Guide to Baking with Chocolate, Fruit, Nuts, Spices, and other Ingredients (Wiley), the revised and updated Truffles, Candies, and Confections: Recipes and Techniques for Candymaking (Ten Speed Press), Chocolate Lover’s Cookbook For Dummies (For Dummies); Cookies For Dummies (For Dummies), All About Chocolate: The Ultimate Resource for the World’s Favorite Food (Macmillan/IDG), winner of Best Chocolate Book 1999 at Eurochocolate, The International Dictionary of Desserts, Pastries, and Confections (Morrow), Sugar and Spice (HP Books), and The Candy Cookbook (Chronicle Books). She also contributed to the Candy chapter for the revised edition of the American culinary classic Joy of Cooking (Scribner). Carole has written for many national magazines and online, including Bon Appétit, Fine Cooking, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Eating Well, Cooking Light, Sam's Club Source, Culinate.com, Epicurious.com, and A Million Cooks.
Carole has made many TV appearances including Today Show, ABC World News This Morning, CNN, Better Homes and Gardens Television, and Seasonings on PBS. She speaks frequently at national and international conferences and has appearanced several times at the Chef’s Holidays in Yosemite, California. She was the national spokesperson for the American Boxed Chocolate Manufacturers Group and the Chocolate Manufacturers Association. She has also been a celebrity judge and spokesperson for Sam's Club (Walmart Stores). In addtion, Carole is a yearly judge and speaker at the Los Angeles and San Francisco Luxury Chocolate Salons. Also, Carole served as an expert witness in a major copyright lawsuit case regarding chocolate and cookies.
Carole is a Certified Culinary Professional (CCP) by the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), a founding member and Past-President of Les Dames d’Escoffier, San Diego Chapter, an international organization of women of achievement in the culinary industry, and a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) at the 200 hour level. Also, Carole holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley.