Mayana Chocolate is run by husband and wife team, Daniel and Tamara Herskovic. Daniel takes world class chocolate, adds his culinary finesse and creates the edible treasure of Mayana, while Tamara brings her interior architecture schooling and event planning career to design and radiate the experience of Mayana.
After several years with his own personal catering business, Daniel decided that his customers would enjoy a post-dessert memento to take home. He loved the challenge that chocolate presented: difficult to temper, mercurial in texture, a living ingredient, changing character due to agriculture and processing techniques like conching. He sought out and studied with the great chocolate luminaries of the United States and France. After many hours of training, Daniel’s truffles became accurately sized and richly focused with inventive flavor and texture. Tamara helped Daniel adorn his creations with beautiful designs and they began entering salons and winning awards. Mayana was officially a company.