Imran Chohan

Imran Chohan

http://www.imranchohan.com

Pictures by Martina Uthardt

Here is my story…

Pralina is a fairly new name for Chocolate lovers in Finland. Pralina was founded by me, Petra Rofhök, in 2014.

I prepare hand-made exclusive chocolate pralines and other sweet confections like the very famous French Nougat. I believe in high quality and that is why I use for my preparations only the best ingredients and even organic whenever possible. My base ingredient is of course chocolate, coming mainly from a French family company called Michel Cluizel.

Are you interested to know how it all started? Just continue reading….

I have always loved to create things by hand. It is an unbeatable feeling of pride and joy you get when you have achieved something really great. The feeling is even greater when what you have made can be enjoyed both with the eyes and the mouth. This I came to realize already in my childhood. In my family home in Närpes, sweets like toffee and hard caramels were often made, especially for Christmas. These memories have helped me in my search for my dream job!

I can now say that I have found it. It all began when I realized that an office job was not for me. I wanted to create something for a living and not just as a hobby. There had to be some way to make it work. I asked myself how and with what. Why not chocolate? Who does not love chocolate? It has always been my favorite sweet. My husband is French and so we decided to move to France for a couple of years. The reasons for the move were plenty. Partly to enjoy the French way of life, the culture, food, wine, language and so on. But the biggest reason was of course so that I could study to become a Chocolatier. In the summer of 2010 we had our second child and I stayed home with the baby the first year. In the fall 2011 I started my education in the school CFA Livron sur Drome. It turned out to be quite a challange. Mainly because of my French level at the time, but I was determined and bravely continued. In June 2012 I received my Chocolatier/Confiseur diploma.

In France I had some work experience in some of the well known bakeries/artisanal chocolate shops in the area. Thankful for all the experience and ready for new challanges our family moved back to Finland in the fall of 2013. The winter that followed I prepared for the opening of my own company. Pralina was founded in April 2014.

I am happy to be able to continue being creative and develop my passion for Chocolates and sweets. I am also very grateful to be able to share this with all of you who loves the good things in life!

Here is my story…

Pralina is a fairly new name for Chocolate lovers in Finland. Pralina was founded by me, Petra Rofhök, in 2014.

I prepare hand-made exclusive chocolate pralines and other sweet confections like the very famous French Nougat. I believe in high quality and that is why I use for my preparations only the best ingredients and even organic whenever possible. My base ingredient is of course chocolate, coming mainly from a French family company called Michel Cluizel.

Are you interested to know how it all started? Just continue reading….

I have always loved to create things by hand. It is an unbeatable feeling of pride and joy you get when you have achieved something really great. The feeling is even greater when what you have made can be enjoyed both with the eyes and the mouth. This I came to realize already in my childhood. In my family home in Närpes, sweets like toffee and hard caramels were often made, especially for Christmas. These memories have helped me in my search for my dream job!

I can now say that I have found it. It all began when I realized that an office job was not for me. I wanted to create something for a living and not just as a hobby. There had to be some way to make it work. I asked myself how and with what. Why not chocolate? Who does not love chocolate? It has always been my favorite sweet. My husband is French and so we decided to move to France for a couple of years. The reasons for the move were plenty. Partly to enjoy the French way of life, the culture, food, wine, language and so on. But the biggest reason was of course so that I could study to become a Chocolatier. In the summer of 2010 we had our second child and I stayed home with the baby the first year. In the fall 2011 I started my education in the school CFA Livron sur Drome. It turned out to be quite a challange. Mainly because of my French level at the time, but I was determined and bravely continued. In June 2012 I received my Chocolatier/Confiseur diploma.

In France I had some work experience in some of the well known bakeries/artisanal chocolate shops in the area. Thankful for all the experience and ready for new challanges our family moved back to Finland in the fall of 2013. The winter that followed I prepared for the opening of my own company. Pralina was founded in April 2014.

I am happy to be able to continue being creative and develop my passion for Chocolates and sweets. I am also very grateful to be able to share this with all of you who loves the good things in life!