The Mast Brothers
Rick and Michael Mast are the co-founders and head chocolate makers of Mast Brothers Chocolate, a bean-to-bar chocolate making company located in Brooklyn. They are involved in every aspect of the process, from roasting and grinding the beans to aging the chocolate and molding the bars. Their recipes and story, published in Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook, won the 2014 cookbook award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Mast Brothers Chocolate is available in over 800 locations and served by many chefs, including Thomas Keller, Heston Blumenthal, and Alice Waters.