Fouzia Rafae

About Our Founder

Our founder and executive chef Fouzia Rafae, is a trained culinary professional from the International Culinary Schools at The Art Institute of California. She started Cocoa & Butter just prior to her graduation from culinary school. She not only graduated with honors but also earned the prestigious "Best Overall Portfolio" award amongst all of her graduating class.

She started her career working at the renowned Wente Vineyard restaurant before eventually realizing that her heart always wanted to combine food with design. At Cocoa & Butter, she is combining her eye for food styling and design to provide an ambiance to celebrate the art of food.

She also maintains a food blog that showcases the breadth of her knowledge and experience in baking and cooking and provides recipes for modern twists on traditional classic meals and desserts from various parts of the globe.


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