Chocolate has been a part of Damaris’ story in some form or another for most of her life. When she was a kid, she would visit her grandparents in Mexico where her abuela made the best champurrado (chocolate atole) and mole sauce in town. It was dishes like these that made Damaris passionate about food and cooking. After graduating from Tufts University, Damaris decided to pursue her passion of cooking by working in some of the best restaurants in Boston and Denver. During her time as a pastry chef, she developed an appreciation for the use of chocolate and its many applications. Wanting to learn more about the history of chocolate and how chocolate was made, Damaris began her own chocolate-making company, Dead Dog Chocolate. During this time, she focused on making chocolates inspired by ingredients and techniques used in Mexico. While still holding on to many of the values that drove her to start Dead Dog Chocolate, she is excited for her next chapter in the chocolate world with the creation of Cultura Chocolate. When Damaris isn’t making chocolate she can be found enjoy the beautiful Colorado outdoors, catching up on one of her favorite superhero TV shows, and throwing extravagant dinner parties.