Welcome to Blue Tulip Chocolates

Visit us at 137 Purchase Street in Rye, N.Y. and watch us creating the chocolates! Enjoy a fresh brewed coffee or cappuccino with a house made s’more. We create a new flavor every 2 weeks and are always testing new recipes, so visit the shop and sample our newest freshly made confection!

Our Chocolates

Our philosophy is a simple one…we use the very best ingredients, time tested recipes and beautiful designs.

All of our chocolates are handmade on premises, in small batches, by professional chocolatiers and prepared using only the freshest of ingredients. We start by blending exquisite chocolate from France and Belgium, adding the finest ingredients for our confections.

At Blue Tulip Chocolates, we create a unique mix of artisan delicacies. We offer gorgeous & delicious party favors, unique chocolate platters, beautifully boxed chocolates and confections for all occasions.

We can compliment your event’s dessert menu with a platter of custom chocolates that offer your guests a superior chocolate product.  Ask about our chocolates that are free of gluten, nuts & dairy.

Let us help you plan the favors for your next dinner party, hostess or birthday gift, bat/bar mitzvah, wedding and bridal shower.

Whether in our shop or custom ordered…1 or 1000, our delicious artisan chocolates and confections will be made in small batches, using the very best ingredients, to ensure that you have a great chocolate experience every time!

Diane A. Holland

Owner, Chocolatier
Blue Tulip Chocolates owner, Diane A. Holland, is a graduate of the professional Pastry & Baking Arts Program at the Institute of Culinary Education in NYC, Ecole Chocolat’s Master Chocolate Program training at the Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy in Belgium and an English honors graduate of Marymount Manhattan College. Diane has led a successful chocolate business for over five years and has delighted people with her hand made chocolates for over 20 years.

Diane’s training includes instruction from internationally renowned Master Chocolatier Jean-Pierre Wybauw; Executive Pastry Chef & Master Chocolatier Jean-Marie Auboine; Andrew Scott’s owner of Garrison Chocolates and Master Baker Nick Malgieri. Chef Diane has worked at Chocopologie for Executive Pastry Chef & Master Chocolatier Torben Bang, as well as working as a pastry chef in several area bakeries & restaurants.

Diane uses her training, experience and only the finest ingredients to create exquisite and exciting chocolates, as well as elegant desserts, that are not just beautiful, but delicious.

Andrea Henderson

Manager & Assistant Chocolatier

Andrea lives and breathes everything sweet! She was born and raised in Connecticut and was first introduced to chocolate when working in a Rhode Island chocolate shop while attending college. Andrea worked as a bakery manager for five years and is now eager to not only work in our Blue Tulip Chocolate Shop, but also learn everything chocolate. We love how Andrea’s experience, knowledge and ease with our customers enables her to manage the shop smoothly, while training in all things chocolate!

Kelsey Irene Schmitt

Kelsey, a graduate from Fordham University, has been photographing Blue Tulip Chocolate’s beautiful creations for almost a year. Her photographs have contributed to BTC’s aesthetic and new website. Her vision and talent enables our viewers to see the detail and freshness of our products.

Patricia Shea

Patricia Shea, a SUNY, New Paltz graduate, works for a non-profit in the city and shows up with a smile always happy to help beautifully package goodies for our customers.

Cristina Persia

Our newest Chocolate Specialist

Description to come!

Special Events Team

Our special events team members work during holidays and rescue us during busy times. Dana Waxenberg is Lehigh University graduate and Olivia Chavez graduated from Syracuse University. Both started working with Diane as part time employees after school and became brilliant members of the BTC team.