Holiday Treats from Thomas Haas on Vancouver’s North Shore

by Catherine Dunwoody

Chocolatier Thomas Haas just launched a brand new holiday collection of Christmas-themed chocolates and candies, plus stocking stuffers and baked goods.

Image courtesy of Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie
Image courtesy of Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie

A long-time resident of North Vancouver, Thomas and his wife Lisa own two patisseries, one on Harbourside (where the production kitchen is as well) and the other on Broadway in Kitsilano. The new holiday goodies include a Stuffed Santa’s Boot — a chocolate boot filled with chocolate-covered truffle cubes and caramelized nuts, traditional stollen Christmas bread, gift boxes with handmade truffles, sparkly fruit gellies and so much more.

An internationally acclaimed, fourth-generation pâtissier, Thomas Haas gained experience in Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe and North America before settling in Vancouver in 2005. Haas is a fourth-generation pâtissier, and has held stints as Executive Pastry Chef at the Four Seasons Hotel, Executive Pastry Chef at chef Daniel Boulud’s flagship eatery Daniel on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, and has been singled out as one of the Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America by Chocolatier and Pastry Art and Design magazines.

Image courtesy of Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie
Image courtesy of Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie

Thomas is not a fan of assembly lines and mass production, and instead has a team of 38 talented pastry chefs and chocolatiers who hand-make each confection with love. Haas carefully chooses his ingredients too, including BC wines, Fraser Valley hazelnuts and berries and Okanagan fruits for many of his products.

Visit Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie for these holiday treats and more.

Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie
128-998 Harbourside Drive
North Vancouver, BC
604.924.1847
(Closed Sunday & Monday)

2539 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC
604.736.1848
(Closed Sunday & Monday)