The Chef 

After bringing her natural artistic talent and a love of working with people to her career as a makeup artist for nearly a decade, Sandra Hakim decided to make a major career transition. Throughout her life, Sandra has traveled the world, sampling local flavors along the way. It was her love of food that ultimately drove Sandra to reconceptualize her artistic skills and begin culinary school. Sandra’s unique combination of technical chocolate aptitude, vegetarian and vegan culinary training, and passion for creating superlative chocolate products sets her apart.

At the Natural Gourmet Institute, Sandra learned the technical skills she needed to launch her career in the culinary arts, and also discovered a passion for pastry and confections. Sandra further honed this specialty by studying European pastry and chocolate at DCT University in the cradle of elite sweets, Switzerland, as well as at Ecole du Grand Chocolat Valrhona, working with master chocolatier Luc Eyriey, and interning with some of the biggest names in the New York artisanal chocolate world.

After winning academic accolades for her chocolate work, Sandra returned to New York to set up an independent chocolate studio.

Our Chocolate

Our mission is to hand make delicious chocolates to order and deliver them to you fresh.

We import our couverture from Switzerland using only high quality raw ingredients. We strive on continuing the line of respect from plantation, bean, farmer, chocolate factory to our kitchen, to your hands!

Our chocolate is made with no chemicals, additives or any unnatural source. We deliver the most delicious chocolate you've ever had!

Baseema is a standard where actions and consistent decisions accomplish sustainable, quality growth throughout the entire company, both internally and externally.

Our artisanal, gourmet chocolate selections include bars of fine dark, milk and white chocolate; gourmet truffles and bonbons; and holiday chocolates. Each handmade chocolate is an edible work of art that will arouse all of your senses.  

Fairtrade     kosher certification     gluten free     gmo free

Fair trade  Certified kosher  GMO free  No additional vegetable fat • Only pure cacao butter of prime pressing  All milk products of Swiss origin  Natural certified GMO-free soy lecithin emulsifier • Natural bourbon vanilla from Madagascar