Banyan Tree Chocolate & Café is an award-winning chocolate shop and full-service café founded by Morag Reid in 2017. Voted Best Chocolate Shop and Best Dessert by Sarasota Magazine in 2019 and 2020, she had won Gold Medals with the International Chocolate Salon in 2019.
The Café serves tasty lunches of house-made soups, sandwiches, and salads, in addition to exquisite gourmet truffles and micro-batch bean-to-bar chocolate.
Throughout her travels, Morag always loved chocolate, and she developed a taste for unusual flavors and wanted a chocolate shop that reflected the experiences of the excellent chocolate shops she visited in Europe.
Morag trained with the renowned Ecole Chocolat school based in Vancouver, Canada, and graduated with honors. She earned her Master Chocolatier designation in Bowen Island, Canada, at Cocoa West and has trained with Chef Melissa Coppel at her school in Las Vegas, Richard Tango-Lowy in Manchester New Hampshire, and continues to learn from chocolatiers all over the world. She continues to explore new flavors and techniques, blending the traditions of Europe and the newer American style.