About Us

Visit us at 137 Purchase Street in Rye, N.Y. and watch the chocolates being made!
Enjoy a fresh brewed coffee, espresso or cappuccino with one of our just baked brownies, toffee blondies or chocolate dipped graham crackers and catch up on emails and listen to music. We are always testing new recipes so come to our shop and sample our newest freshly made confection!

Our Chocolate

At Blue Tulip Chocolates, we have always insisted on the best quality ingredients for our chocolates and confections. All of our chocolates are handmade on premises by professional Chocolatiers and prepared using only the freshest of ingredients. We start by using exquisite chocolate from France and Belgium then add fresh dairy products from Vermont and France and the finest ingredients for our confections. Our single origin and special bars are made with a delicious 69% dark chocolate from Venezuela.

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

At Blue Tulip Chocolates, we create a unique mix of artisan delicacies. We offer gorgeous chocolate platters, beautifully boxed & bagged chocolates, custom chocolate bars & chocolate confections for any and all occasions. We can compliment your event's dessert menu with a platter of delicious and beautiful custom chocolates that offer your guests a superior chocolate product.  Many of our products do not contain gluten, nuts, dairy or soy.

Our chocolates are made fresh daily, in small batches, and never contain preservatives.

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!



Katie Brand


Katie is currently a senior at Rye High School and the newest member of our team.  Since the beginning of November, she has been working with Diane part time after school. Katie is a familiar face in the Rye community. She has worked at Longford’s and American Yacht Club over the past few years. As an avid baker at home, she enjoys the experience of working with chocolate at the Blue Tulip Chocolates shop. Katie also loves meeting new people and engaging with familiar faces. She looks forward to her day-to-day experience and welcoming you to Blue Tulip Chocolates.

Marielle Curatola


Marielle, a graduate of Fordham University in N.Y. has always enjoyed preparing desserts and chocolates. She has co-taught workshops with Diane as long as there has been a Blue Tulip Chocolates. Marielle's passion for teaching workshops and enthusiasm for chocolate inspires our students to create chocolate masterpieces and to have fun while learning.  

Martina Cappellano


Martina loves to be creative in the kitchen. After attending several workshops and completing Chocolate Camp, Martina's talent and enthusiam shone through and we knew that we had a new member of our team. Martina's passion is to have fun in the kitchen while creating original cupcake and chocolate confections. We love that Martina can balance her high school career with time in the kitchen with us!
Dana Waxenberg


Dana Waxenberg is currently a college freshman at Lehigh University. She started work with Diane as a part time job after school in 2013 and really became a brilliant member of the BTC team. With a hobby in photography and graphic design, Dana loves helping Diane create new decorating ideas that can help improve the shop's style. Dana loves to meet new people and talk to the new and regular customers that she gets to know every day. Dana will help out during some of her holiday breaks and will always be welcome back to BTC.