When we saw this picture posted on the Facebook Page for Paul’s Chocolate Gallery, we knew we had to share it.

Master Chocolatier, Paul Burnash, has turned some of our favorite Star Wars characters into chocolate!


Star Wars Chocolate at Paul's Chocolate Gallery
Photo: Paul’s Chocolate Gallery Facebook

Paul Burnash is a Master Chocolatier and pastry chef. He opened his first chocolate store–Paul’s Chocolate Gallery– in Franklin in November 2012.

Paul has been making stunning desserts and chocolate works of art for over 27 years.  He brings technical expertise and art to chocolate the world has not seen before.  He’s a gold medalist many times over by The American Culinary Federation.  His works have been noted by top food journalists and featured in Bon Appetit and Conde Nast Traveler magazines.  His training consists of culinary school and apprenticing under world-renowned and pastry champion Master Pastry Chef Gilles Renusson.  And in the art center of the world Paris, France, under world-known Master Pastry Chef and author Joel Bellouet.  His career carried him across 4 star and 5 star country clubs, restaurants and hotels throughout Michigan and Maryland.  The last twelve years he served as Executive Pastry Chef at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville.  He looks forward to his next venture as business owner and continues his journey as chocolate artist.

Believe it or not, Paul’s first tools were a bulldozer and blowtorch.  Growing up in a family owned demolition business with five brothers and four sisters, his future seemed to be laid out for him.  He kept his work boots and traded in his big demolition machinery for tools to create.


Paul’s Chocolate Gallery carries a selection of timeless classics, locally-infused flavors and nostalgic flavors for every season like peanut butter cups, chocolate raspberry cream, milk chocolate salted caramel, chocolate with Jack Daniels Whiskey and many other local distillers and Wineries.

Paul’s Chocolate Gallery is located at 600B Frazier Drive in Franklin. Store Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.


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