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Terrible Truffles

Experience Something Terribly Delicious

About Us

The Pastry Chef

Ever since he was child, David Booth has had an unusual fascination with food, especially desserts. As a teenager, he would buy chocolate magazines, and cook books, and experiment in his mother’s kitchen.

At age 14, David began working at Casey’s Bakery in Oak Bay, and then on to Murchie’s where he completed his apprenticeship under the direction of Pastry Chef Daniel Vokey.

In 1993, David married his highschool sweetheart, Vlasta, and the two of them ventured off to Montreal, Quebec. There David continued mastering the art of traditional French pastries with veteran Patissier Guy Lafont at “La Brioche Lyonnaise.”

After settling back in picturesque Victoria, BC, David and Vlasta operated the Humboldt House Bed & Breakfast with Vlasta’s mother, Mila Werbik.  David began serving his chocolate truffles to the Humboldt House guests, and selling them at the local public markets, and Terrible Truffles was born!

In December of 2016, David & Vlasta bought the historic “Birdcage Confectionary” store at 501 Government Street.  Come by and taste some “terribly delicious” chocolates, pick up some fresh flowers, and be a part of our continuing journey.

Awards

Gold Medal – Culinary Arts Competition, 1998 – Victoria, BC – Chocolate Sculpture
Gold Medal – Culinary Arts Competition, 1999 – Nanaimo, BC – Chocolate Sculpture
Silver Medal – Culinary Arts Salon, Seattle, 1997 WA – Lard Sculpture

Media

“Humboldt House & Truffles: Terribly Terrific” ~  heedtheheedonist.com, June 2011

Terrible Truffles featured on Shaw Cable’s “The Daily”, February, 2011

Boulevard Magazine Article, February 2013

Huffington Post – “Best Chocolate Shops in Canada”, February 2013

Times Colonist, March 2013

Shaw TV “History Of Candy & Chocolate in Victoria”, March 2013

Senior Living Magazine, March 2014

Eat Magazine, Article, February 2015

James Bay Beacon Article, March 2016