Our Story

Palato was founded in Honduras by Monica Pedemonte (Chef Moni) in 2007, upon completing her undergraduate studies in the United States and her studies at The School of Superior Cuisine “Mausi Sebess” in Argentina.

In the beginning, Palato primarily provided catering services for private individual and corporate clients for special events, offering high quality prepared foods, baked goods and pastries. An activity Palato continues with great success.

Inspired to work with Honduran cacao beans, indigenous to the country and considered among the best in the world, coupled with her passion for high quality cuisine, Chef Moni joins the bean to bar movement, known worldwide.

“More than an elaboration process, it is an art form. I am proud to have the opportunity to work with Honduran cacao, which is cultivated by small family owned and managed farms in the area known as La Mosquitia in Honduras, resulting in a product that is 100% Honduran which can satisfy the palates of fine chocolate lovers everywhere.”