Katherine first ventured into the world of artisan confections at the age of 10, when she would use cream from her family's Jersey cows to create soft, old-fashioned caramels on their small Wisconsin farm. "Katherine's Karamels" were sold at her Dad's office for 25 cents each, and quickly became a local favorite. Soon, her caramels and truffles were highly anticipated gifts every Christmas.

In the fall of 2006, Katherine Anne Confections was launched in Chicago to rave reviews, and in 2012 Katherine opened her cafe in the Logan Square neighborhood at 2745 W Armitage. In 2023, she expanded to the Irving Park neighborhood with a larger facility and espresso bar. Today, you can find Katherine in her kitchen at the cafe, stirring caramel and rolling truffles just like she did at age 10, but with a lot more chocolate.

At Katherine Anne Confections we are committed to sustainability, and practice that by using fair trade cacao, and working with local farmers for our Jersey cream, Midwest fruits, honey, and seasonal ingredients. We don't use anything that your grandmother wouldn't: no artificial flavors and no corn syrup. We compost all of our food waste, recycle, eliminate plastic wherever possible, and regularly bike to work.

In addition to offering a vibrant destination for our communities, we also offer wholesale, corporate gifts, chocolate and wine pairings, truffle-making classes, s’mores toastings and hot chocolate bar activations, and custom designed sweets. You’ll often see us in the back of house, giving a neighbor a tour while stirring ganache. Come join us!