Road Warrior: Katrina Markoff

Travel turns into a treat for the founder of Vosges Haut-Chocolate.

Survival skills
Survival skills
Markoff in Chicago with husband Jason Scher, son Rohan, and dogs Mischka and Luella
In the 14 years since Katrina Markoff opened her first Vosges Haut-Chocolat store in Chicago, her product's innovative flavor combinations -- think curry, taleggio, and bacon -- have paved the way for an army of chocolate shops. Vosges is now sold in 3,000 stores, including Whole Foods; a new lower-priced brand named Wild Ophelia sells in places like Walgreens. Whether she is traveling to Switzerland to buy equipment or to a new chocolate laboratory in Los Angeles, Markoff, 39, has her rules for the road. A sampler:

By Colleen Leahey, reporter @FortuneMagazine - Last updated March 14 2012: 6:59 AM ET
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