Delicious Handmade Confectionery.
Real pieces of fruit, nuts, and jellies wrapped in chocolate and spices.
British-Italian entrepreneur Lavinia Davolio abandoned a high-flying career in banking to follow her passion for food. She could have opened a restaurant or trained as a chef, but instead she decided to invent a whole new category of luxury confectionery…
How an investment banker
became a confectioner extraordinaire
Lavinia grew up in a very gastronomic Italian family and spent a lot of her childhood experimenting in the kitchen and cooking with her grandmothers.
A love of travel took her to study in the United States and China before she was lured to the UK to work for an investment bank.
Throughout her 9-year career she never lost her appetite for culinary creation. She soon found her preferred niche and gradually developed a passion for making original sweets and desserts at home: this passion is the origin and the heart of Lavolio confectionery. She then realised that her ambitions lay in food rather than finance, so she took the plunge, left the City behind and created the Lavolio Company.
“It all started with an idea” says Lavinia “and we have now sold more than 1 million Lavolios! We are on a mission to bring you the finest sweets from artisan candy makers, beautifully packaged for an extraordinary gift experience.”