Yo-Chi’s second gourmet dessert chef collaboration with pastry chef Darren Purchese


We are excited to announce our second collaboration with some of the nation’s hottest dessert chefs, this time with Darren Purchese, one of Australia’s most respected pastry chefs.

Purchese’s bespoke topping of red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and chocolate glaze will be paired perfectly with a range of Yo-Chi’s Coconut, Vanilla or Signature Tart flavoured frozen yogurts. Rising to the challenge to encourage more Aussies to Share the Chi, his delicious creations will be sure to level-up people’s frozen yogurt game!

The baton was passed on from Pierrick Boyer, who last month created a decadent caramel mud cake and Purchese’s creations will similarly to the previous collaboration be available in all Yo-Chi stores around the country during the month of September.

Purchese is the founder of Melbourne’s Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio, a laboratory for exquisite and extravagant cakes and desserts. He’s also the author of five cookbooks including Sweet Studio – The Art of Divine Desserts, Lamingtons & Lemon Tart, Chefs Eat Toasties Too, Chefs Host Christmas Too and Chefs Eat Breakfast Too

The British-born chef is also a regular on our TV screens, most notably as a guest judge on MasterChef Australia. Darren has hundreds of hours of TV experience and hosted many cooking segments across the networks.

Coincidently with the chef collaboration series, Yo-Chi is currently rolling out new stores in the country every month with new stores recently opened in Noosa and on Chapel Street in Melbourne and more are planned to open their doors in the next few months!

Yo-Chi is upping the boujee and flavour factors with our limited-edition chef collaborations, designed to celebrate local dessert talent – and of course the delights of frozen yogurt.

Darren Purchese’s red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting will be available in all Yo-Chi stores during the month of September.



Keep your eyes on our socials to find out who is next!