We had the good fortune of connecting with Jean-Michel Carre and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jean-Michel, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most important factor behind our success is quality and consistency of our product. Always adding new flavors that come and go allows us to keep a stock familiarized by our client at the same time offering every month something new which people look forward to.
Even at the height of the pandemic we carried our full stock never substituting quality.
No cutting corners , Keeping our hours as normally as possible to continue to serve our clientele
What should our readers know about your business?
When we first came back from France 2007, creating our business was very difficult when we were hit by the 2008 recession.
We continued no matter what to make chocolates and keep the front door open. We have been hit since with fire, flooding and the pandemic.
Having a solid clientele has helped us along the way.
We have found a “niche” with customizing chocolate logo’s for companies who wish to brand their logos in chocolate, a great marketing tool.
All of our chocolates are handmade taking patience and time. A chocolate that takes 3 days to make and one minute to eat!
Love, Passion & Creativity. These are Jean Michel’s chocolates.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We live in a beautiful location so first off exploring with our guests.
A trip to our chocolate shop always is a good start. The ocean and mountains surround us so that is just an automatic.
Playing on the beach or hiking in the hills is always a winner.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
First a big “Shout out” to all of our clientele. Keeping them happy is what we do . Without them we do not have a business. – A big shout out to WEV. Womens Economic Ventures. This group has helped us grow when we needed a helping hand.