Tuesday: 9am – 4pm
Wednesday: 9am – 4pm
Thursday: 9am – 4pm
Friday: 9am – 4pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
It is both a saying and philosophy for the owners of Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie, that “nine out of ten people like chocolate, and the tenth is lying.” With this belief, Christophe and his wife, Jessica, opened their high-end European inspired boutique in March 2013, here in the Heights community.
At the age of 15, through his apprenticeships, Christophe was already developing his passion for sweet food. He became an executive pastry chef in Australia and soon after, at the famous CinCin Ristorante on Robson Street. Now, Christophe and Jessica can be found welcoming chocolate-loving connoisseurs to their boutique, Tuesday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christophe and Jessica not only run their business in the Heights but also live in the Heights area. As residents, they were drawn to the area’s close proximity to nature and its sense of community. As business owners, they were attracted to the Height’s unique location and niche market. The European feel of the Heights enhances Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie as one of the Lower Mainland’s few authentic high-end chocolate boutiques.
As a flourishing chocolate boutique, Jessica explains, “the desire to try new seasonal products, the ability to find treasured favourites, and the ever fresh taste of our sweets keep customers coming back.” In addition, Christophe’s hand-made creations will soon combine the local ingredients of the Heights with the flavour of Carma Swiss chocolate. Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie is the first and only boutique in Canada to offer award-winning imported Swiss chocolate. Make sure you stop by, as this new Swiss collection has now been released!
When Jessica and Christophe are not creating a range of luxury European sweets, they can be found enjoying nature near their home, on the Heights. Combining their love for the area with their expansive knowledge of the pastry industry, Christophe and Jessica are thrilled to welcome new and old customers to their boutique. Visiting patrons can expect to feel as if they just walked off the streets of Europe. Come discover a wide range of high-end pastries in modern European styles. You’ll be hard pressed to find a favourite flavour.
Written by Kerstin Butzelaar, 2013 HMA Summer Student.