As irresistible on the eyes as they are on the taste buds, JACEK Chocolate Couture’s Cocoanista designs chocolate collections with options for all chocolate lovers; from exquisite classic flavors to contemporary fusions.
A passion for all that is tasty and beautiful is what drove Jacqueline Jacek (née LaBerge) to learn the art of becoming an artisan chocolatier. Since 2003, she has been studying the physiology of chocolate, mastering techniques and developing recipes for her edible creations. The fusion of her love for fashion and food has resulted in a unique boutique style collection that is continuously evolving.
She officially launched the JACEK Chocolate Couture brand on 1 December, 2009 from a home-based chocolate studio. In September 2012, JACEK Chocolate Couture expanded into a commercial chocolate studio for production. The chocolate studio also includes a boutique where customers can purchase JACEK products.
In December 2011, JACEK Chocolate Couture was chosen as one of the Top 10 Chocolatiers in North America due to their unique approach to chocolate; the manifestation of fashion through chocolate. In addition, Jacqueline Jacek was awarded the Don Neil Young Award for Entrepreneurship by the Strathcona County Chamber of Commerce in November 2011. Jacqueline Jacek’s profile is continuing to grow across North America with regular television spots, feature segments and articles in newspapers and magazines.
In addition to her line of chocolates, Jacqueline also facilitates chocolate tasting evenings in the chocolate boutique. These events are fun and educational workshops that are all about chocolate; tasting, history, myths etc.. This is also an opportunity for participants to release their inner Cocoanista, and test flavour pairings. Innovative corporate chocolate tasting events are also available. Interested in our workshops and tasting events?
All of her chocolate creations are non-traditional and, like fashion designs, are offered in limited six-piece collections that she launches seasonally, four times a year.
“…Each chocolate is a sculpted work of art; even looking at the photos makes my mouth water. Vibrantly coloured, high-gloss chocolate, enrobes mouth-watering centres of creamy, decadent flavour. The Velvet Milk Chocolate Mousse infused with cardamom is heaven, the Lemon Cheesecake is pure perfection – and if it were possible, they are almost too beautiful to eat.”
“You can grab a candy bar at any convenience store – but it’s so refreshing to find someone who takes pride in the craft of chocolate making…”
“A self-proclaimed “Cocoanista” Jacqueline Jacek shows where fashion and food converge in her seasonal chocolate collections…”