JACEK Chocolate Couture https://jacekchocolate.com Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:18:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 Hiring in Sherwood Park: Production & Packaging Assistant https://jacekchocolate.com/2017/08/hiring-sherwood-park-production-packaging-assistant/ Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:27:45 +0000 https://jacekchocolate.com/?p=7772 Production & Packaging Assistant (Sherwood Park) JACEK is a Sherwood Park based business that is committed to spreading joy through fine, fashionable chocolate.  We are a detail- oriented, joyful and creative team looking for someone to work alongside us to grow our brand, help us make a difference in the communities that we serve, and work hard to achieve our shared goals. Responsibilities: Preparing & packaging ordersKeeping the production & packaging areas clean (very clean!); daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedule Dishes Assisting the Chocolatiers in the production of chocolates   Candidate Requirements: Must have a positive, can-do attitude Must >> READ MORE

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Production & Packaging Assistant (Sherwood Park)

JACEK is a Sherwood Park based business that is committed to spreading joy through fine, fashionable chocolate.  We are a detail- oriented, joyful and creative team looking for someone to work alongside us to grow our brand, help us make a difference in the communities that we serve, and work hard to achieve our shared goals.

Responsibilities:

Preparing & packaging ordersKeeping the production & packaging areas clean (very clean!); daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedule

Dishes

Assisting the Chocolatiers in the production of chocolates

 

Candidate Requirements:

Must have a positive, can-do attitude

Must be committed to our core purpose of spreading joy

Must be able to work well under pressure in peak seasons

Must be available to work weekends and holidays, if needed

Must have an eye for detail

Must be willing to work autonomously and with a team

Must be willing to do repetitive tasks

 

Hours per week: approx. 30 hours (available between the hours of 9am-5pm)

JACEK is a company committed to spreading joy through fine chocolate.  Creating an unforgettable experience for our guests is a critical measure of our success, our tangible goal being to serve joy to 1 Million people by July 31st, 2024.

 

To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter to jacqueline@jacekchocolate.com by August 29, 2017.  In your cover letter, please include 3 things that bring you joy!

 

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Hiring in Canmore: Part-time Retail Associate https://jacekchocolate.com/2017/07/hiring-canmore-part-time-retail-associate/ Fri, 14 Jul 2017 20:58:08 +0000 https://jacekchocolate.com/?p=7682   JACEK is a small Alberta-based business that is committed to spreading joy through fine, fashionable chocolate.  We are a detail- oriented, joyful and creative team that wants to make a difference in the communities that we serve. We are looking to hire a Retail Associate to join our small but mighty team in Canmore.  This is a retail role reporting to directly to the Boutique Manager. Responsibilities: Provide 5-star service to guests Keeping the shop clean (very clean!); daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedule Rotating stock & merchandising Preparing orders Opening and closing duties Taste testing! Candidate Requirements: Must >> READ MORE

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JACEK is a small Alberta-based business that is committed to spreading joy through fine, fashionable chocolate.  We are a detail- oriented, joyful and creative team that wants to make a difference in the communities that we serve.

We are looking to hire a Retail Associate to join our small but mighty team in Canmore.  This is a retail role reporting to directly to the Boutique Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide 5-star service to guests
  • Keeping the shop clean (very clean!); daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedule
  • Rotating stock & merchandising
  • Preparing orders
  • Opening and closing duties
  • Taste testing!

Candidate Requirements:

  • Must have a positive, can-do attitude
  • Must be committed to our core purpose of spreading joy
  • Must be able to work well under pressure in peak seasons
  • The store will be open 7 days a week, so must be available to work weekends and holidays when needed
  • Points are definitely given for ‘neat-freaks’ with strong organization skills
  • Must have excellent time management skills
  • Must be willing to work autonomously and with a team

 

JACEK is a company committed to spreading joy through fine chocolate.  Creating an unforgettable experience for our guests is a critical measure of our success, our tangible goal being to serve joy to 1 Million people by July 31st, 2024.

 

To apply, please send your resume to jacqueline@jacekchocolate.com

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Easter Bunny Designer Contest https://jacekchocolate.com/2017/03/easter-bunny-designer-contest/ Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:49:22 +0000 https://jacekchocolate.com/?p=7008 This Easter season, we will be launching our first ever colouring contest! Colour the Easter Bunny for your chance to win three reproductions of your design. There will be winner chosen from each JACEK location and Instagram. Contest Rules: 1) Must be submitted to one of the JACEK Chocolate Couture locations: see www.jacekchocolate.com for Boutique locations in Canmore, Sherwood Park and Edmonton, or you can mail it in to one of the boutiques. 2) For an extra submission, take a photo of your design and share it on Instagram by tagging @jacekchocolate #JACEKBunnyDesigner. 3) All submissions to be in-store and/or >> READ MORE

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This Easter season, we will be launching our first ever colouring contest! Colour the Easter Bunny for your chance to win three reproductions of your design. There will be winner chosen from each JACEK location and Instagram.

Contest Rules:

1) Must be submitted to one of the JACEK Chocolate Couture locations:

see www.jacekchocolate.com for Boutique locations in Canmore, Sherwood Park and Edmonton, or you can mail it in to one of the boutiques.

2) For an extra submission, take a photo of your design and share it on Instagram by tagging @jacekchocolate #JACEKBunnyDesigner.

3) All submissions to be in-store and/or shared on Instagram by 10am on April 10th, 2017.

4) Winner will be chosen at random, and contacted via phone on April 10th. There will be one winner per JACEK Boutique, and one Instagram winner

(4 winners in total!).

5) Encourage others to get creative, and to release their inner Cocoanista by submitting their Easter Bunny Design.

 

Click here for the Easter Bunny Colouring Contest!

 

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Hiring in Sherwood Park: Retail & Packaging Assistant https://jacekchocolate.com/2017/01/hiring-sherwood-park-retail-packaging-assistant/ Sat, 21 Jan 2017 07:03:00 +0000 https://jacekchocolate.com/?p=6769 Retail & Packaging Assistant (Sherwood Park) JACEK is a Sherwood Park based business that is committed to spreading joy through fine, fashionable chocolate.  We are a detail- oriented, joyful and creative team looking for someone to work alongside us to grow our brand, share our love of fine food and help us make a difference in the communities that we serve. Responsibilities: Provide 5-star service to guests at either our Sherwood Park or downtown location Packaging orders Keeping the shop clean (very clean!); daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedule Rotating stock & merchandising Preparing orders Opening and closing duties Taste >> READ MORE

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Retail & Packaging Assistant (Sherwood Park)

JACEK is a Sherwood Park based business that is committed to spreading joy through fine, fashionable chocolate.  We are a detail- oriented, joyful and creative team looking for someone to work alongside us to grow our brand, share our love of fine food and help us make a difference in the communities that we serve.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide 5-star service to guests at either our Sherwood Park or downtown location
  • Packaging orders
  • Keeping the shop clean (very clean!); daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedule
  • Rotating stock & merchandising
  • Preparing orders
  • Opening and closing duties
  • Taste testing!

Candidate Requirements:

  • Must have a positive, can-do attitude
  • Must have transportation
  • Must be committed to our core purpose of spreading joy
  • Must be able to work well under pressure in peak seasons
  • Must be available to work weekends and holidays when needed
  • Must have excellent time management skills, with a high level of detail
  • Must be willing to work autonomously and with a team

Hours per week: approx. 30 hours (available between the hours of 9am-530pm)

JACEK is a company committed to spreading joy through fine chocolate.  Creating an unforgettable experience for our guests is a critical measure of our success, our tangible goal being to serve joy to 1 Million people by July 31st, 2024.

Learn more about us at www.jacekchocolate.com

To apply, please submit your cover letter & resume to judi@jacekchocolate.com by Feb 2nd, 2017.

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A New Pairing with an Old Favourite https://jacekchocolate.com/2017/01/new-pairing-old-favourite/ Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:26:00 +0000 https://jacekchocolate.com/?p=6700 It’s here, the Throw Back Collection! The Winter Collection 2016/2017 contains an assortment of 6 decadent chocolates, flavours from past collections.  It is enJoyable to revisit some favourite flavours, and try a new pairing.  The Earl Grey truffle was from the Mad Hatter Collection.  The Mad Hatter Collection was when I did my first pairing with the Earl Grey truffle, at that time I paired with Girard Chardonnay.  This is a great pairing, I still recommend, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try the truffle with something new. Earl Grey: Earl Grey tea infused milk chocolate ganache, suited in a dark >> READ MORE

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It’s here, the Throw Back Collection! The Winter Collection 2016/2017 contains an assortment of 6 decadent chocolates, flavours from past collections.  It is enJoyable to revisit some favourite flavours, and try a new pairing.  The Earl Grey truffle was from the Mad Hatter Collection.  The Mad Hatter Collection was when I did my first pairing with the Earl Grey truffle, at that time I paired with Girard Chardonnay.  This is a great pairing, I still recommend, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try the truffle with something new.

Earl Grey: Earl Grey tea infused milk chocolate ganache, suited in a dark chocolate shell (gluten free).

Fattoria Le Pupille Morellino di Scansano DOCG 2014, Tuscany Italy: One of my favourite wines this fall, a delightful find that comes from Fattoria Le Pupille, located in the Tuscany region of Italy, a small estate owned by Elisabetta Geppetti. This wine has a really lovely nose with scents of black tea, violets, black cherry, raspberries and red plums with a hint of balsamic and tobacco leaf.  A really tasty wine, with flavors of red fruits and balsamic, with dried fruits on the finish.  The acidity is well balanced by the fine tannins; the body has good depth and a distinguished richness.  A joy to drink!  A blend of 90% Sangiovese, 5% Malvasia Nera and 5% Alicante.

Together – The Earl Grey Truffle works really well with a an elegantly oaked Chardonnay, the citrus flavours in the wine complement the Earl Grey notes, and the oak profile creates a weight that complements the richness of the truffle. I could have left the pairing at that, but this wine I tried and really enjoyed earlier in the fall was stuck in my head, and I thought the two would work.  One afternoon I stopped by Jacek on 104St, with wine in hand, and tried with Nina and Jamie.  We all agreed these two are a Joy together!  The tea notes in the wine echo the Earl Grey, the acidity from the Sangiovese cuts through  the richness of the truffle, and the milk chocolate works with the fine tannins in the wine.

This is an elegant, Joyfull pairing. Use for an afternoon High Tea, as the sweet note at a cocktail party, and your cozy nights in.  Give these as a gift for the tea lover in your life, hostess gifts, and buy a set for each of your girlfriends.

This wine is available at Sunterra Cellars downtown, and at Everything Wine in Sherwood Park.

Yours in Wine,

Sasha, The Fairy Booze Mother

To Book Sasha for a JACEK Chocolate and Wine Pairing, or to read more:

http://www.asmashinglife.com/

You can find this wine at a liquor store near you in Alberta.

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