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Voilà Chocolat

A unique retail entertainment concept where customers will be able to experience the magic of hand-crafting their own fine chocolates.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Retailing / Distribution
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2012
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

Voilà Chocolat is a first-mover in the overlooked, but lucrative, space for “make-your-own chocolate” entertainment. We capitalize on the growing market trends towards premium chocolate gifting and increased appreciation for high-quality artisanal foods. Voilà Chocolat is a premier destination in wealthy urban and suburban centers around the US for families, singles, foodies and corporate teams who seek a unique multi-sensory premium experience.


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    Founder & CEO

    10 yrs in Strategy & Finance (Booz, UBS, Bridgewater, Columbia MBA) +++ 8 yrs in Food Industry (Cowboy Candy, USDA) +++ Certified Chocolatier (Ecole Chocolat, French Culinary Institute)

  • 20+ yrs in Investment Banking (Deutsche Bank, UBS, Wharton MBA) +++ Restructuring & Turnaround expert (CIRA, CDBV, TMA & AIRA member) +++ Former cabinet member in charge of Bulgaria's energy portfolio

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    Christophe Toury
    Chief Chocolatier

    25+ yrs as pastry chef & chocolatier (Ritz, Mandarin Oriental, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts) +++ Chocolate production, chocolate events (Jacques Torres) +++ Artisanal chocolatier (L’Ecole du Grand Chocolat, Ecole Gastronomique)

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    Head of Marketing

    10+ years in marketing and digital media (Razorfish, Avenue A, QualityHealth) +++ Strategy consulting and business development (Amex, Gemini, SC Ventures) +++ Princeton BA, Wharton MBA

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    Dennis Teets
    Chief Chocolate Technologist

    20 yrs in Chocolate Manufacturing (Hershey’s) +++ Chocolate engineering consulting (ChocoVision) +++ Food scientist specializing in chocolate; developed multiple patents

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    Florian Feuser

    20+ yrs in IT services for small businesses (MacTech) +++ Serial entrepreneur (MacTech, Funny Garbage) +++ Professional musician (Manhattan School of Music, Berklee College of Music)

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    Brandon Emerson
    Brand Creative Director

    Over 10 years providing Creative and Brand Direction for clients +++ Clients in retail, manufacturing, sporting goods, restaurants +++ Everlast, Modell’s, Make Meaning


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    Lee Black
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    Til Galvani

Previous Investors

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    Peter & Debby Burt
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    Mike Katz
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    Alonso Martinez