Voila Chocolat

The magic of hand-crafting your own artisanal chocolates.


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Quick Pitch

Chocolate.  Rich in flavor, steeped in nostalgia - it evokes memories, inspires romance and incites passion.

Can you feel the sensation of the lush and creamy flavor melting on your tongue?
Patience!  Voilà Chocolat will satisfy your craving with much more than just amazing chocolate.

We invite you to participate in the magic that is chocolate making - creating and personalizing pieces as delicious as they are unique. 

Some creations will become exquisite personal gifts, others will be joyfully devoured before reaching home.

We won't judge...



Voilà Chocolat makes creating your own chocolates as customizable as selecting individual blossoms for a bouquet and as interactive as a cooking class taught by a world-class chef.  We give our customers an experience they will never forget, showing them how to create high-quality fine chocolate while sharing a fun, meaningful and creative experience with family, friends, colleagues or that special someone.

Voilà Chocolat is an innovative retail experience that allows customers to take part in the creative process of making customized, one-of-a-kind chocolates that are delicious and unique – both for personal consumption and for gift giving.

Products and Services

Voilà Chocolat has a uniquely tailored chocolate creativity process that enables a regular consumer to make exquisite chocolate confections with minimal guidance, and allows the full experience (from creating to decorating to packaging) to be completed in as little as one hour of engaging, fun creation.  With this process we will offer:

  • families one-of-a-kind opportunity to spend quality “us time” together or host an unforgettable party – creating and learning about the chocolate they love.
  • singles a venue for a romantic date or to celebrate special anniversary - sharing the sensual experience of hand-crafting luscious chocolates.
  • connoisseurs the opportunity to discover new flavors and varieties of fine chocolate, and to hone their chocolate tasting and crafting skills
  • corporate teams a perfect place to host entertaining team-building events and holiday parties, bonding together in the creative craft of fine chocolatiering.
  • "kids" of all ages a creative outlet to hand-craft for their loved ones, friends and colleagues some unique, personalized and meaningful gifts - made from the finest chocolate and wholesome ingredients.

Meet Our Team

Peter Moustakerski, Founder and Chief Exexcutive Officer (CEO)

  • Certified Chocolatier (Ecole Chocolat & French Culinary Institut)
  • 8 years in the food industry (USDA & Co-owner of Cowboy Candy)
  • 10 years experience in strategy & finance (Booz, UBS, Bridgewater)
  • Columbia MBA

Sets corporate strategy and brand vision; recruits & leads the executive team and makes final executive decisions.

Bojan Stoyanov, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

  • 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

Sets financial strategy, manages capital structure, and leads finance operations.

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)

Leads product assortment and development, customer experience development and equipment and workflow design

Dennis Teets, Chief Chocolate Technologist

  • 20 years experience chocolate manufacturing (Hershey's)
  • Chocolate engineering consultant (ChocoVision)
  • Food scientist specializing in chocolate; developed multiple patents

Designs chocolate-making processes, operations and workflow; develops new products and IP.

Florian Feuser, Chief Information Officer (CIO)

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

Sets information and data strategy, manages all information systems, architecture and applications

Elaine Boxer, Head of Marketing

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

Devises and leads marketing and PR strategies to attarct and engage our key customer segments

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

Designs and manages the Voilà Chocolat brand message and image, and ensures brand communication consistency across all channels

Chocolate Health Benefits

Treating yourself to a small amount of dark chocolate regularly has health benefits beyond what you might think:

Chocolate Decreases Stroke Risk. Women who ate more than 45 grams of chocolate a week had a 20 percent lower risk of stroke than women who treated themselves to fewer than 9 grams of the sweet stuff.

Chocolate Boosts Heart Health. Regular chocolate eaters welcome a host of benefits for their hearts, including lower blood pressure, lower "bad" LDL cholesterol and a lower risk of heart disease.

Chocolate Fills You Up. Because it's rich in fiber, dark chocolate can actually help keep you full, so you'll eat less.

Chocolate May Fight Diabetes. A small Italian study from 2005 found that regularly eating chocolate increases insulin sensitivity, thereby reducing risk for diabetes.

Chocolate Protects Your Skin. Dark chocolate is actually good for your skin. The type of antioxidants called flavonoids found in dark chocolate offer some protection from damage from the sun. UV 

Chocolate Improves Blood Flow. Cocoa has anti-clotting, blood-thinning properties that work in a similar way to aspirin. 

 

Reference:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/28/chocolate-health-benefits_n_1383372.html#slide=818374

What Makes Us Different

We will offer a “package” currently not available to our target customers:

We will have the first-mover advantage in creating a “make your own chocolate” concept. We have conducted 8 months of R&D and used this feedback to create a modified chocolatiering process suited for retail consumer experiences.  We have created a standardized teaching and learning process that will ensure a consistent, repeatable delivery of a very high-quality chocolate and a fun customer experience, which can then be scaled across multiple stores.

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