Who We Are

A California Gold Rush Discovery In the mid 1800s, Etienne Guittard ventured from Tournus, France to the Barbary Coast in hopes of striking it rich during the California Gold Rush. He brought delicious chocolate from his uncle's factory to trade for mining supplies but soon discovered that wealthy miners were willing to pay a premium for his treat. Armed with the knowledge that there was another kind of "gold", he sailed back to France to finesse his craft and in 1868 returned to San Francisco and opened Guittard Chocolate on Sansome Street. In addition to chocolate, Etienne also sold coffee, tea and spices.

 

Merckens Chocolate

We are a Utah based chocolate fountain catering company that specializes in weddings, parties, and business meetings that has been around for about a decade.  We have supplied chocolate and desserts for a variety of people and businesses including celebrities, sports teams, radio stations and business owners.  We cater to just about any type of reception or business meeting.  We've really enjoyed the happy and fun atmosphere that they bring. 

We use several different kinds of chocolate

The Merckens Chocolate Company was founded in Buffalo, New York, USA, in 1921, when German immigrant August Merckens Sr. purchased Reed Chocolate Company, which had been established in 1908. The company was purchased by Welch Candy Company in 1961 and its operations were moved to Mansfield, Massachusetts. The company was acquired by National Biscuit Company in 1963 and became a Grace Cocoa Company in 1990. In 1997, ADM purchased Grace Cocoa Company and Merckens became a brand of ADM Cocoa.A number of chocolate products were developed by Merckens, including Yucatan Vanilla Brown Chocolate in 1928, Ivory Milk in 1929 and Marquis Milk Chocolate in 1938. Its Rainbow Confectionery Products were introduced in 1947.

 

Callebaut History In 1911, Belgian brewer and chocolate maker Eugenius Callebaut opened the original Callebaut chocolate factory in Belgium. His son trained with Chocolaterie Meunier in Paris and ran the Belgian company. In 1996, the company merged with Cacao Barry, a French chocolaterie, to form the company Barry Callebaut.

Callebaut Today Barry Callebaut processes some 15 percent of the world cocoa beans, supplies an estimated 35 percent of the world's gourmet chocolate outlets and has an annual turnover of $3 billion. The company continues to acquire chocolate-making companies around the world as part of its aim to become the leader in the world chocolate confectionary market.

Bernard Callebaut Eugenius' great grandson, Bernard Callebaut, emigrated to Canada and founded the famous Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut in Calgary. Callebaut's European colleagues were sceptical about the likely success of fine chocolates in North America. However, his first Calgary store took $700 on its opening day and the company made $200,000 in its first year. The company has 31 retail outlets in Canada and the United States.

 

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Utah Chocolate Fountain Catering for Weddings, Parties, Business Meetings, etc...

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We cater chocolate fountain rentals to locations from Brigham City to Orem and beyond.  Some of those cities are: Brigham City, Willard, Ogden, Clearfield, Layton, Kaysville, Farmington, Centerville, Bountiful, Salt Lake City, Murray, West Jordan, Taylorsville, Draper, American Fork, Provo, Orem, Spanish Fork, Springville, etc....

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