Victoria BC business
Owners Yann Fougere and David Boetti—native Frenchmen with extensive backgrounds in pastries and customer service—have been friends since attending university in the South of France. Yann moved to Victoria to complete his Bachelor’s Degree in Business at the University of Victoria. David moved to Victoria to improve his English after graduating in France with a marketing degree. While working in and managing numerous cafes and bakeries, they dreamt up the idea of bringing a bit of France to the Canadian West Coast, while continuing to provide impeccable customer service. After many years arguing over France’s best dessert, the two finally agreed on the Macaron and its infinite flavour possibilities, and Bon Macaron Patisserie was born!
Bon Macaron Patisserie offers a vast and ever-changing variety of sweet and savoury macarons, made with the finest ingredients. Macarons offer all the pleasure of a rich, decadent treat, but are as light as air! They consist of two meringue shells made out of egg whites and powdered almonds, and have various fillings created from lovely things like buttercream, ganache, preserves, or cream cheese. Macarons are gluten-free and are dairy-free flavours are always available. With their small size and weightless consistency, people can enjoy a selection of Macarons without feeling like they’ve over done it! And most importantly, each bite is a distinctive experience.
Bon Macaron is selling their desserts for only $1.50. Other famous Macaron stores such as Laduree are selling their macarons for $3.
Bon Macaron has grown from one store on Broad St to three. They teamed up with business consultant Alistair Vigier (who won 30 under 30 in BC). They now plan on opening another three stores in 2017 located in Richmond, Burnaby, and Whistler by finding people to open stores.
“The largest obstacle for us to overcome is finding the right spot for a commercial kitchen. We plan to build one in Vancouver to serve all our new locations, but the industrial zoned market has such a low supply right now.” –Alistair Vigier
“We like to experience with different flavors, such as Bacon and Whiskey Chocolate,” says Vigier. “The experience should be fun. Our most popular flavor is Salted Caramel”
Victoria BC business