Chez Emily - Business of the fortnight

Chez Emily
Question 1. Can you describe your business?
Established in 1996, through a love of all things chocolate, Chez Emily combines the very best raw materials, the freshest local ingredients and uses only the highest quality Belgian Chocolate. The couverture chocolate we use is from Belgium and is a high quality Belgium chocolate that contains only cocoa butter. No substitutes or additives are used in the chocolate in place of the cocoa butter and this gives the chocolate a creamy mellow flavour, a shinny appearance and a snappier snap! Our Chocolate Boutique is located in Ashbourne Town Centre. It is a lovely place to sit back and relax after browsing all the shelves of chocolate creations. Ariosa Coffee is hand roasted in nearby Ashbourne and is served alongside a range of teas and soft drinks, and you always get a complimentary chocolate with your hot drink! Plenty of desserts and pastries to also choose from.
Question 2. What are the advantages of being located in Ashbourne?
We are glad to be located in Ashbourne as we are enjoying being part of such a strong and friendly community, who appreciates the hard work and effort put into a handmade family business. We are always supporting local events, charities and schools - trying to give something back to the community. Also we have started to support a local artist - selling paintings for her in our Chocolate boutique.
Question 3. Why do your customers choose to do business with you?
Our customers are people who like a quality product made with love, has unique taste and appreciates us being park of the Ashbourne community. Our customers trust us as we are picking the best suppliers for coffee and desserts, we always try to keep it looking fresh and attractive so they can find their favorites and try new things also. We offer a wide variety of Christmas and Easter products, which are great gifts and a treat for yourself!
Question 4. How do you add value to your customers wants and needs?
We believe artisan and handmade is one of our best values, also our chocolates are gluten free. To suit more customers we also offer sugar free chocolate and dairy free chocolate bars. We offer over 30 different types of chocolate to suit the pickiest of customers. Customers are always treated with the best manner, staff are always willing to help and offer the best service possible.
Question 5. Do you have any future plans or promotions coming up?
All day special coffee and cake for 5 euros is one of our most popular promotion, also we offer complimentary chocolate with any hot drinks to have in the boutique of to take away. One of our new promotions is to encourage people to use keep cups - reusable coffee cups - we offer a 20 cent off any hot drink when customers bring their own cup. We believe in a cleaner environment. Ariosa keep cups are available to buy in the boutique. Come in and check out some of our other many promotions.
Question 6. Any advice for new businesses starting up?
Believe in your business or idea, and work hard every day to get closer to your goals, and don't look to others - do your own thing, be unique, be you.
Question 7. Any recommendations on how to improve Ashbourne Chamber of Commerce?
Any additional information you wish to add.
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Chez Emily

Business categories: Cafe / Coffee Shop
Contact name: Helena Hemeryck
Address: Unit 7, Ashbourne Court, Ashbourne, Co. Meath

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