We are a small business and we love featuring other small businesses in our community. Crème de la Cocoa is a dessert company that would be perfect for any event in North Florida. Check out our interview to learn about their business and also some of their fun favorites around town!
Today we’re talking to owner, Bailey Rowland. She has been in business for almost 4 years now.
What is Crème de la Cocoa – dessert, chocolate, cake, ice cream. We have retail store, provide wedding and events desserts and wholesale desserts to local restaurants, private clubs and resorts.
What do you do? I co-own the business with my husband. I focus on the front of house and event clients and my husband, Nils, is our head chef.
What is the best part about your job? Working with people and being a part of their most special life occasions.
Any funny or crazy stories you want to share? Hmmm, there are lots of funny stories but this photo of myself toasting a marshmallow brings back a funny memory with a (now) regular customer. Occasionally, we sell marshmallows and clients can request that they are toasted for them. We had recently opened up and the toasting was a bit new to me. This particular client wanted theirs toasted and it caught on fire with big flames. I didn’t know what to do so I started juggling the flaming marshmallow to put out the fire. The customer thought I was doing a trick for them. When I finally got the fire out, the customer and her group of friends started clapping! hahah We joke about it every time they visit us.
When we get out of quarantine, what is the first thing you are going to do? Gosh, I’ve been in the house with my two toddler boys so maybe ill be lucky enough to get a spa day!
Let’s talk cars, because, well, you know… I love antique cars. My dad and grandfather always loved cars. If I ever become rich and famous, I’ll buy an old Corvette that has been refurbished. It used to be a real treat to get all dressed up (giant bow in my hair, white gloves and all!) and ride around town with my grandfather in his hot red convertible Corvette.
What places do you like to visit in your downtime within an hour from Jacksonville? We love to visit Amelia Island. It feels like we have gone far but without the hassle.
How about a day’s drive? Charleston is so much fun and their food is the best.
What is your favorite car of all time? I kinda love my current car which is a Volvo SUV but I’m really into the refurbished Broncos right now.
What is your favorite car color? I tend to always have black or a dark color but one day I’ll get something red and sporty.
What songs do you like to blast when you are driving around? I have an appreciation for the arts and there really isn’t a genre of music I don’t like. I’d blast anything that made me feel happy.
Where can people find you at:
Facebook:Creme de la Cocoa
If you’re looking for a fun getaway car, prop or focal point for your wedding, event, video or film, look no further than Sally. She’s a 1966 Ford Mustang convertible with a black Pony interior and power roof.
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