36, began Montréal-based Juliette & Chocolat in 2003. The company operates eight restaurants featuring dessert, and a chocolate laboratory dedicated to experimentation and handmade offerings. I came to Montreal in 1998 from Brazil on a student visa. My parents lived in Syria.
Nothing says Valentine's Day like a box of chocolates. As Global's Amanda Jelowicki found out, it's probably safe to say there are few people in Montreal who like chocolate more than Juliette Brun, of Juliette et Chocolat.
In 15 years, Montreal confectionary chain Juliette et Chocolat has gone from baking 10 brownies a day to 5,000. Now they have ambitious plans to satisfy even more sweet tooths. After years of slow and steady growth since opening their first location on St-Denis St.
Given her last name and her sweet tooth, it seems Juliette Brun was fated to build an empire based on chocolate. But the businesswoman behind Juliette et Chocolat is not just a foodie-the entrepreneur also has an insatiable appetite for growth. Even when she was a student at McGill, Juliette Brun thought about working for herself.