Charlotte, Co-Owner & Chef
After extensive experience in the bistro industry, Charlotte is incredibly excited to be starting Délice Breton in the beautiful San Juan Capistrano neighborhood of California. Previously, she was the owner and manager of a Wine Bar named "Le Verre à l'Envers" (English translation: The Glass Upside Down) in the city of Vannes, Brittany, France, for over four years. This business was so successful and renowned in the region of Brittany that it appeared on the famous "Lonely Planet" tourist guidebook. It was also rated 5 stars on Trip Advisor and local rating websites. Even before this business, Charlotte acquired substantive experience in managing a business as a Collaborator of an Organic Farm Exploitation in France for six years. As a certified Interior Designer, Ms. Le Villain also contributed to design the new interior designs for the renovations of Délice Breton's bistro-creperie location.
Audrey, Master Crepe Maker
When asked why she chose to become a Master Crepe Maker, Ms. Marquier explained: "the role of Master Crepe Maker is more than a passion, I would say that it is the love of my culture and my region that pushed me to do this job. My grandmother who lived in the countryside was making crepes every Friday, it was a ritual. A lot of Breton family used to do the same, but it unfortunately got lost with time. When my grandmother passed away, she left me her "bilig" (the cast iron plate that is used to turn the crepes). I did not know what to do with it, and I did not know how to turn crepes! That summer, I applied for a seasonal job at a restaurant where a friend worked, and it was the owner who gave me the idea to become a Master Crepe Maker, informing me that it was getting more and more rare to find skilled employees, especially to perform the job the traditional Breton way! I thought it was a great idea to continue the tradition of my grandmother and my region, and so I enrolled in one of the top-rated school to fulfill this calling."
Ms. Marquier and her team have been rated the #1 top creperie in her city for a consecutive 3 years and a half due to Ms. Marquier's outstanding work performed at the "Creperie Les Flots," which gave her a chance at the beginning of her career while she had very little experience. She explained: "We opened the restaurant, and it was an immediate success! I then left for a new career opportunity, and this creperie-restaurant is still rated number one! So I have a certain pride to tell myself that I greatly contributed to the success of this creperie when it was first opened in 2007."