By Lisa Porada ~
As I write this article, Chocolate Carousel is just days away from a major milestone, 15 years in business. I can still remember that first day when I signed all the papers, wrote all the checks and was handed the keys for the very first time. That first day I was filled with a mix of excitement and nervousness as I embarked on a journey that I never dreamed would take me where I find myself today.
Over the years, I have learned that focus, hard work, and a commitment to excellence are the keys to building a successful business. Being an entrepreneur isn’t always easy, in fact, it is most often very challenging but it is always rewarding. I am a firm believer that all successful businesses are a team effort and am proud of our professional team of pastry chefs, customer service staff and bakers. Our team understands our business goals, is committed to excellent customer service and is very creative and talented.
But most importantly, all of us at Chocolate Carousel are grateful for our loyal customers and business partners that have supported us along the way. We’ve listened to our customers from the start and continue to listen to them today as their numbers grow. We recognize that your support has been critical to us reaching this milestone.
So as I write this article, just days away from this major milestone I find myself wondering what this journey has in store for me over the next 5, 10, even 15 years to come. I hope you will be with me along the way! Chocolate Carousel is widely known for its beautiful and delicious cake creations, creative design concepts and exceptional quality and service. Chocolate Carousel has received a number of local and national awards for its work and philanthropy.
Lisa Porada is the owner and executive pastry chef at Chocolate Carousel in Wall, NJ. Tune in on Wednesdays at noon on https://www.facebook.com/ChocolateCarouselDessertShoppe to watch and interact with Lisa as she demonstrates fun and creative recipes and techniques Live on Facebook.