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Chic Sweets Fine Desserts

Chic Sweets Fine Desserts makes life sweet and easy. Our clients enjoy the convenience of luxurious pastries delivered.

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Project Description

Chic Sweets Fine Desserts was founded in 2014 as a local vendor of baked goods to several well-known Houston area establishments.  Our finely curated items are baked with the same care we would extend to our family.  We have used our scratch made recipes to connect with our clients and customers in the Greater Houston area.  Our bakery is regarded for its signature item, the Luscious Lemon Bar.

Chic Sweets Fine Desserts is committed to creating products with the purest ingredients.  We source local ingredients first and when possible.  Our baked goods are free of preservatives, artificial flavors, fragrances, and trans fats.  We use seasonal produce when it is most ripe and abundant, pure butter and vanilla, as well as dairy products produced with zero growth hormones.  In addition, our chocolate suppliers have sustainable programs with local farmers.  Our goal is to expand our dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan-friendly items for clients that desire allergen-friendly pastries.  With Chic Sweets Fine Desserts, it's not just about the product, but the value we provide to our clients.

Early in the conception of our bakery we learned that coffeeshops and cafes do not have the capacity to produce fresh in-house pastries.  We began delivering samples to coffeeshops to address this concern and fill their void.   Now, Chic Sweets Fine Desserts is proud to partner with some of Houston's finest coffeeshops and cafes.  In 2014, we established a partnership with Nordstrom Department Stores in The Woodlands, Texas which created an opportunity to also supply the Houston Galleria location.  We now are the preferred vendor for baked goods for both Nordstrom eBar locations.  Since then, we grew our partnerships to include Rice Coffeehouse at Rice University, Dandelion Cafe in Bellaire, Texas, EQ Heights, Kara Wok Asian Kitchen and FreshBrew Group USA.  In March 2020 we partnered with Aramark Company to begin supplying coffeeshops in the medical center in Houston, Texas.

Our team includes Heather Davis (owner), two assistant bakers and one delivery driver.  Although our revenue dropped significantly with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic,  we are on track to reach our pre-COVID-19 sales by the end of the year.  However we need help to continue meeting our obligations.  We are seeking $25,000 to meet payroll expenses, pay rent at our commercial kitchen, and maintain working capital.  In addition, we need funding to scale up our operation and prepare for the partnership with Aramark.

Thank you so much for considering a contribution to our efforts to rebuild our wholesale bakery.  Your contribution makes a significant impact on our local community and the lives of our current and future employees.

Chic Sweets Fine Desserts Team

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Question:  Do you serve the general public?

Answer:  Yes, in addition to the coffee shops and cafes that we supply, we have also developed a client base over the years.  Our clients order on our website where we arrange pick-up, delivery or shipping their pastries.

 

Question:  Why did you start a wholesale bakery?

Answer:  We enjoy baking delicious desserts but became disappointed with the selection in many coffeeshops throughout Houston, Texas.  We saw a need and opportunity and began to research how to open a business to support the local economy.

 

Question:  Will you consider opening a storefront?

Answer:  No.  We operate and distribute our pastries from a commercial kitchen which allows us to keep expenses and overhead low to generate a profit.  

 

 

Amanda
10/01/2020
Monetary Contribution
$75
Pamela Vance
09/29/2020
Our Signature Lemon Bars
$25
Coetha S Reynolds
09/25/2020
Monetary Contribution
$25
Bertrand Oriot
09/25/2020
Monetary Contribution
$500
RT
09/17/2020
$10 off $50
$50
Andrea Bryant
09/11/2020
$10 off $50
$50
Terea Roland
09/04/2020
Our Signature Lemon Bars
$25
Kaisha Lyons
09/03/2020
Our Signature Lemon Bars
$50
Becky Woodson
09/02/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
Ike Allen
09/01/2020
Our Signature Lemon Bars
$50
Monetary Contribution

Thank you for supporting Chic Sweets Fine Desserts!

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25.00 USD
Our Signature Lemon Bars

Receive one dozen box of lemon bars with your contribution of $25 or more.

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10.00 USD
Chic Sweets High Five

Thank you for supporting Chic Sweets Fine Desserts.  Here's a virtual high five for your contribution!

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50.00 USD
$10 off $50

Thank you for supporting Chic Sweets Fine Desserts.  Receive $10 off your next purchase of $50.  We will email you a coupon code upon receipt of your contribution.

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2,500.00 USD
Personalized Branded Desserts

You are awesome!  For your contribution of $2,500 we bake 250 cookies decorated with your logo and colors.  Thank you for your support!

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Monetary Contribution

Thank you for supporting Chic Sweets Fine Desserts!

12 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Our Signature Lemon Bars

Receive one dozen box of lemon bars with your contribution of $25 or more.

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11 Supporters
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10.00 USD
Chic Sweets High Five

Thank you for supporting Chic Sweets Fine Desserts.  Here's a virtual high five for your contribution!

200 Left
0 Supporters
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50.00 USD
$10 off $50

Thank you for supporting Chic Sweets Fine Desserts.  Receive $10 off your next purchase of $50.  We will email you a coupon code upon receipt of your contribution.

198 Left
2 Supporters
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2,500.00 USD
Personalized Branded Desserts

You are awesome!  For your contribution of $2,500 we bake 250 cookies decorated with your logo and colors.  Thank you for your support!

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