OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS | “Thierry” Is On The Lookout For Full-Time Sales Associates

Thierry is located at 1059 Alberni St. (Thurlow/Burrard) in Vancouver, BC | 604 608 6870 | thierrychocolates.com

The GOODs from Thierry

Vancouver, BC | We are currently hiring full time sales associates. The ideal candidate will be available weekends, specifically nights as we are open until midnight. Professionalism and a warm, inviting personality are of utmost importance. Thierry Busset is widely regarded as one of the finest pastry chefs in North America.

Our shop boasts a stunning room featuring classic chocolates, macarons, cakes and pastries: all items are hand-made daily using only premium ingredients. Barista crafted espresso and liquid chocolate are also a central part of the cafe, complimented by a selection of sandwiches, soup and savory products. We are also licensed and offer a selection of wine and spirits to compliment our wide array of products.

If you are seeking a stimulating and rewarding career in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, please email your resume and cover letter to info [at] thierrychocolates.com. Read more

DINER | Jack Evrensel Sells West, CinCin, Blue Water Cafe, Thierry, Araxi To Aquilinis

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by Andrew Morrison | There have been rumblings about this for several months, but today it’s official. As of this morning, the Aquilini Group is now in full possession of Toptable, the collection of eateries developed over the past 33 years by legendary Vancouver restaurateur Jack Evrensel. The official announcement will be released to the media this afternoon.

Evrensel opened some of the most successful and impactful eateries we’ve ever had. These included them Araxi (Whistler) in 1981, CinCin in 1990, Blue Water Cafe and West in 2000 (two months apart), and Thierry in 2011. Many of Vancouver’s top bartenders, servers, sommeliers, managers, and chefs honed their skills under the Toptable umbrella – so many that they’re hard to count. And the staff they currently have on payroll are some of the best in the business.

“Our team has never been stronger nor this rich in talent,” Evrensel is quoted as saying in the official news release that is coming out this afternoon. He attributes this to the commitment and passion of the company’s “award-winning chefs, renowned restaurant and wine directors, and dedicated employees,” but at least some of the credit needs to be pointed his way. I’ve seen perhaps one of two restaurateurs in my life who are as dedicated to the higher standards of hospitality. What has set Jack apart, however, has been his penchant for managing from the background. There’s never been any personal glory-basking or attention-seeking. In all the years that I’ve been reporting on restaurants, I’ve managed to take his photo just once, at an Araxi long table supper on Pemberton’s North Arm Farm several years ago (see above). I remember him shifting his weight to one leg and tilting his head as if to say, “Aw, c’mon” like a little kid. I trust that he’s doing that right now as he reads this.

Evrensel will stay for the next three months in a consulting role to help manage the transition, and operations will continue as normal. On the phone yesterday, he couldn’t tell me what he was going to do after that. “I really don’t know. I’ve never really had a five year plan. I go with the flow. I’m at peace. I don’t know the future, and that’s the way I like it.”

I don’t expect the Aquilini Group – a real estate, development, renewable energy, sports, and entertainment behemoth - will mess around with a good thing. The managers currently in place at every Toptable property are at the top of their game, so the maintenance of the status quo sounds ideal.

All I know for certain is that Jack deserves a round of applause, not only for a long career of excellence, but also for finding and locking down the one deep-pocketed buyer who could afford to take his considerable life’s work off his hands.

Terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

GOODS: Alberni’s Celebrated “Thierry” Marking March 20th As “Jour De Macaron”

Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe | 1059 Alberni Street | Vancouver, BC | 604 608 6870 | www.thierrychocolates.com

The GOODs from Thierry

Vancouver, BC | Chef Thierry is pleased to celebrate the joy of the macaron with our second annual Jour du Macaron, a tradition inspired by the esteemed Relais Desserts International Association. On March 20th, Chef Thierry will be offering a limited edition spring-inspired “Cherry Blossom” macaron featuring a honey bush tea shell, honey butter cream and Chef Thierry’s signature cherry jam in the centre. 

Known for their fine artisanal ingredients, Chef Thierry’s famous macarons will also be available in various flavours, including house favourites such as Chocolate, Lime, Pink Praline, and Salted Caramel. “We want to celebrate both the delight of this simple pleasure, and show our support for a great cause,” says Chef Thierry. “We invite all of our friends to drop by the shop and join in the fête.” 10% of all macaron proceeds on this day will be donated towards the St-Paul’s Hospital Foundation. For more information, contact: info@thierrychocolates.com or 604-608-6870. Read more

GOODS: “Thierry” Prepped For Valentine’s Day With Limited Edition Macarons & More

February 7, 2013 

Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe | 1059 Alberni Street | Vancouver, BC | 604 608 6870 | www.thierrychocolates.com

The GOODs from Thierry

Vancouver, BC | This Valentine’s Day, share the love with Chef Thierry’s inspired collection of beautifully packaged sweet delicacies. Featured items include a limited-edition macaron, cake for two and Chef Thierry’s famous handcrafted chocolates. Take a look at what’s being offered after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Alberni’s “Thierry” To Celebrate The Art Of Chocolate With Chocolate Week

October 2, 2012 

Thierry is located at 1059 Alberni St. (Thurlow/Burrard) in Vancouver, BC | 604 608 6870 | www.thierrychocolates.com

The GOODs from Thierry

Vancouver, BC | We are delighted to announce the inaugural launch of Chocolate Week at Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Café, a special week dedicated to Chef Thierry’s love and passion for all things chocolate. Taking place from Monday, October 22nd – Sunday, October 28th, Chef Thierry will present an exciting menu of events: from new product launches, to exclusive menu additions and chocolate sampling sessions. A percentage of chocolate sales from each day will be donated to St. Paul’s Hospital. We are also thrilled to present an evening of ‘Chocolate + Bubbles’, hosted by Chef Thierry himself. Details after the jump… Read more

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: Alberni’s “Thierry” On The Lookout For A General Manager

August 17, 2012 

Thierry is located at 1059 Alberni St. (Thurlow/Burrard) in Vancouver, BC | 604 608 6870 | www.thierrychocolates.com

The GOODs from Thierry

Vancouver, BC | We are currently seeking a Manager for Thierry – Chocolaterie + Patisserie + Café. The successful candidate will be responsible for achieving high standards of service. Must have excellent leadership skills and 5 years’ management experience in a food related industry.

Thierry, named for 3-star-Michelin chocolatier patissier, Thierry Busset, is Vancouver’s premier destination for the finest chocolates and pastries. Chef Thierry is widely regarded as one of the best Pastry Chefs in North America and was named “2012 Pastry Chef of the Year” by Vancouver magazine. Barista crafted espresso and liquid chocolate are also a key part of the café.

We offer a competitive salary, benefits and a stimulating and rewarding career in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. Qualified candidates may submit resume to lawrence@toptable.ca specifying “Manager” in the subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest, though we will only be able to respond to those selected for an interview. Learn more after the jump… Read more

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: GOODS: Alberni’s Celebrated “Thierry” Seeks Senior Manager

Thierry is located at 1059 Alberni St. (Thurlow/Burrard) in Vancouver, BC | 604 608 6870 | www.thierrychocolates.com

The GOODs from Thierry

Vancouver, BC | We are currently seeking a Director for Thierry. This integral role will be accountable to the whole operation. There is ample support from the talented Top Table team, as well as Chef Thierry himself, but the ideal candidate will be a self starter who actively pursues success at all levels of business. Requirements for the role are a minimum of 5 years experience in a Senior Management position having supervised a team of 20 or more employees. Front-of-house and back-of-house knowledge is expected, including knowledge of French pastries. Experience in labor and inventory control is a necessity. The single most important skill set is the ability to build a team of highly trained, motivated and hospitable staff that will create a magical experience for our guests. Learn more after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Alberni’s “Thierry” Celebrating Mother’s Day With Hand-Crafted Delicacies

Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe | 1059 Alberni Street | Vancouver, BC | 604 608 6870 | www.thierrychocolates.com

The GOODs from Thierry

Vancouver, BC | This Mother’s Day, Chef Thierry and his team will have some exceptional and unique delicacies in-store. Make your mother feel special with Thierry’s famous handcrafted chocolates, made from only the finest ingredients. Exceptional flavours include the popular Hazelnut Buchette, Earl Grey, and the compelling Palet d’Or. Planning a special brunch or celebratory dinner? Let Thierry take care of dessert with the delectable chocolate trio cake, topped with a hand-piped personalized message. Whether you are looking for a decadent cake to celebrate your Mother, or a selection of sumptuous treats to highlight the occasion, Thierry will have a feast of delicious options. Learn more after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Alberni’s Award-Winning “Thierry” On The Hunt For A Front Of House Manager

April 26, 2012 

Thierry is located at 1059 Alberni St. (Thurlow/Burrard) in Vancouver, BC | 604 608 6870 | www.thierrychocolates.com

The GOODs from Thierry

Vancouver, BC | We are currently seeking an experienced Front-of-House Manager. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of 3 years experience in a Senior Management position having supervised a team of at least 10 employees. This role will report to the Shop Director. Experience in the Retail and/or Food & Beverage industries is integral. Hospitality, graciousness and the ability to lead through example, as well as delegation, are the key facets of this role. Details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Top Table Rooms Win Accolades At The 23rd Annual Van Mag Restaurant Awards

April 24, 2012 

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Every one of Top Table's restaurants were recognised for their contributions to the Vancouver restaurant scene this year

The GOODS from CinCin, Araxi, West, & Blue Water Café

Vancouver & Whistler, BC | If cherry blossoms herald spring across the province, in British Columbia’s culinary industry, the change of seasons is marked by the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Now in their 23rd year, and unique in Canada, the awards were convened on a fitting spring day – Monday, April 23rd – at the Sheraton Wall Centre. A panel of 18 judges acknowledged industry excellence as Araxi, Blue Water Cafe, CinCin, West and Thierry were honoured before an audience of leading restaurateurs, chefs, and service professionals. Details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Alberni’s “Thierry” Celebrating The Macaron In Support Of City’s Growing Chefs

Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe | 1059 Alberni Street | Vancouver, BC | 604 608 6870 | www.thierrychocolates.com

The GOODs from Thierry

Vancouver, BC | Following in the tradition of the international association Relais Desserts and other macaron festivals around the world, on Tuesday, March 20th, Thierry Chocolaterie Pâtisserie Café will celebrate ‘Jour du Macaron’. Ten per cent of all macaron proceeds from this day, while supplies last, will be donated towards Growing Chefs! Chefs for Children’s Urban Agriculture.

Chef Thierry has a long-established following for his macarons, using a signature combination of fresh seasonal fruits and fine artisanal ingredients. Then, since opening last August, macarons have become a highly desirable item at Thierry, literally flying off the shelves. “We want to celebrate both the joy of this simple pleasure, as well as a great cause,” says Chef Thierry. “We invite all of our friends to drop by the shop and join in the fête.” Learn more about the cafe after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Chocolatier-Pâtissier “Thierry” On The Hunt For An Experienced Sous Chef

September 23, 2011 

Thierry is located at Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe 1059 Alberni St. (Thurlow/Burrard) in Vancouver, BC | 604 608 6870 | www.thierrychocolates.com

The GOODs from Thierry

Vancouver, BC | A partnership between Top Table Group (Araxi, Blue Water Cafe, CinCin and West) and Chef Pâtissier Thierry Busset (3-star-Michelin chocolatier-pâtissier who is widely regarded as one of the finest pastry chefs in North America), Thierry is seeking an experienced Sous Chef. Under a bright awning that recalls the storefront pâtisseries of Busset’s native France, the cafe and retail space present clean, modern lines, both indoor and outdoor self-seating, and is located on Alberni Street in Vancouver’s downtown core.

Featuring classic chocolates, pastries, cakes, and a variety of that Parisian icon: the macaron, all items are hand-made using only premium ingredients. Barista crafted coffees and liquid chocolate are also a central part of the cafe, complemented by a selection of savoury items and a liquor license.

We strive for the finest quality products and nothing else. One of these products is you! We are currently seeking an experienced Sous Chef. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of 7 years experience in professional pastry kitchens, including time spent in a retail pastry environment, and be well versed in inventory control, costing and purchasing.

If you are seeking a stimulating and rewarding career in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, please email your resume and cover letter to careers@thierrychocolates.com specifying “Sous Chef” in the title. Learn more about Thierry after the jump… Read more