1721 Monroe Street
Madison, Wisconsin
Phone: 608.255.8211

Store Hours:

Sunday & Monday 12 pm - 4 pm

Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5:30 pm



1721 Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711

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Gail Ambrosius - realized her dream of becoming a Chocolatier in 2004. Since then, Gail and her team have been recognized by Oprah Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Bon Appetit, More Magazine, and the Food Network. In 2012, she was named one of N. America's top 10 Chocolatiers.

Deb Apuli - Product Rep for Le Creuset

Camillo Castelnuovo - born in Lecco, northern Italy.

Laurie Conrad is the owner of Blue Daisy Catering

Leanne Cordisco - Co-Owner of Chocolaterian Cafe and Christine's Toffee

Jeff Doyle-Horney is an award winning piemaster, having won the Family Favorite Fruit Pie at the 2013 Wisconsin State Fair, as well as First Prize Winner and Best Of Division in the 2012 State Fair. He is a retired school teacher who currently is the resident pie baker at Gates & Brovi. His specialty is lattice-top fruit pies.

Susie Feest - Pastry Chef at Bunky's Cafe and Culinary Instructor at Madison College

Pierre Ferland - Head Baker at Madison Sourdough Patisserie, received his training as a pâtissier in Quebec City, Canada, at the renowned Château Frontenac. His 30-plus years of experience span all phases of the baking industry. Pierre has a particular interest in creating and reinterpreting classic French pastries.

Sami Fgaier – Owner of Le Personal Chef, offering in-home dining  services and gourmet catering around the world; former owner and Executive Chef of Le Chardonnay Restaurant.

Gabriel Heck

Susan Hendrix - Owner and Executive Chef Sunprint Cafe; 20 years of restaurant experience.

Lily Kilfoy - a cooking instructor and freelance chef from Madison. Owner of The Kids Chef, where she teaches kids ages 5 and up how to cook.

Wave Kasprzak - Executive Chef and Owner of The Dining Room At 209 Main in Monticello, Author of It Takes More Than A Chef.

Jesse Kloskey - has worked in several Michelin Star restaurants in San Francisco and Spain. Back in Madison, he has his own catering company "Thyme in the Kitchen" that specializes in home dinner parties. http:/thymeinthe.kitchen

Joe Learned - General Manager and Sommelier Francesco's del Lago;Executive Chef Rare Steakhouse and Corporate Chef for Noble Chef; former Executive Chef, Ocean Grill

Keith Lepinski is a staff member at Orange Tree Imports and Cooking School Manager

Jessie Light - Baker at Cress Spring Bakery

Nancy Lynch - 6 years writing "Dining In with Nancy Lynch" for Madison Magazine; Boot Camp - Culinary Institute of America; Realtor with Sprinkman Realty.

Francesco Mangano - Executive Chef and Owner of Osteria Papavero, where he focuses on authentic regional foods from the Emilia-Romagna and Toscana regions of Italy.

Nick Martin & Staci Fritz - Of Ian's Pizza on State st.

Shawn McManus

Jeanne Raffetto Tentis - Culinary Instructor for over 13 years; author of the food blog "Queen Jeanne's Cuisine, Recipes, Rants, and Raves".

Neeta Saluja - author of Six Spices: A Simple Concept of Indian Cooking

Huma Siddiqui – Author of Jasmine in her Hair, a book about the culture and cuisine of Pakistan, and President of White Jasmine, a spice company based in Mount Horeb.

Clark Stone - Product Rep for Wustof-Trident of America

Paul Tseng - Culinary Instructor at Madison College, Cook and Instructor at Willy West
Tom Wolowik - a Fishmonger at Madison's Seafood Center for 15 years, he currently works at Bistro 101 in Mt. Horeb. Tom is now concentrating on Teaching cooking classes and catering small groups.

Barbara Wright - Owned the award winning Dardanelles Restaurant, a popular Mediterranean Restaurant on Monroe Street for almost 14 years. She is a past president of Madison Originals and now feeds the hungry masses at Holy Wisdom Seminary. She is a firm believer in eating a healthy diet of locally grown foods cooked with the exotic flavors of far away lands.