Their is a saying, “it takes a village to raise a child” that could also be applied to chocolate, “it takes a village to raise a chocolate.” Here at The Chocolate Fetish each delectable morsel is the result of long hours of research and development as well as the time and care it takes to make each piece by hand. The finished product is the result of hours of labor from the farmer that grew the bean to the person that dipped the center in molten chocolate, to the smiling face behind the counter that helped you select that perfect for you piece. While we may not be able to introduce you to everyone that makes our delicious treats possible, here is a look at some of the key players.
Sue and Bill Foley
Sue and Bill Foley purchased The Chocolate Fetish in 2001 bringing to it a passion for fine food and a lifetime of world travel. Sue contributed her extensive culinary background and Bill his executive marketing experience to grow the business from a small storefront to a Asheville destination and nationaly and internationaly recognized hot spot for fine chocolates. They have traveled the world in search of the finest chocolates including years spent living in Brussels, Belgium and extensive touring of chocolate shops and manufacturers in Europe. They continue to be dedicated to the success of their shop and that of downtown Asheville.
Before bringing her innovation and creativity to the Chocolate Fetish in 2006 Elizabeth was pursuing a life long dream to be an artist. After attending The University of Oregon with a major in Fine Art/Ceramics she spent years traveling and pursuing her career as an artist before finally settling in Asheville and returning to the family business. Since joining The Chocolate Fetish full time Elizabeth has found that both her passion for food and art can be fulfilled at once in the world of chocolate. 2010 marks another important milestone for Elizabeth as she celebrated the birth of her first child. As well as creating delicious delicacies and amazing chocolate art, Elizabeth is also the online voice of The Chocolate Fetish and maintains this blog as well as our facebook page.