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Marisol Alfaro Hernández

L'Atelier du Chocolat

Marisol Alfaro Hernández Marisol Alfaro Hernández

Impact metric

155% growth in revenues since selection
“I saw an opportunity to create an international brand for gourmet, artisinal chocolate.”
Country
Mexico
Industry
Consumer
Employees
60
Year selected
2009
Website

Company Snapshot

One of the few female entrepreneurs in her country, Marisol created L’Atelier du Chocolat to produce and sell gourmet, artisanal chocolate to a wide Mexican audience. Known for its luxurious taste, artistic designs, and decorative packaging, L’Atelier chocolate is already sold at high-end boutiques throughout Mexico City and at the country’s most chic and highest-grossing department stores. Going forward, Marisol plans to expand to locations throughout the country and cultivate the production of high-quality chocolate ingredients in Mexico — while redefining the culture of chocolate in its ancient birthplace. Since selection, L’Atelier du Chocolat has grown from six boutiques to 20 boutiques across Mexico…and it’s only the beginning.

Endeavor and L'Atelier du Chocolat

Marisol is working with Endeavor Mexico to create a five-year strategic plan, as well as with an advisor from Ernst & Young that she met while attending the U.S. State Department’s Pathways to Prosperity program.

Marisol has demonstrated commitment by completing TV appearances for Endeavor.

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