Speaking on Business: Gourmandise the Bakery

Gourmandise, the Bakery, is known as a place you can come for a great lunch or delicious French pastries.

Chris Redgrave Jan 18, 2019

This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

At Gourmandise, the Bakery in downtown Salt Lake City, their extensive offering of French pastries is made using an old-world, labor intensive process, like the croissant, which takes three days to make, and they have 2 full-time employees dedicated just to making croissants. The quality of product speaks for itself, since owner Vern Hanssen says they sell over 2,000 croissants each week. The bakery is so popular that a second Gourmandise location opened in Draper and it’s been so successful, there’s a daily wait list.

Gourmandise, the Bakery, is known as a place you can come for a great lunch with warm, hearty sandwiches, like the brisket grilled cheese, turkey avocado panini or a delicious salad. In addition to the café, Gourmandise is most known for their pastries, like the Napoleon with layers of flaky pastry and rich custard topped with icing; cannoli; chocolate mousse; brownies; eclairs; and their famous tiramisu cake, which sells by the hundreds of slices every week.

Vern and his wife, Halley, bought Gourmandise in 2006 and have taken this Salt Lake City classic to the next level, growing the business, expanding the menu and updating the restaurant. In 2016, they redid the exterior and expanded the patio of the downtown location at 250 S 300 E.

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For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

Gourmandise, the Bakery
With locations in Salt Lake City and Draper

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