Chocolate Velvet was started in 2004 by Phil and Leanne Lash, specializing in wedding and birthday cakes. The goal was, and continues to be, a specialized bakery producing top of the line cakes all made from scratch (no pre mixes or packet mixes).
Within 6 months of starting we began wholesaling our cakes to cafes and restaurants, and developed a range of desserts. We quickly earned a reputation for quality along with a commitment to ensure customer satisfaction.
We originally operated from a commercial kitchen situated on private property. During this time we employed our first team member, Anita, who is now our head cake decorator.
Within 2 years we had well and truly outgrown these premises, and it took us over a year to find suitable premises to move to.
In December 2007 we opened a purpose built bakery and retail shop.
Today we employ nine staff who create, bake, decorate, develop new products, help customers, answer queries and are passionate about what they do!
Along with our fantastic cakes, we also make truffles, slices, cheesecakes, tarts, pies, muffins, and a wide range of “ready to go” food for our shop.
We are continually looking for new products to develop and always strive to be the best at what we do.
Above all this – happy, smiling, satisfied customers is what motivates us the most.
We welcome your suggestions! You can contact us on (03) 538 0515 or visit us at 435 Nayland Road, Stoke, Nelson.
-Phil & Leanne