Guest Chef – Genuine Fresche

Açaí Bowl Artist (n:) a person who prepares or sells fresh açaí bowls, juices, shakes, smoothies, etc.

We recently finished up our fifth filming in our Guest Chef series with Boyd Harrington. It has been so much fun, and a huge learning experience for us. Stay tuned to see where we will be filming next. We love connecting with local businesses and showing what it’s like to be behind the scenes to bring customers the products they order. So much time and effort go into making the perfect product! In out latest filming we visited Genuine Fresche where we learned how to make the perfect açaí bowl. Making the bowls quickly and perfectly takes a lot of practice, and we got it down to an art by the time we were finished filming. We had a great time connecting with customers while we were there!

The owners, Brad and Marcy, discovered that you could heal the body through food. Their youngest child had several health issues when he was young, and by changing their diet and lifestyles they were able to heal many health issues through food alone. This led to a lifelong commitment of healthy eating and living. They quickly realized that it was hard to go out to eat and find the right foods on any menu, so they decided to open their own shop, and Genuine Fresche was born! On the menu are some seriously delicious items, including açaí bowls, smoothies, shakes, and juices.

Guest Chef – Crème & Chocolats

Confectioner (n:) a person who makes or sells candies and, sometimes, ice cream, cakes, etc.

We just wrapped up our fourth filming in our Guest Chef series with Boyd Harrington. It has been so much fun, and a huge learning experience for us. Being a consumer, most don’t realize the work that goes on behind the scenes and how much training and preparation is involved in bringing the product to the customer. We just finished filming at Crème & Chocolats where we learned how to make the perfect chocolate dipped ice cream cone, and also crêpes. We found that swirling the perfect cone was actually harder than making the perfect crêpe. Don’t be fooled though, both take a lot of practice to perfect! We had a great time filming here!

Aurélie and Jean came to Arizona with the dream to share their favorite treats. They are inspired by their French background to know good chocolate, rich desserts, and exquisite pastries. Crème & Chocolats gives you more than a variety of tasty treats, they give you a cozy ambiance to indulge in them. They use a 10% butterfat recipe which is higher than a soft serve (2-5%) which what makes their soft serve creamier and smoother, and you can choose from 9 varieties of flavor-infused Belgian chocolate to dip your cone into. Aside from running their bistro, they are also the parents of 3 young little boys and married for more than 10 years.

Guest Chef – SodaRush

Soda Jerk (n:) a person who serves and sells soft drinks and ice cream at a soda fountain.

If you’ve been following along on our Instagram page, then you’ve seen that we have teamed up with Boyd Harrington to create a unique concept of working behind the scenes in local shops. Our goal for the Guest Chef series is to connect better with the companies we love to support and get a feel for what they do for all of us consumers. We had a ton of fun at SodaRush learning how to make different drinks, fresh lemonade and interacting with the customers. Keep an eye out for more to come. 🙂

SodaRush is a family owned and operated Soda Shop.​ Originally from Kansas, Jim and Amber moved to the valley of the sun with their 4 children to open their own soda and cookie shop. They now have two locations in Mesa, and in Gilbert. SodaRush not only only serves their Signature Sips and Gourmet Cookies, they also serve Ice Cream Cones, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade and Coconut Limeade, and also Cotton Candy, Giant Soft Pretzels, and Fruit Puree Parfaits.