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Meet Samuel Manar and Sylvia Bouslah of Delvigne Croissant

Today we’d like to introduce you to Samuel Manar and Sylvia Bouslah.

We have decided to move to LA in 2015.

From Banker to Head Baker, Sam became passionate about making bread and pastry. He graduated from Ferrandi school in France and worked at well-known places such as Spago Restaurant or Bottega Louie.

After a career in Human Resources, Sylvia graduated from a Pastry school to become a pastry Chef. When she is not in the kitchen seeking for new ideas, she is at Farmers Market sharing their culture and passion for gastronomy.

Jean DELVIGNE, her beloved grandfather, who was a Baker, inspired them.

To honor the name we use a traditional recipe with seasonal ingredients from California and a grass-fed butter from France.

Has it been a smooth road?
We had to deal with visas expiration when we first came here in LA and had to go back to France after each year to renew it or reapply. Meaning giving up our apartment and start all over again when we came back here. Then Sam won the Green Card at the Lottery which made us feel finally plenty ready to start our life here and our business.

We have worked hard to be where we are at now. We were working full-time day jobs and made our business grow up in the meantime.

Coming from another country, we needed to adapt and learned how to please the needs of our guests.

We now know how to have a work/life balance even though it wasn’t easy at the beginning.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
It is a family business.

Our specialty is definitely Croissant. Everything is made from scratch by Sam and we use a grass-fed butter imported from France to make the difference. This is our strength. We use a two days process with slow fermentation to increase the taste.

Our guests like that we bring them delicacies that remind them their travel in France.

We are proud of being authentic which is also what sets us apart from others. We consider our business as a neighbor/local one. We are close to our guests and communicate easily with them through social media.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
We like the configuration of LA. Different neighborhoods which allow us to reach different type of clientele. LA allows small business to exists and to start. But this city changes really fast with the gentrification and that could make it difficult to survive.

Contact Info:

  • Website: www.delvignecroissant.com
  • Email: delvignecroissant@gmail.com
  • Instagram: @delvignecroissant
  • Facebook: @delvignecroissant

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