OUR UNOFFICIAL STORY
Two eccentric French people, Let's admit it, Laurence from Paris and Bernard from Lyon (where, as "the world's culinary capital", Curnonsky said it ! food is more than a religion there), who lived and fell in love with Vancouver, were frustrated not to find genuine French pastries (and French/European good food in general) in lower mainland.
Because so many people around them were delighted when eating a chocolate eclair filled with whipped cream or unfinished custard from a mix of hot water and powder, Bernard decided to act. Exalting compliments to French culinary arts after tasting such a hideous pastry undignified him. He decided to import real and genuine French know how to Vancouver in order to educate such palates that didn't have the chance to welcome a real chocolate eclair (normally made of fresh chocolate custard).
After an alcohol less French party (yeah right !), carried away in his crazy delirium, and provoked by a friend's stupid dare, he accepted the challenge.
Joined by Laurence in his crazy quest, and through the city of Vancouver permit department nightmares during a 9 month long tough labor, they gave birth to Baguette and Co in Kitsilano, on April 1st 2010.
This bold joke actually gave birth to a successful business, developing itself in wholesale and retail areas, with a second location opened in the West End on October 31st 2012.