Bon Courage Gourmet was founded in 2013 to bring the ultimate French chocolate truffle to America. Four brands and many chocolates later, the company has grown to include some of europe’s most famous chocolatiers and confections. Fine chocolates, creative packaging, and a wide range of options are hallmarks of Bon Courage Gourmet, a small company with big ideas about how to cater to chocolate shoppers who are looking for something special.
Hailing from one of the country’s best-known specialty food stores, founders Michael Barefoot and Tim Manale have over five decades of combined experience in the specialty food industry. Their discerning palates, award-winning history, and an impressive reputation for making customers happy have earned them credibility as two foodies who know a good thing when they taste it.
Michael and Tim are proud to have been inducted into the Specialty Food Hall of Fame in recognition of their innovative accomplishments in the world of gourmet foods and for contributions to the specialty food industry. When asked about their recognitions and awards, Michael and Tim will tell you candidly that they feel very honored, but what pleases them most is the praise they receive from satisfied customers.