Milène’s passion for creating desserts started as early as she could pick up a cookbook and hand mix sugar into butter. Her parents added the long list of baking ingredients on their grocery visits as they felt it was a positive creative outlet. The sweets quickly became favorites at family celebrations and holidays. After college, Milène grew her love of desserts into a side project by making chocolate favors, platters, and centerpieces for weddings, parties, and art exhibitions. At the same time, her business skills were developed through her extensive international travel and intense training at Macy’s renowned Private Label Design House. After 12 years, Milène left Macy’s as Product Director due to the company’s 2016 consolidation. Through this major life transition, she found the courage to return to her childhood passion and build her own brand. Milène Jardine Chocolatier aligns with her lifelong fervor for confections and travel.
Milène Jardine Chocolatier creates high quality, artisanal chocolates made locally in New York City. Each flavor tells a story and takes the consumer on a journey to a different country to experience a new flavor. The ingredients utilized are fresh with natural health benefits to offer a dessert that indulges and heals. The styling embodies a modern elegance, with each confection made to harmonize a graceful release of flavor and texture, wrapped in modern yet sophisticated packaging. The hope is to spread happiness, celebrate diversity, and inspire a world to “Live by Love” with each chocolate.