— Our Story —
“Never go into business with fRiends . . .”
The best advice we ever ignored.
The Chocolate Moose Bakery & Cafe is owned and run by three best friends - Anne Marie, Emily, and Elizabeth. We met as students at Clemson before graduating and moving to different parts of the country to pursue personal goals and career paths. Years later, on a weekend reunion at our alma mater, a chance conversation with the then-owner of the Chocolate Moose (and Emily’s former boss) led us to consider the possibility of making it ours: “What if we bought this bakery and worked to make it even better than it’s ever been?”
The bakery has been a downtown Greenville destination since 2012. In Spring of 2016, the three of us officially took over and moved the storefront to 130 S. Main, where we share space with M. Judson Booksellers.
With Anne Marie’s culinary training, Emily’s creative mind, and Elizabeth’s knack for balancing the books (and keeping us all in line), we have grown our team from 5 to 15 employees and have expanded our menu well beyond the origins of the bakery.
The Chocolate Moose is our dream come true. Thank you for your continued support of us.
— Our People —
Our team is made up of a diverse range of personalities and backgrounds, but we all have a passion for making your life just a little bit sweeter.