Meet Nathalie & Julien
For co-founders and life partners Julien Rousseau-Dumarcet and Nathalie Morin, ROUSSEAU Chocolatier is a collaboration of the heart.
Julien is a Master Chocolatier from France and Nathalie is a luxury hospitality professional from Ottawa. Like ROUSSEAU Chocolatier, their personal story is charming and romantic – they met in Wakefield, Quebec, fell in love and wanted to build a life and business together.
Working alongside great chocolatiers in Southern France, England and even the remote corners of Scotland, they deepened their understanding of the traditions of chocolate making, and further nurtured their personal values of quality, authenticity and community.
Through immersing themselves in the old-world generations of chocolatiers and the European passion and respect for premium local ingredients, Nathalie and Julien started crafting their vision for ROUSSEAU Chocolatier.
Nathalie and Julien chose Halifax as a home for their business and their family because of the lifestyle, sense of community and entrepreneurial spirit. They use the finest chocolate from Cacao Barry in France – founded in 1842 and create artisanal chocolate confections by hand, often incorporating the extraordinary ingredients and products grown and created in Nova Scotia.
ROUSSEAU Chocolates can be found at their boutique & café near the harbour on South Street in downtown Halifax. ROUSSEAU also creates bespoke privé collections for luxury hotels and partners across North America.