Jael Rattigan

French Broad Chocolate Lounge  | Asheville, NC

The co-founder and CEO of French Broad Chocolate, Jael believes in using business as a force for good. What started in 2006 as a mom and pop farmers' market stand has grown to more than 90 employees operating a chocolate lounge and boutique, an experiential chocolate factory and café, and a handcrafted ice creamery and cafe. 

Jael’s chocolates have received many national and international awards, and she earned the WomanUp "Best in Business" award in 2016. Her two sons, Sam and Max, eat chocolate for breakfast every day.

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Jael is participating in the Sustainable Classroom on Friday, October 18 and the Fall Fête on the Green on Saturday, October 19.