We had the good fortune of connecting with Andrea Meyer and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Andrea, is there a life experience you can think of that you feel has had a profound impact on your life or career?
Until a few years ago, my travels to France would have been the most profound life experience impacting my career. Since then, my bone cancer diagnosis and treatment has completely changed my life and my ability to do the day to day activities of being a Pastry Chef. I now focus my time much more on the growth of our business and the development of my staff. I focus on helping them reach their goals and find gratification in seeing them learn and excel.
What should our readers know about your business?
I started Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie in January of 2013, focusing on French style pastries, especially the popular French macaron. We built our business to a strong enough level to open our retail location at West Village in Dallas, TX in February of 2015. We recently celebrated our 5 year anniversary in our retail shop and we continue to grow and excel in high quality pastries in our area. We’re passionate about pastry and having a positive impact on family and friends, making memories and taking time for life’s little celebrations. We’re fanatical about quality, flavor and standards and it shows in everything we do.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love Dallas and have had plenty of family come and visit over the years. We definitely start our days at Bisous Bisous and delicious coffee from our friends at Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters. We would spend a day wandering around the Bishop Arts district for sure, it’s so adorable and visitors love it. Everyone that visits gets a stop at Kate Weiser Chocolate, Jimmy’s Food Store, Whistle Britches up in North Dallas and at least one visit up north to Detour Doughnuts. I live in Plano so we take people to the Legacy West area as well, grabbing some souvenirs at Read Between the Lines and dinner at North, one of my favorite Italian places.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d love to shoutout to my Pastry Chef, Sarah Green. She came on board when I was first diagnosed with bone cancer, supported our staff and the business during my treatment and has been a vital and critical person in the business ever since. We absolutely wouldn’t be successful today without her dedication, talent and hard work.