Minister Dreeshen celebrates new funding for Jacek Chocolate Couture in Sherwood Park.

Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food has said this is a wonderful win-win project that will boost production while reducing the impact on our environment. Our government is always pleased to support small, environmentally-minded businesses like Jacek Chocolate Couture as they find new ways to succeed and grow.

Devin Dreeshen, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry has said that small businesses are critical to Alberta’s economic growth. Our government is supporting local businesses by helping them reach the global market and remain competitive. We appreciate the confidence and investment by Jacek to produce world-renowned products here in Alberta.”

Jacek Chocolate Couture is an award-winning company based in Sherwood Park that creates artisan and craft chocolate. Jacek will use the funding to upgrade its operations, increase exports and create new jobs under the partnership’s Value Added Products Markets program.

The funding supported the purchase and installation of a new flow-wrapper machine using compostable film. The innovation will allow the company to bring its operations to a new level while furthering its environmental goals.