Cocoa Tree Confectionery

Face of Sweet Treats

Cocoa Tree Confectionery; (Center) Kishoree Boegel, Owner and Head Chef; (Left to right) Sydney Miracle; Brogan Ringgold, Manager; Zoe Rachum, Assistant Manager; Photo by Linda Smallpage, Boutique Photographer

Cocoa Tree Confectionery opened its doors in March of 2020. The upscale Mequon shop sells artisan, hand-painted chocolates crafted in small batches, along with handmade gelato. Owner and chocolatier Kishoree Boegel sources ingredients and packaging from small businesses both locally and nationally, whenever possible. One example is the authentic French macarons made by chef Jerome Landrieu, a former instructor of hers, now a family friend.

Cocoa Tree also offers gift boxes and custom orders for weddings and special events, as well as corporate gifting. “After taking on projects like the Ryder Cup back in 2021, we know we can do it,” Boegel says. “Companies that want to set themselves apart need to show their clients something special, and we are something special.”

“My staff is mostly teenagers – for many of them, it’s their first job,” Boegel says. “It means a lot to me to work with these kids. My goal is to teach them responsibility, accountability, follow-through and autonomy. Once they learn those skills, I let them loose, and that’s when the fun begins. They bring me ideas, and we work together to make them happen. It’s part of what makes us a family – we grow together and create together. We made it through a pandemic and we’re still going strong because of a unique and quality product, a supportive and enthusiastic community, and our dedicated and creative people. It’s as simple as that.

“People support what they help create. It’s something I was told a long time ago, and it’s been our mission statement ever since.”

1330 W. MEQUON RD., MEQUON | 262-643-4692


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