What You Should Know... (FAQs)
Q: What Does Chez Moi mean?
A: Chez Moi means "My Place" in French.
Q: What are your business hours?
A: As of January 1, 2021, Chez Moi is no longer operating as a dessert food truck. Don't panic! I'm still baking along with a million other things. (#SoSerious) Orders can be shipped nationwide by FedEx - scheduled shipments go out each Mon/Tues, picked up locally in Durham (scheduled time: Wed-Fri 4:30-6pm) and complimentary, contactless delivery within a limited radius for Durham (Wed-Fri 2:30-4:30pm). (see below for local places who carry my products)
Q: Do you have a retail location?
A: No, Chez Moi does not have a brick and mortar location (and is no longer food trucking!).
Q: How much time do I need to allow when placing an order?
A: Please allow a minimum of 72 hours when placing an order. Orders placed Sun-Sat will ship the following Monday. Saturday is the cut-off each week. (Shipping charges will apply)
These rules do not apply for Thanksgiving & Christmas. Thanksgiving & Christmas ordering open up the end of October and orders fill up fast! The calendar at checkout will show the available options.
Q: What is rum cake? How strong is your rum cake?
A: Rum cake is a yellow cake infused with rum then a rum soak is applied when the cake comes out of the oven. You may have heard how strong of an alcohol flavor rum cake has. In my opinion, the rum should be used as flavor as the majority of the alcohol content bakes off. I feel since this is a dessert, you should enjoy the flavor. For something a bit stronger, the bourbon or Muddy River cake may be a better choice over my signature Brown Sugar Vanilla rum cake. Just know, with any of my cakes, you aren't going to get a buzz from the cake as that isn't the purpose. Questions? Email me!
Q: Do you make special orders for people with allergies?
A: All of our products are made on equipment shared with milk, egg, peanuts and tree nuts. We are able to omit nuts from our products, but there is no guarantee in regards to allergies.
Q: Do I need to refrigerate my cake? How long can I leave my cake out?
A: Always refrigerate and bring to room temperature by placing on the counter for approx. 15 minutes before serving. I do recommend refrigeration during any other time (wrapped or in an air tight container). The shelf life is 2 weeks refrigerated and two months frozen. Please wrap the cake in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag, if freezing. Just you? Individually wrap or bag slices for the freezer, and when ready to eat, bring to room temperature on the counter. It thaws perfectly!
*Ice cream cakes should be stored in the freezer. Use a warm knife to cut.
Q: Can I find Chez Moi products locally in North Carolina? (Subject to Availability)
A: Yes, they can be found at the following:
Cocoa Cinnamon Durham By the slice - Brown Sugar Vanilla Rum Cake420 W. Geer St. and 2627 Hillsborough Rd.
Cecy's Gallery Durham Macro greeting cards by Rhonda Jones Photography417 Foster St.
Elk Local Foods Apex Variety of whole cakes, lemon curd, lime curd, blueberry syrup & Rhonda Jones Photography macro greeting cards103 E. Chatham St.
Great Harvest Bread Company229 S. Elliott Rd. Chapel Hill lemon curd & lime curd & blueberry syrup
Inner Banks Mercantile (IBX) Columbia, NC Variety of whole cakes, lemon curd, lime curd, & blueberry syrup117 S. Elm St.
Mike D's BBQ Smokehouse & Retail Durham By the slice - Brown Sugar Vanilla Rum Cake & Black Cherry Bourbon Cake455 S. Driver St.
Namu Durham Durham By the slice - Brown Sugar Vanilla Rum Cake & Lemon Cake5420 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.
Smitten Boutique Durham Variety of whole cakes, lemon curd, lime curd, & blueberry syrup2702 Hillsborough Rd.
Succotash - Southern & Creole Kitchen
The Produce Box - www.TheProduceBox.com
(delivery service available in various cities throughout the state of NC) Lemon Curd & Lime Curd & Almond Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Weaver Street Market Rhonda Jones PhotographyCarrboro, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Raleigh Lemon Curd, Lime Curd & Blueberry Syrup Macro greeting cards by
Q: Sustainability? A: In an effort to lessen our environmental impact, we have taken steps to reduce the amount of waste we generate. About 98% of our waste produced during production is either composted or recycled, and all of our packaging and disposable wares can be recycled or composted. Composting service provided by local company http://compostnow.org/.
Q: How can I request a donation for my charity?
A: Chez Moi would love to support your cause or organization. While we are happy to donate gift certificates, we do not make donations of cash, cake or discount the products. For donation requests, please send an email to rhonda @ chezmoi-bakery.com and I will be happy to review. Thanks!
Please note: We limit our donations to local charities only. It’s not that we don’t love big causes, but fundraising is more challenging for smaller charities and I'm a solopreneur so I get it! Please no requests from national charities!
In the unlikely event you are not satisfied with your order, please make me aware of the issue so we can find a resolution. I'm a solopreneur who takes pride in all I do. Thank you!