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: Chez Moi is a dessert food truck. We normally operate the truck Tues.-Fri. only unless there is a special event during the weekend. The primary pickup location for whole cake orders is at the truck. Please view the calendar for details. Whole cakes will be picked up at the truck Tues.-Fri. unless there is a special event during the weekend.
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. If the truck isn't out the day you need a local order, we may be able to make other arrangements but primary pickup is at the truck. Orders are shipped the Monday or Tuesday following the date of your order to help ensure it won't sit over the weekend in a warehouse. 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 major holidays. Thanksgiving & Christmas orders are usually cutoff one month before the holiday. Please contact us for a specific date.
Q: Do you have a retail location?
A: No, Chez Moi does not have a brick and mortar location and is by appointment only. Click the "Find our Truck" tab for the dessert food truck schedule. Chez Moi rum cake (various flavors...depends on what they order) is also available by the slice at Cocoa Cinnamon (Geer St. & Hillsborough St. locations only) and Namu.
Q: Do you make special orders for people with allergies?
A: We kindly recommend that anyone with food allergies avoid our products. 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 have to refrigerate my cake? How long can I leave my cake out?
A: You may leave your cake out prior to serving as the cake is best served at room temperature. We do recommend leftovers to be refrigerated (wrapped or in air tight container). The shelf life is 2 weeks refrigerated and two months frozen. Please wrap the cake well in plastic wrap and add a freezer bag if freezing.
Q: Can I find Chez Moi cakes locally when the dessert truck isn't out?
A: Yes, they can be found at the following:
Cocoa Cinnamon Durham, NC - Coffee Shop - At both Geer St and Hillsborough Rd locations
- Namu Durham - Restaurant & Coffee Bar - 5420 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.
Q: Orders and shipping?
A: In order to avoid boxes sitting in shipping hubs over the weekend, we only ship Monday & Tuesday of each week. We offer shipping Nationwide by FedEx. No P.O. Boxes. Local delivery is available in the Triangle. Please contact us for this special service fee and to see if it can be accommodated. We recommend you order well in advance to ensure your delivery will arrive one or two days before your event.
Q: Do you offer catering and/or is the truck available for my private event?
A: Yes and yes! You may place an order for whole cakes through the website or the truck can come to your event to serve your guests directly. Our truck is primarily booked 6-9 months in advance so if you have a special date, book early! Just use the contact us now form for details.
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.
Our cake trays and forks are made from a combination of sustainably managed forests and at least 18% recycled wood fiber content using a totally chlorine free manufacturing process. They are recyclable and compostable. Our spoons are a 97% USDA certified biobased product made from renewable Ingeo CPLA (Crystalized Polylactic Acid). We use a local compost service http://compostnow.org/.
Chez Moi is a certified sustainable food truck under the organization Don't Waste Durham. Follow this link to learn more... http://www.dontwastedurham.org/sustainable-food-truck-program
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 our products. For donation requests, please save the trees and don’t send us a letter or drop a form off at our truck. Instead, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 we’re little guys, too. Please no requests from national charities!