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!). Place an order through the website for limited local Durham delivery, local Durham pickup or nationwide shipping. Find Chez Moi products at various retail outlets (see list below).
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.
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 Kitchen3219 Old Chapel Hill Rd. Durham Serving the Brown Sugar Vanilla Rum Cake, Black Cherry Bourbon and Lemon Cake by the slice.
Weaver Street Market
Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Raleigh Lemon Curd, Lime Curd & Blueberry Syrup Macro greeting cards by Rhonda Jones Photography
Q: What occasions are Chez Moi cakes used for?
A: Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, housewarmings, thank you gifts, corporate gifts, employee gifts, simply because it's a day ending in "y" and more!
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.
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!