Santa Cruz, CA-based Toque Blanche has added a new store manager to the mix. Stuart Cristol-Deman was the store manager at the Half Moon Bay, CA-based location (which shuttered in 2017). Now, he will help head up the Santa Cruz store.
“Stuart was the first employee hired when Toque Blanche opened in Half Moon Bay in 2006. Having worked in this industry for Draegers and other retail stores, he was instrumental in its start and in its success. He is liked and respected by vendors, customers and employees for his knowledge, warmth and sense of humor. We are lucky to have him back,” said Charles Nelson, owner of Toque Blanche.
Toque Blanche is owned by Charles Nelson. The Half Moon Bay location was opened in 2006, with the Santa Cruz, CA acquisition made in 2013. Nelson has been both a gia winner as well as a 2020 GOURMET INSIDER All-Star retailer.