The blue flame of Crêpe Suzette.
It casts its light on a wonderful moment.
That irreplaceable moment in the eyes of founder Naokuni Arita, who got his start working in restaurants, is what Henri Charpentier has always been offering since our founding, and is a promise to our customers.
Ashiya, Kobe Prefecture, 1969.
Henri Charpentier began as “Salon de Thé”, a cafe where you could also enjoy sweets, which was still a rarity at the time.
A group of friends who were all chefs would get together and share knowledge with each other for the benefit of our customers, preparing each dish in their kitchen.
This gave the desserts an atmosphere like that of a live performance, inviting our customers into an extraordinary world of comfort and enjoyment.
Thanks to your support, more than 50 years have passed since our founding and we are now able to prepare cakes and baked goods to people throughout Japan via department stores, shopping malls, and souvenir shops.
However, the reality is that our production still relies on the skilled hands of our chefs just like it did in the days of Salon de Thé.
Here, we would like to share with you the “unchanging values” that can be said to be the other side of Henri Charpentier.
Originated from the culturally rich city of Ashiya.
Allure of desserts,
hospitality as if you are in a restaurant…
The flickering candle is
a symbol of “smiles”