The joy of food
Inspired by a Frenchman who came to Canada in 1989, Les Moulins La Fayette is the product of an idea dreamed up by Johnny Jeulin in 1994. A fifth-generation baker, pastry chef and chocolatier, he uses his talent and expertise to give Quebeckers a taste of authentic French gastronomy. A member of the Quebec bakers’ association, Mr. Jeulin knows that pleasing the most discerning palates is possible if you blend the cultures of France and Quebec.
Since the beginning, Les Moulins La Fayette has been recognized for the high quality of its products and courteous service. The warm and friendly atmosphere, the originality of the decor, the traditional baking methods and the choice of ingredients have become the key factors driving our success.
1994: The first Moulin is established in the heart of the village of Saint-Sauveur in the Laurentians. The owner quickly realizes the potential of his business.
1999: The company’s success requires a move to another location. Les Moulins La Fayette relocates to the Factoreries Saint-Sauveur complex, in a space that is triple the size of the original store.
2002: As demand continues to grow, Mr. Jeulin decides to buy the Boulangerie Pagé in Saint-Sauveur. This acquisition allows the company to consolidate expertise, respond to customer growth and diversify the product line.
2003: Mr. Jeulin is confident that he can bring his products to various regions of Quebec and has a winning formula for serious and motivated entrepreneurs. To achieve this objective, he begins to expand his sales network through the licensing of exploitation rights.
2004: The Laurentides Regional Solidarity Fund QFL notices the project and joins Les Moulins La Fayette the following year.
2005: Les Moulins La Fayette opens its first licensed store in Sainte-Adèle.
2006-2007: Construction of a 40,000 square foot production facility in Mirabel as a key part of the anticipated expansion.
2008: Opening of licensed stores in L’Île-Perrot, Mirabel and Pointe-Claire.
2009: Opening of licensed stores in Sainte-Thérèse and Sherbrooke.
2010: Opening of licensed stores in Gatineau and Vaudreuil.
2011: Project to open five new licensed stores, including Sainte-Rose.