Petit Pot: The South San Francisco Treat

It all started 7 years ago when Maxime (Max) Pouvreau arrived in the Bay Area and realized there was a serious void for delicious accessible French desserts.
Petit Pot

When Pouvreau, a trained Pastry Chef from France, connected with Food Engineer and fellow Frenchman Pierre Coeurdeuil in 2014, “Petit Pot” was born. Their specialty? Traditional French gourmet puddings called pot de crème or pot of crème. 

“Our pot de crème is a delightful and new-age blend of traditional French pastry practice and savory Californian taste buds,” says Pouvreau, Crème Executive Officer.

And the petit treats are made right here in South San Francisco in a small commercial kitchen. Max and Pierre searched Craigslist for over a year before signing the lease at their South Spruce location across the street from
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“There are many diverse industries here in South San Francisco. It’s been very easy to connect and develop relationships on a business to business level, which helps to scale our business,” states Coeurdeuil. “Our partnership with a large local commercial baking space made it possible for us to launch “Petit Box”, our French mini cookies.” 

Cookies with our crème? Mais oui!

“It’s quite rewarding to hear feedback from customers. We get a lot of love on social media and at our weekend in-store demos,” says Povreau. No surprise there, as small-batches are prepared fresh daily with high quality organic ingredients and the utmost care.

“We are delivering a truly artisanal experience,” adds Coeurdeuil. “Our most popular offerings continue to be our Chocolate and Vanilla pot de crème.” Other pot de crème flavors: Coffee, Lemon Curd, Salted Caramel and Strawberry.

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So, where can one find these delights? While Petit Pot desserts are made in South San Francisco, they are not sold at their South Spruce location. They are a wholesale manufacturer and carried in over 200 grocery and fine food stores statewide. Click here for a map of their California store locations. The desserts can also be delivered by ordering online through Good EggsMuncheryGrubmarket, and FarmboxCatering is also available by request.

Up next for Max and Pierre? A French spin on rice pudding, sure to be another South San Francisco treat! 

Visit Petit Pot on the web here.