THE KOKO PÂTISSERIE STORY
Koko Pâtisserie is the culmination of a dream long-held by a local wife and husband team — Marcie and Kirby Punshon. Marcie’s passion for all things food started when she was seven years old and began baking with her mom. As a teenager, she found a second mentor when she began working at one of the city’s first haute cuisine restaurants — Mieka’s. Marcie has continued to train ever since, including time at the renowned Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa.
Kirby also developed his entrepreneurial side early, by helping to run his family’s floral company as he grew up. The experience gave him a taste for business and taught him a few important things: have pride in what you do, value your customers and share any success you have with those around you.
Marcie and Kirby started in their home kitchen, combining their expertise and passion to develop a recipe for success. Their unique pastries, treats and cakes are now sold in a major international coffee chain and Canadian supermarkets. With Koko, they’re focused on creating distinctive products for right here at home. Everything is made from scratch with special care and only the finest and freshest ingredients — such as local organic flour, real butter and Callebaut chocolate.
Marcie and Kirby’s belief in giving back to the community has led them to support organizations such as the Cosmopolitan Learning Centre, Hospitals of Regina Foundation and Kidney Foundation of Canada. At Koko, the new Cupcakes for Kids program will see a percentage of all profits from the sale of petits gâteaux directed to the Regina General Hospital Pediatric Ward.