"Food of the gods" as CORPORATE GIFTS
(an executive summary)
I’d like to introduce you to our boutique:

We operate in the old continental tradition of high quality and personalized service. Our clientele experience life from a somewhat different perspective and search out the best the world has to offer. We’ve delivered to the Queen Mother and the Pope’s entourage when they were here; and would you believe, to the space shuttle STS-42 DISCOVERY preflight astronauts’ dinner. We would now welcome an opportunity to serve you.

Chocoholics might add that Swiss-Master also helps in a little way define Toronto as a great city. Chocolates are mostly imported from family-run Confiseur Läderach AG, who supply boutiques across Switzerland and ship around the world. In 1998 Swiss-Master reached for a global grasp with the opening of a Swiss-Master boutique in Hong Kong.

"For the price of a good local chocolate. . .some of the very best truffles the world has to offer," that’s how the media (Canadian Jewish News) describes our product. They also say our packaging is "regal — it’s almost like buying a fine piece of jewelry," and our "staff are friendlier than any indecisive shopper has a right to expect" (Toronto Life).

Come visit our boutique "to buy your food of the gods" (CTV’s Canada AM). It’s just north of The Bridle Path / Post Road area and "it’s a place that will send your taste buds into a tail spin" (CFTO-TV Eye on Toronto) and a place where "you will find many gift ideas" (Chocolatier Magazine USA). You’ll think you’ve "entered a fancy boutique nestled along a winding fashionable street in Zurich or Geneva" (Jewish Tribune). It’s a "golden opportunity" for your company (Sing Tao Daily). Honest, it’s "the best place to buy chocolates other than Switzerland" (Bayview Post), and we promise that you’ll be able to "dazzle the chocoholics on your Christmas list" (Toronto Sun).



The "store is a chocolate-lover’s dream come true" (Toronto Star) and we have a "decadent range" of truffles (Toronto Life) - actually, over 55 types of world class fresh cream truffles, including several Champagnes, Mouse, Thank You, For You, I Love You, Season’s Greetings, Star of David, Silent Night, Telephone, Computer, Happy Face, Year 2000, Dragon, Bee, Lady Bug, etc...

And oh yes, another assurance of quality and service: we are the 1999 "Retailer of the Year", the very first for North York.

For ordering details please contact me — or, better yet, come and see us.


Ingrid Läderach Steven, owner
I n g r i d@swissmaster.com

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                ...love to hear from you

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**** NOTE: also add word CHOCOLATE in the first part
of subject to help your email message stand out from “spam” junk email.


P.S. We can customize chocolates for you; for example, with a logo, message or special design.

 
STS-42 crest
"Congratulations on being recognized for your wonderful chocolates. We have
always known your chocolates
are out of this world. . .yours got there!
. . .The “Bondar” family,February, 2003 Mildred, Barbara, Roberta, and George.


Miramax Oscar chocolates
In Style Magazine
(These truffles available in our Toronto showcase)



MESSAGE TO BOSS:

give a little chocolate for Christmas
. . . receive a lot in return all year long



Business Card on chocolate bar

Playboy Golf truffle
http://golfscramblecanada.com/

Miramax Oscar chocolates

McDonalds


TagHeuer

McWeb

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Picture on luscious Swiss chocolate
wrapped in gold foil

Canadian Business

Profit 100

Launch Party


Happy Holidays!
4 and 2 piece gift boxes


Our 36/54/72-piece boxes in gold


A 36 piece gift box


A 54-piece gift box


For his 60th birthday
President Bill Clinton
was presented with our
54-piece truffle box,
during stay in Toronto Aug/06


Chocolate Champagne Bottle with
"Brut Champagne" truffles

no longer available
Chocolate Oscars, very popular
at celebrity galas
...this one for Alliance Atlantis


“And the chocolate Oscar goes to”

…Toronto Star March 19, 2003

ALSO reported on: CityTV,
BreakfastTV,
RogersTV
and CBC French Radio Canada


Also: Paula Zahn and Robert Redford
were just presented with
chocolate Oscars in 2006

no longer available

no longer available

creation for Oscar gala for "Pepsi executives" by Ron Kneabone Executive Chef www.niagara21stgroup.com

For Jane Goodall $2,000/plate fund raiser
(see "Inside Boutique" page for more on this)

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LAWN PARTY: Chocolate desserts and
"chocolate sculpture" from Swiss-Master
(sculpture by Confiseur Läderach)

Swiss-Master chocolates at "Canada Blooms"

Martini with a
"fresh cream truffle"
. . .adds a little extra pleasure
FAMOUS SAYINGS, etc:

"Where there’s a will there’s an . . . A" ... professor Claude Olney
"Where there’s chocolate there’s an . . . A+" ... a local teacher

"The best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for each other."

Be ready to love a child enough to risk losing his/her love......grandma

"If you make lots of money put it to good use helping others while you are living. That is wealth’s greatest satisfaction."

"It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts." ... John Wooden

"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail." ... Ralph Waldo Emerson

"First we will be best, and then we will be first." ... Grant Tinker

"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance." ... Derek Bok

"Don’t play what’s there; play what’s not there." ... Miles Davis

"I never discovered anything with my rational mind.." ... Albert Einstein

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." ... my teacher

"Reason over passion." ... Pierre Elliot Trudeau

"Don’t let your whole life pass by without you living it!"

"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances." ...  Thomas Jefferson

"If you save a little bit regularly each pay day, you’ll be surprised just how little you have at the end of the year !" ... voice of experience

"If you want something done fast, ask someone who is busy."

"Who was first is more important than who was best" ... conclusion reached on examining Nobel Prize winners.

"I could have, should have, would have if ..." Comments from a non-winner.

"You may be just one person in this world, but to one person you may well be the world."

"Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can’t help but cry. I mean, I’d love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff"...Mariah Carey


One of great mysteries of life: Why do bleeding-heart do-gooders speak up so passionately for rights of criminals, and yet keep so thundering silent for victims?

Have you read my #1 best seller? There will be a test at the end of your term... God


Our background and circumstances may have influenced "who we are," but we are responsible for "who we become". . . and, the positive reality is, traumatic childhoods generally tend to produce amazing adults! SOME OF THE BEST CREATIVITY COMES FROM THE PAIN ENDURED.

Yes, you can keep going long after you can’t.

Wisdom comes with age, ….. but sadly sometimes age comes alone.

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel!


Man is the only animal who knows that he will die!

As we choose food we eat, we choose the kind of old age we want. . . .this insight all too often comes with the horror of waking up and realizing it’s too late.

The "illiterate of the 21st century" will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn. ~ Alvin Toffler

WORDS DU JOUR
White, black, or yellow,
I’ll treat you as a great fellow as long as you also treat me as an equal fellow …
and moreover as long as you personally would treat me in your homeland the
way you want me to treat you in my country … and just as important, as long as
you treat your own people (especially women) the way you want me to treat you!

. . .and as long as you don’t try to stick toooo far up my nose any "I GOT RIGHTS" message
the moment you step on our land that we love and work hard to build.
  A FOLKTALE FOR YOUNG GIRLS:
A young girl found a sick snake at her doorstep who convinced her that he needed tender love and help. The kind girl hesitated and pondered at the potential danger of the situation, but eventually was taken by the snake’s humbling plea and charm and welcomed the snake into her home and patiently nursed it back to health. One day after making the snake a nice cup of hot tea and cookies, the snake repaid her with a vicious bite. While lying there dying, the young girl looked the snake in his eyes and asked with her last whispering breath, “Knowing your bite is poisonous, why did you bite me?” The snake responded, barely looking up from his cup of tea, “Hey, girly, stop those tears! You knew I was a snake when you took me in, did you not?”


SWISS-MASTER CHOCOLATIER
2538 Bayview Avenue

(north of The Bridle Path / Post Road)
Toronto, Canada
M2L 1A9
Store (416) 444-8802
i n g r i d@swissmaster.com

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Hail to the Chief! . . Ingrid with
Police Chief Julian Fantino, wife Livianna, and
Sun columnist Joe Warmington


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REVIEW Business Magazine, March 2001
..by Tom Steven, Swiss-Master Chocolatier
Yesterday — Today — Tomorrow

For some 27 years our SWISS-MASTER FOODS CORP (sister company) has enjoyed many joint ventures within Canada, the U.S., and around the world — AND IT IS CURRENTLY OPEN TO ANY AND ALL PROPOSALS. We have many potential investors with money behind them, but we are in search of great "chocolate talent," especially with retail ability.

HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THE CUSTOMIZED "CHOCOLATES" THAT SWISS-MASTER FOODS CORP SUPPLIED THROUGHOUT NORTH AMERICA in the 70s, 80s, and 90S to hotel chains, businesses, and cruise lines:


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Does the above sing loud praises of Canada at its best, cutting through our inferiority complex? Could it be the answer to our endless pursuit of an identify on the world stage? It seems to capture nicely the spirit of what Canada is all about, a country overwhelmed by natural rugged beauty with a people very much like the land. Would live to hear your comments?

Conan O’Brien, during 2004 Toronto-TV tapings
handed out our “I am Canadian” mugs with slogan below:

  
some thoughts about
THE HUNTER AND THE HUNTED
Each morning when the sun comes up, the gazelle awakes and knows it must
outrun the fastest lion or be eaten.
When the sun comes up, the lion also awakes and knows it must outrun
the slowest gazelle or starve.
In the end, it does not really matter if you are a gazelle, or a lion;
when the sun comes up, you’d better be "running."
ARE WE ANY DIFFERENT IN TODAY’S BUSINESS WORLD?


.....words of inspiration from our friend Rod Hickman,
Law Society of Upper Canada, Business Law

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Personal "thanks" (written on a Swiss-Master chocolate box)
from Roberta Bondar and each of the astronauts on the
Space Shuttle STS-42 DISCOVERY
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