Our Story

The Frenchman's History

Our Team

Meet the people that work tirelessly to bring your wildest confectionary dreams to life with unique passion and skill

Larry from of store

Larry Walters

Owner and Digital Chocolatier

Larry is a life long Virginian, and has lived in the Warrenton or Culpeper area his whole life.

Nicole

Chocolate Consultant

“Working at The Frenchman’s Corner lets me have wonderful interactions with customers while helping them find delicious treats for themselves, their family, and friends. “

Mary Alice

Senior Chocolate Consultant

“Love working at the Frenchman’s Corner and seeing how happy our customers are when they buy our chocolates and other goodies!”

Edward Hanlin

boutique owner

Fine food and sweets have always been of special interest to Edward. So, when the opportunity to take over The Frenchman’s Corner, it seemed like a perfect opportunity to join the retail community in Culpeper.

Marc at counter

Marc Oremiatzki-Ast

The Original Frenchman & Founder

I remember visiting my aunt in Liege Belgium as a teenager and getting a couple of Neuhaus chocolates. That memory combined with many life events is what lead me to open the Frenchman’s Corner. Words could never express the feeling…

Like most children, I had dreams about what I wanted to be when I grew up and it certainly wasn’t in the direction of business ownership.  However,  life takes us up and down many paths and most are filled with…

Testimonials

“From the moment you walk in the door, the scent of decadent chocolate waifs into your senses. Not only are they delicious, but they are beautifully prepared and presented. Not your $1.00 candy bar by any means. These are top of the line candies that…”

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!

“We have tried many local or gourmet chocolate boutiques only to always be disappointed. This boutique hits it out of the park with quality, creativity, and service. It is a must-do in Culpeper.”

Chocolate Paradise

“This place is very decadent in its small little shop. The entrance area is narrow and then opens to a slightly larger space. There are cases full of chocolates of all types, though very few white chocolates which are my favorite. I headed to the…”

Cakes, Tarts and Chocolates

“The owner was on site when we visited. He went far beyond selling us magnificent chocolates. He took time to educate us about what we were buying (but not too much education). He shared samples, made small talk. Worth going out of the way to…”

Delightful Shop

“Temptation awaits you! Be prepared to be overwhelmed by the selections! Indulge yourself, you won’t be disappointed.”

Deliciousness

“Walked through the door and immediately I was assailed with the delightful aroma of chocolate. Rich wonderful! Then my eyes feasted upon the assortment of sweet treats to be had! All this followed by the deep rich voice of Marc, the owner as he greeted…”

Gratifying Sensual Experience!