Success story: How Thermomix helps a small business

In the French-Canadian province of Quebec we find a small Thermomix-friendly business that specializes in home-made food products and preserves. Multiple Thermomix machines working together helped La Conserverie du Quartier expand its artisanal range to more than 300 specialty products. Could this shop have more Thermomix machines at work than any other establishment?

multiple Thermomix machines at work

When owner of La Conserverie du Quartier Yoland Bouchard was first featured in a french-language TV segment (2013) I wanted to share this story.  And since most readers here don’t speak French, I’ve decided to extract a few visuals rather than post the entire video. These photos will surely inspire anyone considering the investment of a Thermomix for home or professional use. (Also isn’t it just a thrill to see so many TM31 machines being put to good use in one place?)

multiple Thermomix kitchen machines
Look Ma, two hands!
An efficient worker (above) sets timing for two machines at once.

Thermomix in small business setting

There are at least 10 machines at work from morning till night.
During busy seasons, these operate for 15 hours per day.

Thermomix with jam

Bouchard considers the machine to be a reliable and proven time-saver.
He also appreciates how nutrients and colour of ingredients are preserved and smoother textures give better spreadability of fruit butters.

Thermomix jam  La Conserverie du Quartier makes a wide-range of home-made jams, spreads,
fruit “butters”, marmalades, jellies, marinades, oils, flavoured mustards,
chutneys, and ketchups. Thermomix is also used in the making of “lobster oil”.

all photos above captured from TéléMag video, YouTube

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See 7 comments from people who cook with Thermomix:

  1. Gdaiva October 4, 2014 at 8:37 pm #

    Oh, how cool!!!!
    I wish i spoke french! :(

  2. Nora October 5, 2014 at 8:45 am #

    Hi Helene, wow I’d love to have that many Thermomixes to work with, talk about parallel cooking! I’d love to see the video, where can I find it?

  3. ThermomixBlogger Helene October 5, 2014 at 9:27 pm #

    Hi Nora! Oops, I really blew it didn’t I?!? I thought I’d linked to the video but instead I had linked to the shop’s website. Thank you SO much for pointing this out… here now is the correct link to the VIDEO (Be aware Nora, it’s Quebecois French that is spoken here, maybe not the same French you speak ;-)

  4. Madame Thermomix March 23, 2015 at 1:34 am #

    B’en diou, j’ai eu du mal à comprendre ! What a fabulous showcase for Thermomix but OMG I had trouble understanding the Quebecois accent ;-) Bravo to the Conserverie du Quartier for finding and using the perfect tool for their business. What an inspiration! Do you think that with my three Thermomixes and my 20-odd fruit trees I could start up a similar but smaller business?? :) :)

  5. ThermomixBlogger Helene April 6, 2015 at 9:51 pm #

    Oui Oui Madame, time to get busy methinks ;-)

  6. Carole Ruta August 16, 2015 at 7:25 pm #

    This is so interesting. Haven’t tried the Thermomix for conserves a.thoughwe have trialled some chutneys and onion marmalade.
    I use my two machines daily for curry pastes, sauces, fudge and many other applications.
    I love them Both!! TM31 and TM5
    Certainly saved me an apprentice.
    Really have only just touched the surface with the capabilities of these machines. All cake recipes now converted to TM recipes and lemon slice is soooo good made in the TM
    Love the fact that there are so many recipes on the net to whet ones appetite.

  7. Mara October 19, 2015 at 8:57 am #

    Heading to watch that video NOW. I have two bowl sets (that’s two bowls, blades and lids plus their steaming basket, butterfly and spatula) and I’m glad I bought the second set one almost every day… so I can totally see how a business needs all those machines!