Le Petite Gourmet Shoppe features something everyone will love: from gadgets that make gourmet cooking
a snap, to all the essential cookware, ingredients, and cutlery kitchen necessities. The shop was opened July 15, 2006 and
makes a great addition to the historical square of La Grange. Le Petite Gourmet Shoppe of La Grange, Texas is owned and operated
by Donella Dopslauf-Cernosek, a gourmet enthusiast herself. She had a popular shop in the early 1980s. Dallas based McLendon
Company has helped her to open her newest location. The McLendon Company has helped establish
and shape over 580 stores nationwide, and their trusted expertise is sought after across the United States. So it's no
wonder Donella would turn to them to help with Le Petite. Donella gets her main purchasing ideas from the International
Gourmet Housewares Show in Chicago where the products are first introduced each year to the USA companies. She gets the
products in and shows customers how to use them several seasons before the "box" stores get them. She then closes
out of the products to make way for the new products just introduced in Chicago.
Not only is Le Petite a great place to shop for aspiring
cooks, but it's also a great place to find gifts for the person you know enjoys cooking -- with their great selections of
products and their awesome gift-wrapping services. They can also put together some fabulous gift baskets with all sorts
After graduating from High School, Donella went
on to pursue degrees from Blinn College, Sam Houston College, and Texas A & M University. Her work experience includes
many years as a county extension agent in Gonzales, Victoria, and Colorado counties, plus her first Le Petite Gourmet Shoppe
in 1981, along with her family store D&D Ace Hardware in the 1980's. She married Frank (Jack) Cernosek and helped
manage her husband's business, The Post Oak Inn Club and then re-opened Le Petite. Throughout her career she has remained
active and very interested in the culinary world.
The shop is in one of the historical buildings on the Town
Square. It's full of all kinds of goodies including: quality cookware, cutlery, tea, spices, coffees, health
products, foods, and other gadgets. The shop is also happy to serve as a registry for weddings, birthdays,
showers, anniversaries, and other special occasions.
- To maintain the highest quality standards for our products.
- To provide the best customer service possible.
- To promote an inclusive workplace
and help the community.