OUR STORY

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Savor was founded in July of 2014 in a sugar-covered Dallas apartment.

 Founder, Kelli Watts, taught herself how to bake French macarons and then went on to develop her own proprietary recipes.  After sharing her macarons with friends and family, she began getting regular orders, which led to her quitting her job and creating her own company, Savor Pâtisserie.  Savor's macarons gained rapid popularity, and soon Neiman Marcus and Tea2Go were selling them in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  Savor opened it's first brick-and-mortal location in January of 2016.  

OUR MACARONS

OUR TEAM

 
 

The rumors are true.

You’ve never tasted anything like a macaron, until you’ve bitten into one.  There’s truly nothing like it.  With a light crunch on the outside, followed by a soft, melt-in-your-mouth, flavor-filled interior, macarons are unexpected - in the best way.  You definitely won’t forget your first macaron.

 

 

so, how are our macarons different?

First, they’re gorgeous.  All macarons are cute, but we like to go a step further and hand-decorate each one, so that they are as pretty as they can bee.  Speaking of bees, have you seen our honey macaron?  Whether in their graphic, black and white gift boxes, or on their own, our macarons are Instagram-ready and make perfect gifts.  #savorthemoment

 

Second, they actually taste like something.  Some macarons have disappearing, subtle flavors that aren’t easily distinguishable.  Not ours.  We start with a perfect ratio of almond flour, egg whites, and sugar, and then add ample flavor to both the shells and the filling, giving our macarons a bold taste that doesn’t leave you wondering which one you just ate.  And, we use real, organic ingredients (hello, actual pistachios!) as much as we can, and aren’t interested in taking shortcuts with our flavors. 

 

Lastly, size matters.  Our macarons are larger than normal, and we like it that way.  Still coming in at under 100 calories each, we make sure you get the best bang for your buck, and let you indulge without the usual dessert guilt.  Macarons aren’t nearly as much of a calorie commitment as, say, a cupcake or a bowl of ice cream, which means you can have more than one!  Plus, they’re made with almonds, so they’re pretty much healthy, right?

 

Each of Savor’s macarons is a flavor-filled, mini work of art that is unlike any other macaron out there.

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MACARON: ma·ca·ron \ mä-kə-ˈrōnn.  

a light, often brightly colored sandwich cookie consisting of two rounded disks made from a batter of egg whites, sugar, and almond flour surrounding a sweet filling, usually a ganache, buttercream, or jam.

 
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KELLI WATTS

FOUNDER & CEO

Born to a French mother,  Kelli always had an interest in French culture, even though she grew up in West Texas.   After earning a degree in design, she moved to NYC where she first discovered macarons.  Upon moving back to Texas, she decided to teach herself how to make them in her apartment, and after much practice, she mastered the art.   She saw a macaron-shaped void in the Dallas food scene, and decided to start her own company selling the proprietary macarons she baked.  These days, Kelli can be found dreaming up new and exciting ideas for Savor, and teaching weekly baking classes.  To date, she has taught thousands of people how to successfully bake French macarons, and loves being able to share her passion with the world in this way.

fun facts

Kelli is obsessed with black and white everything, has an inherited cat named Skittles, and will never pass up a margarita!

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Amber Wilson

head baker

This Ohio-native joined the Savor baking team in September of 2017. Her organizational skills, creativity, and knack for flavors quickly moved her up the ranks to be Savor’s Head Baker. Although she has a degree in Engineering from Purdue, she is most at home in the kitchen and loves that she’s not spending her days sitting at a desk.

fun facts

Amber loves animals and currently has two cats, Elton and Lucy, and a Boston terrier named Layla. She also loves Patrick, her amazing fiancé, who she will marry at a vineyard in June of 2019.

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cheyenne gurrola

dallas shop manager

Cheyenne was the first employee hired for the Casa Linda Plaza location and was quickly promoted to Shop Manager.  With endless energy and a love for people, Cheyenne takes care of the daily happenings at the Casa Linda shop and it's customers.  

fun facts

Cheyenne has two adorable kids, Santana and Kayla, is addicted to Starbucks, and loves a good set of fake eyelashes!

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HALLIE BINGAMAN

FORT WORTH SHOP MANAGER

With her extensive customer service experience, Hallie is a pro at handling the busy customer flow at the Fort Worth shop. She is also a pro at making people happy. Give her a few minutes and she’ll have you laughing with a joke, a reference from The Office, or the latest meme.

fun facts

Hallie has a cat named Potato, creates and sells art in her free time, and is serious about coffee!

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traci severson

mckinney shop manager

Traci has been a friend and a fan of Savor since finding us at the very first ever Texas Pinners Conference event back in 2016. When we opened a shop location in her hometown of McKinney in 2017, we knew right away that we needed her on our team. With her attention to detail and calm spirit, she runs a tight ship at the McKinney shop, but loves the staff there like they are her own.

fun facts

When she’s not at work, you can find Traci spending time with her husband, Eric, children Taryn and Tanner, and bulldog, Eddison or creating! Traci is an avid and talented crafter and lover of all things handmade.