Just in time for the summer season, Chef Dayleen Coleman, and her team of seasoned chocolatiers at D’Liteful Chocolat, introduce their summer specialties and workshops, including crepes, croissants, and popular summer baking camps.

D’Liteful Chocolat offers a variety of gourmet chocolates and desserts, handmade from their Patisserie & Chocolatier at Lake San Marcos, located at 1030 La Bonita Drive, Suite #200. Now the retail shop will be operating under new summer hours, open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

All items are handcrafted in-house including their traditional sweet French crepes, available daily until 1:00 p.m., and their chocolate and almond croissants, available every Saturday.

Adding to the summer excitement, D’Liteful Chocolat will be celebrating their third anniversary at Lake San Marcos by gifting guests with a complimentary signature truffle with any purchase throughout the month of June.

In addition to gourmet items found in the D’Liteful retail shop, they offer private events, birthday parties, specialty classes, and their popular baking workshops and kids’ camps, including:

  • Kids and Teens Chocolate & Baking Camps, ages 8-17 ($225)
    • Weekly classes: June 14-17, July 12-15 & August 9-12
      Kids (8-11-years old) from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Teens (12-17-years old) from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Chocolate Workshop: Ganache and Piping ($55)
    • Saturday, July 16 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Chocolate Workshop: Chocolate Hazelnut Tartlets ($75)
    • Saturday, July 23 at 10:00 a.m.


For more information regarding classes and workshops and to register, visit www.dlitefulchocolat.com.

D’liteful Chocolat was founded in San Marcos, Calif. by Chef Dayleen Coleman who realized her love and affinity for all things culinary at a young age. Determined to explore that most delectable of creative outlets, Coleman moved to England, where she studied a myriad of culinary techniques at the famed Le Cordon Bleu ​in London. Upon completion of her studies, she immediately sought out and found opportunities to further her knowledge and skills within the demanding culinary industry.

Through that experience she found that her passion truly lay in the eternally complex world that is chocolate making. Upon her return to the United States, Chef Dayleen wanted to share her love of patisserie and chocolate with her community by starting her own small business. Started in 2017, D’Liteful Chocolat has established a reputation for exceptional quality and flavor. Carried by exclusive wineries and high-end boutiques, along with her retail shop, these hand-crafted, delectable chocolates are unique and flavorful. Chef Dayleen brings to Southern California the best of European chocolate tradition, while infusing her own unique take on what makes chocolate special.

For general information or to shop online, visit www.DlitefulChocolat.com or call (760) 653-3029.