Hala Audi Beydoun, founder and owner of Cocoa and Co., is the designer and creative director behind the edgy edible art sweets & treats shops today in Koraytem and Beirut Souks. Hala is the engine behind all Cocoa’s creations, from recipe innovation to the bespoke designs she creates every time a cake or a biscuit comes out of the oven at the central Kitch’in. Each piece is unique, all are made by hand, decorated by hand, to satisfy the most discerning eyes and taste buds.
Although perfectly crafted, Hala strives to keep the “homey” flavour in her scrumptious Cocoa and Co. creations, and takes particular care in creating sweet memories for everyone with her intricate designs – from the "Dolly cakes" that every little girl dreams of, to themed cookies, as well as corporate ones.
Over the years, Hala has led Cocoa & Co to win several prestigious industry awards including Best Wedding Cake and Best Novelty Cake at Horeca 2011.
Hala began her work life as a marketer at The Coca Cola Company in 1993. She capitalised on that experience later on, taking Cocoa & Co. into tens of shows and exhibitions around Lebanon and around the Middle East and gulf countries.
Away from Cocoa & Co., Hala has kept an endearing, touching and heartwarming blog over many years (www.hala2.blogspot.com), sharing her experience of dealing with cancer, raising 3 girls, and managing a start-up business all at once.
Caker, Baker and Yummy Things Maker!
Mobile: +961 3 704020
Kitch'in: +961 1 398574
Souks: +961 76 608725
Marqet: +961 71 536655