Maison Wolfisberg was founded in 1961 in Carouge at No. 5 Place du Temple. It was a humble shop of 17m2 jammed between production laboratory and studio apartment.
Right from the beginning, the boulangerie-pâtisserie Wolfisberg rapidly built up a fine reputation with its core products.
After numerous apprenticeships abroad (in Copenhagen, London and Paris), Franz Wolfisberg senior settled in Carouge, took over the boulangerie Thibaud, and developed the business alongside his wife Myrtha.
Later, in 1996, he handed over the business to François, one of his sons - who since 1978 introduced more training in the field of baking and pastry-making - and in 1998 became a master craftsman in his field and won numerous competitions (European Cup in 1999). With the help of his wife Elisabeth, he developed and enlarged the business while retaining the traditions and high quality that give it its uniqueness and authenticity.
On 26th November 2011, a chocolate temple 3.8m long, 1.2m wide and 2.7m high was made by François Wolfisberg and his employees and presented to the public to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Maison Wolfisberg – an unprecedented achievement for a unique anniversary.
François and Elisabeth are the parents of a family of 7 children and nowadays head of a large enterprise of more than 70 employees, 5 shops and an ultra-modern production laboratory, yet Boulangerie-pâtisserie Wolfisberg continues to develop and preserve its authentic spirit of traditional artisanship.