Meet Our Team

Get to know the Chocolate Witches!
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Michelle Novosel

Co-Owner, Executive Chocolatier, & Pastry Chef

Michelle's childhood dream was to be a candy maker, thanks to Willy Wonka! She's been a part of the Huntsville arts scene for many years and brings her love of art and food into every creation. Michelle worked in the culinary world for many years as a server, cook, baker, & manager before graduation from culinary school in 2009. She received her Professional Chocolatier Certificate, with Honors, from Ecole Chocolat in 2012 and is now an instructor for the Ecole Chocolat Masterclass - Color on Chocolate. Our chocolates, confections, and desserts are the results of her culinary passion, expertise, and attention to detail.

Caitlin Lyon

Co-Owner, General Manager

Caitlin never dreamed of owning a chocolate shop & dessert cafe, but she does a damn good job of it. She worked in the culinary world for several years as a Garde Manger, barista, & cafe manager.
She received a BA in Sociology from UAH in 1993 & worked as a social worker for more than 10 years. She received a Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication at UAH in 2004 and was working as a technical writer when she & Michelle opened Pizzelle's in March 2013. Caitlin received her Professional Chocolatier Certificate, with Honors, from Ecole Chocolat in 2015. She's a Leadership Greater Huntsville alumni of Management Academy Class 9, and she's currently in the Fall 2021 Cohort of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program. Caitlin makes sure that everything runs smoothly behind the scenes!

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Caitlin Mackie

Chocolatier & Chocolate Artist

Before moving to Alabama in 2013, Caitlin graduated with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts with an emphasis in painting & print making at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. She was a loyal customer before becoming our chocolate decorator. Caitlin uses her art background & skills to create our beautifully decorated chocolates. She attained her Professional Chocolatier Certificate, with Honors, from Ecole Chocolat in 2020.

 

Emily Hawkins

Pastry Chef

Emily & Michelle first met when they were 16 & worked at a local restaurant together. Emily went on to get her BA in Psychology & her Master's in English from UAH. She taught English before she found her love of pastry by working as a pastry cook for her sister-in-law. She moved to Napa Valley, CA & received her Baking & Pastry Certificate from the Culinary Institute of America.

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