True Treps Takes Inside Look At Hospitality and Lifestyle Entrepreneurs

True Treps are following their dreams and taking risks to create innovative companies.

To capture these visionaries, Elliot Productions, a division of The Elliot Group, is traveling across the country to document the entrepreneurs who are making an impact on our industry, capturing not only their unique visions, but also their personal and professional journeys. The passion, creativity, risks, and, surprises – come be inspired with us as we meet the people behind the emerging brands: the True Treps.

In this episode, we follow Chloe Vichot, founder of the eco-friendly café Ancolie in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. Vichot, a former financier, raised over $50,000 on Kickstarter to raise money for her “epicurean cantine.” From a young age growing up in Paris, France, Vichot learned about consuming food in moderation and purchasing ingredients from her local market. The food at Ancolie is sourced from the Union Square Market and served in reusable glass jars.

Vichot’s mission for Ancolie is to educate people on sustainability. By using reusable products at Ancolie, Vichot says, “I want to make sure that we leave a decent planet to our kids and the generation after us.” Vichot’s story is a unique balance and demonstration of personal fortitude and community commitment.


For over thirty years, The Elliot Group has remained the nation’s leading retained executive search and strategic consulting firm to the food service, hospitality, manufacturing, and retail industries. Given The Elliot Group’s leadership role in various industries,  they have always been committed and on the leading edge of sharing the stories of many of today’s positive activists and innovators.  www.theelliotgroup.com

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Under the direction of former television news producer Eric Herbst, Elliot Productions’ True Treps series is uniquely positioned to understand and profile the fundamental challenges that entrepreneurs and organizations face at every stage of the business lifecycle. True Treps brings a deep understanding of the motivations and talents of individual leaders and the great companies they are building.