We had the good fortune of connecting with Chris and Chris Barbara and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chris and Chris, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most important factor behind our success/the success of our brand with Dos Chris’ is kindness. Kindness is the foundation of our company; it is innate in our branding and who are as people. Kindness can be lacking at times in this post-COVID-19 world we are living in, including customer service. Thus, it is our mission that we treat every customer with kindness and what customers can expect every time they interact with Dos Chris’. It is our goal to make the world a kinder place. After all, our company slogan is, “Leave a little sparkle wherever you go!”.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
What sets us apart from others? Having the same name. We are both Christopher J. Barbara (same last name after getting married, of course!). Having been given the nickname, “Dos Chris'” as a young couple, it was inevitable to call our company Dos Chris’! This in itself is perfect branding. Also, with our love of bow ties, it was only natural that our company logo became two bow ties (representing the “Dos” of us!). Our company branding is also inspired by our love of everything mid century modern! You can immediately see this once you visit our website! Our future storefront will be the same, too!
Lastly, our branding, including our slogan (“Leave a little sparkle wherever you go!”), is inspired by our use of edible and safe to consume sparkle we put on our bakery items. You can always tell when you are enjoying a Dos Chris’ bakery items by our sparkle!
Dos Chris’ is a Phoenix, AZ based company founded on the belief of love. Our love story began in 2018 and having the same name led us to be quickly known as “Dos Chris’”. Two years later, we were married! Having both grown-up in a family business, we each dreamed of having our own company. Thus, it was only destiny that as a couple, we created our own. With our bow ties, nickname at hand, and our love of baking and charcuterie boards, our company was founded in 2021.
Everything we create is made with love and care using natural ingredients, flavors and the Dos Chris’ style.
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for supporting Dos Chris’ Bakery & Charcuterie Co.!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
First, we would set-up a gorgeous dinner outside in our back yard with views of Piestewa Peak, Saguaros and a classic Phoenix sunset. No better first night then enjoying wine and our famous: charcuterie boards, bruschetta bites and bakery goods. We would take our best friend to the Phoenix Botanical Gardens, Crosanti to buy a bell, a resort to swim and enjoy a spa day and a night out at Hanny’s and Valley Bar. Another night’s dinner must be where we had our first date: Buck & Rider for fresh seafood and finishing cocktails at The Womack. A trip to Arizona is not complete without a fun day drive to Jerome and Sedona! Sunday Funday is a must with endless mimosas at The Vig and BlissRebar and then bar hopping at the bars in the Melrose District! End the day with a nap!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
We dedicate this Shoutout series to our mothers and family members we have lost. Without them, we wouldn’t have founded Dos Chris’. We both grew-up in family businesses, so entrepreneurship is in our DNA. It is who we are. Observing our family businesses through osmosis growing up, gave us the tools to begin our own company. Our mothers have been our biggest fans. Without them, we would be lost.
Other: TikTok: @doschris_phx
The image of us sitting down at the table: FemForce Shoots. All other images are ours.