Ciliane Jean-Baptiste transforms local fruits (chadèque, mango, pineapple, cherry, etc.) into high quality jams, marmalades, jellies, etc.
Ciliane Jean-Baptiste decided to go into business under the name ALKO (Atik lokal Kalite originale). Using a family recipe, this artisan began to sell jams made from tree fruit. So, organically grown chadecas, mangoes, pineapples, cherries, etc., are peeled, sliced and cooked in cane sugar, without the use of preservatives. In addition to the jams, marmalades and jellies are also produced. This artisanal production generates income for the company while providing competition to commercially produced jams.
For Ciliane and her team, the ritual of passing down traditional skills and practices learned in the family kitchen lends character to their locally produced products that evoke a sense of comfort and pleasure when given as gifts.
Jams are a great way to preserve an abundance of fresh seasonal fruit. ALKO's selection of products provides a wonderful introduction to Haiti's comforting cuisine.