In the late 1970s a man by the name of Jean Jacque, a baker in France decided to open a bakery in his new home area of Rockville, MD. After opening a quite successful bakery and supplying to a majority of the D.C. and Maryland Hotels and restaurants, he ventured out to open another bakery in what was then a a prospective area called Richmond. When he was a regular at the French club near his area, he met a man by the name of Clement Denicourt. Clement was also interested in opening a bakery and at the time Richmond also seemed like a great area. So Jean Jacque and Clement traveled to Richmond, found an excellent area, which is Carytown, and decided to start plans to open in 1983. However, they needed a pastry and cake baker. One night dining out in Richmond, Jean Jacque and Clement was told by a local French restaurant's owner, Alain, that Jozef Bindas was who they needed. At the time, Jozef was one of the head cooks and bakers at the famous Chamberlin Hotel, in Hampton, Virginia. Jozef was contacted and he also started working at Jean Jacques Bakery as the Executive baker. Jean Jacque sold the bakery to Clement Denicort in 1985 and for 23 years Clement was the owner and operational manager and Jozef was the Head pastry chef. In 2003, Laura Reynolds took assistance to Jozef's side and the two have been a remarkable team ever since.
In October of 2006, Jean-Jacques Bakery and Cafe was sold to Jozef Bindas and Clement Denicort retired after 23 wonderful years as owner. Jozef took over ownership, his eldest daughter Liliana Bindas, took over the management and wedding consultations, and the French-European tradition in Carytown remains the same.