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Red Wing Confectionery General Manager Jessica Mattson (right) and team member Sandy Olson welcome guests into the downtown shop to purchase or enjoy onsite a variety of hand-made chocolate treats, toffees, coffees, ice cream, and more. (Republican Eagle photos by Amanda Greenwood)

Progress: Mattson captains confectionary

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Jessica Mattson dipped into the sweet world of chocolatiers as a part-time worker more than three years ago.

With a degree in elementary education, Mattson taught for Under the Rainbow in Red Wing when she began working at Red Wing Confectionery.


“It was a fun job on the side,” she said.

Now, as full-time, hands-on captain of the confectionery team, she manages the storefront operations as well as the candy-making process in the “back of the shop.”

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