December 11, 2017

We are in full-on Christmas mode around here as “Baby It’s Cold Outside” is starting to play, and we've begun to crave something warm and soothing. As far as we are concerned, it's hot chocolate season.  

As any chef knows, a recipe is only as good a...

May 21, 2017

As a kid, every summer I’d look forward to playtime around the neighborhood.  Riding my bike to the beach, meeting new friends at the playground and endless hours of sitting in front of the television. Those were the days.  But there’s still something I look forward to...

May 20, 2017

Earlier this year, I went on a search to a small Indian market in Berkeley for some platters for truffles. From a previous trip there, I remembered there were beautiful copper plates and pots.  To my surprise on my trip back to the market,  I found a copper plate decor...

July 11, 2015

When I was scrolling through listings for summer jobs and internships, Jade Chocolates jumped out at me as I read Mindy Fong’s bio on the company’s web page. Mindy frequently cites her grandfather as essential to her success: “For me, it all starts with my grandfather....

June 24, 2015

Growing up hapa (of partial Asian or Pacific Islander descent) in San Francisco, many of my earliest memories are of my grandparents’ pristine home, including my first encounters with chocolate. My popo and dede-grandmother and grandfather in Chinese-came to the US in...

March 31, 2015

Jade Chocolates has officially opened the doors of our new chocolate and tea shop!  Just shy of our 8th year in business, we’ve finally realized our biggest milestone-a home to call our own.  Our shop is the only place where you can find our entire product line, includ...

March 20, 2015

It’s 2015, and a lot has changed since my time in Puerto Rico. I’m still reflecting on dining experiences from the trip, and one place in particular comes to mind as the most inspiring.  Chocobar de Casa Cortés.

The entire restaurant (located inside La Casa Cortés...

May 15, 2014

This year, I’ve been thinking more and more about the idea of opening up a retail location for Jade Chocolates.  Thoughts have run through my head on how to get funding and where the ideal location in San Francisco would be.  I’ve estimated start up costs, spoke to oth...

Jade Chocolates is proud to participate in the internship program, which is a joint venture of SFMade and Juma Ventures to create Youthmade.  Youthmade gives low income youths the opportunity for a paid six-week experience to work with a San Francisco manufacturer. Thi...