About Kimberly and Formosa Chocolates

Kimberly in black

About Kimberly:

On a whim, Kimberly enrolled in a chocolate bootcamp course at the International Culinary Center in NYC in the fall of 2018 and quickly became obsessed with art and science of making fine chocolates. This led to further classes with Chefs Melissa Coppel and Martin Diez, and even more training with Ecole Chocolat in Belgium. She eventually left her job as a psychiatrist at Kaiser Permanente to focus her attention on chocolate and starting her own chocolate company.


About Formosa Chocolates:

Formosa Chocolates is a Taiwanese-American woman owned, artisanal chocolatier based in San Rafael, CA (San Francisco Bay Area). Our name is a tribute to our heritage. Formosa means “beautiful,” in Portuguese -- and is taken from “Ilha Formosa,” a name Portuguese sailors dubbed the island when they first spotted its beautiful coast in 1542.

Our work has been featured in the Michelin Guide, Consumer Reports, Bon Appétit, the Food Network, SF Chronicle, and 世界日報 (World Journal).  

Warm Taiwanese hospitality and Asian gift-giving traditions are important cornerstones of our company. We take particular delight in crafting elegant boxes of chocolates for all of life’s celebrations, when only the best will do. We also offer fully customizable boxes for corporate gifting that are sure to delight and impress even the most discerning of recipients