Company Overview
Founded in 1852, the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is a manufacturer and marketer of premium chocolate products. Ghirardelli is one of the few companies in America that controls the entire chocolate manufacturing process, from cocoa bean to finished product. This control over the manufacturing process combined with Ghirardelli's proprietary bean blend and unique methods of roasting and processing, ensures that you are rewarded with the highest quality and richest products. Ghirardelli has the richest heritage of any American chocolate company and continues to honor it to this day.

Life at Ghiradelli

Ghirardelli is a culture where people matter!
All year we have lots of great initiatives that cater toward getting to know each other better. Employees have started a fitness program, a hiking club, a running club, an epicurean club and of course every year we host a big Chocolate Festival in San Francisco. The festival brings friends and family together and all proceeds of the event are donated to a local non-profit called Project Open Hand. We pride ourselves in the richness of the culture we’ve built and we hope you join us to make it even better!

Learn about our values at Ghirardelli
  • Quality- We exceed expectations in everything we do.
  • Teamwork- We will achieve more by working together.
  • Innovation- We foster an environment that encourages the creativity needed to excel.
  • Leadership- We behave as owners, develop and empower our colleagues, act with integrity and hold ourselves accountable.
  • Passion- We believe absolutely in our brand, our product and our potential. We love what we do.
  • People Matter- We each do important work that we believe in. It is recognized, values and appreciated. We are learning, growing and supported. We care.

Employee Safety

Safety is THE overriding priority.
All accidents can and must be prevented.
At Ghirardelli, Safety is EVERYONE'S responsibility.

At Ghirardelli we recognize the significant employee contributions that have a positive impact on the safety and health program. It is our belief that our recognition program helps improve the safety culture by encouraging individuals as well as groups of employees to achieve a higher level of safety awareness.

The safety and health program is based on our company value that "People Matter" and we care about their well-being and their ability to provide for their families.

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all employees and visitors to comply with safety and health standards that supports federal, state, and local laws and regulations. With the full support of upper management, this commitment is met through teamwork of all departments, their management, and our safety team members.


Ghirardelli's legacy of creating exceptional products is the result of empowering and equipping our team to take on new challenges, inspire one another and excel in all they do.

Be Part of a Delicious Legacy
Since 1852, Ghirardelli has created a legacy of creativity that sets our company apart from our competitors. Today, our innovative heritage continues to thrive, as Ghirardelli team members of different backgrounds work together, joined by a common passion: bringing new, delicious ideas to life. We’ve made it our priority to offer a supportive, engaging culture where our people feel valued, not simply for the skills they bring to our company, but for who they are as individuals.

That’s why we make sure that all of our team members, even if you are new to the company, have the opportunity to work on exciting, challenging projects and are given everything they need to do their best work. So we invite you to explore our opportunities and discover a place where your ideas come to life, as part of our delicious legacy.

Company Summary
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
Number of Employees
(603) 778-8100
1111 139th Avenue
San Leandro, CA