We are a diverse mix of family that works together to create some of the southeast’s finest chocolates, confections and cakes.

We began this enterprise to create a self sustaining work environment for our family. Since then it has become so much more. We are lucky to have the diversity of souls in our ranks from the culinary to the business. Without all of our parts working together we would never have made it this far.
Andy Ciordia

Andy Ciordia

Partner

Andy can create in the kitchen but is more at home in the design and marketing. That doesn’t stop him from being more useful than a swiss army knife. Andy is at home anywhere he is and he’s had his fair share of kitchen duties to web design. While part of his life is dedicated to technology he has a love for the culinary craft and continues to develop it whenever he is able.

Robin Ciordia

Robin Ciordia

Partner

Coordinator extraordinaire. Robin’s a human switchboard channeling chocolate to those who need it. She may show up at your establishment ready to find a way to fit chocolate into the mix or she can be found in the kitchen learning more about the craft and helping when the volume is high.

Logan Ciordia

Logan Ciordia

Littlest Chocolatier

Logan was born 1 month before The Secret Chocolatier opened their first shop. He has been with the family every step of the way and has shown an aptitude to baking. He loves making cakes with his grandfather Bill and has a sweet tooth for all of our confections.

Chef Bill Dietz

Chef Bill Dietz

Executive Chef

An alchemist of sorts. Bill is a chocolate artisan. He’s been a pastry chef for over thirty years from the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach to his own bakery in Columbia. He worked for the Sonoma Group in Charlotte as their executive pastry chef doing desserts for three restaurants.

Karen Dietz

Karen Dietz

Partner

A highly kinetic woman, Karen keeps things moving. In the last year Karen has become an integral part to keeping the kitchen moving forward. Whether it’s creating infusions or hand shaping our delicious chocolates she’s quite the aid to Bill.