Life at Ghirardelli

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

Ghirardelli Values


We exceed expectations in everything we do.


We will achieve more by working together


We foster an environment that encourages the creativity needed to excel.


We behave as owners, develop and empower our colleagues, act with integrity and hold ourselves accountable.


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, valued 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.

This commitment is met through the teamwork of all departments, their management, and our safety team members with the full support of our senior management team.