Our Story

Founded in 2004 in Los Angeles by chocolatier Valerie Gordon and partner Stan Weightman Jr.,Valerie Confections is recognized as one of the top artisan confectioners in the country. Entirely self-trained, Valerie started her namesake company with six flavors of chocolate-dipped toffee, quickly gaining an ardent fan-base for her modern interpretation of classic chocolates and confections, elegant gift packaging, and commitment to using the very best, all-natural ingredients.

Since those early days, the South Silver Lake shop expanded exponentially, and now includes a popular line of petits fours, handmade preserves, cakes, wedding cakes, pastries, and a catering division. In 2013, Valerie and Stan opened two new locations with Valerie at Grand Central Market, and Valerie Echo Park, Later that year, Valerie published her first cookbook, Sweet(Artisan Books), which went on to be a finalist at the James Beard Awards and is filled with her beloved recipes, helpful tricks, and recreations of classic desserts from lost Los Angeles restaurants. In 2016, Valerie Confections’ flagship location grew with the addition of a chocolate boutique where guests can shop and sip on complimentary hot chocolate and tea while lingering over chocolates, toffees, and pastries.

Customers can find Valerie Confections at select retailers throughout the country, and also order an array of classic items and seasonal treats through this site, with shipping available nationwide.

Valerie and Stan live in Los Angeles with their children, August and Lee.

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