Wendy  Lieu

Wendy Lieu

San Francisco

About Wendy Lieu

Wendy Lieu is the Chief Chocolatier and owner of Socola Chocolatier + Barista with her twin sister. A pastry school graduate, she began experimenting with Klutz's Cookbook for Kids at age nine and with truffles recipes at age nineteen. She holds a degree in managerial economics from UC Davis. Mostly self-taught, she finds that her thoughts wander frequently now to new truffle recipes, and she’s even begun dreaming up ganache concoctions in her sleep.


  • Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America
    The International Chocolate Salon
  • Breakthrough Business of the Year
    NAWBO 2015
  • Established Entrepreneur of the Year
    Renaissance 2015
  • Monarch Leadership Award
    Pacific Asian American Bay Area Coalition 2012
  • Rising Star Award
    Center for Asian American Media 2014

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Matcha white chocolate Almond Dragees, caramelized by hand
$$, Desserts, Café, Coffee Shop, South Beach
"New product in our test kitchen: Matcha white chocolate Almond Dragees! These almonds are caramelized by hand by mixing granulated sugar with the almonds until they get a perfect caramel shell. Then we add a little butter and three layers of matcha and white chocolate for the perfect crunch and sweetness! Come by the shop and ask for a taste! #matchamatchamatcha @socolachocs"
At my venues