4935 S Val Vista Dr.
Gilbert, AZ 85298
Meet the people behind this location
Adam and Nicole are planning to share their passion for sweets with residents in and around Gilbert, the community they call home. With artisanal chocolates galore, classic gelato featuring a modern, American twist, pastries, and more, the couple joyfully serve up cups and cones of happiness, one customer at a time.
Born and raised in California, Adam spent most of his adult life in construction management, where he learned the value of hard work and the thrill of creating something from nothing. Nicole, who originally hales from Nevada, brings extensive experience in corporate restaurant management/ownership and accounting to the table.
Their combined skillsets offered an ideal combination for owning and operating a chocolate and gelato shop, where creativity, attention to detail, and hospitality go hand-in-hand to deliver delectable products and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. However, it was the family feeling that really drew the couple to Tifa Chocolate & Gelato.
When Adam and Nicole decided to make Gilbert a home for their family, including kids Katelyn and Logan, they were in search of a slower pace and an opportunity to take the time to enjoy their family, friends, and surroundings. They quickly grew to love their new home, and it wasn’t long before the idea to turn their collective sweet tooth into a family business took shape.
The family had a long tradition of whipping up inventive dessert recipes in the kitchen, and with Tifa, they had the chance to turn their private passion into a public endeavor, one where they could share exceptional gelato, artisanal chocolates, pastries, and more with their extended network of family and friends, and the community at large.
With plans to one day pass on their Tifa shop to Katelyn and Logan, Adam and Nicole have imbued every fiber of their business with their love of both food and family, a sentiment felt by every customer who enters their welcoming location and walks out happier for the visit.