Chef Andrea Davis, a native of San Diego, weaves her love for Southern California into all of her truffle creations. From partnerships with local craft breweries, produce suppliers and even boutique salt manufacturers, you can taste the difference these quality ingredients make.
From an early age, Andrea found a love for food with help from her grandparents. They instilled a passion for cooking which led Davis to the California Culinary Academy—she graduated in 1999. After graduating, Andrea found her way back to San Diego working as a pastry chef for some of the area’s most well-known restaurants including Pacifica del Mar, La Valencia Hotel, Brockton Villa, Beaumont’s and the Cohn Restaurant Group.
Upon the urging from friends and family, Andrea took her love of crafting chocolate truffles from a hobby to a business. In February on 2012, Pannikin in La Jolla approached Andrea in hopes of selling her truffles at their restaurant. Soon after, she began working the popular Carnitas Snack Shack to create a special bacon whiskey truffle. And that is how Andrea’s Truffles was born! Since those early days, Andrea has been trufflin’ throughout San Diego and Orange counties. In 2015, she partnered with The Patio Group to continue her work creating locally sourced and hand crafted truffles. This November, Andrea’s Truffles celebrates it’s 5th anniversary.
INSIDE ANDREA’S TRUFFLES
Andrea has long been dedicated to using only the best, most sustainable ingredients for her products. Beer is sourced from local craft breweries like Mike Hess, Mission, Monkey Paw, South Park; coffee is obtained from local roasters like Dark Horse; local salt is hand-harvested by La Jolla Salt Company, and fruit is procured from San Diego’s Specialty Produce. These collaborations continue to lead to amazing new, seasonal creations like Vanilla Bean Lemon, Dark Seas Beer + Raspberry Jam, Pumpkin Spice with Bourbon + Orange, and Malted Milk + Donuts. Andrea’s Truffles is truly the best of San Diego dipped in decadent chocolate.
“Andrea’s Truffles is trufflin’ at it’s finest, it’s hard to match her creativity, passion and deliciousness!”
– Jeremy Pritchard, FM 94/9 Rock & Roll Happy Hour Host.
“Andrea’s Truffles have been a staple on our menu from the minute we could get our hands on them! Our customers come back and ask for them specifically, and are always so excited to try all of her innovative and exciting new flavors!”
– Jessica & Davin Waite, Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub, The Whet Noodle, Pickled Ginger Catering & Events
“At the Marriott Coronado Island Resort & Spa, we love working with Andrea’s Truffles because she is so creative, and has created so many amazing flavors for our different events and amenities. We love that she works with great local San Diego vendors like Hess Brewing to create our chocolates.”
– Chef Michael Poompan, Marriott Coronado Island
“I love working with Andrea and her truffles are always delicious. For special events she is flexible and willing to develop truffles based on my specific input and always adds good suggestions to them. Her skills and responsiveness are second to none!”
– Scot Donovan Blair, Hamilton’s Tavern, South Park Brewing Co, Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery
“When I first tasted Andrea’s Truffles, I knew I had to have them. In my bar. Every day. Each little nugget of joy that Andrea concocts is pure delight, and my patrons agree. Andrea herself has been wonderful to work with, too. So attentive to our needs, and her energy and passion shines through in the truffles.”
– Jennifer Leong, Next Door Craft Beer & Wine Bar
We LOVE offering Andrea’s Truffles at Waypoint Public! The varieties of flavors are endless, Andrea is always open to new ideas and suggestions, as well as bringing in samples of awesome new ideas she’s testing out in the kitchen. Andrea’s creativity, combined with her skills, and utilizing the best ingredients available make Andrea’s Truffle a truly special offering for our guests to enjoy in the restaurant, or as a convenient to-go dessert option.
– Chef Rich Sweeny, Waypoint Public, Top Chef Seasoning
“Andrea’s Truffles has been an ardent supporter of Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center. Andrea goes out of her way to coordinate with the Garden manager to choose something that is growing at Olivewood to incorporate into her truffles for our annual Seedling Soiree gala. Her little pillows of chocolate and love are always creative, remarkably delicious and a real highlight of our annual event.”
– Trish Watlington, Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center