Kokak Chocolates is the only Filipina owned chocolate shop in San Francisco. Founder and Head Chocolatier Carol Gancia opened the shop in the heart of the Castro in June 2020. Since opening, Kokak has hosted 3 youth interns from JVS in the Fall of 2021 and has worked with community workforce organizations to find and hire employees.

One of their hires is the outstanding Balima, who was referred by the workforce organization, Caminar. She has been working at Kokak since last December and thoroughly enjoys it. Carol is very grateful to have Balima, and the support of SFMade as she continues to evolve and grow her business.