Araya is a family business. Owned and run by husband and wife team StefanoZullian and Carla Susi, and Carla's sister Silvana Susi. Their home country, Venezuela is the country that grows some of the finest cacao in the world recognized by connoisseurs. This trio was always proud of their country's chocolate and spent time visiting the small farmers that take care of these delicate plants. They fell in love with the process. Having had the opportunity to learn from a friend, a chef and chocolatier who trained in France and Japan, they quit their jobs to immerse themselves in chocolate.The family went to work in her factory and learned from her experience. They created our own recipes catering to the American palate them came to Houston. With a plan to open the first fine chocolatier locally produced in Houston, Araya opened the Katy laboratory January 2010 and began production; the first week of February 2010 opened River Oaks just in time for Valentines Day.We also offer authentic French macarons in 10 exquisite flavors imported from France! At any of our locations, River Oaks, Uptown Park and Katy, you would be able to create your own chocolate or macaron box, or choose from our selection of gourmet Marshmallows, a new product we recently introduced.Find treats for kids, chocolate bars, coffee tea and hot chocolate too.Custom-made box for corporate gifts are also available, or choose from a large selection of favor boxes and products for dessert tables for parties and events.