An economics degree from Rutgers wouldn’t seem like a key ingredient to running one of the South’s most sought-after chocolate shops, but Faye Jonah of diAmano has done precisely that. She’s managed to spin her undergraduate education into a career as an entrepreneur and chocolatier (chocolateur, perhaps?).
Since 2014, Jonah has helmed diAmano, bringing with her a passion for chocolate that’s rivaled only by her passion for Sandy Springs. diAmano translates to “with love” and “with hands,” a perfect linguistic symbiosis of what happens in Jonah’s test kitchen every day.
Doin’ It Her Way(e)
Originally from New Jersey, Faye Jonah has been an Atlanta staple for over 15 years. She began her career in the industrial packaging industry—which helps explain why all her chocolates are exquisitely wrapped. Eventually, her hobby of tinkering in the kitchen segued into a second degree, this time from the Art Institute of Atlanta. After serving at diAmano as an employee, Faye took over the business in 2014, and hasn’t looked back. She’s been crafting her own niche and contributing to our city’s vibe ever since.
In addition to being the voice and face of diAmano, Faye founded Pastry Atlanta, an event within Pastry Live, which showcases local talent on a national (and international) platform. She’s also a lead instructor at Le Cordon Bleu Atlanta, and is active in the Sandy Springs business community.
She’ll Make You Melt
Take a look behind the scenes of Sandy Springs' culinary sweetheart at work at DiAmano Chocolate. Then, stick around for a glimpse into Faye’s favorite local haunts.
One for the Road
Headed to Sandy Springs soon? Bring some of diAmano back with you. From nonpareils to sipping chocolates and handcrafted assortment boxes, diAmano has something for every sweet tooth. Just make sure to order extra—if you’re anything like us, there’s a good chance it won’t all make it back home…