About Us

Lux Artisan Chocolates

Lux Artisan Chocolates was founded in 2012 by chocolatiers Shelby Ortz and Chris Gibson. Our philosophy is to follow the artisanal practices of making everything by hand in small batches and without preservatives.

At Lux Artisan Chocolates, we excite the eye and intrigue the palate with works of art made from only the finest ingredients. Every piece is made by hand at our shop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Lux Artisan Chocolates is committed to always using local ingredients when possible. We source out the finest quality local products to use in our premium chocolates.

Shelby Ortz

Shelby Ortz, co-founder and Chocolatier of Lux Artisan Chocolates, received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Culinary Management from the prestigious Art Institute of Pittsburgh. While attending culinary school, she worked as a pastry cook for Eleven, an award-winning fine dining restaurant in Pittsburgh.

She worked her way up through the ranks of the pastry department, becoming pastry chef at Soba and then at Eleven. It was while working at these restaurants that she honed her craft for making delectable desserts and confections, using interesting and delicious flavor combinations, and finding obscure ingredients to use in her creations. Her talents earned her a place in “The Crème de la Crème” of pastry chefs in Pittsburgh Magazine Feb-2012.

She draws inspiration from many of the practices she learned while working at these restaurants, including the use of local ingredients. Lux artisan chocolates creates the perfect balance between old-fashion and adventurous.

Do you have Questions about us or our chocolates? If so you nay contact us...


by email : via our Contact Form
by phone : 412-867-5172
by paper : Lux Artisan Chocolates, 7737 Forbes Avenue Extension, Pittsburgh, PA 15221


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