Meet Our Team

Nick Cardoni, Retail Manager
Shop: Hudson St - New York City
Joined: April 2017
Your go-to salt? Shinkai Deep - cool story, mineral rich, buttery, smooth, and versatile!
What's one chocolate bar you can't live without? Pump Street Sourdough + Sea Salt - super cool combo, crunchy, fun, and great chocolate.
Bitters you reach for most? Miracle Mile Yuzu - love it equally with tequila/mezcal cocktails and with ginger tea
What are you doing when you're not selling salt - chocolate - bitters? Piano Piano Piano!
 
Charlotte Ives, Shop Guide
Shop: N Mississippi Ave - Portland, OR
Joined: September 2018
Favorite Salt & Why: Halen Mon Gold. The flakes are so moist and delicate, perfect for finishing. The taste and smell remind me of oceanside fires in the wintertime, bringing memories of ice-fished dinners. 
What's one chocolate bar you can't live without? 9th and Larkin Tieng Giang (hope I'm spelling this right). The hardy consistency of this bar forces me to work it around my palette, resulting in complex flavors that differ from start to finish.
Bitters you reach for most? king Floyd's scorched pear and ginger added to seltzer water or used for rinsing a cocktail glass. Just the right amount of sweet and spicy!
What are you doing when you're not selling salt - chocolate - bitters? In my free time I like to practice the piano, shoot film photography, try new foods, and celebrate living with my friends and family! :) 
 
Mark Bitterman, Owner
Shop: N Mississippi, Hudson St, NW 23rd Ave, Shinjuku
Joined: January 2006
Your go-to salt? Ack! Why oh why do people ask me this? Salt, I love thee like childhood summer! Only more, I love thee like salt.  And maybe like a dream I’ve yet to dream, I love the ones that linger not in my cupboard, but the ones just around the bend. The salt from the seashore village I have not yet visited. The salt that arrives tomorrow, unsolicited, in a bound and frayed parcel whose postage stamps read like Aztec hieroglyphs. I love the salt offered to me in the palm of a stranger's hand, or by the pinch from the person sitting across from me, her eyes glittering. 
What's one chocolate bar you can't live without? Today my favorite chocolate is the Bonnat Selva Maya. The reason why is that it reminds me; no matter how much I mistrust awards, no matter how much we encourage people to look beyond awards, occasionally the awards do get it right, and call attention to something truly special.   
Bitters you reach for most? Jeepers, I’ve found myself putting chocolate bitters in the most unlikely things. Any booze that touches wood, from bourbon to scotch to anejo tequila to rum to many of the vermouths that we put in those and other spirits.  They all love chocolate bitters. It’s my go-to secret ingredient, because I add just a little, just a hint.  Extra deliciousness with no-one the wiser.
What are you doing when you're not selling salt - chocolate - bitters? I’m always working.  But I define work as play.
 
Dorrie Dilday, Shop Guide
Shop: NW 23rd Ave - Portland, OR
Joined: September 2016
Your go-to salt? Having spent a month in Cyprus,  all of our Cypriot Salts, but Black Diamond is my "go to" for all things avocado. 
What's one chocolate bar you can't live without? Our Francois Pralus Ghana Bar.  It's the ultimate chocolate experience. 
Bitters you reach for most? The Orange and Fig Sycophant by Crude.  It will elevate any drink but I think it makes a beautiful Old Fashioned. 
What are you doing when you're not selling salt - chocolate - bitters? I practice yoga, love trying out new restaurants, and traveling to see my kids.
Editor's Note: As of fall 2019, Dorrie has moved out of state to be with her family.

 

 

Jessica Fitz, General Manager
Shop: Bitterman Salt Co. - Portland, OR
Joined: October 2016
Your go-to salt? Sel Gris because it is so mineral rich and it adds a wonderful crunch 
What's one chocolate bar you can't live without? It really does depend on my mood, I guess today I will choose Pump Street Sourdough and Sea Salt. I like it because it merries salty and sweet together.
Bitters you reach for most? Hmmm.... I love any of the Bob's Bitters. Last week I didn't bring any tea so I put Bob's chocolate and vanilla bitters in hot water and it was great. I also use these two bitters to add flavor and aroma while baking.
What are you doing when you're not selling salt - chocolate - bitters?  Netflix and chill, lol. I also love to do anything outside.