From Union Kitchen:
“The District gets its first local craft chocolate factory! Just in time for the holidays Undone Chocolate launches a small batch bean to bar craft chocolate company in Washington DC. Housed in Union Kitchen, an innovative food business incubator in Northeast DC, the Undone Chocolate factory roasts and grinds organic dark chocolate from cocoa beans sourced directly from small producers in Central & South America, and the Caribbean. By working with directly-sourced cocoa beans Undone Chocolate supports local economies and sustainable agricultural practices.
Cofounder Adam Kavalier received his PhD in plant science and went on to pursue research in cancer pharmacology at Cornell. While studying plant biology, Adam began experimenting with Cacao (the source of chocolate), he started making chocolate and scientifically analyzed his batches in the laboratory. Cofounder Kristen Kavalier has worked for startups in education and technology and is helping to take Undone Chocolate to the next level. Together, this husband and wife team are putting DC chocolate on the map!
As the District’s FIRST craft chocolate makers, they are excited to teach the local community about how chocolate is made and where it comes from. They will be teaching classes on how to make chocolate from scratch and organizing tasting events, including pairings with wine and cheese, all starting this winter. (more…)