Making Swiss-quality chocolates in an American metropolis such as New York City is hard work, but Aditi Malhotra ’06 has attracted all the right attention with her fresh and innovative chocolate shop Tache Artisan Chocolate. She was even featured on the Restaurant section of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for 2014.

After graduating from Glion Institute of Higher Education in 2006, Aditi continued her studies in culinary arts and F&B management before settling into her true culinary passion: the pastry arts. She became the pastry chef and co-owner of the branded boutique Christian Vautier Le Concept, a chic little store and coffee shop on the Lower East side of New York City in 2012.

The first announcement of her inevitable success came in 2012, when she made Zagat’s “30 Under 30 New York” list which recognizes New York City’s creative young chefs, mixologists, sommeliers, entrepreneurs and restaurateurs. In the fall of 2013, Aditi took over the shop and changed the name. Her little luxury chocolate boutique continues to thrive overcoming stiff competition in a tough market. Apparently, the cost and effort of making fine chocolate is under-estimated by many customers, but Aditi has beat this knowledge gap by providing such delicious, unique chocolate treats that she’s retained the store’s early notoriety.

At the approach of Valentine’s Day in February 2015, the store was offering couples chocolate–making classes in addition to heart and kisses shaped chocolate boxes. We congratulate Aditi on her sweet success and encourage Glion friends, family and alumni in NYC to visit her shop for a little treat and shared nostalgia.

Read an article about chocolatiers in NYC, in which Aditi shares some insights into her business:

Visit the Tache Chocolate website

Photo credit: Tache Chocolate Instagram

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Glion Institute of Higher Education is a private Swiss institution offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in hospitality, luxury and event management to an international student body across three campuses in Switzerland and London, UK.
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