Formerly Christian Vautier Le Concept, Tache Artisan Chocolate was started by pastry chef Aditi Malhotra in September 2012. A graduate of the Glion Institute in Switzerland, The French Culinary Institute and winner of Zagat’s 30 Under 30 Award and most recently voted as one of Forbes 30 under 30 game changers in Food & Wine for 2014 , Aditi has taken the confectionary world by storm.

Originally opening the chocolate shop in March of 2012 as CVLC, Aditi landed write ups in The New York Times, Time Out, The Huffington Post, The Village Voice, Business Insider, Serious Eats, InStyle Magazine, Gotham Magazine and was invited to showcase her chocolate at The New York Chocolate Show in November 2012, one of the most esteemed chocolate shows in the world.

Renaming the company in September of 2012, Tache Artisan Chocolate made its debut as the chocolate caterer for The New York City Ballet Fall Gala Honoring Valentino. Guests included Anne Hathaway, Barbara Walters, Martha Stewart, Sarah Jessica Parker, Anjelica Huston, Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana, and of course Valentino. Later in November 2012, Tache again graced the presence of Martha Stewart, catering her benefit gala.

Tache is also famous for its many chocolate-making classes, which have gained the attention of The New York Times and Time Out Kids. For more on our chocolate making classes, click here.

our name

Tache’s name comes from the french word “tache” which means spot, stain or smudge. When it comes to Aditi, she always has a “tache” of chocolate smeared all over her chef’s coat. There was no other option than to name it after the evidence of a genius chocolatier.