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NY Program and the Chocolate Factory

Weekly field trips have taken the New York City program from the food trucks outside the Columbia University campus on 116th Street to the Museum of Food and Drink in Brooklyn to Katz’s Delicatessen on the Lower East Side and dumpling counters in Chinatown. On a recent Wednesday, the group was treated to a tour of the Tumbador Chocolate Factory in Brooklyn.

Co-founder Michael Altman P’15 led the tour. Altman’s business partner, Jean-François Bonnet, serves as Tumbador’s executive chef.

The “Brooklyn Born Chocolate” company creates private label products for companies, luxury hotels, and grocery stores. Tumbador was generous with samples and the group tried a chocolate-covered s’mores, chocolate peanut rocher, peanut butter cups, and passion fruit bonbons, a company specialty.

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