About the Founder
Dr Arun Viswanathan
Dr. Arun Viswanathan S.K, is the founder and CEO of Chitra’m Craft Chocolates. He did a Masters in Food Science and Technology from the Cornell University, New York and underwent training to be a chocolate maker at “The Chocolate Line”, Bruges, Belgium. He interned at Dandelion Chocolates, San Francisco and is a Second Level Certified Chocolate Taster from the International Institute of Chocolate & Cacao Tasting. He also has a Ph.D. in Agriculture Business Management from TNAU and an executive certification from Cornell University in Food Retail Management.
Arun has conducted various chocolate-making workshops in partnership with renowned brands around the world and represented Indian chocolates in various international forums. He doesn’t wear a toque and flip things in a pan, he wields a palette knife over the chocolate canvas. The ingredients that most people scrunch their faces at to mix together, he takes pleasure in ceremoniously whipping up into the most enticing products. Bon-bons with fillings that range from homemade wheat halwa to wasabi and products like cacao-pesto and cacao-molagapodi are the brain-children of Arun Viswanathan, the chocolatier who doesn’t shy away from diving into the deep end of the chocolate pool.