Person of Interest: Dr. Adam Kavalier


Dr. Adam Kavalier stumbled upon cacao while studying medicinal plants in graduate school. He became intrigued with the potential of this bean for tremendous flavor and a source of medicinal compounds. Today, he and his wife are the co-owners of DC’s craft chocolate maker Undone Chocolate. Find out what Adam is up to when he’s not serving your sweet tooth:

What’s a typical day for you?

chocolateWake up, make chocolate, meet people, make chocolate, eat chocolate, email, eat chocolate, yoga, sleep.

What or who is your biggest influence?


What neighborhood do you live in?


What is your biggest DC pet peeve?

miguelNew York Avenue

Favorite song of 2015?

Miguel, Simple Things

Favorite DC haunt?

Rock Creek Park

What’s your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?

Hike Rock Creek Park



If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Humboldt County

If you couldn’t be a chocolate maker, what would you be?

A wood craftsman

Top three favorite movies?

The Sandlotsandlot

Kung Foo Panda

The Princess Bride

Name five people, alive or dead, you’d love to invite to a dinner party

Andrew Dana, Bob Marley, Bill Clinton, Charles Darwin and Louis CK


What was your major in college, and do you use it today?

B.S. in Biology, Ph.D. in Plant Biology. I use it every day. Chocolate making is a science

Who do you think is the most attractive person to ever live?

The Rock

Name one thing most people don’t know about you.

I was a Buddhist Rastafarian in my past life.

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