The Institute for Chocolate Studies was founded in the fall of 2012 to provide high-quality, student-produced chocolate to the Princeton community. Greg Owen ’15 had spent a month of his senior year of high school making chocolate as a senior project, and the ICS came together as a group of students who were interested in turning that project into a student-run bean-to-bar chocolate factory. Since our founding, we have been continually improving our process, upgrading our equipment, and refining our chocolate-making skills.
We work out of the Princeton University Bake Shop, located underneath the Rocky-Mathey dining halls, which has been generously provided to us by University Dining Services. If you'd like to learn more about how we make chocolate or see us in action, feel free to stop by one of our factory tours, in which we demonstrate the chocolate-making process and give away free samples. We usually hold these events once or twice a semester.