Episode 1: Tamara LaValla of Batch Craft

Description: On this first episode of the Well Tempered chocolate podcast, my guest is Tamara LaValla. She is the owner and chocolate maker at Batch Craft, an artisan chocolate company in South Carolina, as well as a multimedia artist, and  formerly co-owned a design studio. 


Themes discussed in this episode:

  • Being a maker 
  • Balancing a full-time venture whilst running a chocolate startup
  • Finding the confidence to label yourself as a maker
  • Expanding your chocolate business creatively; tastings, aesthetics 
  • How travel expands your potential within a food business 

Related links from episode: 

Andrew Simonet, Artists U Founder and Director - Tamara did facilitation work with him, helping with others to build creative sustainable lives

Simran Sethi (https://simransethi.com/)

Batch Craft has previously partnered with Free Range Brewing, Charlotte, NC

What artisan chocolate Tamara would eat in the Cosmos: 
- Fruition Chocolate, Shokan, New York
- Map Chocolate, Eugene, Oregon
- Dick Taylor, Eureka, California 

Where to find Tamara & Batch: 
Web (Preorder available!): http://batchcraft.com 
Instagram: @batch_craft 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/batchcraft
Social Design House

Where you can buy Batch in the Carolinas:
Main Street Bottle Shop, Rock Hill, SC

Connect with the podcast host Lauren: 
Instagram: @wkndchocolate @welltemperedpodcast 
Facebook: WKND Chocolate 
Email: podcast@wkndchocolate.com 

Lauren WKND