Presented by DallasChocolate.org, the Dallas Chocolate Conference & Festival is an annual event designed to raise awareness and appreciation for the amazing work of local and national fine chocolate craftsmen.
Tickets will be available at the door only starting Saturday at 8:45 AM.
The Dallas Chocolate Conference & Festival on Saturday, October 26, 2013, is two events in one:
The Chocolate Conference, also included with a ticket purchase, takes place in an adjoining room of the Addison Conference Centre and kicks off at 10:00 AM with the Chocolatiers’ Roundtable — a free-flowing panel discussion with all participating chocolatiers. Adrienne Newman (Madame Cocoa) will return as the Chocolate Conference’s mistress of ceremonies. While all classes are included with a ticket purchase, space is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
The Chocolate Festival is a room of wall-to-wall chocolate where attendees can choose to sample chocolates from over fifteen chocolatiers and chocolate makers. Admission includes ten coupons (three for kids) redeemable for chocolate samples at the Festival. Tickets for the Festival can be purchased for entry at three different times. Tickets can be purchased for whichever time is most convenient — the chocolate vendors are the same throughout the day.
Confirmed chocolatiers and chocolate makers include:
- Barry Callebaut USA
- Amano Artisan Chocolate
- Ceda Chocolate
- Collin College
- Dandelion Chocolate
- Tejas Chocolate
- Taza Chocolate
- Chocolates El Rey
- Potomac Chocolate
- Sublime Chocolate
- Cacao & Cardamom
- Wiseman House Chocolates
- Dr. Sue’s Chocolate
- Nib Chocolates
- Toffee Treats
- Elegantly Chocolate
- Bark Chocolate
- Kate Weiser Chocolate
- Oh Brownie
- Pure Chocolate Desserts by Zach
- Haute Sweets Patisserie
- El Centro College
- and more.
Bean-to-Bar Chocolate – Sunday, October 27th
Led by Derek Poirier of Valrhona and David Collier of Spoon Bar & Kitchen, this class takes place at the excellent kitchen facilities of El Centro College in Dallas. There will be a tasting, discussion of techniques, and opportunity for hands-on instruction from the master pastry chefs. The class is from 1pm to 4pm and the fee is $75. Tickets to the Chocolate Conference & Festival on Saturday must be purchased separately. Price includes sales tax.
Participants and classes are confirmed, but are subject to change. Tickets are non-refundable.
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