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Dallas Chocolate Festival Begins Sept 9th

The Dallas Chocolate Festival is back again as an in-person three-day event showcasing ‘The Magic of Chocolate’ from September 9th – 11th. Tickets for the sweet event are available here.

Located at F.I.G. in Downtown Dallas this immersive experience offers Dallasites and DFW visitors a first-hand taste into the world of chocolate from the process to the packaging. Featuring local shops and world-renowned makers, booths will provide samples, expertise, and sweets-a-plenty to festival-goers.

Established in 2009, DallasChocolate.org continues to invest in educating the community about craft chocolate as well as equipping the next generation of culinary creators. DallasChocolate.org has provided more than $20,000 in scholarships to local culinary programs including the Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Education at Collin County Community College and the Dallas College Culinary Arts Program benefitting students with focus in pastry arts and an emphasis on chocolate.

This year, DCF is expanding events ranging from an industry trade show to hands-on class experiences over the course of three days. While the festival is returning to an in-person event, online festival experiences through video events and real-time chats will also be available. Festival events include:

Dallas Chocolate Conference

Friday, September 9th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

New to the festival, the Dallas Chocolate Conference is designed for professionals who work with chocolate or those aspiring to do so professionally. The conference includes networking opportunities and classes covering advanced chocolate topics regarding equipment, services, ingredients, sourcing and more.

Dallas Chocolate Festival – VIP Night

Friday, September 9th from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

The chocolate goes dark for the VIP event kicking off the general admission festivities. A night of boozy beverages and first look into the magic of the festival, the VIP night is the premium preview into the world of chocolate.

The chocolate menu includes:

Chef Joshua Harmon (Birdie) 

Mirin smoked trout, pickled chili and fish sauce vinaigrette, cilantro, roasted white chocolate and satauma 

Chef Joel Orsini (Profound Microfarms/Allevare) 

Chocolate Pork loin, bittersweet greens, smoked peaches 

Chef Victor Villareal (La Onda) 

Mole Zacatecas with Shrimp escabeche, smoked whitefish caviar and mixed herbs from My Epicurean Farms

Chef Mike Matis (Fearing’s with The Ritz Carlton Dallas) 

Lamb loin, Foie gras and dark chocolate chutney, Herby tabbouleh salad

Chef Katherine Clapner (Dude Sweet Chocolate) 

Hand Made Chocolate Truffles

Dallas Chocolate Festival – Main Event

Saturday, September 10th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

A full day of chocolate demos and classes, the DCF Main Event invites attendees to explore all aspects of chocolate from tree to bar to bonbon and beyond. With all ages welcome, there is something sweet for everyone.

Dallas Chocolate Festival – Experiences

Sunday, September 11th from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

If tasting isn’t enough, the DCF Experiences will allow attendees the chance to get their hands dirty with interactive chocolate experiences, including:

Chocolate Bean to Bar Workshop

Ben Rassmussen of Potomac Chocolate will teach a bean to bar class where students learn all aspects of small-scale chocolate production.

Tea & Chocolate Pairings

Albert from Fifth Dimension Chocolates will showcase the British chocolatier’s filled chocolates alongside Taiwanese teas from Marulin, exquisitely pairing each together for a curated tasting experience.

Whiskey & Chocolate Pairings

Yeli Marshall, the owner of Yelibelly Chocolates and a certified whiskey professional, will walk through proper tasting techniques with a flight of curated whiskey and chocolate, helping to train your palette to recognize the different flavors present.

Dallas Chocolate Festival exhibitors include world-class chocolatiers that lead the industry in the world of cocoa. Sourcing boutique shops from around the globe, DCF prides itself with a collection of artisans and experts that will provide tastings, insights and awe for festival attendees into the world of chocolate. Patrons can look forward to seeing the current list of exhibitors, including:

Chocolate Makers

Madhu Chocolate (Austin, TX)

Xocolla (Sugar Land, TX)

Springboard (Nigeria)

Fruition Chocolate Works (Shokan, NY)

Mission Chocolate (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

5 Mile Chocolate (Dallas, TX)

Potomac Chocolate (Occoquan, VA)

9th & Larkin (San Francisco, CA)

Argencove (Granada, Nicaragua)

Chocolatiers

Dr. Sue’s Chocolate (Grapevine, TX)

Kate Weiser Chocolate (Dallas, TX)

Mademoiselle Miel (Saint Paul, MN)

Wiseman House Chocolates (Hico, TX)

Goodies Texas (McKinney, TX)

Cinful Sweets (Austin, TX)

Golden Eye Chocolates (Austin, TX)

The Touring Chocolatier (Northlake, TX)

La Goulue Chocolatier (Houston, TX)

Yelibelly Chocolates (Addison, TX)

Chocolate & More

Effie’s Homemade (Hyde Park, MA)

TCF Sales (Round Rock, TX)

My French Recipe (Plano, TX)

Chocotastery (Hoboken, NJ)

Dallas College (Dallas, TX)

Cambie (Dallas, TX)

AUI Fine Foods (Gaithersburg, MD)

For more information on Dallas Chocolate Festival visit, www.dallaschocolate.org.

Fashion Institute Gallery 1807 Ross Ave Dallas, TX 75201 September 9 – 11, 2022

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