In response to the growing amount of restaurant and hospitality workers unemployed due to COVID-19, FestEvents Foundation, in collaboration with Chef Nick Walker of Virgin Hotels Dallas, Chef Sharon Van Meter of SVM Productions, and Steve DeShazo of El Centro College, is launching Staff Meal (www.staffmeal.org). The program is designed to provide 2,400 free chef-crafted meals per weekend to industry members in-need. Continue reading
Tickets for the eighth annual Dallas Chocolate Festival (DCF), September 8-10 are on sale and will be held in the heart of the Dallas Art District at the Fashion Industry Gallery F.I.G. celebrates everything chocolate. Guests are invited to meet artisans, watch live demonstrations of the chocolate making process, and sample and shop from over 60 vendor participants. Continue reading
DallasChocolate.org is excited to announce a day of hands-on chocolate making workshops to follow the 2015 Dallas Chocolate Festival. The 2-workshop event will be held Sunday, September 13th at Perfect Temper Kitchen in Plano.
Fans of the Dallas Chocolate Festival have been requesting more opportunities to learn from the renowned experts that showcase their treats at the festival. DallasChocolate.org founder Sander Wolf has responded by creating two hands-on workshops for aspiring chocolate makers and chocolatiers of all skill levels. While the intention is to provide a fun chocolate experience to the students, the classes will be held in a commercial kitchen with experts in their fields. Wolf is confident that students will come away with some real skills. Continue reading
Eager chocolate enthusiasts from Texas and beyond will convene at the Addison Conference Centre on September 12 to celebrate the sixth annual Dallas Chocolate Festival.
DallasChocolate.org is building on the record-breaking vendor participation and attendance from the 2014 festival to showcase innovative chocolates from around the world and the stories that go with them. Continue reading
Rain McDermott, Founder and President of Dallas Caramel Company
by Andrew Chalk
This year is the 5th anniversary of The Dallas Chocolate Festival and it is bigger and better than ever. There will be over 30 craft chocolate makers at the event September 13th at the Addison Conference centre. Attendees can walk around sampling the products of chocolate makers and chocolatiers and take instructive classes throughout the day. Confirmed exhibitors include Barry Callebaut USA; Amano Artisan Chocolate; Valrhona; Tejas Chocolate; Taza Chocolate; Pacari Chocolate; Chocolates El Rey; Potomac Chocolate; Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Company; Sublime Chocolate; Chocolate Secrets; Wiseman House Chocolates; CocoAndré Chocolatier; Dr. Sue’s Chocolate; Nib Chocolates; Toffee Treats; Bark Chocolate; Dude, Sweet Chocolate; Goodies Texas; Kate Weiser Chocolate; Haute Sweets Patisserie; Dallas Caramel Company; Steel City Pops; Tarrant County College; Elegantly Chocolate; Spoon Bar and Kitchen/Knife; The Mansion; JK Chocolate, Kiskadee Chocolate; Srsly Chocolate and ChocoSutra. If you are serious about chocolate, the local producers in the list above are a who’s who of the best.
There is a special room rate at the within-walking-distance Intercontinental Hotel, Dallas for out of town visitors. Continue reading