Get your Fest On!
It’s like a festival…but at home.
Check out the list of presentations below, and virtually visit these chocolate businesses at the times listed to learn about chocolate topics. And, of course, don’t forget to show your love with a purchase or two. Any listing with a “Re-Watch!” button will take you to the video recording of that presentation.
Festival Schedule: March 26
Check back often, as presentations are continually being added. Times are listed as Eastern Standard (GMT-5)
Virtual tour of chocolate factory and experimental kitchen with an AMA (Ask Me Anything…)
Meet the maker @mariovandeneede of Chocolatoa in his chocolate factory in Ruiselede (Bruges Belgium).
El Chocolate en España
Alysha Kropf & Brooke Willis
Ecole Chocolat (feat. B Cocoa)
Putting the craft in craft chocolate with B Cocoa Artisan Chocolate.
Learn about chocolate making from Iceland!
Karma in the Kitchen
We’ll be sharing how we make our cream center chocolates, along with tips and tricks for making these velvety, delicious confections.
Lohcally Artisan Chocolates
See how Denise crafts her chocolates.
High five: 5000 years of mesoamerican cacao
La Cascade du Chocolat
Virtual tour of kitchen and retail, talking about how we do what we do.
Cooking at home with chocolate
“We Are Very Open:” Specialty Grocers and Craft Chocolate During COVID-19.
Choco Del Sol
30min guided tour through our factory, including parts of the castle where the EuroBean Chocolate Festival is hosted
Tour factory of ÓBOLO with deep dive focus on our use of natural Chilean herbs, spices and berries in our bars. Bonus track of talking about being a B Corporation chocolate maker.
Amy l. Camargo
How to make our signature hot chocolate products
A discussion on Brazilian flavors and AMA (Ask Me Anything…)
Chocolate Drive Thru.
All Ben Rassmusen, all the time: Tour of my absurdly small chocolate factory with discussion of equipment, chocolate-making process, and Potomac Chocolate’s story.
Roy Wilhen Fraatz Lopez
Elaboracion de licor de cacao, tueste descascarillado y molienda, pruebas fisicas de calidad (Cacao evaluation with a field expert.)
Join To’ak co-founder, Carl Schweizer, for a virtual tour of our aging facility in Quito, Ecuador, as well as a 101 in the science behind aging chocolate.
Culinary Institute of America
Demo of basic tempering skills.
The Future of Home Chocolate-making
Traditional Mexican chocolate drinks like tejate with T. Bicolor and tascalate
Amanda Jo Wildey
El Cacaotal Peru
A Retailer’s Perspective of Peru’s Craft Chocolate Boom: Connecting the Pieces
Ana Velia Villarreal
Chocolate de la Villa Real
How to prepare Oaxacan Hot chocolate and the differences with other chocolates
Le Caméléon Chocolates
From chocolate to cacao – virtual animated tour
Xoconat Craft Chocolate and Confections
Xoconat’s Thai inspired infusion bars/confectionary and virtual tasting.