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All presentations are included with your ChocolateFest ticket.

(Please note that those seated will receive samples first.)
*Schedule subject to change. Please stay tuned for updates and additions!

MAIN STAGE COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS

(Located on the main stage, inside ChocolateFest)

Saturday, January 24

12:30PM: The Woodblock Chocolate Chompdown
By Woodblock Chocolate
2:00PM: Eggplant Caponata as a Savory Appetizer
by Clive Wanstall, CEC of Lane Community College
3:00PM: Chocolate Cocktails 101
by My Bartender
4:00PM: Chocolate Ravioli with Fresh Chocolate Pasta as a Warm Dessert
by Clive Wanstall, CEC of Lane Community College
Sunday, January 25
11:30AM: Spicy Caramel Filled Chocolate Demo
by Chef Michael Poole of Hot Chocolat
1:00PM: French Macaron Class
by Mindy Huggins of Decadent Creations
2:30PM: Chocolate Cocktails 101
by My Bartender

 

EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

(Located in Rooms A105 and A106 across from ChocolateFest)

Friday, January 23
6:30PM: Chocolate & Wine Pairing
by Elyce Zahn of cocotutti confections and Bertony Faustin, of Abbey Creek Vineyards & Winery

 

Saturday, January 24
11:30am: The Cacao Tree
by John Scharffenberger of ScharffenBerger Chocolate Maker
12:00pm: Bean To Bar Film
A Film About Artisan Chocolate by Bob Ridgley
1:30pm: Coca to Cacao in Peru
By Erin Andrews of indi chocolate
2:00pm: Bean To Bar Film
A Film About Artisan Chocolate by Bob Ridgley
2:30pm: Micro-Batch Chocolate Making in Guatemala
By Nicholas Silverman of Diego’s Artisan Chocolates
3:30pm: Organic Fair-Trade Chocolate
By Rebecca Roebber of Kallari Chocolate
4:00pm: Bean To Bar Film
A Film About Artisan Chocolate by Bob Ridgley

 

Sunday, January 25
11:30am: Chocolate Business 101
by Master Chocolatier, Karen Neugebauer of Forte Chocolate
12:00pm: The Cacao Tree
by John Scharffenberger of ScharffenBerger Chocolate Maker
12:30pm: Fair Trade and Chocolate: experiences that edify the human soul
By Kara Blandi of Oma Chocolate
1:30pm: Bean to Body Care
By Erin Andrews of indi chocolate
2:00pm: Why Chocolate Should Cost More; The Difference Between Commercial and Fine Cacao
by Charley Wheelock of Woodblock Chocolate
3:00pm: Chocolate & Wine Pairing
by Elyce Zahn of cocotutti confections and Laurie Lewis of Hip Chicks Do Wine.
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ABOUT: BEAN TO BAR FILM  
A film about artisan chocolate by Bob Ridgley

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Bean to Bar film, (57 mins.) focuses on the top artisan chocolate makers and their methods in bringing a new chocolate renaissance in the United States.  Offering exotic tastes, textures and variety unavailable in our industrialized food industry, these artisan chocolate makers are celebrated and praised by food critics and chocolate lovers alike.

Their passion for excellence through quality over quantity and a working relationship with the farmers, has led to a modern day revival of chocolate’s mystery and allure. www.beantobarfilm.com

Bob Ridgley is an award winning documentary film maker and chocolate lover.