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Talks & Tastings 2017-10-10T08:51:27+00:00

Talks & Tastings

To understand chocolate is to love it. This is and will remain the philosophy of the Chocolate Show.
In the Tasting Room, come and discover the universe of chocolate and all its subtleties through a series of presentations and tastings.

Friday 13th October

12:30pm Paul A Young – The Academy of Chocolate

Master Chocolatier at Paul a Young Fine Chocolates

Life Story

1:30pm The Chocolate Dessert of the Year Competition

Competition winner demonstration & tastings

4:30 pm The Chocolate Dessert of the Year Competition

Award Ceremony

5:30pm Duffy’s Chocolate

Duffy Sheardown – Bean to bar chocolate maker

How to become a bean to bar maker

Saturday 14th October

11:30am Rachel McCormack

Author of the Chasing the Dram

Whiskey and Valrhona chocolate matching

12:30pm Rococo Chocolates & Clarkes Court Rum

James Booth & Cynthia Thomas

A match made in heaven – 82% Grenada Chocolate Company bar and Clarkes Court Camerhogne Spiced Liqueur

1:30 pm Dominican Republic – Panellist discussion

Martin Christy – Expert, Educator, Consultant _ Fine Chocolate & Cacao

Sustainability in cocoa

2:30pm Serravinci

Rob Stephany

Italian sour cherry infused wine or Italian Chocolate Whisky Liqueur with chocolate torte from top Indian Restaurant Benares

3:30pm Pacari

Santiago Peralta

Chocolate Tasting

4:30 pm Cocoa Runners

Elizabeth Cuddy – Marketing & business development

Welcome to the Revolution: A whistle stop tour of the best bars the world of craft chocolate has to offer

5:30pm Chantal Coady – The Academy of Chocolate

Founder & Creator – Rococo Chocolates

Life Story

Sunday 15th October

11:30 Dominican Republic

Chocolate Tasting

12:30pm Sloane’s Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate Tasting

1:30pm Washu Chocolate – Ecuador

Dr. Mika Peck – Researcher at the University of Sussex

Rainforest conservation & Washu Chocolate

2:30pm Martin Christy

Expert, Educator, Consultant in Fine Chocolate & Cacao

How to become a chocolate expert

3:30pm Cocoa Runners

Spencer Hyman – Partner and Co-Founder

Welcome to the Revolution: A whistle stop tour of the best bars the world of craft chocolate has to offer

4:30pm Sara Jayne Stanes OBE – The Academy of Chocolate

Chief Executive – The Academy of Culinary Arts

Life Story