The Ultimate All-Chocolate Shopping, Interactive and Educational Event

November 19 and 20, 2011

Palm Beach County Convention Center - West Palm Beach, FL

  • Demonstrations

    Award Winning Pastry Chefs and Chocolatiers will share tips and tricks of the trade as they create breathtaking decadent chocolate creations right before your eyes. Discover the difference between varying percentages and origins of chocolate; experience the recipe of hot chocolate made with the same techniques and tools as the Mayans, and be the envy of your friends as you learn the steps for simple, elegant chocolate treats that you can replicate at home.

    Schedule of Demonstrations
  • Live Professional Competitions

    Top Chocolate and Pastry Experts compete Live at The Festival of Chocolate in a high level chocolate competitions with specific time constraints and rules. Judged by Industry Experts, the skill, creativity and drama of these competitions make them a favorite of Festival of Chocolate guests.

    Schedule of Competitions
  • Chocolate Classes

    Learn hands-on from Chocolate Masters in a small class setting. Whether you are a home chef who wants to master the foundation for working with chocolate; a chocolate effecianato who is interested in detailed chocolate techniques or a chocolate lover who is always looking for creative dessert and chocolate creations to make for family and friends....this is the place for you. This is an incredible experience for girlfriends, husband and wife kitchen duos and anyone who wants to perfect their Chocolate know-how! Classes Sell Out Quickly -- So, Reserve Soon.

    Reserve A Seat to a Chocolate Class
  • Wine & Chocolate Pairings

    Everybody loves the idea of pairing chocolate and wine and with good reason. They are two of life's great pleasures. But the flavors of chocolate and wine aren't always that compatible. Hosted by a professional Sommelier and a Chocolate Expert, this interactive class breaks down the flavor profiles to help you make matches that work perfectly for your palate. Classes Sell Out Quickly -- So, Reserve Soon.

    Reserve a Seat for the Pairing
  • Chocolate Vendor Showcase

    Everything Chocolate in one place! Local and Regional Chocolate and Confection Companies will showcase and sell a variety of decadent chocolate treats including: Truffles, Cakes, Cookies, Cupcakes, Crepes, Waffles, Ice Creams, Brownies, Chocolate Drinks and much more!

    Check out the Vendors
  • Guests Competitions

    Whether you are 2 or 102, guests of all ages enjoy getting chocolate crazy in fun chocolatey contests! Stack a skyscraper of cookies, gobble down bowls of ice cream or beat the clock in our signature "Face the Cookie" competition. Plus, you can test your choc-ology in Brownie Bingo -- a game where you are encouraged to eat the playing pieces!

  • Chocoland - The Chocolate Museum

    Learn the history of Chocolate; understand the process of the bean to the bar and be amazed by the artistry in a one-of-a-kind Chocolate Museum. Be a Chocolate Detective as you uncover choc-ology and fun chocolate facts in a scavenger hunt that ends with a chocolatey surprise!

  • Chocolate Game Show Stage

    Test you chocolate knowledge as you go head-to-head in the infamous Wheel of Chocolate. Show off your Choco-ology in some Tasty Trivia. Watch Grandpa and Grandma conjure up favorite Chocolate Memories in our Grandpa Grab Bag Challenge. Take part in a conga line of armpit fudge makers....and, you can eat the fudge! You'll learn, laugh and be showered with sweet treats!

  • Chocolate Activities

    Whip up a batch of Chocolate Lip Balm. Make some chocolate playdough. Show off your Pudding Picasso. Or just grab a chocolate apron and get behind the counter like a true Kid In A Candy Store! There is so much to do for chocoholics of every age at The Festival of Chocolate!

Event Details

Sat 11/19: 10am - 6pm
Sun 11/20: 10am - 5pm


Attention Chocoholics!!

  • If you are planning on attending The Festival of Chocolate and need amazing acommodations, the Hyatt Place in Downtown West Palm Beach is the official hotel partner of The Festival of Chocolate. Click here for more info.
  • Advance Ticket Purchase will end at 9 pm on Friday November 18th.
  • The Festival of Chocolate was voted Top 10 Chocolate Festival in the U.S.
  • Congratulations to Aileen Mand, Producer of The Festival of Chocolate, for being slected as the Producer of the Year in Florida by BizBash Magazine for The Festival of Chocolate.