The San Francisco Chronicle and SFGATE present


April 21-22, 2018
San Mateo Event Center


A Must Visit 2-Day Event for the Chocolate Curious, Fans, Gourmands, Chocolate Home Chefs, Innovators and Artisan Makers. Join chocolate entrepreneurs and explore the inspiration, inventiveness and modern spirit from brain to bean to bar, bonbons and beyond.

Enjoy culinary and chocolate demonstrations, and talks on what makes up fine chocolate, where it comes from, how it is made differently, etc. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local non profits and food banks.


 Doreen Pendgracs

Doreen Pendgracs

Meet award-winning author Doreen Pendgracs April 21st and 22nd at the International Chocolate Fest. Doreen will be giving two talks at the ICF. One about how the Terroir of Chocolate affects the ultimate flavor of the chocolate, as well as a talk about the various pleasures she has experienced throughout the world of chocolate while researching the award winning Chocolatour series. 

 Birgitte Rasine

Birgitte Rasine

Birgitte is an award-winning author, journalist, producer, and entrepreneur whose work marries sustainability with storytelling, mobile apps with print books, and art with technology. She is the author of numerous literary works and articles, and has spoken on topics ranging from media to sustainability on three continents. Birgitte’s books and mobile apps have been recognized by design and publishing awards and honors from organizations such as the Eric Hoffer Award, International Academy of Visual Arts in Los Angeles, Press 53, and the Alliance of Independent Authors.


Doors Open At 10 AM

Saturday and Sunday

APRIL 21 - 22


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