Photo Credit: Doreen Pendracs

Photo Credit: Doreen Pendracs

 

Meet the Chefs & Recipes Featured On Our Culinary Stage

*Schedule subject to change


Featured Chef
Marc McDaniel

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM / SATURDAY
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM / SUNDAY

 Marc McDaniel

Marc McDaniel

Ravioli with Chocolate Pumpkin Filling with Sage, Brown Butter and Hazlenut Sauce

Cacao Nib Pasta Making Demonstration

 

 

 

Chef Marc McDaniel earned his degree from the esteemed Culinary School at San Francisco City College. His imaginative cuisine, featured at the famed Woodside Cafe, the top Silicon Valley hot spot earned him many kudos. Mark is the Executive Chef for the International Chocolate Festival and integrates his love of deep dark chocolate into many of the dishes he will be demonstrating for this event. His hobbies include combing the many Farmer’s Markets around the Bay Area and cooking for friends and family testing out his many exotic dishes. 

Marc operates Five Star Dining, a personal chef business and is also a Corporate Chef in Silicon Valley.

 



Chef Jose Garcia

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM / SATURDAY
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM / SUNDAY


Chef Jason Wells

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM / SATURDAY
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM / SUNDAY


Chef Darcey Yerly, Pastry Chef  

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM / SATURDAY
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM / SUNDAY

Amazing Mirror Glaze Cakes

Chocolate Cupcake Martini


 

SPEAKER SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

11:30 AM - Jonas Ketterle, Firefly Chocolate

1:30 PM - Chris Forbes, Appreciating Ports

2:30 PM - Doreen Pendracs, The Terroir of Chocolate

 

SUNDAY

10:30 AM - Doreen Pendracs, The Pleasures of Chocolate Travels

11:30 AM - Guatemalan Cacao Ceremony with Isabelle and Ari, First Light Tribe - KITKAT Room

12:00 PM - Chocolate Yoga with Sari

1:00 PM - Chris Forbes, Port and Chocolate Pairings

2:00 PM - Birgitte Rasine - Cacao Lore

 
 Photo Credit: Doreen Pendracs

Photo Credit: Doreen Pendracs