Wednesday, October 9, 2013

EVENT: Official Dallas Chocolate Conference and Festival Schedule is out for October 26th and 27th, 2013 + DISCOUNT CODE

Here's the scoop about the sweetest weekend in Dallas coming October 26th and 27th to the Addison Convention Center.’s 4th annual Dallas Chocolate Conference & Festival will be held on Oct. 26 & 27, 2013, at the Addison Conference Centre.  Some of Dallas’ best chocolatiers will display and offer their finest while attendees will learn from some of the best names in chocolate including: James Beard award-winning author, chef, and culinary historian Maricel Presilla; Valrhona Chocolate Pastry Chef Derek Poirier; and Dallas’ own Spoon Pastry Chef David Collier. 

This year’s Conference also includes two limited space hands-on chocolate workshops on Sunday, Oct. 27, a bean-to-bar workshop led by Scott Moore, Jr. (Tejas Chocolate) and Alice Nystrom (Dandelion Chocolate); and a special chocolate desserts class led by Derek Poirier and David Collier.

To score a sweet 10% discount, use the code DFM10 and place your ticket here.

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 – Addison Conference Centre
9 AM
VIP Entry For Dallas Chocolate Conference & Festival

Main Hall
10 AM
Chocolatiers’ Roundtable
Featured Chocolatiers, Moderated By Adrienne Newman (Madame Cocoa)
11 AM
Baking With Chocolate
main hall opens
Derek Poirier (Pastry Chef for Valrhona North America) & Zach Townsend (Pure Chocolate Desserts by Zach)
Chocolate Maker Roundtable: What Makes Chocolate Good?
Participating Chocolate Makers: Amano Artisan Chocolate, Potomac, Chocolate, Dandelion Chocolate and Tejas Chocolate
1 PM
My Life In Chocolate
Maricel Presilla, Chef, Author and Culinary Historian
3 PM
Beyond Chocolate Cake: Modern Chocolate Desserts
David Collier, Pastry Chef (Spoon Bar and Kitchen) & Michele Brown (Collin College Pastry Professor and Texas Chef Association Pastry Chef of the Year 2010)
4 PM
Chocolate Shop 101
Kate Weiser (Kate Weiser Chocolate) &  Troy Easton (Sublime Chocolate)

Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 – Special Hands-on Workshops (Additional Cost)
10 AM – 4 PM               
Bean-to-Bar Chocolate-Making
at My Private Chef, Dallas
Scott Moore, Jr. (Tejas Chocolate) & Alice Nystrom (Dandelion Chocolate)
1 PM – 4 PM               
Delicious Chocolate Dessert-Making Class
at El Centro College, Dallas
Derek Poirier (Valrhona North America) &  David Collier Spoon)