Fine Chocolate Industry Association 
       

FCIA Summer Meeting June 28

Save the Date!

Our summer event will be taking place Saturday June 28th in NYC. Stay tuned for details!

 

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The Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA) is the only organization focused 100% on supporting fine chocolate professionals. We promote the artistry and craftsmanship of the chocolate professional focused on producing superior products made from premium chocolate and natural ingredients. We believe in using best practices in cacao processing and chocolate production; and transparent labeling and marketing practices.



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Heirloom Cacao Designations

Linking fine flavor characteristics to genotype

The best tasting chocolates in the world are poised for extinction. As growers continue to remove or replace fine flavor cacao trees with less flavorful, high-yield, disease-resistant cacao hybrids and clones, a world of ordinary flavor dominates the chocolate universe. Connecting genetics to flavor offers an important new way to protect and preserve the finest flavors for future generations. Alas, no genetic initiative has ever focused on flavor first. Until now. Read more.....

Membership includes professionals involved in chocolate from blossom to bonbon and bar: growers/producers, chocolatiers, chocolate makers, pastry chefs, chocolate manufacturers, marketers, writers, educators and specialty retailers.

If you are a professional in the Fine Chocolate Industry or focused on supporting the Fine Chocolate niche of this industry - and agree with our Vision & Mission, we invite you to join us as an Individual, Corporate, or Sponsor Member.



FCIA Member "Our membership in the FCIA has produced much greater ROI than we anticipated. Meeting and consulting with other members of the artisan chocolate community plus key vendors allows us to keep on top of where the industry is heading, and in turn, provide a better overall product for our customers."
Chris & Darcie Farro, The Art of Chocolat
Become an FCIA Member

We celebrate our members and the fine products they create.

Our members might be:

  • Chocolatiers crafting bonbons and bars from fine quality chocolate.
  • Growers that are pushing the boundaries with fine flavor cacao using innovative farming, fermenting and drying techniques.
  • Suppliers supporting the production of fine quality products.
  • Chocolate makers who are using a combination of dedicated craftsmanship and scientific know-how to turn dried cocoa beans into fine chocolate.

Each is passionate about fine chocolate. Each has a role in offering fine chocolate products so that you can savor them passionately.

We hope you will discover a new chocolate experience, and enjoy some fine chocolate every day!




2013 Recognition of Excellence Awards Ceremony

January 19, 2013

The FCIA created these awards to recognize positive contribution made by a person or company in the Fine Chocolate Industry.  

Nominees were identified by chocolate professionals across the industry.  Award winners were selected by the FCIA membership body.

Here's what our executive director and some of the 2011 Excellence award winners have to say about the awards! (video courtesy of Curtis Vreeland)

More about the Excellence awards...

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MEET OUR PARTNERS*

Dessert Professional Magazine

Ecole Chocolat Professional School of Chocolate Arts
Candy Industry The Global Resource from manufacturing to retailing

 *We're proud to showcase our partners who provide valuable support to our association in a variety of ways.

Learn more about becoming a FCIA partner

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Thank you to Ecole Chocolat for the header image!

Thank you to Lisa Leick for the Excellence Award medallion design!





 

 
 

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