Fine Chocolate Industry Association 


The Fine Chocolate Industry Association is a non-profit professional international association - all members are working in the chocolate industry. We welcome chocolate professionals who support the association's Vision, Mission and Code of Ethics.

"Bakon USA is very happy to be one of the founding members of the FCIA. It is a great place to meet people who share an endless passion for chocolate! Each meeting is a new source of inspiration."
Luc Imberechts, Bakon USA

"As a new member in the FCIA the last year's event was my first exposure to the membership. Not only was I welcomed as a peer, I was exposed to suppliers and fellow chocolatiers that cared as much as I do about Chocolate. The evening provided a wealth of information, from quality packaging suppliers to extremely unique chocolates to work with and educational resources. I look forward to a continuing membership as "Papa's Chocolates" continues to grow." John Walter, Papa's Chocolates
Become an FCIA Member

Fine chocolate makers and chocolatiers - even with your hectic schedule, we hope that you will seriously consider becoming a member of the Fine Chocolate Industry Association.

Historically our segment of the chocolate industry has been silent - leaving the educating of chocolate lovers and the media to marketers with their own agenda and non-professionals in blogs and discussion groups.

The Fine Chocolate Industry Association wants to change that by providing unbaised information on what exactly differentiates fine chocolate and fine chocolate making.

As with any professional organization, our members will also receive networking and educational opportunities focused on topics of interest to the artisan, fine chocolate segment of the chocolate industry. Some of these benefits such as our membership directory, educational events and newsletter are in place now, others on the following list are in development. 

"The FCIA community is a very important and absolutely unique resource for those of us who are passionate about fine chocolate. For me and my team, the informal networking and the more formal information sharing is invaluable. There is simply no other forum like it in our industry."
Ellane Pirotte, Agostoni Chocolate
Become an FCIA Member


Emerging Professional - $95.00 (USD)
For an individual who is a student pursuing a career in the fine chocolate industry. Membership is limited to two years.

Professional - $195.00 (USD)
For an individual whose primary business activity is in or supports the fine chocolate industry. Membership provides discounted event attendance and access to both the educational segment of website and the buyers guide with supplier discounts.

Small Business - $295.00 (USD)
Bundle (up to 2 members)
For small, independent fine chocolate businesses whose products or services are marketed on a local or regional scale.
Corporate Membership - $595.00 (USD)
Bundle (up to 4 members)
For mid-sized chocolate businesses or corporations that provide services or products that support or promote fine chocolate industry.
Sustaining Member - $1,500.00 (USD)
Bundle (up to 4 members)
Sustaining membership includes a listing on the FCIA website Sustaining Member section, a small table in all event Gallery Showcases, inclusion of company information in all event programs and post-event newsletters, event attendee information, a minimum of 1 pre-event promotion via FCIA social media, and optional All-Access Event Passes (Early Bird Pricing per person valid through close of online event registration).


The Fine Chocolate Industry Association is working on the following member benefits:

  • opportunities to work with peers to support and promote fine chocolate.
  • annual membership directory.
  • educational opportunities to update skills and knowledge.
  • current topics, techniques and research through association newsletters.
  • access to member-only online research resource library.
  • sponsorship and advertising opportunities.

As the association membership base grows so does our resources to be able to provide even more benefits to our members.

Become a FCIA Member Now!

If you are unable to become a member at this time but want to be kept informed of the progress of the Association and be invited to FCIA events,  you can opt in to receive our FCIA emails on upcoming events and other information that we think you may find interesting.


We celebrate the artistry and craftsmanship of the fine chocolate professional focused on producing superior products made from premium chocolate and ingredients. Membership includes professionals involved in chocolate from BLOSSOM to BONBON & BAR:

  • Cacao Growers and Processors
  • Chocolate Manufacturers
  • Chocolatiers
  • Chocolate Makers
  • Chocolate Equipment and Ingredient Suppliers
  • Pastry Chefs
  • Chocolate Marketing Professionals
  • Chocolate Industry Professionals
  • Food Writers who specialize in chocolate
  • Culinary Educators who specialize in chocolate
  • Gourmet Retailers who focus on offering fine chocolate

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For membership inquiries: Jennifer Wicks / 1.406.370.8606 / Email Jennifer
For San Francisco Event inquiries: Brianna Goldberg / 1.818.400.5154 / Email Brianna
Executive Director: Karen Bryant / 1.206.577.9983 / Email Karen

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