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FCIA REGIONAL MEET-UPS

               

FCIA is proud to sponsor meet-ups throughout the year and throughout the country (and globe!) as an extension of our two main Elevate Chocolate events in New York and California. These meet-ups are a critical way to gain industry knowledge, build new relationships and develop a deeper connection to the fine chocolate community. Meet-ups are member-hosted and FCIA-supported.

We thank our members who have stepped up to serve as hosts and invite others to consider doing the same so we can expand our network of gatherings. Please check back from time to time since new meet-ups will be scheduled as hosts volunteer. 

REGISTRATION OPEN

May 16th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, São Paulo, Brazil     Click to register: Registration is Open
     
Presented in conjunction with the Association of Bean to Bar Brasil Week and hosted by Arcelia Gallardo of Mission Chocolate.
If you are planning on being in São Paulo, please plan to attend the FCIA Regional Meet-Up. 

         Topic: The Global Craft Chocolate Movement: Distribution, Variety and Styles.     
         Presenters:
  Chloe Doutre-Roussel, Chloe Chocolate and Greg D'Alesandre, Dandelion Chocolate.

                                              


CHECK OUT THESE UPCOMING MEET-UPS

  • June 9th – Long Beach, California:  Registration Open! Hosted by Romeo Garcia and Romeo Chocolates (with Amy Jo Pedone of Valenza Chocolatier)
  • August 13th – Alpharetta, Georgia: Registration Open!  Hosted by Andal Balu and CocoaTown (Dr. Darin Sukha, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine will present)  
  • August 25th – Napa Valley, California:  Registration Open! Hosted by Stephen Durfee of Culinary Institute of America and  chocolatier David Upchurch (Emily Stone of Uncommon Cacao and Madeline Weeks of Stanford Graduate School of Business will present)
  • September TBD – New York, New York: Hosted by Nadia Rizek and Massimiliano Wax at Kahkow 's new showroom.

    TO BECOME A HOST OR FOR MORE INFORMATION

    Please contact Karen Bryant at k.bryant@finechocoalteindustry.org.


    SNAPSHOTS: PREVIOUS REGIONAL MEET-UPS

             
    CocoaTown - Roswell, Georgia                           Enliven Cocoa - Minneapolis, MN                                                 CIA - Napa Valley, CA

              
    5 Mile Chocolate - Dallas, TX                             5 Mile Chocolate - Dallas, TX                                                         Enliven Cocoa - Minneapolis, MN 

           
    Art of Cacao - Santa Fe, NM

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