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FCIA's January 14th Event: Fine Cacao...Protect the Species & Share the Passion!

  • January 14, 2012
  • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Intercontinental Hotel 888 Howard St. (1 block from the Moscone Center) San Francisco, CA USA


  • Choose this option if you're an FCIA member in one of these categories: Individual,Corporate or Advisor. Your guest will receive the early bird pricing ($100) regardless of when you register for the event.
  • Choose this option if you are a Sponsor Member.
  • Choose this registration if you're on the FCIA friends mailing list or not yet an FCIA member.
  • Contact us to request the code: info@finechocolateindustry.org
FCIA Proudly Presents:
Fine Cacao...Protect the Species & Share the Passion! event sponsor: eGuittard

FCIA Member Rate: $75
Non-Member Rate: $125

Online Registration is CLOSED. Please pay at the door.
Fine Cacao...Protect the Species & Share the Passion!

We'll share an exciting update on our cacao preservation project and provide an experiential educational program. Chloé Doutre-Roussel, owner Chloe Chocolat and author of The Chocolate Connoisseur, will share her experiences and the emerging trends from Brazil (a country that until just recently struggled with chocolate production after almost all their crops perished to disease). Three unique chocolates from Bahia will be presented in a tasting with four variations:  nib to bar to oil-based ganache and water-based ganache.  

The audience is encouraged to tweet questions before and during the event. In addition to discussing how the artisanal process can affect the flavor profile, we’ll learn how water activity in recipe development impacts flavor and texture.

Looking for a new supplier?  Our events always feature top industry suppliers in our Gallery Showcase and include lots of networking time.   We also provide a gourmet appetizer buffet and a no-host bar. Please mark your calendars and register now!

Not an FCIA Member yet?  Save $$ until 12/28 with our Earlybird Registration - Or become an FCIA Member and start enjoying the other benefits offered as part of your membership (FCIA Members always pay a reduced event registration fee and have access to an archive of past educational program materials).

  3:30                  Member Check-In Begins
  4:00 – 4:30       Members Only Networking
  4:30                 Open Session Check-in Begins
  4:30 – 6:00       Gallery Showcase & Networking
  6:00 – 7:30       Program & 
Chocolate Tasting
  7:30 and on       Social Time

NOTE: Registration fee includes a generous appetizer buffet served between 5:00-7:00, one complimentary bar/drink ticket, and complimentary coffee & tea.

The Gallery Showcase & Networking session give our members and guests a chance to network and learn more about the products and services of suppliers, manufacturers and other relevant companies that support our industry. This 90 minute segment is open to all event attendees.

These companies are examples of those featured in the Gallery: BAKON USA, Cargill Cocoa & ChocolatesCocoaTownNetzsch, Professional Image, Inc. and aspecialtybox.com,
Savage BrosTrufflyMade, Inc.

For more information on the Gallery Showcase or to inquire about how your company can be included, please contact us.

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