Seminars



Seminars are FREE to the public, unless otherwise noted.


Friday, October 18th


5:00pm Baking Tips, Tricks & Insights From The American Baking Competition on CBS

Presented by Brian Emmett, Winner of CBS’s The American Baking Competition


Brian Emmett will be here to discuss his passion for baking and how he incorporated chocolate into each of his bakes. You can also ask him about the competition and get a behind the scenes look into how he went on to become America's top amateur baker!


6:00pm Tips & Tricks for Making the Perfect Gourmet Pancakes

Presented by Leah Wilcox, Babycakes Gourmet Bakery


Learn the techniques for creating delicious and fluffy breakfast pancakes from Leah Wilcox, owner of a gourmet pancake food truck and catering company, and creator of over 200 innovative pancake recipes.


Saturday, October 19th


11:15am Setting Trends

Presented by Chef Ricky Sanders, The Madison Chocolatiers West


Going beyond traditional chocolates. Chocolate has become more than just a sweet treat.  Chef Ricky will provide you his insights as to where will it go next??


1:00pm Baking Tips, Tricks & Insights From The American Baking Competition on CBS

Presented by Brian Emmett, Winner of CBS’s The American Baking Competition


Brian Emmett will be here to discuss his passion for baking and how he incorporated chocolate into each of his bakes. You can also ask him about the competition and get a behind the scenes look into how he went on to become America's top amateur baker!


2:00pm Understanding Chocolates

Presented by Susan Schultz, American Cake Decorating Magazine


Discover what the pros know! Learn to taste the difference between grocery store chocolates and those used by the world's leading pastry chefs. Upgrading your ingredients will make a world of difference in your holiday baking and treats!


3:00pm Chocolate + Spice: How to enhance any recipe

Presented by Chef Malika Ameen, By M Desserts


A basic tutorial on how to enhance any chocolate recipe using spice. Using spices while baking can often be intimidating, Chef Malika Ameen will show you how to easily incorporate spice into some of your favorite recipes.


4:00pm Isomalt Show Stopper – Revenge of the Spiders

Presented by Peggy Tucker, Edible Artists Network


An Isomalt Show stopper with wicked trees and spiders sure to – if you’re afraid of spiders – take seat in the back row.


6:00pm Turn Your Passion for Chocolate Into Profit

Presented by Gwen Wolken, Dove Chocolate Discoveries


Learn what makes Dove chocolate a leader in the industry, taste the difference in quality by attending our "chocolate school", and find out how you can share your passion for chocolate with others get paid for doing it!


Sunday, October 20th


11:00am Making Cake Pops/ Balls

Presented by Jennifer Cucci, HCP, The Easy Roller


Learn how to make and prep cake pops faster and more consistent using the Easy Roller. Jennifer will be demonstrating how to use the tool and answer any questions.


Noon Chocolate Rolled Fondant

Presented by Diane Simmons of Cake Connection

Sponsored by Edible Art Network


Sit back and relax as Diane Simmons shows you how to cover a cake in rolled fondant (chocolate of course:) and then adorn it with modeling chocolate accents and flowers.  Diane will share with you how to make modeling chocolate with ease, and then see just how easy it is to dress up your cakes like the pro's do... right from your own kitchen!


1:00pm Baking Tips, Tricks & Insights From The American Baking Competition on CBS

Presented by Brian Emmett, Winner of CBS’s The American Baking Competition


Brian Emmett will be here to discuss his passion for baking and how he incorporated chocolate into each of his bakes. You can also ask him about the competition and get a behind the scenes look into how he went on to become America's top amateur baker!


2:00pm World's Rarest Chocolate, A Sweet Discovery

Presented by Julie Bolejack, Chocolate for the Spirit


Learn the history of The World's Rarest Chocolate, lost to the fine chocolate industry for almost 100 years. Taste it and determine if you believe it is the World's Best Chocolate as well.



3:00pm Chocolate 101: From bean to bar, guests will learn how chocolate is made, from the growth of the cocoa bean, to its harvest, processing and preparation.

Presented by Chef Alain Roby, All Chocolate Kitchen


Chef Alain Roby will discuss his passion for the best of chocolate through the creation of his own Aroma Chocolate Line.  He will also talk about his three Guinness World Records won through the creation of works of art with chocolate and sugar.


PAY to Attend Conferences - Sunday, October 20th




Winning Secrets of a
Chocolate Champion

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Everyone Loves
Chocolate Truffles

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Interactive Chocolate:
Be Part of ChocoHistory

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EXHIBITORS

  • Al Gelato Chicago
  • Amy's Candy Bar
  • Barry Callebaut
  • Barry's Gourmet Brownies
  • Beanilla Trading Company
  • Betty Jane HomeMade Candies & Ice Cream
  • By M Desserts
  • American Cake Decorating
  • Chef Alain Roby (Noreen Heron & Associates, Inc.)
  • Chocolate Connoisseur Magazine
  • Chocolate for the Spirit
  • ChocoTransferSheets.com
  • Conillin LLC
  • Davis Chocolate
  • Dessert Professional
  • Dove Chocolate Discoveries
  • Edible Artists Network
  • Fabbri North America, LLC
  • Firecakes
  • Flying Noir
  • Foodlinks, Inc.
  • The French Pastry School
  • Freshly Baked Communications
  • Gourmet News
  • Graycliff Chocolatier
  • Gunter Wilhelm Cutlery
  • Hershey's Chocolate World Chicago
  • Innovative Energy, Inc.
  • International Foods & Ingredients
  • Kali Development Co.
  • Kallari L3C
  • KeHE Distributors
  • The Knock Shoppe
  • Kona Bar
  • Les Palmeraies
  • Madison Chocolatiers West
  • Mayana Chocolate
  • Micelli Chocolate Molds
  • Milne Fruit Products
  • Mod-Pac Corp.
  • Netzsch Premier Technologies, LLC
  • Oak Mill Bakery
  • On the Avenue Marketing DBA The New York Times
  • PackInt Chocolate Equipment
  • Pura Delizia Ciccolato Artigianale
  • Savage Bros Co.
  • ShopKeep POS
  • Sotiros Foods, Inc.
  • Sweet Art, Inc.
  • Sweet Designs Chocolatier
  • The Cocoa Cabana
  • Tiddleywink Toffee
  • Truffly Made
  • T's Toffee
  • Valrhona

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