We are big fans of this annual show, which brings together some of the best chocolatiers from around the world. With chocolate fashion shows, chocolate art and stalls of chocolate goodies to taste and buy, as well as talks from top-tier chefs, this is a must for every foodie’s calendar.
On stage you will find the likes of: Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar showcasing the diversity of the Food of the Gods with an Indian spiced chocolate and venison dish. As another series of Great British Bake Off reaches its exciting climax, former champions Edd Kimber and John Whaite will be demonstrating their delicious takes on baking with chocolate. Visitors can also look forward to seeing Hikdeo Kawa, formerly of The Fat Duck; Mourad Khiat, Head Pastry Chef at 5-star The Berkeley Hotel; Andy Blas, Executive Pastry Chef at the 5-star Café Royal Hotel; Shael Carr, Head Pastry Chef at the new Ham Yard Hotel and Francois Delaire, Head Pastry Chef at Michelin-starred L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon live on stage.
Top chocolatiers Paul A Young, Rococo’s Barry Johnson, The Chocolatier Aneesh Popat, Will Torrent and Marc Demarquette will also be hosting demos throughout the show, proving why the UK’s chocolate scene is one of the most exciting in the world.
Why not learn more about, and most importantly taste, the world’s finest chocolate in two dedicated areas of the show. The Tasting Room and Academy of Chocolate Room will host free talks and tastings with UK and international chocolatiers and chocolate makers throughout the show including Pump Street Bakery, Amelia Rope, William Curley and Cocoa Runners. Or for the kids there are free classes in the Chocolate Club – hosted by York Cocoa House (including lollipop making, create your own choc bar and choc painting).
Tickets and more info
Tickets: Adult: £15 on the door / £12.50 in advance; Child (from 4 to 12 years old): £10 on the door/ £8 in advance
Times: Friday: open from 10am to 7pm Saturday: open from 10am to 7pm Sunday: open from10am to 6pm
More info: www.thechocolateshow.co.uk