The 2017 Dallas Chocolate Festival extravaganza, held in the heart of the Dallas Art District at the  Fashion Industry Gallery F.I.G. celebrates everything chocolate. 

Guests are invited to meet artisans, watch live demonstrations of the chocolate making process, and sample and shop from over 60 vendor participants. 

The Dallas Chocolate Festival includes a Friday night. circus themed Midway Party and Chocolate Cake Walk featuring 30 gourmet cakes from popular Dallas eateries including the Hotel Intercontinental, FT33, Fairmont Hotel, chocolatier Zach Townsend, Chocolate Secrets and more.  Cost is $50 per person and includes hors’ d oeuvres, preview of chocolatiers, wine and cocktails, carnival games and cake walk. 

Tickets for the eighth annual Dallas Chocolate Festival (DCF), September 8-10 are now on sale. 






On Saturday September 9 from 9am – 4pm, guests sample and shop chocolates, pastries and specialty foods.  Chocolate makers, chocolatiers and artisans from across the United States and beyond include Amano Artisan Chocolate (Orem, UT), Bisous Bisous Patisserie, Brook Hollow Country Club, Cacao Santa Fe (Santa Fe, NM), Candy People, Chocolate Secrets, Christopher Elbow Chocolates,  CocoAndré Chocolatier, Collin College, Crave Popcorn, Dandelion Chocolate (San Francisco, CA), Dallas by Chocolate,  Dallas Caramel Company, Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate (Eureka, CA),  Dr. Sue’s Chocolate, Eileen’s Pralines,  El Centro College, Escazú Artisan Chocolate (Raleigh, NC), EZtemper, Five Mile Chocolate, Fresco Chocolate (Lynden,WA), Fruition Chocolate (Shokan, NY)  FT33, Great One Cooking Company, Guittard Chocolate, 

Hello Cocoa (Fayetteville, AR), Hernan (Del Rio, TX), Hoja Verde (Ecuador), Isabelly’s Chocolates and Sweet Treats, Izard Chocolates (Little Rock, AK), Jammit Jam, Kate Weiser, K’UL Chocolates (Minneapolis, MN),  Letterpress Chocolate (Los Angeles, CA), Maverick Chocolate Company (Cincinnati, OH), Motokofe,

MUCHO Chocolate Museum (Mexico City), My French Recipe, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pacari (Ecuador), Potamac Chocolate (Woodbridge, VA), Raaka Chocolate (Brooklyn, NY),  RoRo’s Baking Company, See’s Candies (Carson, CA), SRSLY Chocolate (Austin, TX), Tart-a-licious, Toffee Treats, Wackym’s Kitchen,  Wiseman House (Hico, TX), Xocolla (Sugarland, TX) and Yelibelly Chocolates.  

Madame Cocoa (Adrienne Newman) once again serves as Mistress of Ceremonies along with Dallas’ own Catherine Cuellar in the Whole Foods classroom.   Free demonstrations and classes throughout the day include “Strange Chocolate Pairings” with Megan Giller and “Breaking Down the Chocolate Wall” with Heather Holland.

Sunday classes offer participants a hands-on chocolate experience in a state of the art commercial kitchen located in the Design District.  Classes are $60 each or $200 for all 4



9:30 a.m. – Bean-to-bar Chocolate Making Workshop with Ben Rasmussen (Potomac Chocolate) and Bob Williamson (SRSLY Chocolate)

12:00 p.m. – Chocolate Pastry Workshop: Financier Pastries with Zac Townsend

2:30 p.m. – The History of Chocolate: Tasting from Ancient to Modern Times with Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute founder Carla Martin

4:30 – Tasting Chocolate Like a Judge: The Best of the Best – hosted by expert chocolate taster Adrienne Newman

Since its inception in 2009, the Dallas Chocolate Festival has tripled in size, showcasing nationally and locally recognized chocolate makers, bean to bar artisans, specialty foods craftspeople and top pastry chefs.  

Sponsors include BarkThins, Barry Callebaut, Chocolate Secrets, Guittard Chocolates, D Magazine. Ecole Chocolate, Fairmont Hotel, Fine Chocolate Industry Association, Perfect Temper Kitchen, TCF Sales,  See’s Candies, Truffly Made Inc., Whole Foods. A portion of the proceeds benefit local pastry students.






Chocolate Resources

Dallas Chocolatiers & Shops:

Chocolate Secrets (Dallas, TX)
Dude, Sweet Chocolates (Dallas, TX)
CocoAndré Chocolatier (Dallas, TX)
Sublime Chocolate (Allen, TX)
Wiseman House Chocolates (Hico, TX)
Kate Weiser (Dallas, TX)
Pure Chocolate Desserts by Zach (Dallas, TX)
Hans Chocolatier (Dallas, TX)
Dr. Sue’s Chocolate (Dallas, TX)
Toffee Treats (Plano, TX)
The Dark Chocolate Bakery (Dallas, TX)
Dallas by Chocolate (Dallas, TX chocolate tours)
Goodies Texas (McKinney, TX)
Isabelly’s Chocolates & Sweet Treats (Richardson, TX)
Nina Brigadeiro (Dallas, TX)
Dallas Caramel Company (Dallas, TX)
Gourmet Brigadeiro by Joana (Plano, TX)
Yelibelly Chocolates (Addison, TX)


Dallas Food Resources:

D Magazine’s SideDish
Pegasus News
Dallas Morning News Events
City of Ate (Dallas Observer)
Escape Hatch Dallas
Dallas Food Nerd
Dallas Culture Map 
Zagat – Dallas 
Eater Dallas 

Dallas Schools with Pastry Programs:

Collin College
Le Cordon Bleu
El Centro College
The Art Institute of Dallas

US Chocolatiers:

Chocolaterie Tessa (Austin, TX)
Cacao & Cardamom (Houston, TX)

US Chocolate Makers:

Askinosie Chocolate
Amano Artisan Chocolate
Cacao Atlanta
Dandelion Chocolate
DeVries Chocolate
Fresco Chocolate
Guittard Chocolate Company
LetterPress Chocolate
Madre Chocolate
Mast Brothers Chocolate
Patric Chocolate
Potomac Chocolate
Ritual Chocolate
Rogue Chocolatier
Srsly Chocolate
Taza Chocolate
Tejas Chocolate
Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA)

Other Notable Chocolate Makers:

Akesson’s Fine Chocolate
Cacao Barry
Chocolates El Rey
Grenada Chocolate
Pacari Chocolate
Madécasse Chocolate
Van Leer

Chocolate Reviews:

Seventy Percent
Chocolate Noise


Wikipedia List of B-to-B Chocolate Makers
Chocolate Makers vs Chocolatiers
Chocolate Alchemy
Madame Cocoa – Adventures in Chocolate 
TCF Sales – Chocolate and Confectionery Equipment Sales

Web Stores:

World Wide Chocolate

For more information, a complete list of vendors, schedules, sponsor information and to purchase tickets go to   The F.I.G. is located at 1807 Ross Avenue.