Major events lined-up for national chocolate week
A series of key industry events has been confirmed marking the UK’s annual chocolate week, which takes place between 15-21 October.
The confectionery celebration is now in its 14th year, and kicks off with the Brighton Chocolate Festival, (13-14th October), held at the Hilton Brighton Metropole, which a wide range of producers and artisans within the sector will be offering live demonstrations and industry insight.
This year’s chocolate week grand finale will be the Canopy Market takeover by Cocoa Runners (18-21 October) – in which over 20 bean-to-bar chocolate makers from around the world will gather at Kings Cross in London, including Friis-Holm from Denmark, Fu Wan from Taiwan, Krak from the Netherlands and Fruition from Woodstock, New York as well as some of the UK’s finest chocolate makers.
British names such as Duffy’s, Dormouse, Solkiki, Chocolarder, Chocolate Tree, Islands Chocolate and Forever Cacao will all be attending in London to offer a slice of confectionery tastes from across the world. The event will feature a series of tastings and pairings that visitors can take part in.
Chocolate lovers can expect indulgent celebrations across the country, with the country’s top chocolatiers and chocolate companies all taking part, as well as hotels, bars and restaurants celebrating.
Leading the way in chocolate innovation, fine dining fans can look forward to a Chocolate Week collaboration menu from top UK chocolatier Paul A Young and much-celebrated chef Adam Handling at his flagship restaurant Frog by Adam Handling in Covent Garden.
Participating chocolate companies will be hosting talks, tastings, demonstrations and sampling, as well as creating exclusive products, new launches, chocolate meals, cocktails and recipes using some of the best chocolate brands from around the world.