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FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Winter 2018

Join Auction Chair Art Pollard, Amano Artisan Chocolate, as the fine chocolate community makes some noise
and raises funds for FCIA's educational programs.

Keep checking back to see the growing list of amazing auction items you'll be able to bid for at the Winter 2018 event.

Use this auction donation form if you'd like to donate an item and gain visibility for your company, service or product.
Here's a special message from Art Pollard to provide some inspiration.

Auction Items

Item  Value   Donor

One 5 kg Bag of Amano Couverture Chocolate
FCIA’s very own Chair of the Not So Silent Auction kicks off the effort by donating a bag of Amano couverture chocolate. Art says, “It’s perfect for bonbons and other chocolate creations.”

 $110 (opening bid $50) Art Pollard, Amano Artisan Chocolate

All-Expense Paid Belize Experience
Paid experience for two people X 4 nights including lodging in private jungle cabana (casa criollo) and three delicious meals per day at the BFREE Biological Field Station in the Maya Mountains of southern Belize. Complimentary trip does not include International Airfare or in-country transportation to and from the BFREE location. Includes: guided hikes into the rainforest,  tours of the BFREE Cacao Demonstration farm (source of HCP # 11 Beans) and the Cacao Discovery Center, swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Bladen River,  experience the incredible wildlife of the area including Howler Monkeys, Tapirs, Jaguars, and more than 350 species of birds. 
Reservation booking dates are based on availability. Visit the BFREE website at www.bfreebz.org for more info.

 $2,000 (opening bid $750)

Donated by Belize Foundation for Research and
Environmental Education and Jacob Marlin

Small Chocolate Refiner
Built with quality materials for trouble free and long lasting performances, the Diamond Custom Machine's counter-top unit refines particles to less than 20 microns with ease. With a capacity of up to 8lbs, this unit is sure to impress!
$260 (opening bid $100) Diamond Custom Machines
18" Roller Cutter with 6 Blades 
This heavy duty confectionary roller cutter with adjustable spacing does not require spacer. Blades are made of heavy food grade stainless steel are sure to get the job done. 
$295 (opening bid $125) TCF Sales
Guittard Chocolate Collection 
11lb Box of Mixed Origin Bars. This collection of Guittard Chocolate will satisfy all your needs.  Share with friends, make ganache, or have a dipping party! 
$130 (opening bid $55) Guittard Chocolate Company
3D CAD Design of Bar or Tablet and 3D Prototype Mold 
1 Custom 3D CAD Design of a Bar or Tablet; 1 3D Prototype Mold of the Design. Watch your design come to life with  Micelli 3D digital design process and prototype!
$425 (opening bid $200) Micelli Chocolate Mold Company
Complimentary Conference Registration 
One complimentary registration for PMCA's Annual Production Conference, to be held in Lancaster PA April 16-18, 2018. The conference draws 700+ attendees and draws a variety of educational and networking opportunities. The 2018 conference will have a "Focus On Chocolate" theme.
$600 (opening bid $250) Professional Manufacturing Confectioners Association (PMCA)
Folding Box Certificate
$300 credit on design and print of folding boxes at ASpecialtyBox.com. Certificate valid on any order of folding carton boxes, minimum 2,500 units. Credit towards design and printing, design labor limited to 1hr at $100 per hour.
$300 (opening bid $125) ASpecialtyBox.com
Bag of Books
Pam Williams "Raising the Bar"
Birgitte Rasine "Jaguar and the Cacao Tree"
Howard-Yana Shapiro "Great Moments in Chocolate"
Dandelion Chocolate "Making Chocolate"
$120 (opening bid $50) Various Authors
Bag of Books
Megan Giller "Bean to Bar Chocolate: America's Craft Chocolate Revolution"
Alice Medrich "Seriously Bittersweet"
Simran Sethi "Bread, Wine, Chocolate"
Amy Guittard "Guittard Chocolate Cookbook"
$120 (opening bid $50) Various Authors 
Box of Cacao Pods
When you hold a cacao pod in your hand, you are holding chocolate in it's original state! Holding a pod in your hand takes you to the exotic tropical forest, where cocoa is grown. Ideal for displaying, shows, tours, decorations and more.
$100 (opening bid $45) Atlantic Cocoa Company (ECOM)
Heirloom Cacao Preservation - Newest Designees
Tasting kit with 5 sample bars each of the two newly announced HCP designees. Learn more at the HCP Presentation at the FCIA Winter Event.
$100 (opening bid $45)Heirloom Cacao Preservation (HCP) 
Confectionary Education Consultation
The Chocolate Doctor (Kerry Beal) will provide three hours of confectionary education and consulting via Skype or FaceTime. The winner will receive a certificate, valid through January 20, 2019.
$300 (opening bid $125) The Chocolate Doctor, Inc (Kerry Beal) 
Four Weekend Passes to International Chocolate Festival
Enjoy four free passes to the International Chocolate Festival, April 20-22, 2018 at the San MateoEvent Center. This exciting new chocolate show in Silicon Valley boasts the highest consumption of chocolate in the country! Enjoy the passes yourself or give to your customers (especially if you're exhibiting).
$220 (opening bid $100) International Chocolate Festival (Pamm McFadden) 
Private Tour of TCHO Chocolate Factory
Led by Chef Chocolate Maker Brad Kintzer with tasting and gift bags of TCHO chocolate. For 1 bidder with 5 friends (total 6).
 $225 (opening bid $75) TCHO Chocolate
The Ultimate Chocolatier Kit
1 Chocolate Magnetic Mould (Frame)
1Confectionery Ruler Set (0.5in x 1in x 12in set)
1 Confectionery Ruler Set (0.1875in x 1in x 12in set)
1 Ganache Mould Rectangle (.98in x .58in x .51in x 152 cav)
1 SoGood #18 Book
1 Assorted Transfer Sheets 30 pack
Artisan Colored Cocoa Butter Set of 8
6 Assorted Flavoring Extracts
1 Edible Silver Flakes in Cube Applicator
1 Edible Gold Flakes in Cube Applicator
1 Can of Magic Freeze Spray
1 Bar of Fortunato No. 4 Milk Chocolate
1 Bar of Fortunato No. 4 Dark Chocolate

$800 (opening bid $300) Chef Rubber & Paul Edward 

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