FCIA Elevate Chocolate Event - Winter 2018 Agenda
Fine Chocolate: A Global Industry in a Time of Change
(Schedule subject to change)
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9:00 - 9:50 AM
Chocolate Maker Huddle - Led by Greg D'Alesandre, Dandelion Chocolate (Soma, 3rd Floor)
Chocolatier Huddle - Led by Richard Tango-Lowy, Dancing Lion Chocolate (Mission, 3rd Floor)
International Member Huddle - Led by Bill Guyton, Senior Advisor, FCIA (Marina, 3rd Floor)
Session 1 (10:00 - 10:50 AM)
12:50 - 2:00 PM - Foyer, Grand Ballroom 3rd Floor
If you RSVP’d and paid for lunch, you should have received a green wristband, which is your “ticket” to lunch. Please join us in the Grand Ballroom Foyer. You may enjoy your lunch at one of the tables in the Foyer or take it with you into one of the three Lunch & Learn sessions.
1:00 - 1:50 PM
You may take your lunch into these workshops.
2:00 - 2:50 PM - Union Square, 3rd Floor
Alice Medrich, James Beard Award Winner, Author, Pastry Chef and Educator, will lead a panel discussing
The Future of Chocolate in the Pastry Kitchen. Learn more about Alice Medrich . . .
Joining Alice for this discussion will be Lisa Vega, Executive Pastry Chef, Dandelion Chocolate and Stephen Durfee, Professor of Baking and Pastry, The Culinary Institute of America.
3:30 - 3:45 PM - Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor
FCIA President Clark Guittard of Guittard Chocolate Company opens the formal part of the event and welcomes everyone to Elevate Chocolate – Winter 2018. He’ll provide highlights of FCIA’s accomplishments on behalf of the fine chocolate community and a look into 2018.
3:45 - 4:15 PM - Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Heirloom Cacao Preservation HCP President Dan Pearson, Maranon Chocolate, will provide an update on the success of the HCP effort and Ed Seguine, Seguine Cacao, Cocoa and Chocolate Advisors/Guittard Chocolate Company, will announce the newest HCP designees and conduct a tasting.
4:15 - 5:00 PM - Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Howard-Yana Shapiro, PhD, Chief Agricultural Officer, Mars, Inc., Senior Fellow, UC, Davis, Science Advisor, MIT Media Lab will present an exploration into Environmental Impact on the Chocolate Industry - Changes We Should All Prepare For, whether big chocolate or small batch bean-to-bar. Learn more about Dr. Shapiro . . .
1:00 - 3:00 PM Gallery Showcase Preview - Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor
5:00 - 7:30 PM Gallery Showcase & Chocolate Sampling Table - Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor
The Gallery Showcase is a great way to check out new products and get advice relevant to your business. Please visit our exhibitors. We've expanded the hours of the Gallery Showcase so you'll have more time to visit and network.
Appetizers sponsored by