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FCIA Educational Webinar Series

"Through their events, the Fine Chocolate Industry Association offers its members and guests a unique and wonderful opportunity to learn more about the world of chocolate and its on-going evolution as well as sharing on a one-on-one basis its knowledge, achievements and experiences. This is a unique forum not to be missed!" Jacques De Waele, Savage Bros. Co.

Upcoming events

    • November 05, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • FCIA Zoom
    Register

    Demo - Ganache

    presented by


    Chef Brian Donaghy, Tomric Systems

    Thursday, November 5, 2020

    Brian will discuss what is a ganache and then show different methods for putting together a ganache for different applications.  He will complete a finished mould praline and cast ganache in a frame for a cut application.

      

    Registration deadline for live webinar is November 2, 2020

    November 5, 2020
    9am PST, 10am MST, 11am CST, 12pm EST

    Register Here

    • November 12, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • FCIA Zoom
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    Cocoa Flavors of Africa

    Thursday, November 12, 2020

      

    Panelists will discuss the unique flavors from different origins in Africa and the supply chain programs their companies are currently undertaking to support farmers and quality production in various origins. Participants will be able to ask questions during and in advance of the session.

    Moderator:

     Bill Guyton, FCIA

    Panelists:

    Kimberly Addison - Ghana

    Jeff Abella - Cameroon

    Nate Engle - Madagascar 

    Monique Heineman, - DRC

    Simron Bindra - Tanzania 


    Registration deadline for live webinar is November 10, 2020

    November 12, 2020
    9am PST, 10am MST, 11am CST, 12pm EST

    Register Here

    • November 19, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • FCIA Zoom
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    Mexico's Fine Chocolate Industry 

    Presented By

     

    Thursday, November 19, 2020

      

    The panel will talk about the path the Agrofloresta team has taken to arrive to the US bean to bar market, and how we take care of the cacao bean from farm to the cocoa roaster. 


    Panelists: 

    Hugo Chavez, Director of Agrofloresta

    Monica Teruel, Agrofloresta's US associate,

    Jose Cruz, Tsotsil-Maya smallholder cacao farmer,

    Fabiola Focil, Agrofloresta's Quality Manager


    Registration deadline for live webinar is November 17 2020

    November 19, 2020
    9am PST, 10am MST, 11am CST, 12pm EST

    Register Here

    • November 20, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • FCIA Zoom

    FCIA and FCCI Discuss COVID-19 Impact

    Thursday, November 20, 2020


    FCIA and FCCI both surveyed the fine chocolate community to learn about the impact COVID-19 has had on their businesses. This webinar will share the results of their respective surveys.

    Registration deadline for live webinar is November 18, 2020

    November 20, 2020
    9am PST, 10am MST, 11am CST, 12pm EST

    Register Here

    • December 03, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • FCIA Zoom
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    The Art of Flavor and How to Celebrate it Through Pairings


    presented by



    Thursday, December 3, 2020

    Join Guittard Chocolate for a webinar on flavor, preservation on the farm and celebration in the kitchen.

    Guittard's Pastry Chefs Donald Wressell and Josh Johnson will discuss and demonstrate different ways to celebrate the essence of flavor in desserts as well as how to use other flavors and flavor pairings to bring those flavors to life. Along with Amy Guittard, Guittard's Director of Marketing, the three will touch on the crafting process from cultivating quality cocoa at the farm and preserving flavor through partnerships with local governments all the way to designing a finished dessert -- giving attendees an appreciation for how pastry can elevate the flavor profiles generated by different origins. 

    Guittard is the oldest continuously family-owned chocolate company in the country; they supply chocolate to confectioners, chefs, bakeries and other foodservice providers around the country and world in addition to a variety of products for home bakers.


    Registration deadline for live webinar is December 1, 2020

    December 3, 2020
    9am PST, 10am MST, 11am CST, 12pm EST

    Register Here

    • December 17, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • FCIA Zoom
    Register


    The Nitty Gritty of Building Your Company:

    Branding, Scaling Operations and Finances, Tackling Obstacles Along the Way

    Thursday, December 17, 2020

    presented by

    John Sharffenberger


    Registration deadline for live webinar is December 15, 2020

    December 17, 2020
    9am PST, 10am MST, 11am CST, 12pm EST

    Register Here

Past events

October 22, 2020 Overcoming Defects in Temper
October 15, 2020 Hosting Online Tastings and Demos
October 08, 2020 Merchandising for the Holidays - Curating an Experience That Sells
September 24, 2020 B-Corp Status - The Benefits to Fine Chocolate Companies
September 23, 2020 Planning For the Holidays to Maximize Your Business Success
September 16, 2020 Post Harvest Practices to Maximize Flavor
September 10, 2020 Classic and Caramel Cremeux with Valrhona Chocolate
August 03, 2020 Artisan Chocolate and the Hershey Company, a Business Case for Corporate Dissonance
July 28, 2020 Artisan Chocolate and the Hershey Company, a Business Case for Corporate Dissonance
July 23, 2020 Breaking Barriers: FCIA Strategies for Supporting Minority-Owned Fine Chocolate Businesses
July 21, 2020 Tempering Chocolate - Demonstration and Discussion of Techniques
July 16, 2020 Colored Cocoa Butter - hosted by Netflix "Nailed It" Pastry Chef Charity George
July 09, 2020 FCIA Educational Webinar Series - Cocoa Butter Part 1- Video and Discussion on Temperature and Methods (spraying/painting/splattering)
May 27, 2020 Online Cacao & Chocolate Summit
March 05, 2020 FCIA's Elevate Chocolate & Trade Fair 2020
January 19, 2020 FCIA Fine Chocolate Pavilion at SFA Fancy Food Show
August 25, 2019 2019 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - Northern California
August 13, 2019 2019 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - Southern States
June 22, 2019 FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Summer 2019
June 09, 2019 2019 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - Southern California
May 16, 2019 2019 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - South/Central America
January 12, 2019 FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Winter 2019
October 21, 2018 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - New England
June 30, 2018 FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Summer 2018
June 03, 2018 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - Northern California
May 04, 2018 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - South/Central America
April 26, 2018 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - Northwest
March 29, 2018 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - Upper MidWest
March 16, 2018 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - SouthWest States
March 14, 2018 FCIA Regional Meet-Up - Southern States
January 20, 2018 FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Winter 2018
October 18, 2017 FCIA Texas Regional Meet-Up
June 24, 2017 FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Summer 2017
January 21, 2017 FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Winter 2017
September 12, 2016 ECOM Ecuadorian Cacao Experince
June 25, 2016 FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Summer 2016
January 16, 2016 FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Winter 2016
June 27, 2015 FCIA: Elevate Chocolate - Summer 2015(Members login to get your discounted registration)
January 10, 2015 FCIA Winter Event 2015 (Members login to get your discounted registration)
June 28, 2014 FCIA Summer Event 2014
January 18, 2014 FCIA Winter Event 2014 (Members login to get your discounted registration)
October 20, 2013 FCIA Networking Party: Chicago-Midwest Region
June 29, 2013 FCIA Summer Event
January 19, 2013 FCIA 2013 Winter Event
June 16, 2012 FCIA's 2012 Summer Event
January 14, 2012 FCIA's January 14th Event: Fine Cacao...Protect the Species & Share the Passion!
July 11, 2011 FCIA / USDA-ARS Tour Confirmation
July 09, 2011 FCIA - 2011 Summer Event - The Future of Fine Flavor Cacao
January 15, 2011 2011 Winter Event
June 26, 2010 Registration for the FCIA Summer Event on June 26th in New York City
January 16, 2010 Join us for the Fine Chocolate Industry Cocktail Party
January 16, 2010 January 16th Program: Mystery, Myths, and Facts of Chocolate Health Benefits
June 27, 2009 FCIA Members, Friends, & Industry Cocktail Reception
June 27, 2009 June 2009 Educational Session
June 27, 2009 June Members Only Networking Session & All Members Meeting- 2009

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