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Co"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.

art of Flavor and How to celebrate it Through Pairings

Upcoming events

    • December 03, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • FCIA Zoom
    Registration is closed

    The Art of Flavor and How to Celebrate it Through Pairings


    presented by



    Chef Donald Wressell  


    Thursday, December 3, 2020

    Chocolate is more than just an ingredient in a recipe. Fine chocolate, and especially single origin chocolate, allows you to experience different flavor profiles and add a level of depth and sophistication to your desserts. Guittard features four single origin chocolates that honor a sense of place and will serve as the inspiration for this presentation.

    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 10, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • FCIA Zoom
    Register



    Participating in Virtual Trade Shows


    Thursday, December 10, 2020

    After the success of Specialty Food LIVE!™, SFA’s first virtual experience this past September, a second virtual event will be scheduled for January 19 - 22, 2021.  Leo Squatrito Vice President Member Development & Outreach Specialty Food Association will share lessons learned and what is planned for the upcoming virtual trade show. 



    Registration deadline for live webinar is December 8, 2020

    December 10, 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

November 20, 2020 Impact and Adaptations of COVID-19 on Fine Chocolate
November 19, 2020 Specialty Cacao in Mexico
November 12, 2020 Cocoa Flavors From Africa
November 05, 2020 Demo - Gananche
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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