Coral Gables, Florida, USA

8th Annual International Chocolate Festival

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
January 24-26, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables, FL 33156

Join us for Fairchild's 8th Annual International Chocolate Festival

Our most delicious event is back! Join us for three decadent days of chocolate!
Lectures

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Location: Science Village Classroom

10:00 a.m. Noris Ledesma, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Growing Chocolate in the USA

11:00 a.m. Osman Ariel Gutierrez, Ph.D., USDA-ARS
Make chocolate better through Breeding

12:00 p.m. Ed Seguine, MARS
The transformation from origin to sustainability and the future.

1:00 p.m. Maricel Presilla, Ph.D Culinary Historian, Chef and Restauranteur
The New Destination for Chocolate and Cooking

2:00 p.m. Eduardo Cortes, Cortes Chocolate
Fine Cocoa Production in Puerto Rico: Chocolate Cortes

3:00 p.m. Stephanie Cosme, Puerto Rico, USDA-ARS TARS
Puerto Rico's Ancestral Cacao


Sunday, January 26, 2014
Location: Science Village Classroom

10:00 a.m. Richard Campbell, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
How to Grow Cacao in South Florida

11:00 a.m. Derek Lanter, Dole Food Company Hawaii
Chocolate in Hawaii

12:00 p.m. Eduardo Cortes, Cortes Chocolate
Fine Cocoa Production in Puerto Rico: Chocolate Cortes
Cooking Demonstrations
sponsored by Whole Foods Market

Watch master chocolatiers and chefs demonstrate delicious chocolate recipes.
Check back for chef details!
Kids Cooking Demonstrations
sponsored by Whole Foods Market

Sunday, January 26, 2014
Location: Kids Demonstrations Tent near the Edible Garden and Kidway

1:00 p.m. Maricel Presilla, Ph.D Culinary Historian, Chef and Restauranteur
*Chocolate and Cooking for Children
*This lecture will be held at the Kids Demonstrations Tent
near the Edible Garden and Kidway
Kidway

Through hands-on exploration, kids of all ages can learn how chocolate is made, the history of chocolate and the environmental benefits of the cacao plant.

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Location: Kids Demonstrations Tent near the Edible Garden and Kidway

Join W.R. Thomas Middle School for poetry inspired by chocolate.


Choco-Walk, A Delicious Journey

From the Rainforest to the Conservatory to the Tropical Fruit Pavillion, explore the history and lure of cacao! Learn how to make chocolate from the pod at our Edible Garden.

Check back for details on the Choco-Walk stops.
Plant Sales

Take home your cacao tree and start making chocolate in your own kitchen! Or grab a chocolate "Sharry Baby" orchid!

Fairchild Farm Smoothies and Fruit Market

Join us at our Edible Garden for refreshing smoothies made from fruit from our Fairchild Farm living collections. We will also have seasonal fruits from our Farm
USDA Cacao Display

Observe a cacao collection from the USDA-Puerto Rico, learn about cultivars and the APHIS detector dog program at our Edible Garden.

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For more information: http://www.fairchildgarden.org/Events/?date=2014-01&eventid=856


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