Tampa, Florida, USA

The Festival of Chocolate
January 18, 19 and 20, 2014
The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)
4801 E Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL 33617

Executive Pastry Chef Steven Rujak
ACF Pastry Chef of the Year

Saturday January 18th at 12:00 pm
Sunday January 19th at 1:00 pm
Monday January 20th at 1:00 pm

Chef Steven Rujak remains one of the most highly decorated pastry chefs in the country. Since winning the National Pastry Chef of the year award in Philadelphia in 2006, Chef Rujak has continued to create masterpieces not only as the Pastry chef at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, but with his own brand as well, earning Chef Rujaks work some of the highest accolades given to the culinary profession. Among his other accolades he was named Southeast regional pastry chef of the year 2006, and competed at the A.C.F. National convention in Philadelphia, and was awarded the distinctive, National Pastry Chef of the Year.

Chef Instructor Les Eckert

Saturday January 18th at 4:00 pm

Chef Eckert who is a Chef Instructor at the Art Institute of Tampa, Florida will demonstrate how to create the perfect truffle for the home chef.

Pastry Chef Michelle DeMicco
Owner and Cake Artist of Mikey's Cafe and Bakery

Monday January 20th at 3:00 pm

Chef DeMicco will showcase the Art of Iceing a Chocolate Cake with Tips and Techniques that make a very challenging task a "Piece of Cake."

Chef Instructor Melissa Meyer

Sunday January 19th at 11:00 am

Chef Meyer who is a Chef Instructor at the Art Institute of Tampa, Florida will demonstrate techniques for creating fancy finishes for desserts.

Check out the Live Chocolate Competitions

Learn from the Chocolate Masters in a Small Class Interactive Setting.

About the Chocolate Classes:

You will rarely find these Masters teaching such intensive hands-on programs outside of their professional school or work environment.

If you want to hone your skills, are a budding Chocolatier, want to make better chocolate products at home or are interested in the fine art of chocolate, we recommend that you take advantage of these very special 1 hour classes.

Only 20 students per class. Class fee is $20 per student.
Class Participants must purchase a separate admission ticket into to The Festival of Chocolate.

Enjoy a 45 minute interactive and educational chocolate and wine pairing hosted by a chocolate expert from San Francisco based Guittard Chocolate and a wine consultant from PRP Wine International.

Guests must be 21 years or older to participate. ID will be checked at the door and no children will be allowed into the room with their parents.

The cost for the Chocolate & Wine Pairing is $10 per guest and is in addition to the Admission to The Festival of Chocolate.

Check our special things for Kids to do!

Daily entrance into The Festival of Chocolate Weekend is COMPLIMENTARY* with your paid admission to the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI).

Skip the Lines at the Ticket Booth and Enjoy Exclusive Bonuses with Advance Ticket Purchase to MOSI. http://tampa.festivalofchocolate.com/InfoAndTickets/

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