Published August 6th 2018
From Cacao Bean to Confection, Chocolate Takes Center Stage in NYC
Friday, September 28 – Sunday, September 30, 2018
Chocolate Week NYC - September 28 - October 5, 2018
August 8, 2018, New York, NY:  The Big Chocolate Show returns to New York City for its third year, Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30, 2018, at The Wyndham New Yorker Hotel (481 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001).  More than 200 chocolatiers, artisans, chefs, authors, purveyors and experts from around the world will be offering chocolate tastings, live demonstrations, book signings, and ticketed master tasting classes to attendees all weekend long at this family-friendly event that includes an Adults Only 21+ area. This year’s Big Chocolate Show includes:
Legends of Chocolate Awards, Friday, September 28, 7 -10 PM
Recognizing those whose work has had a significant impact on the world of chocolate, the 2018 Legends include: Maricel Presilla (Gran Cacao Company), John Nanci (Chocolate Alchemy), Craig Sams and Jo Fairley (Green & Black’s ), and the first New York City Legend of Chocolate category winner, Michael Rogak of JoMart Chocolates in Brooklyn. 
Decadent Evening of Chocolate & Cocktails, Saturday, September 29, 8-10 PM
Hosted by The Cocktail Guru, guests are invited to visit stations stocked with chocolate-friendly liquor brands that are paired with desserts and dishes made by NYC's premier chocolatiers and chefs. At the bar, NYC's finest mixologists shake, stir and serve custom libations designed to bring out the best in each variety. Includes unlimited chocolate, pastry, and cocktail samples.
Educational Experiences, Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30
Whether a cacao novice or a well-seasoned chocolatier, guests can participate in a unique hour-long chocolate pairing sessions, demonstrations, or tasting seminars. Talented instructors include; Mona Changaris, Gail Gland, Kathryn Gordon, Zachary Golper, Rhonda Kave, Kristy Leissle, Francois Kwaku-Dongo, Miro Uskokovic, Nick Malgieri, Maricel Presilla, and more. View the schedule of classes and tastings
Adults Only 21+ Area – NEW This Year!
Explore the cocktail side of cacao. Enjoy unlimited wines, beer, and spirits samples and live music.
Acclaimed Advisory Council & Presenters
The Big Chocolate Show is guided by a Steering Committee of esteemed chocolate professionals, chefs, chocolate innovators, and authors including Bernard Pacyniak, Michael Laiskonis, Caroline Lubbers, and Kristy Leissle, charged with providing guests the most unique class concepts and curated experiences.
““Whether it’s enjoying the health benefits of dark chocolate’s antioxidants, pairing whiskey with chocolate, enjoying a private pastry arts class, or witnessing a chocolate confection being made on a 3D printer, we’re thrilled to offer new chocolate experiences this year.” says the President of Big Event Company and Wizard Studios, Matthew Saravay, “The Big Chocolate Show continues to grow, not only in size but in the countless ways the cacao bean transforms itself into a thing of beauty and taste.”
Through ticket packages, chocolate lovers can customize their Big Chocolate Show experience by stopping by the show for a few hours, a full day or the whole weekend.
The Big Chocolate Show sets the stage for Chocolate Week NYC (September 28 - October 5, 2018), a celebration of all things chocolate taking place in restaurants, specialty shops, bakeries, and ice cream parlors throughout the 5 boroughs. A complete list of chocolate-focused events including tours, tastings, and product launches can be found at:
Proceeds from The Big Chocolate Show 2018 will benefit Cookies for Kid’s Cancer, a non-profit that raises funds to find less toxic and less invasive treatments for pediatric cancers.
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