CCE:SF Details

Craft Chocolate Experience: San Francisco

Craft Chocolate Experience: San Francisco is bringing craft chocolate to the Bay Area in the spring of 2020! Guests can sample and shop our marketplace of world class artisans, attend lectures, taste at pairing classes and more. The finest chocolate makers, chocolatiers, and industry experts will be on hand sharing their products and their love of quality chocolate.

Key Event Details:

What:  Craft Chocolate Experience: San Francisco  – a chocolate festival open to the public to educate, entertain, and promote the craft chocolate industry.

When:  March 6 – 8, 2020
Friday, March 6: 7:00PM – 10:00PM   “Opening Night Party”
Saturday, March 7: 11:00AM –  5:00PM  “Main Event Session 1”
Sunday, March 8: 11:00AM – 5:00PM  “Main Event Session 2”

Where:  The Palace Of Fine Arts    3601 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123

Additional Event for Industry Professionals: Come to the Fine Chocolate Industry Association’s Trade Event too! FCIA’s “Elevate Chocolate” is a business-to-business event which includes keynote speakers and a reception on March 5.  On March 6, there is a full day of programming including 10 educational workshops, general sessions and a trade fair at the Palace of Fine Arts. Get details and tickets here.

Opening Night Party:

What: Chocolate party to kick off Craft Chocolate Experience: San Francisco
When:  Friday, March 6, 2020  7:00PM – 10:00PM
Where: Palace of Fine Arts
Tickets:  $95 for this event only, Weekend Pass: $145  (on sale January 10, 2020)


Chocolate lovers can celebrate all things chocolate with a night out at the Palace of Fine Arts. There will be cocktails, pastries from some of the most amazing chefs in the Bay Area, savory foods, and fun. And chocolate, of course! Guests will be able to sample and shop with dozens of chocolate makers and chocolatiers.

This is a ticketed event  for ages 21+.

CCE:SF Main Event:

What: Craft Chocolate Experience: San Francisco, Main Event
When:  Saturday, March 7,  11:00AM – 5:00PM (Day 1) and  Sunday, March 8th 11:00AM – 5:00PM (Day 2)
Where: Palace of Fine Arts
Tickets: One Day General Adult Admission: $35, VIP Ticket (w/lounge access): $65, Child Ticket (ages 5-12): $15,  Weekend Pass (includes Opening Night Party and GA for the weekend): $145


Craft Chocolate Experience: San Francisco will be an immersive chocolate experience for chocolate enthusiasts. Located indoors at the Palace of Fine Arts, programing includes 3 instructional tracks, a main stage for panel discussions and lectures, pairing classes, a children’s area, a VIP lounge, and of course the most amazing marketplace with over 90 exhibitors from 25 countries sampling and selling their craft chocolate creations.

Make A Weekend of It:

Stay at the W San Francisco for as little as $189 per night

Spend the weekend in chocolate!  Craft Chocolate Experience: San Francisco is pleased to offer our guests a special rate at the fabulous W San Francisco during the event.  Book a room using our special rate exclusively available here.

Hotel Details:

What:  Special Rates for CCE: SF guests at the W San Francisco Hotel:  $189 for a King and $249 for a room with two double beds.

When:  Rates available for the nights of March 6 & 7, 2020

Where:  W San Francisco, 181 Third Street      San Francisco, CA 94103

Expiration:  Book today! These amazing deals expire on Feb 20, 2020.

Featured Exhibitors

Participating Exhibitors

20/20 Chocolate (San Diego, Venezuela)

3D Candies (Sacramento, CA)

9th & Larkin (San Francisco, CA)

Amore di Mona (Louisville, KY)

Baianí Chocolates (Sao Paolo, Brazil)

Beyond Good by Madécasse (Madagascar)

Bisou Chocolate (Oakland, CA)

BOHO Chocolate (Florence, MA)

Brigadeiro Sprinkles (San Francisco, CA)

Casa Lasevicius Chocolates (Sao Paolo, Brazil)

Castronovo Chocolate, LLC (Stuart, FL)

Charm School Chocolate (Baltimore, MD)

Charlotte Truffles (Santa Clara, CA)

Chequessett Chocolate  (North Truro, MA)

ChocoCard Bean-to-Bear (Albertkazmerpuszta, Hungary)

Choco Del Sol (Rochsburg, Germany)

The Chocolate Doctor, Inc. (Burlington, Ontario, Canada)

Chocolate Naive  (Vilnius, Lithuania)

Chocolate Tree (Dunbar, Scotland)

Chokola Bean to Bar (Taos, NM)

Christopher Elbow Chocolates (Kansas City, MO)

Cococaravan (Stroud, England) (London, England)

Coco Tutti Chocolates (Brisbane, CA)

CocoTerra (Palo Alto, CA)

Creo Chocolate (Portland, OR)

Cru Chocolate (Roseville, CA)

Cultura Chocolate (Denver, CO)

Cuna de Piedra (Monterrey, Mexico)

Dallmann Confections Inc. (San Marcos, CA)

Dandelion Chocolate (San Francisco, CA)

David Upchurch Chocolatier (San Francisco, CA)

Diamond Custom Machines

Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate (Eureka, CA)

El Buen Cacao (Idyllwild, CA)

Enna Chocolate (Epping, NH)

Farm Fresh to You (San Francisco, CA)

Feve Artisan Chocolatier (San Francisco, CA)

Fine Chocolate Club

Fjåk Chocolate (Eidfjord, Norway)

flying noir (Oakland, CA)

Formosa Chocolates (Emeryville, CA)

French Broad Chocolates (Asheville, NC)

Fresco Chocolate (Lynden, WA)

Fruition Chocolate Works (Shokan, NY)

Fundacio Escola de Pastisseria del Gremi de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)

FuWan Chocolate (Taiwan)

Gaston Chocolat (Port Vila Shefa, Vanuatu)

Garcia Nevett (Miami, FL)

Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates (San Francisco, CA)

Good King (Seattle, WA)

Goufrais Southern California (Germany via Tustin, CA)

HERUFEK Chocolate (Cejc, Czech Republic)

Honeymoon Chocolates (St. Louis, MO)

La Folie (Mumbai, India)

LetterPress Chocolate (Los Angeles, CA)

Madhu Chocolate (Austin, TX)

Madre Chocolate (Honolulu, HI)

Marou Chocolate (Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam)

Mashpi Chocolate Artesanal (Quito, Ecuador)

Meridian Cacao Company (Portland, OR)

Miann Chocolate Factory (Auckland, NZ)

Michael’s Chocolates (San Francisco, CA)

Mirzam Chocolate Makers (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Monsoon Chocolate (Tuscon, AZ)

Mutari Chocolate (Santa Cruz, CA)

Naturacentric (Turlock, CA)

NeoCocoa Confections  (El Granada, CA)

ÓBOLO Chocolate (Santiago, Chile)

Ór Dubh Chocolates (Gilroy, CA)

plaq (Paris, France)

Potomac Chocolate (Occoquan, VA)

Quail Point Chocolate (Napa, CA)

Raaka Chocolate (Brooklyn, NY)

Raphio Chocolate (Fresno, CA)

Ritual Chocolate (Park City, UT)

Sequoia Sake (San Francisco, CA)

Siamaya Chocolate (Chiang Mai,Thailand)

Sirene Chocolate (Victoria, BC, Canada)

Soklet (Pollachi, India)

Soma Chocolate (Toronto, ON Canada)

TCF Sales (Austin, TX)

The Swedish Cacao Company (Skåne-Tranås, Sweden)

Tiny House Chocolate (Santa Cruz, CA)

Uncommon Cacao (Berkeley, CA)

White Label Chocolate (Santa Cruz, CA)

The Xocolate Bar (Berkeley, CA)

Z. (San Francisco, CA)

Zak’s Chocolate (Scottsdale, AZ)

Zotter Chocolates US (Austria via Cape Coral, FL)