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 pastry chefs 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

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, light bites, and chocolate, of course! Guests will be able to sample and shop in our global marketplace with over 90 chocolate exhibitors from 25 countries.

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 is 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.

VIP Lounge access includes a cozy place to sit and relax, sips and snacks (both savory and sweet), and some video entertainment while you chill.

Programming includes:

  • Main Stage full of lively panel discussions and presentations from industry leaders.
  • Bean to Bon Bon stage with deep dives into chocolate flavors and treats.
  • The Geek Room where chocolate science takes center stage.
  • The Pastry Stage, where demos will be on the sweet side
  • The Pairing Room, where classes will pair chocolate with everything from sake to cheese.   (additional fee applies)

For our full program guide, including class schedules and speakers, click here!

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)

CocoTerra (Palo Alto, CA)

Coco Tutti Chocolates (Brisbane, 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)

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)

Garcia Nevett (Miami, FL)

Gaston Chocolat (Port Vila Shefa, Vanuatu)

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)

Exhibitors Subject To Change Without Notice