The Chocolate Show has announced a stellar line up of stars for this year’s edition of the show at London’s Olympia.
Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar will take to the stage in the Chocolate Theatre to showcase the diversity of the Food of the Gods with an Indian spiced chocolate and venison dish.
As another series of Great British Bake Off reaches its exciting climax, former champions Edd Kimber and John Whaite will be demonstrating their delicious takes on baking with chocolate.
This year’s show will see pastry chefs stepping into the spotlight.
Guillaume Sanchez , renowned in France as one of the best pastry chefs of his generation, is known for mixing pastry with his passion for rock and tattoos and will present his first ever UK demo on Saturday October 18th.
Visitors can also look forward to seeing Hideko Kawa, formerly of The Fat Duck; Mourad Khiat, head pastry chef at five-star The Berkeley Hotel; Andy Blas, executive pastry chef at the five-star Café Royal Hotel; and Francois Delaire, Shael Carr, head pastry chef at Ham Yard Hotel; head pastry chef at Michelin-starred L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon live on stage.
Top chocolatiers Paul A Young, Rococo’s Barry Johnson, The Chocolatier Aneesh Popat, Will Torrent and Marc Demarquette will also be hosting demos throughout the show, proving why the UK’s chocolate scene is one of the most exciting in the world.
Visitors can learn more about, and most importantly taste, the world’s finest chocolate in two dedicated areas of the show.
The Tasting Room and Academy of Chocolate Room will host free talks and tastings with UK and international chocolatiers and chocolate makers throughout the show including Pump Street Bakery, Amelia Rope, William Curley and Cocoa Runners.
Kids will love a day out at The Chocolate Show, where they can take part in free classes in The Chocolate Club hosted by York Cocoa House.
Activities include chocolate lollipop making, create your own flavoured chocolate bar and chocolate painting.
The UK’s largest consumer chocolate exhibition returns to the capital from October 17th-19th October.
Taking place as the grand finale of Chocolate Week, which runs from October 13th-19th, 15,000 chocolate fans are expected to flock to the show to see the best UK chocolate companies exhibiting alongside exciting international brands, as well as live chocolate fashion shows each day and truffle rolling workshops with L’atelier des Chefs.
Head over to the official website for more information.