What They’re Saying About 


“We really enjoyed participating in the Chicago Artisan Chocolate Festival 2015.  With the array of high quality Artisan Chocolatiers, Northern California Wines, Olive Oils, and seminars, the festival really offered a great variety and view into the chocolate world for the attendees.  We look forward to being apart of next years' festival.”

— David Bacco Chocolatier, Inc.
San Diego, CA


“Congratulations on creating a great event! I think all the chocolatiers involved are quite happy. We would love to participate in any future Chicago event you will be a part of. Chocolatiers are welcome to call me so that I can vouch for the success of your events.”

— Daniel
Mayana Chocolate


“Kudos to Fine Artisan Events with the first Artisan Chocolate Show. Chocolate Inspirations is proud to have been part of the first show, and we are looking forward to participating in the next show in Chicago at the Plumber’s Hall.”

Pam Vieau
Chocolate Inspirations


“Thanks for the opportunity to exhibit at the Artisan Chocolate Show earlier in the month. It was a small, but wonderful event, well organized, promoted and attended. I noticed that many visitors stayed for hours. We did quite well.

I understand you are scheduling another larger event next year at Plumber Hall. It's a great venue, located at the west end of Chicago's trendy Randolph Street restaurant district. Having attended other events at that location, I know it draws a crowd with an appreciation for artisan products and gourmet food.”

— Steve Lome
OMG Olive Oils


“Loved the 2015 Chocolate Festival. Really looking forward to the major event coming up next April 2016 in Randolph Street Market area.”

— Patricia Christopher
Patricia's Chocolates
Festival Advisory Group


“We are so grateful to be the beneficiary of this wonderful event.”

— Hillary Fash
Director of Special Events
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation


“The Chicago Artisan Chocolate Festival was a great way to get Sulpice in front of a hungry crowd! I can't wait to participate in next year's event in Chicago!”

— Bill Shaeffer
Co-Founder, Sulpice Chocolat 


“Participating in this year’s Chicagoland Artisan Chocolate Festival and Wine Tasting was an outstanding experience personally and professionally.  The venue, audience, and planning made for robust sales.  And the show’s organizers take personal pride in making connections between vendors, as well as within the greater Chicagoland community.”

— Loree Sandler
Let Them Eat Candles


“The Chicago Artisan Chocolate Festival features craft chocolate companies that make a conscious effort to use high quality ingredients and educate the consumer on the origins of cacao. The hand-selected group of chocolatiers and winemakers create a one-of-a-kind experience for the attendees to both try the products and to learn about the complexities and processes that make these artisan products so unique.”

— Rebecca Roeber


“Our company, Boisset Wine Living, had a very successful tasting event! Our wines from Napa, Sonoma and France were very well received. We are looking forward to the 2016 event!”

— Mitch Hart
Senior Director, Founding Ambassador
Boisset Wine Living