Schedule

The 12th Annual Oregon Chocolate Festival

FRIDAY, MARCH 4

3:00–5:00pm    Two Chocolate Sculptures assembled in the lobby of the Ashland Hills Hotel
                              Designed by Chef Darrell Folck of the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute
                             & Chef and Chocolatier Eric Johnson of Larks Restaurant

4:00–8:00pm   Oregon Chocolate Festival Expo, Day 1, Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites

4:30–8:00pm   Standing Stone brew master Larry Chase offers tasting of SSBC’s Milk Chocolate Beer

4:30–5:00pm   Chef demo – “Chocolate 101” with Allison Brummet, Pastry Chef for Larks Restaurant Medford

5:00–8:00pm   Chocolate-themed First Friday Art Walk, sponsored by the Ashland Gallery Association

5:30–6:30pm    WORKSHOP: “Mmmm Chocolate and Beer. What a Lovely Flavor Coupling” with Ginger Johnson of Women Enjoying Beer
Come enjoy tasting a variety of delicious beers paired with sumptuous chocolates at these flavor workshops. Ginger returns for the 5th consecutive year to share insight, explore pairings, and answer your beer & chocolate questions.

5:30–6:00pm   Chef demo – “Beers and the Chocolate Desserts that Love Them” with Sumar Waggonner of Porters Restaurant

6:30–9:00pm    Chocolate Maker’s Dinner Grand Ballroom/Ashland Springs Hotel, $75 inclusive

8:00pm              20% off Oregon Shakespeare Festival shows (use discount code “chocolate”)

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 5

9:00–5:00pm    Oregon Chocolate Festival Expo, Day 2, Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites

9:00                     Chocolate Product Competition – product submission and judging

9:30–10:30am   WORKSHOP

10:00–10:45am  Chef Demo – Pastry Chef Sabrina of Ambrosia Natural Bakery

11:00–12:30pm   Traditional Mayan Cacao Ceremony
Off-site at private residence

11:15–12:00pm   Chef Demo – “The Ultimate Chocolate Mocha Cheesecake”with Chef Dylan Ficker of Wiley’s Trattoria

11:30–12:30pm  WORKSHOP: “World Chocolate Tour: Tasting the World’s Most Delicious Chocolate” with Candy Maker Charlie Douglass of Harry & David.
Limited to 50 participants.

12:00 – 2:00pm Dessert Contest & Silent Auction

2pm–3:00pm     WORKSHOP: Chocolate & Wine Pairing with Chef Eric Johnson of Larks Restaurant, featuring Cowhorn Winery.
Limited to 50 participants.

3:00–3:30pm    Chef Demo – Chef Darrell Folck of the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute

3:30–4:30pm    WORKSHOP: “Mmmm Chocolate and Beer. What a Lovely Flavor Coupling” with Ginger Johnson of Women Enjoying Beer
Come enjoy tasting a variety of delicious beers paired with sumptuous chocolates at these flavor workshops. Ginger returns for the 5th consecutive year to share insight, explore pairings, and answer your beer & chocolate questions.

4:00–4:30pm   Chef Demo – ” Chocolate Cheesecake Bon Bons” with Harry & David Executive Chef, Tim Keller

4:45–5:00pm   Best Chocolate Competition & Dessert Contest results announced

5:00–6:30pm   SPA PARTY: Chocolate Mojito Sugar Scrub
$30.00/person includes 1 cocktail & product to take home.
Limited to 25 participants
Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites, Cosmos Ballroom

8:00pm             20% off Oregon Shakespeare Festival shows (use discount code “chocolate”)

 

SUNDAY, MACH 6

8:30–9:30am   Charlie’s Chocolate 5K Run/WalkAshland Hills Hotel parking lot start & finish

9:00–1:00pm  Oregon Chocolate Festival Expo, Day 3, Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites

9:30–10:00am   Chef Demo: “Signature Chocolate Hazelnut Tart” with Chef Denika of Coquette Bakery

10:00–11:00am  WORKSHOP

10:30–11:00am Chef Demo: “A modern pairing of black olives, eucalyptus, and chocolate”with Chef Josh Dorcak of Public House, Ashland

11:30–12:30nn  WORKSHOP: “Mmmm Chocolate and Beer. What a Lovely Flavor Coupling” with Ginger Johnson of Women Enjoying Beer
Come enjoy tasting a variety of delicious beers paired with sumptuous chocolates at these flavor workshops. Ginger returns for the 5th consecutive year to share insight, explore pairings, and answer your beer & chocolate questions.

12:00–12:30pm Chef Demo: “Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake” with Chef Dylan Ficker of Wiley’s Trattoria

12:45–1:00pm   People’s Choice Awards announced & the Awards Ceremony

3:00-5:00pm    Traditional Mayan Cacao Ceremony
Off-site at private residence

8:00pm               20% off Oregon Shakespeare Festival shows (use discount code “chocolate”)

 

ALL WEEKEND:
Chocolate Spa Treatments at Waterstone Spa

 

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CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL TICKETS
Friday $15//Saturday $20//Sunday $15
Two-day pass $25//Three-day pass $30
Children 8 years old and under are Free

CHOCOLATE PRODUCT COMPETITION – Categories & Judges:
Best Non-Traditional Use of Chocolate
Best Traditional Use of Chocolate
Best Raw Chocolate
Best Chocolate Candy (Best Marriage of Chocolate and Candy)
Best Truffle
Best in Show – Judges’ Choice (automatic entry for all vendors)
Best Student Chocolate Creation

JUDGES:
Timothy Keller – Executive Corporate Chef at Harry & David
Bobbie Hasselbring – Food & Travel Writer
Darrell Folck – Chef and Instructor from the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute

LIVE MUSIC DURING THE FESTIVAL:
Gail Wilson and her Trio