ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL CHOCOLATE SALON
The International Chocolate Salon was founded in 2007 by TasteTV and TCB Cafe Publishing and Media. At that time TasteTV produced the first major artisan and premium chocolate event on the West Coast of North America, the San Francisco International Chocolate Salon. This event was followed by Chocolate Salons in Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, as well as other cities.
In 2009, the International Chocolate Salon began award competitions focusing on various categories of chocolates and confections.
To this day it is one of the premier international bodies celebrating and honoring artisan and premium chocolates and confections.
WHAT THE CHOCOLATE SALON DOES
REGIONAL ARTISAN CHOCOLATE TASTING EVENTS
Chocolate aficionados, fanatics, lovers and addicts can taste & experience the finest in artisan, gourmet & premium chocolate in some of the world's great culinary metropolitan areas such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Sacramento, Napa, Monterey/Carmel and other cities and regions.
ANNUAL PRODUCT CATEGORY AWARD COMPETITIONS
Annual Juried award competitions for national product categories such as • Best Chocolate Bar • Best Toffee • Top Caramels • Best Truffle Artistry • Best White Chocolate • Best Chocolate Beverage • Best Bridal Chocolates • Design and Packaging.
For information about our Chocolate Awards Competitions, please go here here.
For information about all-day Chocolate Salon tasting events in cities nationwide, please go here.
ANNUAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE
In addition to all-day public tasting events, The Luxury Chocolate Salon also presents Regional "Best in Salon Awards" for Chocolatiers & Confectioners, as well as annual Awards for the
AWARD JUDGES AND MEDIA
Judges for all events and competitions include National and Regional Magazine, Newspaper and Blog Editors, plus Topic Experts, Local Chefs and Food & Lifestyle Gurus, many from the ACADEMY OF MEDIA TASTEMAKERS.