The world of chocolate in the heart of New York City
Salon du Chocolat NY is a global celebration of one of life’s most attainable luxuries—chocolate—that will enchant, fascinate, and indulge all your senses. Let your tastebuds explore the world with a pageantry of unique flavors of chocolate in all its forms as you witness the wizardry of renowned pastry chefs, delve deeper into the historical legacy of cocoa, shop from exclusive artisan vendors, and most importantly, have fun with chocolate.
Live Chocolate & Pastry Demonstrations
Acclaimed pastry chefs and chocolatiers, renowned for their prodigious talent, will take the stage to create chocolate-forward recipes. Chocolate enthusiasts and super-fans will be awestruck by the array of tastemakers headlining Salon du Chocolat NY live demos. These experts will enchant with their skill and technique, creating delectable, innovative, and opulent treats, while sharing their expertise, and passion for the key ingredient—chocolate.
Chocolate Demonstration Stage
Learn new recipes from experienced chocolatiers and get your questions answered to become an expert yourself.
Pastry by the Pros Stage, Presented by the International Culinary Center
Get all the baking tips you need right before the holidays from renowned chefs brought to you by the International Culinary Center.
Cocoa Capsule: 2019 Salon du Chocolat NY Fashion Show
Salon du Chocolat NY’s signature fashion show presented pageantry dripping with glamour, decadence, and otherworldly couture. This not-to-be-missed whimsical, futuristic, ‘grammable, and just-plain-over-the-top spectacle made a fashionista (and choconista) out of everyone.
Extravagant Chocolate Sculptures
To pay homage to New York City’s robust art culture, we had two artists live sculpting chocolate at Salon du Choclat NY 2019.
Our artist-in-residence, Paul Joachim, transformed chocolate into a large-scale installation of an elephant. The chocolate for this art piece was donated by Endangered Species Chocolate, a company with more than 26 flavor varieties, a commitment to high quality ingredients, and a mission that promises a better future.
Håkan Mårtensson created a masterpiece of chocolate dragons that he had started earlier this year at New York Comic Con.
Valrhona Hot Chocolate Festival
Valrhona put on its extremely popular Hot Chocolate Festival in New York City at Salon du Chocolat NY 2019.
The festival featured samples of unique hot chocolate recipes created especially by the city's most celebrated pastry chefs including Ikuma Motoki (21 Club), Chris Elbow (Christopher Elbow Chocolates), Jayce Baudry (Epicerie Boulud), Christophe Toury (Estuary Brasserie & Bar), Miro Uskokovic (Gramercy Tavern), Robert Valencia (Great Performances), Eunji Lee (Jungsik), Elisa Harris (La Maison du Chocolat), Thea Habjanic (Little Spain Mercado), Dan Keehner (Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery), Paola Marocchi (Tao), Jana Kern-Mireles (The Lambs Club), and Guillaume Roesz (Valrhona).
A portion of the entry fee was donated to Food Recovery Network, a national nonprofit that unites students at colleges and universities to fight food waste and hunger by recovering perishable food that would otherwise go to waste from their campus dining halls and donating it to those in need.
Salon du Chocolat Junior
Salon du Chocolat NY Junior allows chocolate lovers of all ages to play, learn, taste, and discover the coveted secrets of gourmet chocolate and pastry-making in educational workshops and hands-on activities. Activities in 2019 included chocolate sculpting, chocolate painting, and making vegan/allergy-free chocolate.