Southwestern Virginia Chapter
   American Culinary Federation                                   ACF
Tickets for the Second Annual Chocolate Sunday Festival
March 16, 2014 
The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
Chocolate Education Classes 8:00-12:00 P.M.
Festival 1:00 - 5:00 P.M.

Ways to Experience the Chocolate Festival

For the Novice and Enthusiast

A few tickets remain for each event.  Check at the entrance table located at Shenandoah A starting at 7:30 a.m. March 16, 2014
Each segment will cost $28.00 the day of the event.  Packages for A+B+C+Festival ticket will cost $112.00

Concessions provided by Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center will be available for purchase the day of the event in the Roanoke Ballroom Lobby area.
Education Segment A   8:00-9:00 A.M.        Plated Desserts
Education Segment B   9:30-10:30 A.M.        New Twists to Classic Buche de                                                                     Noel
Education Segment C   11:00 - 12:00 P.M.      Lines Between Savory and    

All Education Segments will be held in Shenandoah A

For Everyone who likes Chocolate
Segment D Session 
Festival Ticket D  1:00-5:00 P.M.   Presenters, Vendors and Tastes
                                                 Roanoke Ballroom

Join Kimberly McBroom, News Anchor for WDBJ 7 as she navigates the Chocolate Festival Ballroom as emcee for the 2014 event.

** Prices include required  Roanoke City Admissions Tax

Purchase Your Space in Educational Segments and Festival Now!
Educational Segments are limited to 30 attendees.
Tickets to Festival are limited to 500 attendees.

The "Al Pollard Memorial Foundation" Educational Seminar presents

Education Segment A "Plated Desserts"
Chef Lauren Steffen
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
This class will explore the tastes and textures of chocolate through the platform of a plated dessert.  The participant will learn what goes on in the mind of a pastry chef as a plated dessert is constructed and how the dessert becomes visually fascinating and delicious with the challenge of using chocolate in every element.

Education Segment B "New Twist to Buche de Noel"
Chef Erik Goodall
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
This class will demonstrate some new twists to the classic Buche de Noel.  Chef Goodall brings unique perspective to his style of pastry and chocolate work.  is culinary adventures from around the planet guarantees an informative as well as downright interesting opportunity.

Education Segment C "Savory and Sweet"
Chef Stacy Noland
11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
This class blurs the lines between savory and sweet.  Chef Noland will walk you through the techniques and thought process behind her "Spicy Chocolate Tamales w/ drunken Caramel and Candied Pepitas'

Segment D Festival Ticket
On the "Chocklett Press Stage"

Chef Geoff Blount, CEPC, CEC, ACE
Chef Blount will be demonstrating the art of creating with chocolate.  This will include making beautiful flowers and botanicals, robocoupe and molding techniques, conceptual designs and showing the ease of making amenities with chocolate.

Chef Erik 'The Rogue Chef' Goodall
Chef Goodall will demonstrate unique chocolate modeling techniques as he dreates miniature replicas of classic motorcycles.

Chef Rob Marilla CEC, ACE
Chef Marilla will showcase Savory Applications for Cocoa and Chocolate as he explores non dessert uses for cocoa and chocolate.  Using chocolate in sauces and cocoa powder in recipes such as Cocoa Dusted Chicken and Beef Tips with Tanzanian Chocolate Merlot Reduction will be presented live with samples for attendees.  This session is designed to  show the basic techniques of cooking with chocolate and uses for chocolate that may not be able to be used in pastry.

Chef Marco Serrano
Chef Serrano will focus on the sub-discipline of food science known as Molecular Gastronomy by developing chocolate caviar.  He will be demonstrating the technique of using physical and chemical techniques to transform the chocolate into delicious gourmet decor that will enhance any dessert.  This is sure to be a display of sweet science.

Education Package A, B, C + Festival Ticket

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Come join the Southwestern Virginia Chapter of the ACF and the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center for an afternoon of chocolate indulgences created by many area vendors providing a wide array of chocolate inspired dishes and delights.  Each vendor will provide a free tasting sample of their choice in addition to  showcasing additional products sure to please your palate.

This event is a fundraiser for the Southwestern Virginia Chapter of the American Culinary Federation outreach programs.  These programs involve area youth and adults to teach them the benefits of healthy eating habits and food preparation.  All proceeds go to funding these programs so they can continue to benefit the entire community.

Delicious and delectable treats that will satisfy all ages!
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