Chocolate Futures – An Evening with Emily Readett Bayley and Chantal Coady


Tuesday 6th November 2018  6.30-8pm

L’Escargot, 44 Greek Street, London W1D 4DF

A revolutionary approach to Cocoa in Bali & Indonesia
For the last 30 years Emily has divided her time between the UK & Bali, in recent years becoming aware of the plight of small cocoa growers there: small fry, at the mercy of the Global commodity markets.
Chocolate Futures is about taking power away from big tobacco and commodity traders, creating a virtuous circular economy where value is added, the land and
eco-systems are protected for future generations and small bean to bar makers can connect to the grass roots of their supply chain, using crowdfunding to build awareness and an bigger audience.
The rewards will be tangible, healthy and delicious…

Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite
Members’ tickets: £10
Non Members’ tickets: £15
Dinner £40
Alternatively please email Rosanna;

AoC Conference 2018 – A World Without Chocolate

A World Without Chocolate

9.30am – 7pm Friday 5th October 2018
The Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, London

Can you imagine a World Without Chocolate?  The Academy of Chocolate wants you to take action before it’s too late. Join us for a memorable and exciting day with a morning of chocolate apocalypse and an afternoon dedicated to the celebration of great chocolate.  There will be an opportunity to meet global experts, cacao and chocolate producers; to watch master chocolatier demonstrations and to sample AoC Golden Bean Award winning chocolates. 

Experts from the world of chocolate, amongst them artisans and global producers, include Bertil Akesson (Akesson’s Chocolate); Susana Cardenas (Cardenas Chocolate);Isobel Carse (Dormouse); Chantal Coady OBE (Rococo); Robin Dand (Robin Dand); Nicko Debenham (Barry Callebaut); Marc Demarquette (Demarquette Chocolates); Sarah Jane Evans MW (AoC); Bill Guyton (formerly World Cocoa Foundation now Executive Director of the FCIA); Paul Hadley (Reading University); Robert Harrison (Barry Callebaut); Doug Hawkins (Agronomy Capital Advisors); Frank Homann (Xoco); Tony Lass MBE (Global Supply Expert); Samuel Maruta (Marou); Marie-Pierre Moine (AoC); Laurent Pipitone (formerly ICCO); Christopher Reeves (AoC); Duffy Sheardown (Duffy’s Chocolate); Chris Sibthorpe (Eponine); Sara Jayne Stanes OBE (AoC); Deanna Tilston (Tosier);HM Oloni Thompson; Pam Thornton (Amajaro); Angus Thirlwell (Hotel Chocolat); Simon Wright (AoC); Paul A Young (paul.a.young.)

Hosted by Simon Parkes, Broadcaster,Journalist and Chocolate Lover

The Academy of Chocolate conference is aimed at all levels of knowledge; whether you already have a chocolate business, are starting a chocolate company or just love chocolate, this one day event will appeal.

Your ticket includes a full day of topical chocolate sessions, Q&A, lunch, refreshments, and lots of chocolate.

Tickets cost £150; Members’ price £75

Email Rosanna to book

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