Register as a Chocolatier for Chocolatefest 2021

Register as a 2019 Chocolatier!

When & Where

  • To be announced


Chocolatier Level Choices

Level 1 Chocolatier


  • Our  Level 1 Chocolatiers will prepare 1,250 samples of their signature chocolate items for tasting ticket holders and 300 samples for General Admission Chocolate Sampling ticket holders. 
  • These samples need to be at least two bites but no more than a 2oz sample.  (these are regulations of the venue and typical for sampling events)
  • We will need to know in advance what you intend to sample for marketing purposes and for presentation scheduling.  (we will start promoting your samples in January so you have time to decide what you want to do)
  • Prepare pre-packaged product to sell as well as any other products you want to sell to the tasting pass holders and general admission attendees.  These MUST be pre-packaged.  You can't sell anything that competes with the venues concessions.  
  • 100% of the General Admission sales and the General Admission sampling ticket sales go to Ronald McDonald House.
  • We will sell 250 tasting passes in 2 hour timeslots.
  • When guests arrive they will be escorted to the Sweet Spot where they will sit down and waited on by our Chocolatefest waiters.  
  • They will be served a beverage (coffee and /or water)
  • Our emcee will present each chocolatier and their sample while the waiters bring them out for sampling.  The emcee will tell the guests who made it, what it is and where they can get more. 
  • This will take about an hour as the guests try each of the samples.
  • When they are done sampling, they will get up and walk around and purchase more chocolate and shop.  
  • The next group will come in and sit down and the process starts again. 
  • This will happen 5 times, thus 1250 samples. 
  • The General Admission Sampling Ticket holders will come in throughout the day and give you a ticket in exchange for one of your samples.  


The fee to register as a Level 1 Chocolatier is $50.  We provide you with a 10x10 booth with 8 foot draping behind you and 3 foot draping along the sides.  We also provide you with one 8 foot skirted table, 2 chairs and a booth sign. You may bring additional tables, chairs and display items. 

We encourage you to decorate your booth with a Valentine's Day theme.   Your booth draping will be red.  



Level 2 Chocolatier


We have added this option for 2020 to include smaller businesses.  

We want everyone to be able to participate!  

  • A level 2 chocolatier is required to provide 300 samples (2oz) to give to General Admission Chocolate ticket holders.  Chocolatefest attendees will come to your booth and give you a ticket in exchange for one of your chocolate samples.  They MUST have a sampling ticket to receive a sample from you.  We will sell a specific amount of sampling tickets. 
  • 100% of the General Admission sales and the sampling ticket sales go to Ronald McDonald House.
  • You can also make packaged product that you can sell from your booth.  You are not required to create product to sell, but you have the opportunity to do so. 
  • The fee to register as a Level 2 Chocolatier is $100.  We will provide you with a 10x10 booth for selling and sampling.  This will include 8 foot draping behind your booth and 3 foot draping along the sides.  We will also provide you with one 8 foot skirted table, 2 chairs and a booth sign.  You are welcome to bring additional tables, chairs and display items. 
  • We encourage you to decorate your booth with a Valentine's Day theme.  Your draping will be red.  This shows our sampling ticket holders that you are a sampling vendor. 

Level 3 Chocolatier

  • Level 3 chocolatiers are not required to provide  a specific number of samples.  
  • You may create pre-packaged product to sell and market your business.  
  • The fee to register as a Level 3 Chocolatier is $150.00.  
  • We will provide you with a 10x10 booth including an 8 foot skirted table, 2 chairs and booth sign.  
  • You are welcome to bring additional tables, chairs and display items. 

How should I do my samples? (for level 1 chocolatiers)

  • The chocolatefest waiters and volunteers will be assembling your samples onto trays to carry out to guests.  
  • You will need to have your sample in a ramekin or on a plate.  
  •    We will be serving these 250 at a time so depending on what you sample, you can bring them to us 250 at a time or you can give them to us all at once, ready to go.   
  • This will be a fast and furious process so please make sure your samples are ready to go or they may be skipped.  We have to keep the process moving or we will get backed up. 

How do I know how much more product to make to sell? (for all levels)

  • This is our 6th year.  As we have grown, the demand for product has grown.  
  • Our senior chocolatiers will tell you to prepare enough for around 300 buyers.  If you use some strategy, this can be extra product you can sell for Valentine's Day if it will keep long enough.  (if you don't sell out)
  • Chocolatefest is placed strategically 2 weeks prior to Valentine's Day.  Many of our chocolatiers say this is the kick-off to their year and they get a lot of orders for Valentine's Day from Chocolatefest.  
  • You can't find a better and more affordable way to get your product into the mouth's of dedicated buyers.  This is one of the very best ways to show people who you are and what you can do.  
  • In addition to the event day, we also feature our Chocolatiers on social media and the chocolatefest website.