Utah’s trend-setting chefs and beverage experts craft chocolate-based creations to benefit the Heirloom Cacao Preservation Fund.

Caputo's Annual Chocolate Festival

Check back soon for details on Chocolate Festival 2022 this fall!

Last year’s
Annual Caputo’s Chocolate Festival
Luisa Abram Chocolate
from São Paulo, Brazil!

Chocolate experts and lovers alike have annually rallied around the protection and promotion of heirloom varietals, those who help them grow, and the makers that lovingly morph them into craft chocolate bars. For our tenth annual Chocolate Festival, we were full of gratitude and excitement for the continued future of our most beloved cacao.

Luisa Abram took the spotlight at Caputo’s 10th Annual Chocolate Festival. From our home in the Salty City, across the Americas to Brazil, and from the comfort and safety of your own homes, we joined with you to experience the collision of craft chocolate and culinary artistry virtually.

The culinary lineup included creations by talented chefs from:
Avenues Proper

accompanied by an inspired cocktail mix from
Undercurrent Bar

All proceeds from the Chocolate Festival are donated to the Heirloom Cacao Preservation Initiative.

Preserving Heirloom Cacao

The Heirloom Cacao Preservation Fund (HCP) is a non-profit collaboration between the Fine Chocolate Industry Association and the United States Department of Agriculture to genetically identify strains of heirloom cacao that are extraordinary and unique in flavor and quality and preserve them in the face of an agricultural system that is quickly killing them off. For more information, visit hcpcacao.org.

Caputo’s carries chocolate from the following HCP farmers:

Åkesson’s Bejofo Estate, Madagascar

Hacienda Limón, Los Ríos, Ecuador

Maya Mountain Cacao Ltd. Farmer Network

Municipios de La Dalia, El Cuá, Nicaragua

Piedra de Plata, ​Ecuador

San José de Bocay, Nicaragua

Terciopelo Cacao, Costa Rica

Tranquilidad Estate, ​Bolivia

Past Featured Chocolate Makers

Shop HCP Chocolate at Caputo's