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

“In the face of an agricultural system that is quickly killing them off, the HCP is a non-profit striving to protect rare strains of heirloom cacao.
Without their efforts, future generations may never be able to taste just how delicious chocolate can be.”
– Matt Caputo

Caputo's Annual Chocolate Festival

11th Annual Caputo’s Chocolate Festival
(back on-site!)
Mānoa Chocolate
from Kailua, Hawaii!

This year, Mānoa Chocolate takes the spotlight at Caputo’s 11th Annual Chocolate Festival. For the first time since 2019, we invite you to experience the collision of craft chocolate and culinary artistry together in person.

The evening will feature an inimitable line-up of food and drink creations by local Utah food pros all featuring Mānoa’s exceptional bean to bar chocolate. 100% of the proceeds donated to the Heirloom Cacao Preservation Initiative.

The culinary lineup will include creations by talented chefs from:
Post Office Place
The Lakehouse at Deer Creek
Central 9th Market
Caputo’s Market & Deli


accompanied by cocktails, wine, and coffee from
Island Time
Post Office Place
Libation Inc
La Barba Coffee
Cultivate Craft Kitchen

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