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

12th Annual Caputo’s Chocolate Festival
Caputo’s Wild Tranquilidad by Ritual Chocolate
from Heber, UT!

This year, we invite you to join us as we venture Into the Wild.

While highlighting Caputo’s Wild Tranquilidad collaboration, the focus of this year’s Chocolate Festival is on our neighborly partner, Ritual Chocolate. We are filled with appreciation and anticipation to see what Salt Lake City’s finest chefs and mixologists will create with them. As always, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Heirloom Cacao Preservation Initiative.

The culinary lineup will include creations by talented chefs from:
Post Office Place
Urban Hill
Acme Bar Co

…accompanied by cocktails, wine, and coffee from:
Bar Nohm
Post Office Place
Libation SLC
Sugar House Distillery
Pink Elephant Coffee

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