Salon du Chocolat in Brussels

Salon du Chocolat in Brussels
The chocolate industry has been an important part of Belgium’s economy and culture since the 19th century, although the country’s association with chocolate goes back as far as 1635. There are over 2,000 chocolatiers in Belgium, both small and large, producing more than 170,000 tonnes of chocolate every year. No wonder that the country hosts a chocolate festival that features leading chocolatiers, pastry chefs and confectioners from all over Belgium and abroad. The Salon du Chocolat in Brussels is held every February.

The Brussels Chocolate Show is a spin-off of the Salon du Chocolate festival held in Paris. The Paris Chocolate Show was inaugurated in 1994, it is one of the world’s largest trade fairs for the international chocolate industry. Spin-off events are held in different countries including the United Kingdom, Italy, Monaco, Lebanon, Japan, Russia, South Korea. The Belgian edition of the festival was inaugurated in 2014 and has since become a major industry event in the country.

The Salon du Chocolat in Brussels has a rich and diverse program similar to that of other Salon du Chocolat events. It includes chocolate tastings, cooking demonstrations, pastry workshops, conferences, exhibitions, book signings, children’s events, and more. The Brussels Chocolate Show is an entertaining yet educational event which provides a unique gastronomic experience.

The festival features more than 80 participants including renowned Belgian and international chocolatiers, pastry chefs and confectioners. They conduct workshops and cooking demonstrations, sharing useful tips and recipes with a wide audience. Over 100 exhibitors showcase the finest chocolate, pralines, truffles, and more. The festival’s highlights include ChocoLand, a special area for children 6 to 12 years, and the signature Fashion Show with beautiful dresses made entirely of chocolate.

The Salon du Chocolat in Brussels is held at Brussels Expo, the ultimate venue for all public events in the capital of Belgium with more than 150,000 square meters of event space in 12 halls.

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