23rd Annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival

When
Sat Sep 8 (full schedule below)
Where
Ghirardelli Square
Time
12noon - 5pm
Tags
Festival / Fair, Food
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Description

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is excited to announce the 23rd Annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival held at Ghirardelli Square benefiting the nonprofit Project Open Hand.

Join us September 8th and 9th from 12pm-5pm to experience Chocolate School, Live Culinary Demonstrations, Ice Cream Eating Contests, Chocolate Tastings and the popular Ghirardelli Chocolate Lounge!

The festival highlights a tantalizing array of chocolate-themed events and activities.

Beach Street vendors sample their favorite chocolate delicacies.

Dessert demonstrations are held by local celebrity chefs, and a Ghirardelli Chocolate Master teaches “Chocolate School” at the Culinary Stage.

A tradition at the Chocolate Festival is the belly-aching, laugh-filled Ghirardelli Ice Cream Eating Contests for children of all ages. 

The highly sought after Ghirardelli Chocolate Lounge hosts gourmet treats, premium wine, beer, spirits and live music. It is not to be missed!

There is something for everyone, and plenty to take home as souvenirs to remember the day.

This will be a rain or shine event.


Ghirardelli Culinary Stage Schedule

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

12:30pm, 1:30pm, 4pm    CHEF DEMOS

2:30pm    GHIRARDELLI ICE EATING CONTEST*

Children's Ice Cream Sundae Eating Contest (Ages 5-8)
Children's Ice Cream Sundae Eating Contest (Ages 9-12)

Earthquake Sundae Eating Contest (Ages 13+)

*Participents will be chosen at random from the audience


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

12:30pm, 1:30pm, 4pm    CHEF DEMOS

2:30 PM    GHIRARDELLI ICE EATING CONTEST*

Children's Ice Cream Sundae Eating Contest (Ages 5-8)
Children's Ice Cream Sundae Eating Contest (Ages 9-12)

Earthquake Sundae Eating Contest (Ages 13+)

*Participents will be chosen at random from the audience


Can’t attend the Chocolate Festival? Donate to Project Open Hand directly!
All profits from the Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival are donated to Project Open Hand, a San Francisco based non-profit that provides healthy meals, nutrition counseling and a sense of belonging to those in need in our communities.

Project Open Hand has been a life line for over 32 years to those living with HIV/AIDS, senior citizens and the homebound critically ill.

The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company has raised more than $1 million for this cause over the past 27 years. Since each hot meal costs approximately $2.00 to produce, with your help we have provided 500,000 nourishing meals for those in our communities.

Find out more about Project Open Hand at OpenHand.org

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Schedule

Ghirardelli Square
900 North Point Street
San Francisco, CA
Sat Sep 8 (12noon - 5pm)
Sun Sep 9 (12noon - 5pm)

Location

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  1. Ghirardelli Square 900 North Point Street, San Francisco, CA