This year marks our seventh hosting the 12 Nights of Chocolate, bringing together chefs from the Bay Area and beyond to take over the chocolate factory with a dinner series for charity. We lay down one rule: use our chocolate in any application on the plate. That’s it! After months of planning, texting, cajoling, we’re excited to announce the line-up for this year with 46 incredible chefs participating!
Way back in 2013 when Todd and myself sat down with Emily Luchetti (who’s joining us this year with April Bloomfield, Traci Des Jardins, and Loretta Keller ) to discuss how we could do something fun while giving back to the community, it was Emily’s idea to host a 12 Nights of Chocolate chef series, and we jumped at the idea. Our first year we had six chefs and had no idea that it would evolve into an event where some of the best chefs in the country collaborate alongside up and coming rising stars.
Some highlights this year include an elegant coursed dinner with Laurent Gras from Saison alongside Nick Muncy from Michael Mina, plus a special guest chef; a demo with Stella Parks aka @bravetart involving a six foot Yule log, a night we’re calling Bakery, BBQ, Booze where our factory will be taken over by 4505 Burgers & BBQ, Jane the Bakery, Manresa Bread,Kantine, Breadbelly, Cowgirl Creamery, Stonemill Matcha, Fort Point Beer, Neighbor Bakehouse, Tartine Bakery & True Laurel, plus more. And of course, our annual screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in a Chocolate Factory – and we encourage you to bring your kids!
We hope you’ll join us as we bring our chocolate and chefs community together for 12 Nights. The dates are December 4th through 15th, and we’ll be hosting all of the nights, unless otherwise noted in a beautiful loft above our 16th Street factory.
As years past, all proceeds benefit the SF-Marin Food Bank, where in 2018 alone Dandelion Chocolate raised funds to provide over 65,000 meals.
Tickets sell out quickly, so click here to get the line-up and book your tickets.