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Chocolate Festival at Hunter Valley Gardens - 6th - 7th of July 2013

Chocolate Festival at Hunter Valley Gardens - 6th - 7th of July 2013

This amazing event will immerse you in a chocolate experience you will never forget while enjoying family fun activities and information inspired by chocolate. 

The Hunter Valley Gardens Chocolate Festival will inspire, inform, surprise, entertain and celebrate chocolate - an indulgent escape everyone deserves once in a while. There will be display stalls with free entertainment, demonstrations, activities, competitions and prizes for the whole family. 


    • Live Bakery & Patisserie Kitchen
    • Demonstrations
    • Exhibitions / Market Stalls
    • Callebaut Showpiece & Entremets Competitions
    • Celebrity Guest Fast Ed – Better Homes & Gardens and Adriano Zumbo – Zumbo & Masterchef
    • Expert Chefs & Guests
    • Entertainment
    • Harrigans Wine & Beer Stall
    • Food and Beverage


  • Adriano Zumbo – is no ordinary patissier. His creations elicit admiration from critics and the public alike and for good reason; they’re unique in concept and execution – quite simply, you won’t find anything else quite like it in Australia.
  • Ed Halmagyi (Better Homes and Gardens) – Regular resident chef extraordinaire Fast Ed is a fountain of chocolate trivia.
  • Kirsten Tibballs – Kirsten is the director of Savour Chocolate School in Melbourne and an industry gem. She is a Callebaut Ambassador and knows everything there is to know about chocolate.
  • Anna Polyviou – Executive Pastry Chef for The Bathers Pavilion in Balmoral, award winning dessert chef. Worked in London at the Claridge’s Hotel and in Paris with Pierre Herme. Anna will be a judge for the Entremets competition.
  • Dean Gibson – Dean is a World Champion Chocolatier, TAFE educator, and the Captain of the Australian Pastry Team.
  • Brett Noy – Brett is based in Brisbane and is an award winning Baker specialising in artisan breads. He is Captain of the Australian Baking Team for the Louis Lesaffre Cup 2011, the qualification competition for the Baking World Cup, Paris 2012.Don't miss out on this chocolate delight!


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