Moises Davidovits: Founder of Khao Caribe

Moises Davidovits is third generation chocolate maker from Venezuela and the founder of Chocolates Khao Caribe in the Dominican Republic. He has a true passion for the Cacao and Chocolate with more than 20 years of experience.

He recently moved to the US to work as Master Chocolatier for the Public Traded Company First Foods Group Inc. He is developing an ambitious portfolio of Chocolates for health-conscious markets.

This course will talk about his latest developments and how he is crafting artisan chocolates with sugar replacements, and cacao sourced directly from farmers and foundations in Venezuela, Dominican Republic, and Central America.

Sustainable Saturday!

Welcome to Sustainable Saturday which we have created to mark the UN ‘World Day for the Eradication of Poverty’, and to launch a ‘Crowdfunder’ Quest to raise funds and awareness for a Consumer Campaign Platform for Sustainability and Ethics in the Chocolate Industry.

Sustainable Saturday!

Welcome to Sustainable Saturday which we have created to mark the UN ‘World Day for the Eradication of Poverty’, and to launch a ‘Crowdfunder’ Quest to raise funds and awareness for a Consumer Campaign Platform for Sustainability and Ethics in the Chocolate Industry.

“Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all”

Norfolk (UK) based chocolate sommelier and enthusiast Lynn Lockwood has been in discussions with a trusted band of chocolate consumers, informers and makers who want to see a change in chocolate to create a new campaign platform for sustainability and ethics in the chocolate industry.

October 17th seemed like the obvious date to launch our ‘Crowdfunder’ Campaign during the Digital Chocolate Festival as it coincides with such an important day, the UN World Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

Lynn’s background is in ‘fighting extreme poverty’ when at the age of 18 she met the international anti-poverty movement ATD Fourth World, an organisation founded by people living in poverty themselves and addressing the fact of poverty being a violation of Human Rights.

“ I first met ATD in September 1988 and learnt how the previous October 17th 100,000 people from all backgrounds responded to a call from Joseph Wresinski to come together in Paris to celebrate the first ‘World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty’ at the Plaza of Human Rights in Paris. It was so impressive and I learnt so much then as I continue to do today directly from the people who live and fight poverty every day of their lives. “

Since I became involved in the big and sometimes bad and sometimes beautiful world of chocolate, the question I always have, in the back of my mind, is where is the voice of the poorest people in that industry chain? It’s not just about fighting and demanding better from the big companies but in craft chocolate too, we all need to do better, myself included.
My hopes though creating a campaign platform for those who really want to see positive action and change rather than ‘green’ washing, is that we will constantly encourage and challenge each other to do better, to be transparent to acknowledge and except when we are not.

5 Day Chocolate Challenge

The 5 Day Chocolate Challenge is back!

In this challenge you will learn to make the BEST chocolate truffles, EVEN IF you’ve never made chocolate before, don’t have fancy equipment, AND we’re in the middle of a pandemic!

The promise

At the end of this challenge you will be able to:
1. Identify good chocolate
2. Know where to buy ethical, bean-to-bar chocolate
3. Have the skills to make the best chocolate truffles around

The teachers

You will have the opportunity to learn from:

  • Nicola Knight – A certified chocolate taster with the Institute of Cacao and Chocolate Tasting and founder of Celebrate Cacao
  • James Walter – Founder of Seed Chocolate. Award winning bean-to-bar chocolate maker
  • David Greenwood-Haigh – chocolatier and founder of Coeur de Xocolat

The challenge is running alongside the Digital Chocolate Festival, beginning on October 14th and costs just £5 for 5 days!

Each days lesson is released in the dedicated facebook group at 9am, lasts approximately one hour, and you can take part any time in the day to fit in with your schedule.

With David sharing some of the expert tips and tricks he teaches on his chocolate making courses, this is an opportunity not to be missed!

How to join

  1. Click here to book your ticket
  2. Head over to join the dedicated facebook challenge group here