Plan a chocolate event

Chocolatour chocolate tasting and pairing events have been been curated and hosted by Doreen since 2013. Large or small, in-person or virtual, we can make it work for your group and budget.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Doreen was urged to bring her passion and enthusiasm for artisanal chocolate to the virtual world, and began hosting online events. Please contact Doreen for details if you’d like to have Doreen put her creativity to work for your group of friends, family, co-workers/employees, or non-profit group in-person or online.

This is a portion of the participants we had for a virtual chocolate tasting at which we had chocolate lovers participating from throughout the US, Canada and Australia.

Let Doreen plan or help plan your customized chocolate event!

It could be a guided chocolate tasting event in which we focus strictly on tasting a number of unique chocolate varieties paired with a neutral beverage like water. It could be an extravagant chocolate and wine pairing, or a chocolate pairing with any libation of your choice. Doreen can find the right chocolate to pair with your choice of wine, or help find the right wine or beverage to pair with a chocolate to suit your likes and budget.


Doreen can create an inviting welcome table for your event with chocolate props from around the world, her award-winning book on the world of fine chocolate, and the wines or libations that will best pair with the chocolate we select for the event.



Chocolate and wine pairing events are fun, informative, and taste tempting.

Pictured above is a member of the BMO team who helped host the wine and chocolate tasting event we did for their special clients in Winnipeg featuring Original Beans Chocolate. It was a great success!

themed chocolate tasting events

Doreen can create any theme you like for your own event. Want to have a Mexican theme? Then we could pair different chocolates with Tequila, Mezcal, or Raicilla.


Raicilla is a liquor that is similar to Tequila and can be paired nicely with chocolate.

Chocolate can be very nicely paired with pretty much any beverage. Chocolate pairings with beer? You bet! There are many different varieties of beer that pair well with chocolate. And a growing number of chocolate makers that are infusing custom roasted coffee beans (or coffee) right into their small-batch artisan chocolate. 

Would you like to have different chocolates paired with a series of specially selected wines to match your budget? Doreen can help you with that, too.

Cocoa nibs are a featured ingredient in the gazpacho soup we featured at a chocolate dinner at McNally Robinson in Winnipeg.

Cocoa nibs are a featured ingredient in the gazpacho soup we enjoyed at a chocolate dinner at McNally Robinson in Winnipeg.

Doreen has also helped plan menus for a series of chocolate-focused dinners, in which the chef features either the sweet side of chocolate or the savoury side of cocoa. She is happy to help coordinate such dinners and to serve as the keynote speaker/host for the event, at which Doreen can share interesting tidbits about the world of cacao and fine chocolate with your audience.

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Please get in touch via the Contact tab to discuss a customized chocolate tasting or event with Doreen. We can even do a hybrid event, where some participants are in person, and some are participating via Zoom! The world has changed, and so has the way we can create customized chocolate events. Let’s make it happen!

Doreen is happy to work with your group virtually or in person to customize a chocolate event that will work for you.