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Sunday, November 12 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Growing Cacao in Hawaii: the challenges and opportunities

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We will watch the latest episode by The Chocolate Garage, this time in Hawaii, featuring a few of the makers and growers in Hawaii and raising the issues of the true cost of labor and production. Are there lessons to be learned in Hawaii that can serve to help us find new models for growing, making chocolate and running businesses? Could the islands possibly serve as a microcosm of the larger cacao growing and chocolate making world? 

Speakers
avatar for Dylan Butterbaugh

Dylan Butterbaugh

Chocolate Maker, Owner, Manoa Chocolate
Dylan Butterbaugh is the Founder and Chocolate Maker of Mānoa Chocolate Hawaii, a bean-to-bar craft chocolate factory located in Kailua, Oahu. In Hawaiian language, mānoa is a descriptor meaning, "thick, solid, vast; depth" and refers to the depth of flavor and complexity found... Read More →
avatar for Seneca Klassen

Seneca Klassen

Founder and Chocolate Grower, Lonohana Chocolate
Seneca Klassen has the unusual distinction of being both a farmer and a chocolate maker. He brings a decade of knowledge about sourcing, propagating seedlings and farming cacao in Hawaii, as well as crafting award-winning small batch fine chocolate. He was co-founder of Bittersweet... Read More →
avatar for Dan O'Doherty

Dan O'Doherty

Owner, President, Cacao Services
Daniel O'Doherty works independently in over 20 countries with cacao producers ranging from tiny co-ops harvesting wild cacao in the Amazon to large modern plantations. Areas of expertise include post-harvest handling, genetics, and farm management.
avatar for Sunita de Tourreil

Sunita de Tourreil

Founder, The Chocolate Garage
Sunita de Tourreil left prion disease in search of work that would engage her mind, heart and palate. Happy Chocolate does just that and has proven to be an even bigger challenge than expected! Sunita is committed to working in partnership with craft chocolate makers to transform... Read More →


Sunday November 12, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Smith Cove Cruise Terminal Pier 91 Seattle 2001 W. Garfield Street, Seattle WA 98119