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Chocoholics, this one's for you! The Rocks is giving itself up to two days of deliriously decadent desserts.

12 to 13 August
The Rocks, NSW, 2000

Free entry

The smooth Festival of Chocolate, Australia’s biggest two-day celebration of sweet indulgences, is back in The Rocks on Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 August.

Treat yourself to decadent desserts and chocolaty sweet treats created by Australia’s finest pastry chefs and chocolatiers. From bean-to-bar artisan chocolate, mouth-watering macaroons, silky smooth gelato and Nutella-filled doughnuts to profiteroles hand-piped with velvety chocolate custard—it’s a chocoholics dream come true.

The Callebaut Test Kitchen
Overseas Passenger Terminal Forecourt

At the heart of the festival are some truly amazing food talent who will entertain and inspire you with their creative approach to working with chocolate. Hosted by Cameron Daddo from smoothfm, the Callebaut Test Kitchen stage presents some of Sydney’s most highly skilled pastry chefs and chocolatiers in an interactive, fun-filled experience.

Every session will showcase a unique recipe and, after the demonstration, each audience member shall get to savour a sample of the sumptuous creation. Plus, there’s a chance to win great prizes at every session.

Industry greats who have graced the festival stage include Adriano Zumbo; Jean Michel Raynaud from La Renaissance Patisserie; pastry pioneer, Dean Gibson; award-winning chocolatier, Jodie Van Der Velden; and fan favourite, pastry chef Giovana Falanga.

The Lindt Lounge
Tallawoladah Place

Experience the indulgent world of Lindt on the lawn in front of the MCA with Sydney’s spectacular harbour as a backdrop. Watch chocolate appreciation demonstrations by Australian Lindt Master Chocolatier, Thomas Schnetzler. Customise your own Lindt Excellence Block with your name or perhaps the name of someone special. Chill out in the lounge space while you take in all of the delicious sights and sounds of the smooth Festival. You can even be in to win a chocolate diamond ring valued at $10,000, created by BB Designer Jewellers for Australian Chocolate Diamonds, and inspired by the classic elegance of Lindt Excellence.

The Baci Chocolatiers' Quarters
Cargo Hall, Overseas Passenger Terminal

Baci is Italian for kiss and Italian's have been sharing this expression of love and affection wrapped in chocolate since 1922. This year, Baci will be bringing a little bit of Italy to the popular Chocolatiers Quarters.

Festival-goers will be able to get up close and personal as a chef demonstrates how Baci is made in an interactive experience. Over 20,000 Baci will be sampled and a range of Baci products will be available for sale. Don't miss your opportunity to say, "I love you" the Italian way at The Chocolatiers' Quarters, proudly presented by Baci Perugina.

Mr Black Espresso Martini Bar
Tallawoladah Place

Mr Black is the result of a designer and one of Australia’s most highly awarded distillers coming together to make the best coffee liqueur in the world. Cold-pressed coffee from speciality beans sourced from Kenya, Colombia and Papua New Guinea is blended with pure Australian grain spirit, which allows the rich flavour of the coffee blend to shine through. Each day from 11am you can experience a Mr Black Espresso Martini for yourself or grab a Chocolate Ale brewed exclusively for the festival by Endeavour Beer.

The smooth Stars Stage
First Fleet Park

Located in First Fleet Park, the smooth Star's Stage is your chance to meet and take snaps with smoothfm's Richard Wilkins, Melissa Doyle, David Campbell and Cameron Daddo. Open from 11am daily and hosted by smoothfm's Jamie Row, you will also be able to collect a free souvenir photo simply by uploading to your Instagram account and hashtagging #smoothchocfest.

Saturday 12 August
11am – 12.30pm: Melissa Doyle
1pm – 2.30pm: Richard Wilkins
3pm – 4.30pm: Cameron Daddo

Sunday 13 August
11am – 1pm: David Campbell
3pm – 4.30pm: Cameron Daddo

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This year’s line-up includes amazing offerings from:

Black Star Pastry

Gelato Messina

Donut Papi

Zumbo Ski Lodge

Zumbo X Donut Share

Serendipity Ice Cream

Brooklyn Boy Bagels

Gelato Brioche

The Profiterole Project

Nutie Donuts & Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches, Brownies (Gluten Free and Vegan)

Cafe Opera by InterContinental Sydney

Loaded Cronut Fries

Crumble Top

Passiontree Velvet

Luca Brasi - Italian Donuts (Gluten Free and Vegan)

SR Cakes - Cakes by Sharrun (Gluten Free and Vegan options)


Milky Lane Burgers & Shakes

Chocolate Chips on a Stick

Arabian Nutella Sweets - Traditional and Nutella Lady Fingers

Lush Berries

Oh Fudge!

Oregano Scrolls

The Chronicles of Crepes

Crackerjack Bakery

Greek Street Sweet Shop

Jess' Sweet Treats

Le Macaron Boutique - FoodbyUs

Birgitta's Kitchen FoodbyUs

Sonoma Bakery

Pimp My Chimney

Italian Gingerbread & Nougat

Cloud 9 Desserts - Waffles

Domuts – Donuts for Dogs

Sir Braxton Chocolate Bar

Yummy Dutch Pancakes

My Donut Box

The Original Chocowrap

Flavour Joint (Chocolate Pies, Nepalese Dumplings)

Keski Pan Mexican Patisserie

The Dessert House


Parisi Choc Dipped Fruit

Sweet Therapy - Bubble Waffles

The Vogue Café - Freakshakes

80 Raw, 20 Paleo (Gluten Free and Vegan options)

Piazza D’Oro

Annie Makes Cakes

Me Meli - Loukemades

Coconuts, Corn, Chocolate Fruit Sticks

Dickin's Delights

Mr Bao Crispy Chocolate Ice Cream Bao


Chocolatiers Quarters

Baci Perugina

Jasper & Myrtle


Jeff de Bruges

Junee Licorice & Chocolate


Redhouse Chocolates

The Dessert House

Chocolate 5018

Destiny Haven

Sydney Chocolate

RicoCoco’s Chocolate Tea

Cacaoette (Vegan options)

Little Zebra Chocolates (Vegan, Dairy Free options, Nut Free factory)

Pure Melt Chocolate Byron Bay

Dean Gibson Showpiece "Bone Shaker" presented by Callebaut Belgian Chocolate and TAFE NSW/Hunter TAFE


Savoury Options

Berlin Bangers

Gourmet Gozleme

Sofrito Paella

Joy Oi Taqueria

Danieli Skewers & Cannoli

Stay Cool Tropical Sno – Corn Cups

That Arancini Guy - Cheese Wheel Spagetti

Surly’s American BBQ

Hero Sushi Box

Dare Gozleme

Phillip's Foote BBQ

Mr Bao

Luvsit - Salt & Pepper Squid



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