The Salon du Chocolat treated young chefs with educational and playful workshops for its 20th Anniversary.



Every day, the Chocoland area welcomed children aged from 4 to 10 for educational and playful activities.

In the world of Chocoland, the budding chefs were in charge, with their own chef’s hat and apron. A chance to dive into the world of chocolate and be transformed into a culinary artist.

The workshops were organized this year in partnership with Hélianthème and Cap Chocolat. They were aimed at bringing children to look differently at pastry and chocolate through the creation of personal pieces before eating them!



Young chocophiles were also found on the stand of "PLANETGOUT", the school of the Taste of Chocolate, according to the method of Jacques Puisais. The children learnt by the experiment from the taste from which the chocolate comes and how it is elaborate in order to discover the universe of different chocolate flavours, starting from the varied cocoas of origin, Madagascar being with the honor. Two workshops for 20 minutes each were proposed in a ludic and gravitational teaching logic. Young chocolatiers were able to manufacture their own chocolate bar “to see, touch and feel the matter cocoa-chocolate” with the chocolatier Christophe Berthelot - l'ATELIER C. The mini-experts of the taste also exerced their tongues with greedy enigmas to find, by tasting several qualities of chocolate. The experiment of tasting in order to better understand the difference in taste of the chocolates, according to the origins, percentage of cocoa… with ChocoQuizz, starting from the discovery of a broad bean, chocolates of Madagascar and others taste by a blind test.
A certificate of taster were given to all participants and a surprise to the winner!


Jean-Charles Rochoux,* chocolatier & "happiness seller", and Galaxie Vujanic, author of illustrated books for children with the Lapingouin collection released by HC Éditions, were offering Lapingouin Workshops (readings,, colouring and cooking) for budding chefs.

Following a collaboration launched at Easter between Jean-Charles Rochoux and  the children’s album character Lapingouin, the gourmet adventure continues and imaginations roam free. Personalities, colours, materials, life styles... everything with Lapingouin, Tortuchon, Chérisson and Chabeille becomes an inspiration. Children could taste the delicious imaginary world of Lapingouin and his penguin friends, transformed into chocolate by Jean-Charles Rochoux. 

*Jean-Charles Rochoux boutique at 16 rue d'Assas, Paris 6th arrondissement