Fête de la cocoa

Event Date(s): 02/11/2012 - 03/11/2012

Location: JFK Auditorium

The UWI’s Cocoa Research Unit (CRU) celebrates its 50th Anniversary and World Cocoa and Chocolate Day 2012 with ‘Fête de la cocoa’, from 2nd-3rd November, 2012, at the JFK Auditorium. This two-day celebration will raise awareness of the public profile of cocoa by highlighting the long history of cocoa in Trinidad and Tobago and its contribution to the world, the unique place that Trinidad and Tobago’s cocoa occupies in the world and cocoa’s role in the economic diversification efforts of this country. It also aims to garner support for the creation of a new cocoa industry based on the pillars of sustainability and value creation.



Friday 2nd November  


Opening Ceremony

  1. Launch of Cocoa Research Centre
  2. Launch of signature premium dark chocolate ICG,T bar
  3. Opening of Exhibition: Cacao Dreams: Chocolate Haven 


  1. Innovations in Chocolate Cuisine Competition – A Food and Beverage Challenge
  2. Exhibition, fun competitions, activities
  3. Food fest


Saturday 3rd November


  1. Cacao Dreams: Chocolate Haven storytelling session
  2. Fun competitions, activities
  3. Genebank tour 


Visit the CRU online to find out more.

Open to: | General Public | Staff | Student | Alumni |


  • CRU

  • Tel.: 662-2002 ext.82115