Opening night 2022-12-23T17:27:54+02:00

You have been given an exclusive preview at the inauguration of the 27th Salon du Chocolat in Paris, on Thursday, October 27, 2022.

Following a privileged immersion in the world of the chocolate fair and meetings with talented professionals, the evening continueed with the legendary chocolate dresses fashion parade. The show celebrated the joy of being together again, based on the theme of “Excellence in the service of glamour”.

A gourmet charity evening, was organised in aid of Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque.

For every ticket purchased = €10 were donated to the charity

A unique evening


You attended a unique show, bursting with colours and flavours, on the theme of “Excellence in the service of glamour”.

Our VIPs modeled the 15 dresses designed for 2022 on the Cocoa Show podium, in aid of Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque, a children’s heart surgery charity.

The designers & chocolatiers in the show:

  • The chocolatiers Jean-Luc Decluzeau and Hervé Traclet & the designer Angel Sewing
  • The chocolatiers Jean-Luc Decluzeau and Hervé Traclet & the costume designer Cassandra Allaire for Mad Harker
  • Maëlig Georgelin, pastry chef and designer at Le Petit Prince & Marie Ferrero-Favoriti, designer for MLF attitude couture
  • Hasnaâ and Vincent Ferreira for Hasnaâ Chocolats Grands Crus & the designer Jérémie Pujo
  • The artisan chocolatier and CEO of Relais Desserts, Vincent Guerlais & the designer Angélique Godey
  • Hugues Pouget, pastry chef and founder of Maison Hugo & Victor, Champion of France for desserts & the designer Ricardo Dávila for PROMPERÚ France
  • Christophe Bertrand and Nicolas Morin for À La Reine Astrid & the Flory Brisset studio
  • The chocolate and ice cream artisan Frédéric Voulot for Chocolat by Fred & the dressmaking studio Erneste
  • The pastry chef and chocolatier Hugo Pralus for Maison Pralus & the designer Stéphane Pagan
  • Meilleur Ouvrier de France David Wesmaël – pastry chef, ice cream artisan and designer at La Glacerie Paris and Creative Director at Maison Le Roux & designer Nathalie Descout
  • La Maison Pariès & the artist Haute-Couture Daisy for the brand “Des Idées Folles”
  • Meilleur Ouvrier de France and World Champion for patisserie, Pascal Brunstein for Oacao & the designers Maud et Nathan Brunstein
  • The pastry chef Olivier Stehly & the designer Eden Hue
  • The chocolatier Florent Thevenon & the designer Ludivine Guillot


At this unique event, you had the opportunity to discover a preview of the chocolate sculptures.

A sculpture of a 1927 Bugatti Grand Prix type 35B was created by Jean-Luc Decluzeau, an extraordinary feat!

A beautiful mermaid was carved in chocolate by Maëlig Georgelin, from Le Petit Prince.

You have discovered the monumental creations by Hasnaâ Chocolats Grands Crus, inspired by Tom Claassen’s “Sitting Rabbits”: 240kg of chocolate sculpted into two 1.2m tall rabbits!

What does Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque do?

It provides operations for children with heart defects from disadvantaged countries.

The charity enables children with heart defects from disadvantaged countries to have operations in France, when this is not possible in their own countries due to lack of technical or financial resources. Hosted by voluntary host families in nine cities in France, over 4,000 children have been cared for since the charity was founded by Professor Francine Leca in 1996.


By buying a ticket for the gala evening, you have contributed to change the life of a child!

For every ticket purchased = €10 were donated to the charity

Enjoying chocolate is no longer a sin… it’s now a good deed!

Our chocolate fashion show partners

For edgy, delicious beauty from your skin to the tips of your eyelashes, this year, for the first time, SLA Paris, the official make-up artist for the show, has created chocolate make-up.

We had a new partner: Coiff&Co – the show’s official hairstylist.