American Chocolate expert Tom Neuhaus started Project Hope and Fairness in 2006 to alleviate the economic hardships of West African cocoa farmers.
Since then, the non-profit has focused on building chocolate factories in West African villages. The average cocoa farmer receives only 6% of the retail price when engaged in commodity production but stands to earn over 40% if producing chocolate.
Tom, who recently moved to the Tarn, will lead a chocolate tasting--and there will be chocolate bars for purchase as holiday gifts and stocking stuffers.
Join us for this fascinating look at the chocolate trade--and the ecological impact and economic implications of cocoa farming.
After the presentation and tasting, you are invited to stay on for a seasonal dinner at Toulouse's best known organic restaurant. Dinner will be billed by the restaurant itself, depending on your orders--but it's relatively modestly prices--about 13 euros from an excellent buffet (without wine or coffee).
Please RSVP indicating whether you will stay on for the dinner or not, so the restaurant can plan accordingly.
You may confirm your place(s) by booking here and paying the 5 euro contribution. Note: Only U.S. citizens may contribute. If you'd like to support the work of Democrats Abroad Toulouse, please also make a donation.
The restaurant is a short walk from Place Capitole in Central Toulouse.
22 rue Maurice Fonvieille
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