Belgian Chocolate Festival

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QL Events

Belgium is quite famous for its chocolate; the best in the world as connoisseurs often say. While the raw materials do not originate from Belgium, the country has developed over the years an unbeatable savoir-faire for the pleasure of our tasting buds. Belgium produces almost 220,000 tons of chocolate every year, most of it for export. Brussels airport is the world’s biggest shop, with over 800 tons sold annually.

Many Belgian chocolate brands are available on the Qatari market. Beyond retail products, several companies have now opened shops and even tearooms all over Doha. Several of them will be represented at the opening event to present their products. Valuable sponsors in this endeavor will be Belcolade, the provider for the raw materials and Qatar Airways as the official flight sponsor of the event.

The Torch Doha and the Embassy of Belgium in Qatar have teamed up to organize a second edition of the Belgian Chocolate Festival with the participation of Belgian celebrity chef chocolatier Laurent Gerbaud. The event will take place at Sky Lounge of The Torch Doha from the 20th until the 23rd of November 2018.

“Making and Tasting Workshops”

For chocolate lovers, for four days, there will be making and tasting workshops under the professional guidance of Laurent Gerbaud. They will have the opportunity to make their own chocolate and learn how to taste and appreciate the different varieties. The raw material used will be a balanced semi-sweet chocolate, with velvet texture and satin finish, ideal for the wellness-minded who are leaning towards a low sugar intake. 

If you hadn't known, Laurent Gerbaud is one of the best chocolate makers in Brussels whose creations are a must-try. He belongs to the new generation of Belgian chocolate makers. You are in great hands!

The festival will be launched on Tuesday, 20th of November by H.E. Bart De Groof, Ambassador of Belgium to Qatar, and Mr. Sherif Sabry, General Manager of The Torch Doha, in the presence of Belgian chef chocolatier Laurent Gerbaud. A vivid crowd of VIPs, media, bloggers and valued guests from both parties will be invited to the opening of the event.

Mr. Sabry stated, “We are delighted to host such an event, especially after last year’s remarkable success. It was greatly anticipated and through the valuable collaboration with the Embassy of Belgium, we have organized a festival which will entertain and educate our guests equally”

Ambassador De Groof said, "Such an event has been requested by many in Doha. I am therefore pleased that we could launch such a festival to celebrate Belgian chocolate by giving an opportunity to the chocolate-lovers in Qatar to learn."


To take part of this event, the fee is only QR 150 per person.

For more information, contact (+974) 4446-5600 and you can visit The Torch's website by clicking here