Valerie with an open cacao pod in Ecuador

Chocolate and Wine Tasting with Chocolate Expert and HLS Grad Valerie Beck


Join the HLSI for a wine and chocolate tasting with HLSI member and chocolate expert Valerie Beck! Valerie will guide us through a menu of artisan chocolates and specially selected wine pairings. She will also talk about her transition from law to chocolate.

Valerie is the founder of Chocolate Uplift and the creator of the original Chicago Chocolate Tours, which she expanded to cities across the United States. Valerie also distributes chocolate made by craft chocolate makers and acts as a consultant for cacao growers and chocolatiers. Valerie focuses on ethical chocolate and sustainability, and started the Chocolate Freedom Project to end child slave labor on cacao farms.

Valerie graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School and practiced law in the United States and Europe before entering the chocolate business.


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Event Information

Cost: $10


5:30PM - 7:00PM Tue 21 May 2024, Central timezone


Arnold & Porter
70 W. Madison St. #4200
Chicago, IL 60602

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Event Contact
Caroline Lindsey Meneau JD '12