About the Event

What is the YYC Hot Chocolate Fest?

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest is a delicious and friendly competition to find the best hot chocolates in Calgary. And the best part is, all the yummy goodness supports a wonderful cause. A portion of the proceeds from each drink are donated to support the clients and programs of Calgary Meals on Wheels. The fest began in 2012 and we are excited to begin the sixth year of delicious hot chocolate that promotes local business and supports local charity.

Throughout the month of February, participating cafes, restaurants, and chocolatiers feature signature hot chocolate drinks created especially for this competition. Customer online ratings decide which business will win the coveted title of Calgary’s Best Hot Chocolate and Calgary’s Best Spirited Hot Chocolate! We also recognize the business with “Most Funds Raised” award to acknowledge their outstanding contribution to Calgary Meals on Wheels.


To kick off the 6th Annual YYC Hot Chocolate Fest, everyone is invited to the official launch on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Calgary Farmers Market! The launch will include free hot chocolate samples, a showcase of participating businesses, and the official “inaugural sip” to formally commence the festival. Join us at 10am sharp at the stage area in the Food Court!

The 2017 YYC Hot Chocolate Fest goal is to raise approximately $15,000, with administration costs not to exceed 10%. Funds raised will be used to subsidize client meal fees. Calgary Meals on Wheels does not pay commissions or finder’s fees for fundraising. For further information, please contact Stephanie Ralph at 403-243-2834, or by mail at Calgary Meals on Wheels, 5759 80th Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2C 4S6. A tax receipt will be issued promptly for donations of $10.00 or more. Calgary Meals on Wheels Charitable Registration #11882 3749 RR0001.