What is a chocolate fountain?
A Chocolate Fountain is a stainless steel piece of catering equipment that melts chocolate in a heated basin. A motor driven auger carries the chocolate up the cylinder to the top of the fountain where a warm curtain of chocolate cascades down and over the fountain tiers, giving the illusion of a chocolate waterfall.
Who is responsible for setting up, taking down, and cleaning the Chocolate Fountain?
When you choose The Chocolate Diva you don't need to worry about any of these tasks. The Chocolate Diva provides an attendant at all events to take care of all fountain operations. We do all of the work...you have all of the fun!
What foods can you dip in the chocolate fountain?
Most any food item that goes well with chocolate can be used with the chocolate fountain. The most popular items are: strawberries, pineapples, bananas, rice krispie treats, pretzels, marshmallows, and oreos. The possiblilities are endless! We do not suggest anything that may fall apart in the fountain, the chocolate will then get clumpy and unappealing. If you would like to try something specfic please contact us and we will help you choose the best treats for your event.
What does The Chocolate Diva supply?
The Chocolate Diva supplies you with 20 lbs. of Premium Belgium Chocolate, which will feed approximately 300 people. We will supply the skewers, decorative bowls and decorations for the table. We also provide a professionally dressed attendant that will supervise the fountain during the entire event. You will be responsible for supplying plates and napkins.
Who provides the dipping items?
The dipping items are provided by you or your caterer. Our attendant will maintain the food throughout the event, however, we will not be responsible for the preparation.
Some facilities do not allow outside catering or food services. The chocolate fountain is acceptable by itself, but not with the dipping items. Your caterer will be able to supply you with the dipping items and may even have a wider selection due to their buying ability.
What else do I need to provide?
Because a full chocolate fountain weighs approximately 100 pounds, a sturdy and LEVEL table is required. You will also need to provide TWO (2) floor length table linens that coordinate with your color theme of your event. We will also needs access to a 120V outlet within 10 feet of the table.
Can the chocolate fountain be used outdoors?
Unfortunately, the chocolate fountain cannot be used outdoors. The sweet aroma of the chocolate attracts flying insects. The wind and the temperature conditions can be an issue as well - therefore we will not do an outdoor event. - NO EXCEPTIONS.
Is a reservation and/or deposit required?
Yes and yes. The Chocolate Diva does require a reservation, a signed service agreement, and a $200 non-refundable deposit at the time of booking. Your reservation will not be secured until the deposit is received.