There are no limitations when it comes to preparing an all time favorite. The 2nd Annual Chocolate Festival was a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.

"I'm kind of a truffle girl, anything chocolaty, dark chocolate truffle, there was a nice truffle over there that had Mexican chocolate and it kind of had heat to it,” said Susan Jamison.

Across the room, things were literally on fire. Chocolate enthusiasts made s'mores, while others tried some chocolate beverages.

“I'm getting a lot more beverage than I expected. There was a chocolate stout over there that was pretty good,” said Jamison.

People came to the table with curiosity and an open mind.

“People are adding smoked bacon and potato chips and barbeque sauce and spices,” said Darla Mehrkens, Vice President of the American Culinary Federation.

The federation hosted the tasty event. It featured 24 different booths and the proceeds help to fund a program that educates students about proper eating habits and portion control in Roanoke schools.