COURSE DATES – Bookings can be arranged for any suitable date & time
TIME: depends on available dates, but morning, afternoon or evening sessions are usually available to allow for different time zones
COST: 1,5 hr session £65, 3 hrs session £125 or 4,5 hrs session £165
GROUP SIZE: just you
SKILL LEVEL: Suitable for all – from beginners to professionals
LOCATION: Online via Skype – from the comfort of your home kitchen anywhere in the world. I’m based in London, UK, but I’m happy to work with different timezones around the world.
How to book
Simply e-mail me to discuss your requirements and will arrange mutually suitable date and time for your private lesson.
Your private lesson is completely tailor made – you decide what you’d like to learn and how. All our private lessons are ‘hands on’ with plenty of practical demonstrations from your tutor – Magdalena Marsden
Payment is via bank transfer or card payment and payment is required to secure your booking.
What can you learn
If you would like to learn a particular chocolate or traditional sweet making skills and can’t attend in person, you might prefer to book an individual online lesson with me via Skype.
Each session will be completely led by you and what you would like to learn. Here are just a few examples of what we can do.
- Chocolate Tempering
- Moulding chocolates, 3D chocolates
- Chocolate flavouring
- Using chocolate transfers
- Cocoa butter moulds colouring & decorating
- Working with professional equipment, including airbrushing
- Chocolate truffles, bars, lollipops
- Chocolate pralines & layered chocolates
- Chocolate flowers from modelling chocolate
How does online learning work
I prefer to run my Skype chocolate session as practical as possible. The Skype session could be a mixture of demonstration & chocolate making ‘along’ & questions & answers session.
I’ll e-mail you list of ingredients/equipment/recipes before the session (most of it will be in your kitchen, but some you might need to purchase in advance (mainly the right chocolate).
I’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have and will tailor made the session for your to make sure you get the most from your day.
Notes about the sessions timings
The 3 & 4.5 hrs sessions exclude breaks, which are then added on. This normally means that 3 hrs session includes 15 min refreshment/comfort break (or if you need to set up extra ingredients, equipment), so the session is in fact 3hrs 15-20 min long. The 4,5 hr session can be split into 90 min session with 10 min break (or as needed), so it’s about 5 hrs in actual time.
‘Thank you so much Magdalena for taking the time to explain how to temper chocolate properly. I knew I was going wrong somewhere, but I couldn’t quite work out where I was making mistake. I was a little unsure about booking, because I wasn’t sure how all this internet learning was going to work, but I have to say that it was like you were with me in my own kitchen! I’ve made some more chocolate since our session and my family really loved the rosemary infused dark chocolate we made together.’
Lydia, Johannesburg, South Africa