The Essential Chocolate Masterclass - Chocolatier course
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Course Dates 2018
24 November - Saturday - Spaces available
Course Dates 2019
20 January - Sunday
9 March - Saturday
27 April - Saturday
Time:10 - 4 pm
Location:Bexleyheath, South London - Kent Borders
Group Size: 1-3 students
Skill Level:Suitable for all
You are also welcome to book your own date for one to one session or small groups of up to 3 people for this chocolate course. We can run this course on any date that's mutually suitable. To check our availability just contact us here.
For all chocolate lovers out there and those who want to spend a whole day learning about their favourite subject - chocolate!
During this Chocolate Making Course we will cover the basic and more advanced chocolate making techniques, including chocolate tempering, using professional chocolate moulds and creating your own chocolate truffles, 3D chocolate shapes and delicious chocolate bars.
Our chocolate making workshops are run in small groups to ensure plenty of one to one support from your tutor - Magdalena Marsden.
This chocolate making course is like a mini chocolatier course and is a good introduction to start experimenting with chocolate and explore what is like to be a chocolatier on a small scale.
What your will learn on the day:
How to temper chocolate in small batches using several techniques, including tempering on marble slab and seeding method
Use the tempered chocolate to create various chocolate treats - such as chocolate truffles, bars, solid chocolate figures, hollow chocolate figures, lollipops or medions.
Learn how to use professional chocolate moulds
How to flavour and colour chocolate
How to make hollow 3D chocolate shapes
Learn the different types of chocolates and taste chocolates from all over the globe (including single origin chocolates)
How to prepare cream or water based ganache
How to hand roll chocolate truffles
How to use professional dipping forks and other equipment
How to enrobe, dip and roll your chocolate truffles
How to decorate your chocolate using chocolate transfers
Where to buy your chocolate and equipment for home chocolate making
What we typically make during the day:
Three types of Chocolate Truffles (Raspberry, Zesty Lemon, Belgium Milk Chocolate)
Chocolate Teapot (3D hollow shape)
Chocolate Bars or Chocolate Medions topped with dried fruit & other toppings
Chocolate Bars decorated with chocolate transfers
Flavoured Chocolate Thins
Hands on Chocolate Making Course - whole day (10- 4 pm - approx.)
All materials and ingredients, use of all equipment and apron
Light refreshments including lunch, tea or coffee
Plenty of chocolate tasting, including Origins Chocolate and chocolate around the world
Course information pack
Chocolate box and confectionary bags to take all your creations home
Follow up business support is also available for anyone wishing to start their own chocolate making business from home
'Amazing that it’s over a week since our chocolate making day with you. Firstly thank you for a great time, it was informative, educational and we believe we learnt a little of the art and skill of chocolate making. The time seemed to disappear so quickly. This can only be from your patience and deliverance of how to produce Truffles to the quality you required. The feedback we had from friends and colleagues was great. Comments such as 'Wow!', what a great taste, sumptuous, splendid flavour and they look so good!'
You will be happy to hear that the 2 boxes are still intact; we are saving them for Easter'.
Barrie & Claire, Bromley, South East London
'Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to me on the phone before the course. I wasn't sure whether to book on this course as I wanted a professional chocolatier course, but I couldn't find anything suitable in my area. This was far the best value for a one day course and I've learned so much! You've given me a solid foundations to start with my own chocolate making, so thank you so very much! '
I couldn't quite believe how quickly the day went and how much we managed to learn in that time! You did say it was a good introduction chocolatier course, but I didn't realised how much we will actually cover. I really enjoyed exploring the different chocolate flavours and experimenting with colouring the chocolate. I've never used professional chocolate moulds before and I was a bit worried how the final chocolates will turn out, since I was quite a messy and not as neat as I would like. But, they turn out perfectly!
Thank you for the wonderful hospitality - the lunch was lovely!
Bridget, Maidstone, Kent
'Your chocolate making course was recommended to me by my friend who did the chocolate stilettos course (and she really enjoyed it!). I've tried to make chocolate truffles at home before, but I could never get them to set properly and they were always a bit misshapen. So, I was looking forward to learn how to make them properly. Thank you for being so patient with me and answering all my questions! I really appreciated it!
Also wanted to say, that appart from having a fabulous time during the course, me (and my family!) have enjoyed the chocolates we made during the session. There was so much to take home - we took the large box of truffles to a dinner party and everyone thought we bought them in a proper chocolate shop! They couldn't quite believe that I've made them.