Chocolate Master Class Essentials - Cocoa to Chocolate

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Create your own chocolate with us, selecting your own cocoa beans before learning how to roast, winnow, blend and conch your own chocolate before turning it into chocolate bars and truffles to your own design. Participants will take home approximately 2 kg of their own chocolate recipe and creations together with lots of hints and tips to be able to make chocolates easily at home.

This 2 day workshop covers the basic principles of working with chocolate, it's a weekend of chocolate learning, fun and indulgence a perfect introduction for a budding chocolate maker, chocolatier or baker to train and develop their skills and understanding of the chocolate making process.

During the workshop you will:

  • Learn how chocolate is made from the cocoa beans 
  • Learn the basic principles of roasting, blending, refining and conching to transform cocoa into chocolate
  • Learn how to make your own traditional chocolate truffles and ganache filled chocolates to your own recipes
  • Learn and a range of chocolate tempering techniques specifically for bean to bar recipes
  • Prepare tempered chocolate for making truffles, chocolate bars and moulded chocolates
  • Create chocolate decorations, shapes and lollipops
  • Beautifully wrap your creations to take home and enjoy
  • Go home with recipes and your newly found chocolate making skills 

What will you take away with you?

Each participant will take home approximately 2 Kg of your own chocolate creations as well as the recipes and skills to be able to make your own at home.

In 2019 this workshop will take place 9.30am - 5.00pm at our new Chocolate Manufactory and Academy at York Cocoa Works on the following dates:

Saturday 31st October 2020 - Sunday 1st November 2020


Chocolate Master Class Program

Our Chocolate Master Class Series is a 10 course program that covers a whole range of techniques to enable any chocolate lover to fully master and understand how to work with our favorite food. This series of classes can also be taken on their own as individual classes or can be taken as your own series.

Discover more about our Chocolate Master Class series here and indulge in the most valuable basics.

Who is this workshop suitable for? 

Perfect for chocolate lovers of all ages and abilities who want to learn more of the secrets to create their own gorgeous chocolates at home.
Please note that we recommend that children under 13 years accompanied by a full paying adult participant

Cancellation and Refund Policy

If you wish to cancel your booking up to 24 hours in advance we ask you to consider transferring the booking to another date otherwise we agree to refund you the cost of your booking LESS an administration charge for the cancellation which will be a total charge of 8% of the value of each individual ticket.

If you wish to cancel your booking with less than 24 hours notice and for a Covid-related illness reason then we agree to transfer your booking (on a once only basis) to a date up to one year in the future from the date of the request.  Unfortunately we cannot offer any refunds for a booking which is cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.

Healthy and Safety Guidelines

We currently allow a maximum of six guests per session to adhere to social distancing and safety measures. Our priority is ensuring our customers and members of staff feel comfortable and safe during their time with us. If you have any concerns regarding government guidelines and our covid-19 procedures, please feel free to contact the York Cocoa Works team prior to your visit.

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