As of 18th March 2020, our Chocolate Making Workshops and Scheduled Tours are postponed whilst the country deals with these extensive challenges. We look forward to you joining us once more and in the meantime, we invite you to make reservations for our forthcoming masterclasses. We will contact you at least one week prior to the workshop you have reserved to notify you if we are able to recommence our scheduled program.
We thank you for your continued support and understanding and look forward to welcoming you to our Chocolate Manufactory again soon. Keep a look out for our chocolate making kits and online tutorials that we hope to launch shortly.
There is no fee attached to making a workshop reservation, payments will be taken either one week prior to the event or on the day of the event.
Learn the full magic of working with chocolate from the raw bean itself to making actual chocolate. We’ll share with you the secrets of the chocolate making process, to creating a rich dark chocolate of your very own. Each participant will work with the base chocolate ingredients to make their own signature blended chocolate that they can take home to use in their own chocolate creations.
This workshop is part of our Chocolate Masterclass program, it can be enjoyed on its own or as part of a series of classes. Previous knowledge will not be necessary so it's a perfect introduction to the mechanics of working with chocolate, especially for any for any cake maker that wants to understand more about how chocolate works.
During the workshop you will:
What do you take away with you?
Each participant will take home approximately 500g of your own chocolate as well as the recipes and technical worksheets to be able to make your own and perfect your skills at home.
Who is it 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. This course is also ideal for chefs and catering students to learn how to work with fine quality chocolate in a range of environments and purposes.
Please note that children are most welcome at this workshop, however we do ask that they are accompanied by a full paying adult participant
Forthcoming Workshop Dates:This workshop will take place 9.30am - 12.30pm at our Chocolate Manufactory and Academy at York Cocoa Works on the following dates for 2020: Saturday 18th January, Tuesday 25th February, Saturday 21st March, Tuesday 5th May, Saturday 27th June, Tuesday 14th July, Saturday 22nd August, Saturday 19th September, Saturday 17th October, Tuesday 24th November 2020.
Book your place:
Reservations for specific dates can be made using the form below. Alternatively purchase a gift voucher that can be used on any dates in our Master Class program.
Treat someone special and let them choose something chocolatey whenever they need it.
Our Chocolate Gift Vouchers can be redeemed at York Cocoa Works for one of our Chocolate Workshops, food and drinks in our Chocolate Cafe or any of our products in our Chocolate Shop.
Be inspired by our chocolatiers and have a go creating your own chocolate treat to show off, share or just enjoy.
You will work with 40% Milk Chocolate, then choose from a selection of toppings to create your own chocolate lollipop exactly how you want it to be. Everyone is invited to have a go at creating their own beautiful chocolates while having a chocolate treat or a drink in our Chocolate Cafe at York Cocoa Works.
Join us any time between 9am and 5pm daily and have a go at creating your own chocolate lollipop, please be aware there may on occasions be a short wait for a table, we will look after you as soon as we can, there will always be chocolates for you to taste while you are waiting.
Special Dietary Requirements
Our team at the York Cocoa Works are happy to advise and cater for guests with special dietary requirements, please do make our team aware upon arrival or contact our team ahead of your visit if you would like to discus further.
During your tour we'll share with you the secrets of our cocoa, where it comes from, how we select and transform the cocoa into the chocolate that we make. You'll meet the chocolate makers that create our chocolate who will share with you a taster of what their currently creating and meet our chocolate team who will share with you their own favourite chocolate creations to enjoy at the end of your tour.
Following the tour you are invited to join us in our Cocoa Cafe where you can use your ticket to enjoy further discounts across our whole product range.
Vouchers can be purchased for your choice of date and time or purchase your tickets below and redeem on a tour of your choice - 11am, 12.30pm or 3.00pm daily or make a booking for your chosen date and time using the button below.
Why not enjoy a luxury tour with us and accompany your trip with a hot chocolate and a piece of cake or one of our 35g chocolate bars of your choice to take away and enjoy.
Our Chocolate Manufactory Tour is interactive and chocolatey, should you have any special dietary requirements please do not hesitate to let our team know and they will be only too pleased to ensure you can have something that you can enjoy. All of our products are made with British grown Sugar, British Milk, and Cocoa from farmers we know and trust, we do not use soya and our factory does not contain nuts or gluten but there are times that our hand crafted chocolates may contain traces.