Discover the basics of chocolate making, from how chocolate is made, working with chocolate to make simple, gorgeous ganache recipes of your own, the science of sugar boiling to how to professionally temper chocolate and moulding so you can work with it to create a whole gorgeous array of chocolate delights. Participants will take home approximately 1 kg of their own chocolate creations together with lots of hints and tips to be able to make chocolates easily at home.
This 1 day workshop covers the basic principles of working with chocolate, it's a whole day of chocolate fun and indulgence a perfect introduction for a budding chocolate enthusiast to train and develop their skills and understanding.
During the workshop you will:
What will you take away with you?
Each participant will take home approximately 1 Kg of your own chocolate creations as well as the recipes 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 Saturdays:
Saturday 30th March, 22nd June, 28th September and 23rd November 2019
Our Chocolate Master Class Series is a 12 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.
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 35% Fine 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 Cocoa House cafe.
Join us any time between 10am and 6pm 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 Cocoa House are happy to advise and cater for guests with special dietary requirements, though we do ask for 24 hours notice to ensure we can look after all guests effectively.
York has an outstanding chocolate history with Terry's and Rowntree's in York both becoming global brands. Today York is home of the world's most famous chocolate bar: Kit Kat. With so many chocolates created in York, there's lots of love for chocolate here. Learn how to make your own chocolates, just how you like them!
Our Chocolate Workshops at York Cocoa Works run daily, with something gorgeous and chocolatey to discover most days. Learn how to make your own chocolate products, a new skill, make a special gift or a souvenir for a loved one. Our Chocolate Taster Workshops are an hour in length and require no prior skill or chocolate-making knowledge at all, but a love of chocolate certainly helps.
Tickets purchased here can be redeemed on our Taster Workshops which run most days at 4pm and Sundays at 11.30am subject to availability.
Reservations for specific dates and times can be made using the Event Calendar. Upon purchasing a voucher you will be sent a booking code which can be redeemed on the workshop of you choice.
Please use the Event Calendar to pick the date and event of your choice to redeem your voucher for one of our Taster Chocolate Workshops. Select the date and workshop you wish to join us on and email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your place, please be sure to send your booking code.
Take a journey through the world of chocolate, discovering how chocolate becomes chocolatey and how it started off originally being used as money. We're very pleased the Aztecs persevered with the acidic tasting little bean, and you'll understand why when we show you how chocolate was originally created into something gorgeously sweet and creamy as we know it today.
If you're feeling very adventurous you'll even taste cocoa liquor, cocoa nibs and the raw cacao beans themselves as you learn your own chocolate favourite, you'll then learn how this wonderful ingredient is made into the chocolate bar we think of today. During the process you will have a chance to come up with your own chocolatey creation and make your own little chocolate bar using whatever ingredients you fancy.
The cost of this workshop is £9.50 per adult and £5.50 per child (aged 5 - 15) under 5's free.
Tickets purchased here can be redeemed on our Chocolate Making Workshop on Monday's at 4.30pm, subject to availability.
Reservations for specific dates and times can be made using the form below. Upon purchasing a voucher you will be sent a booking code which can be redeemed on this workshop or can be left open so you can select the Taster Workshop of your choice.
Please use the form below to redeem your voucher for our Chocolate Making Workshop. Select the date you wish to join us, click on "Enter promotional code" and use the voucher code that we have sent you to make your booking for the date and time of your choice.