These early chocolate recipes were used by Rowntree’s and Terry’s to create the most exquisite chocolate boxes. We will explore the science of sugar boiling and the crystallization process to be able to effectively create a quality, smooth fondant that can be combined with many beautiful, natural ingredients.
This workshop is part of our Chocolate Masterclass Series, 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 400g 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.
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 23rd May and Saturday 24th October 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.
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 are currently taking place at weekends, but we have 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.
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.
4.00pm Saturday's and Sunday's
York is home to the world's most famous chocolate bar, the Kit Kat, and there is a lot of love here in the chocolate city for all things cocoa. Join us in our academy and learn how to create your very own chocolate bar. You will discover our cocoa origins, we will show you how to temper chocolate, and you will experiment with different flavours to perfect your masterpiece! Once the bars have set, you will package your creations to be enjoyed at home.
This workshop is £19.50 per person.
This workshop is suitable for children, we ask that they are accompanied by a supervising adult for this workshop.
Purchase our Chocolate Bar Making Workshop as a gift or visit our bookings site below to discover availability and to make a booking for yourself
Chocolate bar making workshops are available for any sized group and are ideal for school trips, team building, corporate entertaining, and special occasions. We can host a masterclass at your venue or place of work. Alternatively, you can join us at one of our partner venues.
Special Dietary Requirements and Allergies
We demonstrate the chocolate making process with our own 40% Milk Chocolate Recipe. Due to the nature of our open workshops, it is not possible to remove all allergen traces from the vicinity, but we can cater for dairy free, wheat free, sugar free and nut free diets within this masterclass. Should you have any dietary requirements or allergies please let our team know so we can ensure you have suitable alternatives.
Our Chocolate Master Classes cover a range of techniques to enable any chocolate lover to fully understand and master our favourite food. Many of today’s successful chocolatiers, started with a passion for learning and discovering chocolate. You don’t need expensive fancy equipment but you do need a passion for chocolate!
There are 10 different classes in the Master Class Series that run every Saturday morning. Each class can be taken on their own or as a series in your own time. Classes are open to all ages and range from an Introduction to Chocolate Making to Baking Glamorous Chocolate Cakes to Chocolate Truffles and Pralines. Each class will teach you the skills and techniques you need to create gorgeous chocolate creations at home. You can book for a specific class using the calendar or choose an Open Choice Voucher and decide from the whole program at a later date.
Master Class sessions are £55 per Adult and £28 per Child
3 Master Class sessions or our 1 day Master Class Day £140 per Adult £75 per Child
7 Master Class sessions or our 2 day Chocolate Making Master Class Weekend £340 per Adult £160 per Child
Full program £500 per Adult £320 per Child
Reservations for specific dates and times can be made using the Event Calendar. Upon purchasing a voucher you will be sent a voucher that can be given as a gift or used to book the Master Class Workshop of your choice.
Please contact our team on email@example.com to check availability and to confirm your reservation for the workshop of your choice.