Chocolate is not naturally sweet or creamy, it’s got so many gorgeous flavours, which is why we use it in everything we do at the Cocoa House. We’ll share with you some of the secrets in our own savoury chocolate creations, combining different tastes and textures with chocolate to make some unusual yet irresistible chocolate inspired dishes. Each participant will make their own savoury chocolate combinations that they can enjoy at home or further use in their own chocolate cooking.
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 desserts 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:
In 2019 this workshop will take place 9.30am - 12.30pm at our new Chocolate Manufactory and Academy at York Cocoa Works on the following Saturdays:
8th June and 14th December 2019
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.
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.