Chocolate Master Class Day - The Chocolate Basics

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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:

  • Learn how chocolate is made from the cocoa beans 
  • Learn how to make your own traditional chocolate truffles and ganache filled chocolates to your own recipes
  • Learn the basics of sugar boiling techniques to make caramels and fondants
  • Learn and a range of chocolate tempering techniques
  • 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 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 28th September and 23rd November 2019 

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.

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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