Introduction to Chocolate Making


This is the ideal one-day course for anyone with a passion for all things chocolate. As you master the art of producing your own artisan chocolate, you’ll gain the skills, confidence and knowledge to be able to satisfy your sweet tooth with delicious home-made treats.

Shelly Preston is an experienced patissière and chocolatière who runs her own bean to bar chocolate lab close to the School. One of our most popular teachers, Shelly will encourage you to experiment with a range of sweet and savoury flavours. You will explore the attributes of various beans, learning how and where they are grown.

This hands-on day will begin with a chocolate tasting, leading on to an overview of various chocolate making techniques. You will learn about the importance of tempering and be given the opportunity to try it as you work in pairs to create delicious products including:

  • Chocolate bars
  • Truffles
  • Ganache
  • Salted caramels.

Everything you make will be available for you to take home. Refreshments will be available throughout the day, as well as a buffet style lunch prepared by our team of chefs. All ingredients, equipment and recipes will be provided.

‘Fantastic! Friendly, helpful and pitched just at the right level.’

‘A very enjoyable day with a great insight into chocolate making, I really enjoyed her practical and the fun side.’

'Shelly was a superb teacher full of very good information, professionalism and very efficient.'


Sat 7th Jul 2018

Places left: Limited spaces available

Sun 8th Jul 2018

Places left: YES


Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Duration: 1.0 day(s)

Cost: £165.00

Subjects: Chocolate


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