I wish the class could have been in a classroom, but because I was left on my own, I made a few mistakes that I will never make again (tap your molds). The curriculum was well organized and was a great starting point for my chocolate career. I love working with chocolate and feel confident that this program gave me a great foundation. "
––Kristi, March '13 Graduate
"Loved the way lectures were set out for tempering and other techniques.
The trouble-shooting sections seemed to have covered nearly all eventualities. Also loved the extensive amount of information that goes beyond learning materials. The case studies and external links for additional research are a great resource for anyone serious about starting a business."
–Christine, Jan. '13 Graduat
"I actually gained more knowledge . . .
. . .than I thought possible. I fully expected to get only the basics of chocolate making. Instead I got the full experience. Anyone with an interest in chocolate could master this course."
–Margaret, Sept. '12 Graduate
"I wanted to let you know how fantastic I found the course.
It’s enabled me in a very short time to set up my own business and I’m enjoying it so much. I never thought I could learn so much, so quickly – especially such a hands-on, practical skill. Others are amazed when I tell them I learned how to make artisan chocolates from an online course!"
The Professional Chocolatier Program is an intensive,
part-time program in chocolate making, delivered 100% online over
a three-month period, so you can learn without "re-engineering"
your work and personal life. Become a professional chocolatier – learn how to make gourmet chocolate from Ecole Chocolat via your computer, iPad or tablet.
January 10 - April 11, 2014
$685.00 US/CAD (Canadian Residents – plus GST by Province)
registration fee does not include ingredients or equipment. These
extra supplies could cost approximately $200 US depending on
what small equipment you already own.
Chocolate aficionados and home chocolate artisans! If you want to become an expert in chocolate work, but are not interested in starting a business, we offer an alternative: Chocolate Technique and Flavor Stream in the Professional Chocolatier Program. You'll get the same intensive learning experience, but will not be required to complete the last two business-focused assignments. You'll spend that time in additional study, recipe development and practice. There's no difference in the depth and quality of the education you receive, whichever way you decide to go. Students completing this stream will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Chocolate Technique. Simply register for the Professional Chocolatier Program and then opt for this stream by completing the required assignments during the program.
When is the Professional Chocolatier Program offered during the year? Is there a restriction on the number of students you take each session?
We offer sessions of the Professional
Chocolatier Program starting in January, April and August each year. Even though the curriculum is online, we do cut off registrations when we reach the maximum number of students our instructor and online tutor feel they have adequate time to be able to work with properly. TO ENSURE A SEAT IN THE PROGRAM, you should register with your payment at least two weeks before the program start date. After that, check the program date above to see if the current session is still open. When the program is full, we change the program date to the future session.
Students will be assessed by completion of assignments
throughout the program.
Students completing the program with a score of 70% or
more will receive an Ecole Chocolat Certificate of Achievement.
You can cancel from the Professional Chocolatier Program up to three days before the start of the program. A refund of your registration fee, minus a 10% administration fee, may take approximately 10 working days to process. Because our programs are usually full, and in order to make sure all students are committed, on the start date of your program your registration fee becomes non-refundable and non-transferable to another session (except in extraordinary circumstances).
Celebrating the Artistry of Our Students and Graduates
Using our online Learning Centre forum as a background, we have examples of our students' and graduates' work:
The left group of photos are images posted by our students during the program, showing the level of skill they obtained. While photos are not required to be graded on technique work, we do encourage students to share any photos they do have with their classmates.
The right group of photos are images of different types of production and presentation techniques, such as molded, hand dipped and enrobed, from our graduates' websites. Learn more about our graduates by clicking here: Ecole Chocolat Graduates