The 100% online Quality Assurance & Keeping Limits for Chocolatiers Program is all about science – the science of producing a quality product, handling and storing it properly and knowing its keeping limits. We also discuss food safety regulations and labeling standards in depth, especially as they relate to standards, nutrition, dietary restrictions and traceability.
Next program: January 29 - March 11, 2016
$340.00 US/CAD (Canadian Residents – plus GST by province)
There are no supplies needed for this program but you will be asked to make one of your own chocolate recipes to complete a standing study and report on the results for one of your assignments.
If you are NOT currently an Ecole Chocolat student or graduate, please click here: NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION
Ecole Chocolat STUDENTS OR GRADUATES DO NO REGISTER HERE - instead log onto the Master programs through your current program or Graduate Centre in LEARNING CENTRE
Production quality assurance
Food chemistry, recipe development and food safety
Determining shelf life of bonbons and confections
What our graduates have to say
“This was a very intense program, with loads of information on good manufacturing practices, labelling, allergies and hazard analysis, which I had not considered before while producing batches of chocolate. I understand much better now how to produce chocolates safely.” - Rukhshana, April '15 Graduate
“It was a satisfying course, ideal to be taken prior to opening your business. I also love that the course is online and I can work at my own pace. The tutor for this course was very knowledgable.”
Kim, Sept. '14 Graduate
“My expectations were far exceeded. . .The course allowed me to understand how my specific confections will fare over time and what suggested eating window I should use. It has also provided me with a methodology to test and improve recipes.”
Catherine, Jan. ’14 Graduate
How do we teach chocolate making online?
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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.
When is the Quality Assurance & Keeping Limits Program offered during the year?
We offer sessions of the program starting in February and September each year.
Is there a restriction on the number of students you take each session?
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.
You can cancel from the Quality Assurance & Keeping Limits 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).