The Professional Chocolatier FAST TRACK Program was developed in response to requests for a condensed Fall program that would allow students to obtain their skills more quickly in time for the Holidays. Obtain the skills and knowledge you need to become a professional chocolatier now. All you need to do is be prepared to set aside 10 hours a week for study and practice - and this intensive program will get you where you want to be!
Next program: October 10 - December 5, 2014
Like our regular Professional Chocolatier Program starting in January, the FAST TRACK program prepares you for production of fine chocolate bonbons, confections and bars. We begin with an in-depth understanding of chocolate, then move from that foundation into professional production skills, modern decoration techniques, equipment and supply sourcing, and production issues.
$685.00 US/CAD (Canadian Residents – plus GST by province)
Note: The registration fee does not include ingredients or equipment. These extra supplies could cost approximately $200 US depending on what small equipment you already own.
When is the Professional Chocolatier FAST TRACK Program offered during the year?
We only offer this program in October based on demand.
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 one week before the program start date.
Physiology of taste
Technique and production
Developing a "plan of action"
Chocolate aficionados and home chocolate artisans are welcome!
If you want to become an expert in chocolate work in time for the holidays, the Professional Chocolatier FAST TRACK program is for you.
You'll get the same intensive learning experience, but will not be required to work on the business exercises. You'll spend your time in recipe development and practice.
There's no difference in the depth and quality of the education you receive between the regular Professional Chocolatier Program and FAST TRACK program. Just be prepared to set aside about 10-12 hours per week over the two months in study and practice.
What you can accomplish during the program.
Using our online Learning Centre forum as a background, we have examples of our students' and graduates' work:
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What our graduates have to say
“I was hesitant to take the course because I figured I could learn from books, etc. But the assignments we were asked to do really resonated with me and allowed me to set aside time to develop my skills.”
Kim, March ’14 Graduate
“Can you learn to make chocolates online? Yes, you can! The course provided not only a foundation for making chocolates but it opened my eyes to the possibilities as well as how someone with no experience can do it.”
Joanne, Aug. ’13 Graduate
"This has been a great experience. 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 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!"
Steph, April '12 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.
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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).