Welcome to Ecole Chocolat

Savoring chocolate is one of life’s greatest pleasures. What if you could turn that feeling into a passion, or a new career? Founded in 2003, Ecole Chocolat Professional School of Chocolate Arts offers programs in chocolate making that will help you explore your love of chocolate as a hobby or a business.

Our core programs have always been offered online, so you can learn anytime and anywhere that works best for you. Our dedicated team of instructors and tutors are working professionals in the fine chocolate industry, and they share their expertise with you through our interactive online learning platform.

You’ll learn the knowledge and techniques to make fabulous chocolate and develop your own chocolate recipes. You’ll also be connected to a unique community of chocolate lovers as you share your experiences with your classmates.

Our instructors have helped hundreds of students from around the world explore their passion for this delicious craft, and we’d love to do the same for you. We know what you might be thinking – how can you teach chocolate making online? We've been doing just that for 15 years, here’s how.

Intrigued? Here’s how you learn more and get started on your journey. You have two options – are you interested in chocolate as a business or a hobby?

Chocolatier School

Option 1: Start a chocolate business

Ready to take your life in a delicious new direction and find a career you love? With our programs, you’ll learn all of the knowledge and technical skills you need to make chocolate, AND the business knowledge you need to run a successful chocolate business. Our instructors and tutors have been in your shoes – starting a journey as an entrepreneur armed without much more than a love of chocolate. At the end of our programs, not only will you know how to make perfect chocolate, but you’ll also have an in-depth understanding of running a chocolate business and whether it’s the right decision for you. Learn more about our chocolate programs

Chocolate Programs

Option 2: Make chocolate at home

Turn your relationship with chocolate from a mild flirtation to a full blown love affair! Within each of our core online programs, we offer streams for chocolate fanatics who want to take their love of chocolate to the next level, but not as a business. You will learn the knowledge and techniques to make fabulous chocolate from our instructors and tutors using our online learning centre. Learn more about our program streams

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Master Chocolate Programs

Upcoming Programs

Professional Chocolatier Program
September 18 - December 18, 2020

Chocolate Making From the Bean
September 18 - November 20, 2020

Mastering Chocolate Flavor Program
September 25 - November 20, 2020

Blog: bean2bonbon

Blog: bean2bonbon

Check out our blog bean2bonbon – Tales from our Chocolate Laboratory! We are excited to share our love of chocolate science and artistry. We talk about chocolate - from growing cacao and sustainability, to processing, production and flavor in chocolate making, to the recipe work that leads to delectable products. Read our Chocolate Blog Posts

Chocolate videos

Chocolate Hangouts

Check out the videos of our live Chocolate Masters Hangouts on such subjects as making caramels or ganache, bean to bar, saving chocolate flavor and more! To view all our current Chocolate Masters Hangout Videos. Our Chocolate Making Videos

About Ecole Chocolat Online Learning

Ecole Chocolat's intensive chocolate-making programs and chocolate classes prepare you to find your place in the fine chocolate industry. Whether you aspire to work for yourself or in a professional organization, our chocolate school's specialized curriculum is just what you need.

Our many years of experience in award-winning, university-level online education ensures that your learning experience is intensive, comprehensive and enjoyable. We believe in "experiential education" which is defined as active student engagement in opportunities to learn through doing and reflection. This empowers our student to immediately apply theory to practice under the guidance of an online tutor.

Our unique chocolate-making school leads you through the in-depth curriculum on chocolate making. Important topics include:

  • Chocolate history as a background to current production practices
  • Chocolate-making process and techniques
  • Taste and attributes of different chocolates
  • Gourmet chocolate recipes that you can tailor to your own vision
  • Learn techniques with chocolate molds
  • Chocolate-making supply companies
  • Chocolate-making equipment suppliers
  • Recipe development and production planning


We hope that you will choose one of these programs and start your journey into the world of chocolate. Before you know it, you'll be a chocolate connoisseur! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us – we’d love to hear from you.

Need a gift for someone special? Learning to make chocolate is the gift that keeps on giving! Visit our gift certificate page for more information.

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