Welcome to Ecole Chocolat
Savoring chocolate is one of life's greatest pleasures. Founded in 2003, Ecole Chocolat Professional School of Chocolate Arts offers award winning 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 - there are no specific times that you have to be online. Our dedicated team of instructors and tutors have decades of experience 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 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 19 years, here’s how.
The Professional Chocolatier Program teaches you to make delicious and beautiful chocolate bonbons, confections and bars. We begin with an in-depth understanding of chocolate, the move from that foundation into professional production skills, modern decoration techniques, equipment and supply sourcing, and production issues involved in opening a successful chocolate business.
Next program: January 13 - April 14, 2023
The Chocolate Making from the Bean Program will guide you through each step of making chocolate from dried cocoa beans. We cover everything from sourcing beans, and creating your chocolate flavor profile, to manufacturing dried cacao beans into pure chocolate and setting up your chocolate factory - no matter how big or small.
Next program: February 3 - April 7, 2023
Not sure which chocolate program is right for you? We can help! Let's start with understanding your goals for your chocolate learning experience. One of the first questions you have to consider is whether you are interested in becoming a chocolatier, or a chocolate maker as these need very different knowledge and skill sets. They are each a separate section of the fine chocolate value chain that goes from a blossom on the cacao tree to a luscious bonbon or bar you buy from your favorite chocolatier.
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.
- How do we teach chocolate making online?
- About our Professional School of Chocolate
- How do I become a chocolatier?
- About our instructors
- What our graduates have to say
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
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