Ecole Chocolat online learning

Ecole Chocolat, Cooking Instruction, San Francisco, CA

About Us

Chocolate holds a special place in many hearts and minds. More than just a food, it’s part of holidays and special celebrations; a source of enjoyment on good days (and comfort on bad ones); and a token of love and appreciation.

What if you could take something that you love, and turn it into a passion, or even a new career? We can help you explore your love of chocolate, and teach you everything you need to know about making chocolate and running a chocolate business.

Founded in 2003, Ecole Chocolat is a professional chocolate school that has helped hundreds of graduates from all over the world discover their passion for chocolate, hone their skills, and open successful chocolate businesses.

Founder and lead instructor Pam Williams has been an influential member of the fine chocolate industry since 1981 when she opened her shop Au Chocolat, in Vancouver, Canada. Ten years later, she sold the business and found another passion in the world of online education at the University of British Columbia in the continuing education department. But Pam never left the world of fine chocolate behind. People would ask her where they could get training to open a chocolate business, and a lightbulb went off. Using all the pieces of her professional background, Ecole Chocolat was born.

Pam now runs the business with her niece Alysha Kropf who shares Pam’s passion for chocolate and has fond memories of helping Pam in her chocolate shop as a little girl.

Together with our team of instructors, we’ve helped hundreds of people discover a passion for this (wonderfully delicious!) craft, hone their skills, and if they so desire, start successful businesses all over the world – and we would love to do the same for you.

We invite you explore the world of fine chocolate with us. You might discover a hobby that you enjoy, or – like we did - you might discover a passion that takes your life down a whole new path. Whichever direction you choose to go, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

If you’re ready to start your chocolate journey, check out our programs that we have available. Our chocolate tasting program is a great place to get your feet wet, or dive right into one of our chocolate making programs. Sign up for our newsletter to receive program updates, chocolate news and recipes straight to your inbox, or visit our blog for a wealth of information. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at , we are always excited to hear from you.


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