The two-month, 100% online Chocolate Making from the Bean Program is about how to make your own chocolate from scratch from dried cocoa beans. The curriculum covers the entire chocolate making and manufacturing process to produce chocolate from which you create your final products. How do we teach chocolate making online?
$455.00 US funds for US and International Residents
$455.00 CAD funds for Canadian Residents plus GST
or you also have the option of adding the Business Plan for Chocolate Makers program module to build out your business plan. $600.00 US (US & International Residents)/CAD (Canadian Residents – plus GST by province) for the Chocolate Making From the Bean Program PLUS the Business Plan for Chocolate Makers Program at $145.00 - a $50.00 savings. This also allows you another four weeks in the Chocolate Making From the Bean curriculum for extra study and research while you take the Business Plan for Chocolate Makers curriculum.
Note: The registration fee does not include chocolate which will be needed to complete the Understanding Chocolate Flavor and Sourcing Cocoa Beans Modules. This chocolate could cost approximately $200.00 US.
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 click on LEARNING CENTRE And login to your current program or if you are a graduate, login to the Graduate Centre. Once IN your current program or Graduate Centre scroll down the center table of contents to the last module: Continuing Education. You will find the program overview link - click on that.
When is the chocolate making program offered during the year?
We offer sessions of the program starting in March 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.
If you want to become an expert in chocolate making, but are not interested in starting a business, we offer an alternative: Cacao to Chocolate Stream during the program. You'll get the same intensive learning experience, but will only be required to complete the Tasting Assignments not the Graded Forums.
There's no difference in the depth and quality of the education you receive, whichever way you decide to go. Students completing this stream will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Cacao to Chocolate. Simply register for the regular Chocolate Making from the Bean Program (not Plus with Business Plan) and then opt for this stream by only completing only the required tasting assignments during the program.
Understanding chocolate flavor
Sourcing cocoa beans – your most important ingredient
Chocolate manufacturing process
Formulating your operations plan
Click here to see the curriculum of the optional Business Plan for Chocolate Makers Module
How do we teach chocolate making online?
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.
“Yes, my expectations was met, greatly! It has always been a dream of mine to become a chocolate maker and do my part in the sustainability of the cacao bean. But unfortunately resources and mentors are a bit limited in South Africa. Making chocolate from the bean I more like a closely guarded state secret. Which is understandable as the chocolate makers worked very hard to get where they are today. I am very grateful and blessed to have been able to study Chocolate Making from the Bean Course. ”
Elske, Sept ‘18 Graduate
“Five Star. Exceeded my expectations! I was hesitant about what I would learn from an online course but very quickly came to appreciate that there is a wealth of knowledge to cover before one actually gets to the business of making chocolate. Loved, loved, loved the class!”
Kendance, March ‘18 Graduate
“In terms of fantastic curriculum and a wealth of excellent content with opportunities to get questions answered (both with our tutors and with the sheer volume of resources presented), yes, my expectations were met. This course is comprehensive and offers both theoretical and practical concepts to round out a working knowledge of chocolate making and also launch a chocolate making business! I was very impressed. Absolutely fabulous course and content!"
Kellie Lin, Sept. ‘17 Graduate
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You can cancel from the Chocolate Making from the Bean 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).
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