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 from sourcing beans, cleaning, winnowing, roasting, refining, conching and tempering to produce bulk chocolate from which you create your final products. You also have the option of adding the Business Plan for Chocolate Makers program module to build out your business plan.
Next program: April 1 - June 3, 2016
$455.00 US funds for US and International Residents
$455.00 CAD funds for Canadian Residents plus GST
or $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 log onto the Master programs through your current program or Graduate Centre in LEARNING CENTRE
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.
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
What our graduates have to say
“Yes, I am a total novice chocolate maker and the program has provided a solid foundation and understanding of the bean to bar making process. Instructors are available to awnser questions and I have been able to network with other students. Very satisfied with the curriculum. ”
Charles, Sept’15 Graduate
“My goals are probably different than most students since I'm more interested in being able to identify excellent products for a retail shop than I am in preparing chocolate. I'm also interested in eventually teaching chocolate-tasting classes and hosting tours of local chocolate makers and chocolatiers. I will use a great deal of what I learned to conduct well-rounded classes and tours, and will use all of the tasting skills in selecting chocolates for our shop."
Liz, June '15 Graduate
“The course has dramatically expanded my understanding of chocolate and inspired me to learn more and invest in some small-scale machinery to practice the art of chocolate making while I continue to learn the science of it before I start a commercial operation.”
Carl, Nov. '14 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 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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