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Chocolatier at Home

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Ready to explore your love of chocolate, but not as a business?

Within our Professional Chocolatier Program we offer the Chocolate Technique and Flavor stream for home chocolate artisans. You will learn everything you need to know about making beautiful chocolates and developing delicious recipes that amaze your family and friends. How do we teach chocolate making online?


Next program: September 13 - December 13, 2024.

Professional Chocolatier Program Registration Fee:

$750.00 US funds for US and International Residents
$750.00 CAD funds for Canadian Residents plus GST

Note: The registration fee does not include ingredients or supplies. These could cost approximately $200 US depending on what kitchen supplies you already own.

Simply register for the Professional Chocolatier Program (not Plus with Business Plan) and then opt for this stream by completing only the required assignments during the program. There is no difference in the depth and quality of education that you receive when it comes to making chocolate. You simply won't complete the sections related to starting a chocolate business.


When is the Professional Chocolatier Program offered during the year?

We offer sessions of the program starting in January, March and August 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, 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.

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What Will I Learn?

Understanding chocolate

  • Develop a shopping list of chocolate-making suppliers for all your ingredients and supplies.
  • Research chocolate crystallization and practice tempering techniques – the building blocks of chocolate work.
  • Understand the issues around cocoa sustainability and social justice in order to make chocolate sourcing choices that align with your values.

Technique and production

  • Learn modern decorating techniques in preparation for recipe development.
  • Learn and practice working with chocolate (including chocolate tempering, dipping, decorating and molding)
  • Make chocolate recipes including chocolate truffles and other bonbons (filled chocolates).
  • Learn all this while you are with us for three months so we can get all your questions answered.

Physiology of taste

  • Understand the chemistry of chocolate to create successful chocolate recipes.
  • Learn all about the ingredients in the chocolates you love.
  • Set up a chocolate tasting for your friends and be prepared to be amazed.

Our Learning Experience

Committed to making organic chocolate, vegan chocolate, functional choices such as keto chocolate or no sugar chocolate?

If you have made ethical or dietary choices in your life, we welcome you into our programs. The knowledge and skills you learn can be applied to any type of bonbon, confection or bar. Information on making vegan chocolates and more....

How do we teach chocolate making online?

Click here for a more information about our learning experience.

Our faculty

Click here to read more about our instructors and tutors.

Class assessment

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 in Chocolate Technique.

Chocolate Ganache

What our graduates have to say....

“Ecolechocolat exceeding my expectations! I'm just amazed by the organization and references that guided me through the entire program. Videos! I just loved watching the "how to's" demonstrated by multiple master chef's, tutorials and Master's Hangouts were very informative.”
Mary, Jan ‘23 Graduate

“For me having the resources, reviewing on my own time because of my jobs and the assignments were very reasonable in the expectations for completing them. T was truly an asset to work with. He seems to understand beginners needs and able to accommodate the more experienced folks with the same tone, meaning respectful, helpful and consistent. Thank you EC team, I really feel good about moving forward!”
Jackie, Jan ‘23 Graduate

“My expectations were more than met. I am so happy that I took this course. I was concerned at the beginning that I would struggle with the imposed deadlines but this course was structured perfectly to ease my anxiety. This course challenged me while giving me the encouragement I needed to delve further into something that I have doing for years from my home.”
Nicole, Jan '23 Graduate

More comments from our graduates


We hope that our programs will help you start your journey into the world of chocolate. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us – we’d love to hear from you.

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Photography by Jessica Washburn, Bliss Chocolatier and Ecole Chocolat

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