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Professional Chocolatier Program
Are you curious about making chocolates, but not sure where to start?
The Professional Chocolatier Program will teach you the skills and knowledge you need to make delicious chocolates and confections, right in your own kitchen. This intensive part-time program in chocolate making is delivered 100% online over a three-month period. There are no set times that you have to be online, so you can learn without "re-engineering" your work and personal life. We take all the intimidation out of working with chocolate - our expert team of instructors and tutors are with you every step of the way. Want to develop vegan, plant-based, or recipes that fulfill other dietary desires? With our programs, you'll learn everything you need to know to create the products you want. How do we teach chocolate making online?
Next program: September 16 - December 16, 2022.
Professional Chocolatier Program Registration Fee:
$750.00 US or CAD funds (plus GST for Canadian Residents)
Or, want to get started on your chocolate business plan?
Professional Chocolatier Program PLUS Registration Fee:
$945.00 USD or CAD (plus GST for Canadian Residents)
With the Professional Chocolatier Program PLUS, you add the Business Plan Program at $195.00 – a $50.00 savings. This also gives you another four weeks in the Professional Chocolatier curriculum for extra study and research while you take the Business Plan curriculum.
Note: These registration fees do not include ingredients or equipment. These extra supplies could cost approximately $200 US depending on what small equipment you already own.
NEW STUDENTS, to register for either program, click here: NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION
Ecole Chocolat STUDENTS OR GRADUATES, to register for either program, click here: REGISTRATION
What Will I Learn?
Physiology of taste
Technique and production
Developing a "plan of action"
Click here to see the curriculum of the optional Business Plan Module
Your Learning Experience
When is the Professional Chocolatier Program offered during the year?
We offer sessions of the program starting in January, March or April (depending on Easter date) 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, 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.
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.
What our graduates have to say
EC Graduate Alexandra Clark talks about starting her business in the embedded video above.
“Yes, I really enjoyed this class! Actually, I'm not sure who enjoyed it more: me or my friends and family who got to eat my assignments! I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn not just how to make candy, but about chocolate and the business of chocolate in general. As an added bonus, it is priced similar to similar-length art classes in my city, so as someone who came in just wanting to learn a hobby I got the extra layer of business education you don't get in an art class.”
Megan, Jan '22 Graduate
“I learned so much from this course. I will never use the bags of Hershey chocolate chips from Costco ever again for making chocolates. What a difference high quality properly tempered chocolate makes. I really enjoyed the different articles and videos on the chocolate making process from other professional chocolatiers and shops. Also learning about the tools and equipment available to boost productivity and make profits on the finished products. Course was really worth the cost.”
Natalie, Jan '22 Graduate
“I thought the course was well organized and started off with basics and then ended appropriately with the business aspects. Both Rachel and T were excellent about giving feedback and answering questions very promptly in the chef's table area. They both were extremely knowledgeable and gave focused feedback in a constantly positive spirit.”
Jill, Jan '22 Graduate
Home chocolate artisans!
Want to become an expert in chocolate work, but not interested in starting a business? We offer the Chocolate Technique and Flavor Stream within the Professional Chocolatier Program. Click here for more information
You can cancel from the Professional Chocolatier 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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