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Chocolate Masterclass Programs

Chocolate making is a lifelong learning experience. We love to challenge ourselves and relight our chocolate passion periodically throughout our lives. Our Chocolate Masterclass Programs are the next step forward for those who want to advance their skills and knowledge. Be prepared to be energized, enlightened and inspired while you take your chocolate knowledge, skills and expertise to a higher level. The expert Instructors for our Masterclasses are real world chocolate business owners so you'll find that the many of our Masterclass session happen in the off season and may only be available once or twice a year. And if you have made ethical or dietary choices for all or part of your product line, the knowledge and skills you learn can be applied to any type of specialty chocolate product. Information on making vegan chocolates and more....

Chocolate Masterclass Programs focused on improving professional skills

Recipe Development for Chocolatiers - Ganache

Recipe Development for Chocolatiers - Ganache

September 6 - 16, 2022. This intensive program is not just about making ganache. It’s about understanding ganache at a more scientific level and collaborating live with your instructor, Rich Tango-Lowy and your fellow students to find the best solutions to your problems. Two sessions per year: June and September. Learn More Program Details

Quality Assurance and Keeping Limits for Chocolatiers

Recipe Development for Chocolatiers - Caramel

August 9 - 19, 2022. This Masterclass is an online two week program of intensive, interactive training. By the end of the program, you'll learn to perfect your recipes for caramel and sugar-based fillings. The program will also address vegan/nondairy recipe alternatives. Two sessions per year: May and August. Learn More Program Details

Making Chocolates with no dairy

Recipe Development for Chocolatiers - Fruit & Nut

January 14 - 28, 2023. This Masterclass is an online four week program of intensive, interactive training. By the end of the program, you'll learn to perfect your use of fruit purees, pate de fruit, nut pastes, and pralines. The recipes are especially helpful for creating vegan chocolates and plant-based, non dairy chocolate bonbons. Two sessions per year: January and June. Learn More Program Details

Chocolate Quality and Shelf Life for Chocolatiers

Chocolate Quality & Shelf Life for Chocolatiers

September 23 - November 4, 2022. Our one-month online Chocolate Quality & Shelf Life for Chocolatiers Program is all about science – the science of producing a quality product, handling and storing it properly and knowing its keeping limits. We also discuss food safety regulations and labeling standards in depth. Two sessions per year: February and September. Learn More Program Details

Color on Chocolate Masterclass

Masterclass: Color on Chocolate

September 12 - October 7, 2022. This four week Masterclass is not just about using color. It's about understanding the science of colored cocoa butter, most efficient processes to apply color and collaborating LIVE with your instructor and your fellow students to find the best solutions to your color challenges in chocolate work. Three sessions per year: March, June and September. Learn More Color Masterclass Details

Mastering Chocolate Flavor

Mastering Chocolate Flavor

June 2023. This one month program gives you the opportunity to focus on the intricacies of chocolate flavor, while helping you use chocolate more effectively in your professional life. Understanding chocolate flavor and how to taste chocolate consciously will help you to create better products for your business. One session per year: June. Learn More Flavor Program Details

Couverture Making for Chocolatiers

Couverture Making for Chocolatiers

February 21 - March 3, 2023. This 2 week program includes topics such as: what to look for when buying cocoa beans or nibs, sourcing other ingredients you will need, minimum machinery requirements, formulations for a dark, dark milk, milk and white chocolate, storage tips, time requirements, key tasks, and more. One session per year: July. Learn More Couverture Program Details

Business Plan for Chocolatiers Program

Business Plan for Chocolatiers

January 13 - February 10, 2023. This 4 week program gives you the opportunity to do your homework and focus on what you know and don't know when it comes to marketing, operations and finance. This practical curriculum covers all the elements of a business plan from a chocolatier's perspective. Three sessions per year: January, April and July. Learn More Business Program Details

Business Plan for Chocolate Makers Program

Business Plan for Chocolate Makers

January 13 - February 10, 2023. This 4 week program is focused on the chocolate making from the cocoa bean business plan. During the program, students understand the issues of: management, marketing, operations and finance using your current knowledge and research on chocolate making. Two sessions per year: January and April. Learn More Program Details

Face to Face Chocolate Programs

Farm to Chocolate Factory Program in Hawaii

Cacao Farm to Chocolate Factory in Hawaii

TBA Spring 2023. A five-day program with cacao expert, Daniel O'Doherty, and chocolate maker, Dylan Butterbaugh. Join us for an intense hands-on learning experience at the Maui Ku‘ia Estate cacao farm and chocolate factory - learn cacao cultivation, post-harvest processing and chocolate making. Learn More Hawaii Program Details

Chocolate Making in Costa Rica

Cacao and Chocolate Making in Costa Rica

March 5 - 10, 2023. A six-day exploration of cacao cultivation, post-harvest processing and artisanal chocolate making in Costa Rica. Follow the tree-to-bar process firsthand from harvesting and fermentation to drying, roasting, winnowing and conching with both artisanal and industrial equipment. Learn More Costa Rica Program Details

All Ecole Chocolat Graduate Programs are delivered in English.

Prerequisite for our Graduate Programs: Ecole Chocolat Professional Certificate of Achievement or equivalent level of experience, knowledge and skills.

Chocolate Programs

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