Chocolate Classes for Beginners

Chocolate Classes for Beginners

We offer chocolate classes for beginners, as well as intermediate and advanced students.

Ever wondered why after you melt chocolate it never sets up with snap and shine again? Why your cookies stick together after you dip them or drizzle them in melted chocolate? We can solve the mystery.

Not to get too science-y here, but, once chocolate is melted it loses its 5th crystal, also called the V crystal. We show you, in a very simple way, how to recreate the lost crystal. You will then be able to melt the chocolate, temper (also called crystalizing) the chocolate (recreate that lost crystal) and go on to make your own chocolate bars, filled bon bons, place solid walls of chocolate around your cakes and cheesecakes and even make your own chocolate decorations!!! We’ll provide you with complete written instructions, in addition to hands-on learning, as well as a list of suppliers so that you can buy your supplies at home and recreate what you made in class. You may even go on to establish a side-husstle (side business) of your own. Many of our students who have taken Chocolate Classes for Beginners now have their own small businesses and we couldn’t be more proud of them.

Chocolate Classes for Beginners is offered as a private lesson, but if the student would like to bring family and friends along we will teach groups of up to six. The first class includes a professional chocolate tasting, understanding of where chocolate comes from and how it is grown and produced. We go on to learn how to work with it to create beautiful and delicious confections. Each student goes home with a lot treats to share (or not). This class is three hours in length and there is a lot of chocolate eating involved, if you like! The class is not only fun and educational but also delicious.

Please contact us for more details. We’d love to schedule a class for you or your group. This class is a wonderful couples experience, family activity or team-building event.

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About Heather Longpre

Chef Heather Longpré is a graduate of the French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College in Chicago, Ill. She studied sugar art with Nicholas Lodge, Mike McCarey, Scott Green, Sebastien Canonne M.O.F., Jacquy Pfeiffer, among other very accomplished Chef-Artists. She is also a Professional Chocolatier having graduated from Ecole Chocolat in Vancouver, Canada. Heather loves to use her skills as a sugar artist to create fun and fantastic cakes and edible art that showcase chocolate, gumpaste, pastillage, fondant, poured, pulled and blown sugar sculpture. In addition to being a chef, Heather teaches baking, chocolate making, sugar art and cake decorating classes. Learn more about classes.