Creative Chocolate Masterclass Friday 17th and Saturday 18th November.

Master professional chocolatier skills at Hunters Academy of Food. Designed by Gary, this two-day practical chocolate course builds upon the skills taught in the Introduction to Chocolate Seminars 1.0 and 1.1.

Throughout this creative chocolate skills course, you will work under close guidance from Gary. You will acquire an extensive knowledge of chocolate theory and practical techniques in artisan chocolate making.

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Who should attend?

This masterclass has been designed for chefs, students and foodies who want to develop their chocolate skills to the next level.  Students will typically have a good working knowledge of chocolate or will have completed our Introduction to Chocolate Class Seminars.

What will the course provide?

Skills covered

This is an informative, practical and hands on course for students with an intermediate skillset incorporating a range of products and techniques.

  • Explanation on flavour combinations and matching with chocolate
  • Decoration techniques with coloured cocoa butters and creative powders
  • A review of equipment and machinery
  • Ideal working and storage conditions
  • Colouring and spraying techniques
  • Techniques for increasing the shelf life of chocolates

Course Description

  • Matching flavours to single origin chocolate
  • How to machine temper chocolate
  • The addition of colour to your chocolates
  • Preparation techniques for coloured cocoa butter to achieve maximum shine
  • Spray painting chocolate with an air brush and compressor set up
  • The addition of texture to fillings
  • Multi-layered chocolate fillings
  • Identifying and resolving common mistakes in chocolate production
  • You will also receive a full list of UK supply contacts to assist you with your chocolate equipment and ingredient sourcing

What is included in the course?

  • Beverages and biscuits to begin the day
  • Hands-on practical learning
  • Interactive demonstrations
  • Live feed TV screens to capture expert skills
  • Professional tuition and qualified advice
  • Light sit-down lunch and refreshments with wine (or non-alcoholic alternative)
  • List of ingredients used and listed in your recipe and information pack
  • Full use of Hunters Academy of Food training kitchen
  • Recipe and information pack to take home
  • Certificate presented on completion of this course
  • Your hand-crafted chocolates to take home with you

What to wear: You will be in a professional cookery school environment so will need to wear comfortable clothes and preferably covered, closed toe shoes.

Are you looking to gift a class?

Our Gift Vouchers can be redeemed against any class at Hunters Academy of Food. We will immediately schedule delivery to you or as gift directly to your chosen recipient.

Duration of the class:

9.30am – 4.30pm approx.

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