Everything from one-to-one advanced chocolate skills tuition for professional chefs to beginners fun for home chocolatiers.
Booked in advance, our private workshops (up to 4 people) are customised specifically to your chocolate needs.
Whether you are a complete beginner wishing to have some chocolate-y fun or a professional chef seeking support with a particular advanced chocolate skill, we can host a workshop for you!
If you would like more information, date availability or to make a booking please complete as much as you can of the form below and send it to us. We will respond with the information requested as soon as possible.
90 minute private workshop: £175 for one person, £25 per person for additional places
120 minute private workshop: £225 for one person, £30 per person for additional places
150 minute private workshop: £275 for one person, £35 per person for additional places
Any other location: Please contact us for a bespoke quote. Provided we are able to arrange transport for our staff and the venue of your choosing has the required facilities we are happy to host a workshop for you anywhere in the UK! Please note, however, that some chocolate skills can only be taught onsite.
The costs of our private workshops are based on a maximum of 4 people attending. For larger groups we recommend looking here orcontact us for a bespoke quote.
"The workshop was brilliant and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks so much, Mariam"
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"I cannot wait to return. Genuinely enjoyed this evening, not only for the chocolate making but because it was a pleasure to see someone who really knows how to get everyone involved with enthusiasm."
Frequently asked questions
I'm thinking about starting a chocolate making hobby at home. Will I have to buy specialist equipment? During all the chocolate workshops that we host (unless requested otherwise) guests use readily available ingredients and kitchen equipment. If desired, our team of skilled chocolatiers will explain the processes involved at each stage of a workshop, so that you come away with enough knowledge to continue your chocolate-making journey at home afterwards.
Do I need to bring anything with me? No, everything (tuition and materials) will be provided on the day, including an apron. If, however, you wish to work on problem solving a specific chocolate skill with which you currently have difficulty with then please feel free to bring along any equipment you use at home so we can advise how to replicate successful chocolate making after the workshop. Soft drinks (tea, coffee, squash, water) are available on request, but feel free to bring any other beverage/food to enjoy during the workshop.
Can you recommend a place to have lunch/dinner before/after the workshop? Why not make a day of your visit to The Chocolate Shed? We are located in a beautiful part of the Warwickshire countryside. At Yew Tree Farm Shopping Village there is a lovely array of independent shops and businesses, including The Cowshed cafe (open for lunch) and Yew Tree Farm Shop (excellent take-aways and snacks). Alternatively we recommend The Navigation Inn or Bull's Head in Wootton Wawen or the short trip to either Henley in Arden or Stratford upon Avon, where there is a wide choice of excellent restaurants.
I am allergic to .... Unless requested in advance, all participants will be using milk and white chocolate and creating cream-based ganache (where appropriate- ganache may/may not be taught in this workshop). We can accommodate most special dietary requirements but will need at least a weeks notice to ensure suitable alternative ingredients are available. (For example, if we know in advance, dark chocolate and a oat-based-cream substitute can be provided for those on lactose-free or vegan diets.) Please note, all our chocolate contains SOY lecithin- a key ingredient which helps impart its smooth, melt-in-the-mouth flavour and texture. If you have any concerns please contact us prior to booking.
Can a friend/partner come along and watch? Due to space limitations we request that only those for whom a space has been reserved attend.
What happens next? After completing the form above, one of our team will be in touch to confirm possible dates and times with you, discuss themes and activities for your session and answer any outstanding questions you may have. Once you are happy, we ask for a 25% deposit to be paid to secure your booking; the remaining balance is due 7 days prior to your event. Full terms and conditions can be found here. After your booking is confirmed we will send you a health and safety form for each participant to complete. This is just to ensure that our staff are aware of any relevant medical conditions and allergies so that your session is safe as well as fun.