Hands on Chocolate making class

Seattle, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Michael

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English
A local favourite
Often booked by people who live nearby.

What you'll do

We begin the class, learning the principles of tempering chocolate. Tempering is the most important part of chocolate making, this is where the shine and brittle snap comes from.
We paint the chocolate molds. When the fist layer of chocolate is added to the mold, the color will adhere to the chocolate.
We make a filling, dark chocolate ganache.
Fill and cover.
Take home what you make.

What's included

  • Drinks
    We will proved all the supplies and equipment, including aprons.

Meet your host, Michael

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 19 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I an award-winning chef/chocolatier and have over 35 years as a firehouse cook for Seattle Fire department. I am a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, Paris with Le Grand Diplôme in cuisine and Pastry. I specialize in French and Caribbean cuisines, French Pastries and artisan chocolates.

I have been a chocolatier for over 15 years. Originally I trained at, VDD Artiste chocolatier à Paris (Rueil Malmaison) France, and have also taken advanced chocolate classes at, L’cole du Grand Chocolat Valrhona, Tain L’hermitage, France and
Callebaut Chocolate Academy, Chicago, Dubai and Weize Belgium..
For the past 10 year I have been teaching hands on Chocolate making classes, facilitating team building exercises, and participating in Chocolate shows and chocolate demonstrations around the world.
I an award-winning chef/chocolatier and have over 35 years as a firehouse cook for Seattle Fire department. I am a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, Paris with Le Grand Diplôme in cuisine and Pastry. I specialize in French and Caribbean cuisines, French Pastries and artisan chocolates.

I have been a chocolatier for over 15 years. Originally I trained at, VDD Artiste chocolatier à Paris (Rueil Malmaison) France, and have also taken advanced chocolate classes at, L’cole du Grand Chocolat Va…
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Where you'll be

The class will be held in my chocolate workshop. The room is located inside a kitchen commissary.
I will also travel to your location for team building events.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

Shravan
November 2021
I have never made any chocolates but I’ve gained quite a bit of appreciation for the art and science of chocolate making. Michael’s very generous in sharing his knowledge with us and for carefully guiding us every step of the way. He’s a firefighter and chocolatier and I found his life story really interesting and he weaved those stories in beautifully as we sifted and tempered the chocolate. It was an engaging and entertaining evening, Michael’s an awesome teacher and I’d highly recommend this experience! Thank you, Michael, I’ll be sure to come back again and good luck with all those orders! Cheers
Michele
November 2021
Michael's class was so much fun! it ended up just being my husband and I so having a private lesson with Chef felt extra special. We loved it and all of the chcolate, so good!
Ginger
October 2021
Had a really relaxed and fun time making chocolates with Michael, he has a great knowledge on chocolate making and a very patient and informative teacher!
Olivier
September 2021
Michael was very nice 👍🏾 easy to communicate with. Down to earth and knowledgeable of his chocolate 🍫 making skills and design. We truly enjoyed it..
Jay
September 2021
Michael was amazing and a phenomenal storyteller! He also took the time to explain the reason behind what we were doing. I would definitely go back again.
Steven
September 2021
Top tier cooking class. Michael is a talented chef and a great instructor. He shares awesome stories of his career while letting you get hands on with making your own box of chocolates to take home.

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 14 and up can attend.