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TIME2 hours 15 mins 2 hrs 15mins
PRICE$80 $80 pp
As featured on the Today Show on 30 Nov 2018
Celebrate the bittersweet (maybe mostly sweet) end of a working week, by making your very own chocolate, in this fun and playful class. Perfect for a casual and hands-on introduction to chocolate making, in a real chocolate factory.
You'll first whet your appetite, by learning about the history of chocolate and about how chocolate is made, as well as about the different types of chocolate. You'll do this while sipping on a hot chocolate, made from a 17th century recipe.
You'll then choose a mould and make your own yummy filled chocolate. Fill your mould with one flavour, or combine multiple flavours - the choice is yours.
While the chocolate sets, you can keep your hands busy dipping strawberries, marshmallows, Turkish Delights and nuts into your choice of milk or dark chocolate, in a lovely fondue.
Once the chocolate sets, you'll get to taste your creations, and you'll also get a box to take home the chocolates that you don't finish in the class (you'll be making a fairly big batch, so it's quite likely that you'll have leftovers!)
Throughout the class, you'll be provided with demonstrations and feedback from chocolatier Joseph, who's been running these workshops for almost 15 years.
Treat yourself to a fantastic time, and bring along a friend or someone special to make it even sweeter. Feel free to BYO if you think it will help to get those creative juices flowing.
The emphasis of this class is on having fun, enjoying and learning about chocolate. For a more in-depth class where you'll learn tempering and chocolate melting, try the ultimate chocolate making class.
This class is suitable for kids from approx 10 years old and up; they'll need to be accompanied by parents / guardians.
This class is great for private events. If you have slightly less than 10 people in your group, we can still run the class (it's just that the price per person may be slightly higher). The class can also be held at your venue (in this case the maximum number of guests is 15). Please get in touch for details.
Check out Around The Clock Foodie's coverage of this class here.
Please arrive by 6.45pm for a 7pm start (Friday classes), or by 12.45pm for a 1pm start (Saturday classes)
Ultimate Chocolate Making Class, at Sat 30 Mar at 12:45pm
Make Your Own Fragrance Workshop, at Sat 20 Apr at 12:45pm
Chocolate making gets deliciously messy sometimes! Please bring an apron, and wear closed shoes. Hair protection will be provided.
This workshop is great for individuals and couples as well as for a hens party, special occasion, team building activity, baby shower, birthday, bucks party, corporate event or Christmas party.
Kimberley Chocolates, 209 Lilyfield Rd, Lilyfield NSW
The teacher can also travel within 8km of Lilyfield for private classes with 10 or more students
Chocolatier since 1994
My name is Joseph, and I started Kimberley Chocolates to produce high quality chocolates in Sydney. I held a BSc in Food Science, and wanted to make great chocolate more accessible to our community, including by combining it with flavours like chilli, lemon myrtle, and quandong (Australia's 'native peach'). Kimberley Chocolates won the gold award at the Royal Easter Show Chocolate Competition, and I started to appear on the media more often. People started contacting me to learn more about chocolates, and I realised that there is a great need for chocolate education, and that's where our chocolate workshops started.
I also spent some time in the laboratories of perfume houses before, where I gained some interesting skills in fragrance making, which I love to share.
My teaching style is playful and fun, and very hands on - the more sampling and laughing that happens, the better!
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By Jen Wong (attended on 9 Mar 2019)
By Alice McCann (attended on 7 Feb 2019)
By Penny Neale (attended on 2 Feb 2019)
By Sunny Seo (attended on 3 Jan 2019)
By Scott Middleton (attended on 21 Dec 2018)
By Beth Pastore (attended on 8 Dec 2018)
By Anita Teyjas (attended on 8 Dec 2018)
By Marcus Tse (attended on 8 Dec 2018)
By Jingqi Zhang (attended on 10 Nov 2018)
By James Greer (attended on 13 Oct 2018)
By Himani (attended on 8 Sep 2018)
By Kate Poulgrain (attended on 8 Dec 2018)
By Sarah (attended on 8 Sep 2018)
By Varun Mulavineth (attended on 8 Sep 2018)
By Karen Schoch (attended on 7 Jul 2018)
By Marco Orso (attended on 9 Jun 2018)
I was wondering if you would let me bring my daughter to this class? She is 6 but very keen to be a chef.
You can bring your daughter with you. You will both need to pay full price.
I am coeliac, will I be able to participate fully?
There is no gluten in the chocolate we use. There may be a trace of flour in the kitchen, but we do not use flour in the chocolate. We offer Turkish Delight and Marshmallow, it is best to stay away from that to be on the safe side. Thanks for informing me ahead of time; I will provide some glace orange peel to compensate.
We'll keep you posted!