Dash Finishing School, skincare and haircare, baking and desserts and life hacks teacher

Dash Finishing School

Dash Finishing School

location_on Malvern, Melbourne

local_activity classes: ChocolateSkincare and HaircareBaking and DessertsLife HacksPaper Craft and Ink

4.7 (106)
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Dash Finishing School was established in Melbourne, Australia in the year 2016 as an initiative to encourage self-development and personality enhancement for teens and adults. We offer workshops and programs that aim to enrich every aspect of a participant’s personality, creativity and appearance thereby making them versatile and well presented individuals.

The workshops and programs are designed to be exciting, interactive and extremely personalised. They are primarily practical in nature to give participants hands-on experience in learning. In-class teaching methods are adapted to suit individual style and perception. Batch sizes are kept small and exclusive to ensure that each and every participant gets the attention that they deserve.




Beth Kirkwood Apr 2024

Shazra was lovely and I picked up some useful tips and tricks from this class. However, it was quite different to what I expected. We were told to bring our own makeup, but I didn’t expect that this would really be the only makeup we would have available to use in the course. Some very basic makeup was available if you didn’t have any (Eg one eyeshadow pallet) but in very limited colours/shades. There was very little discussion about face shape or skin tone, which I had thought would be covered. While some techniques were covered in detail, others were not covered (eg we learnt to use a brush to apply lip liner but not how to apply it, and we learnt 2 eyeshadow techniques but the third was drawn on paper only and not demonstrated on an eye).

Overall, suitable course for beginners seeking foundational knowledge, but anyone with prior makeup experience or knowledge may find this course too basic.

Heather Gaye Rota Mar 2024

The makeup class was excellent, informative and lots of tips and fun. Justine the teacher had a lovely manner and it was clear that she has a passion for makeup making the flow of the workshop easy to understand, being attentive to the individual skill level of each student thus facilitating us to apply makeup confidently and creatively. Thankyou. I highly recommend the class.

Jennifer Blundell Mar 2024

The teachers knowledge was great, quality of product were great. Sharing the mould and watching others hygiene, then not necessarily getting the ones you made was disappointing. Should have own mould and only take the ones you touched. No handwashing was encouraged or enforced.

Sara Woodroffe Mar 2024

The course was very enjoyable and well taught.
Was a wonderful hands on experience that allowed us to make so many chocolates. A great variety of techniques used.

Baking and Desserts class review by Sara Woodroffe - Melbourne

Steven Elliott Mar 2024

Presenter was really good. We learned some very interesting stuff. Place was easy to find.

Ali Gordon Mar 2024

Went solo & had a great time. Chocolates were yummy and learnt some good basic skills & easy tricks for home chocolate making. Also received a recipe book & stockist list.

Harry Tsockallos Mar 2024

Excellent, delicious, worthwhile and fun class. Good class size. Hands on experience, informative, patient and lovely teacher.

Leena van Raay Mar 2024

A great teacher and a nice group of people! I learnt lots of tasty tips! Thanks

Steph Koinakis Feb 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The class was more than I’d hoped for. 4 hours flew by. Justine was an awesome teacher. Very easy to talk to, making it a comfortable space for us all. I left with a few handy tips and tricks and can now curl my own hair! Would highly recommend.

Aleena Illahi Feb 2024

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

This was my first experience of making and handling chocolate and I must say it couldn’t have been better. I learnt so much from the teacher. I could easily tell she had a lot knowledge and experience in chocolate making. The whole class had tons of questions and she was super happy to answer them all and that too in great detail. The class couldn’t have been any better.

Celine Hosea Feb 2024

the teacher was great I just wished the class was more advanced, but that's personal.

Marissa Andrews Feb 2024

I thoroughly enjoyed learning new trick for putting on makeup that looks great for both day and evening events!

Fiona Procter Feb 2024

Sal was a fantastic teacher, she kept us engaged and entertained with the wonders of chocolate. It was 33oC, but we still managed to make chocolates, learning several different methods and styles, and with the aircon on full blast all the way home they made it without melting.

Can't wait to practice at home.

Teacher's response

Thank you for kind words Fiona. We are so glad you had a good time. Enjoy making chocolates at home.

Kathryn Eastoe Feb 2024

The class was great! It would have been good though if the venue had air conditioning.

Teacher's response

Thank you for the review Kathryn. Our sincere apologies for the aircon being down over the warm weekend. However we are happy you liked the workshop and enjoy making chocolates at home. please do let us know if you have any questions. Wish you a wonderful week ahead.

Trudy Belle Feb 2024

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Enjoyed the experience, learnt lots of tips & inspired me to try different varieties at home creating my own unique style.

The teacher was knowledgeable, friendly & patient. The venue was very nice & clean & parking was plenty.

Teacher's response

Thank you Trudy for your kind review. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience

Arpita Poddar Feb 2024

It was good, easy and pretty straightforward. Saloni, the teacher, put in a lot of effort and made it fun and enjoyable. Would recommend doing it on a cooler day.

Teacher's response

Thank you Arpita for your positive review. We're glad to hear that you found the workshop good and easy. Our apologies for the air-conditioning being down over the warm weekend. We appreciate your recommendation to do it on a cooler day and will definitely keep that in mind. If you have any other suggestions or if there's anything else we can assist you with, please let us know!

Laura Bucci Jan 2024

Justine was such a fantastic teacher! Very thorough and knowledgable, I learned so much and feel so much better about my skills. I really enjoyed the class and would definitely recommend Justine :)

Abby Gunarso Jan 2024

Love the class. Justine was very friendly and taught well. I especially love her philosophy on simplicity and less is more. I’d recommend this class to anyone who is interested in makeup!

Elaine Hamilton Jan 2024

Just be the teacher was excellent- knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. She tailored information to suit individual class members. Justine provided many helpful hints and tips on how to style our hair and get professional results. We were given an excellent booklet to keep, had a kit to use for the class everything we needed was available. Justine provided useful help with products to buy suiting a range of budgets. The location was great simple to find and easy to park. We learnt about hot to blow wave our hair then various braids, ponytails, buns were demonstrated and we practiced doing these on ourselves. I felt I got great value for money and would recommend this course to people like me who are challenged when it comes to producing slick hairdos!

Jo McDonnell Jan 2024

I received the chocolate making class as a gift for Christmas . I wasn’t too sure whether I would enjoy it or not , but I was pleasantly suprised . Sal was my teacher and she was awesome , she was super down to earth and so friendly which made you feel so welcome and made it so easy and comfortable to ask questions . I really learnt a lot from the class and realised it is actually a lot easier to do than I thought . We received instructions on making lots of different chocolates and got to take them all home .
I would highly recommend the class to others .
The only feedback I would give would be that I think it would be nicer if everyone had their own tray each time to work on rather than have to wait for each person to do theirs and then pass it on to the next person .

Maria de Lourdes Hernandez Guerrero Jan 2024

Well explained, had a great time making chocolate with my partner. Definitely perfect for a date.

Blake Reid Jan 2024

The class was great, the teachers were enthusiastic when answering questions, and they helped us a lot in making the chocolate great. We'd definitely recommend it to others

Corinna Fenwick Dec 2023

Great workshop. The small numbers meant it was quite hands on & there was ample opportunity to ask questions. The instructors were lovely and had great energy.

James Meehan Dec 2023

If you're reading this, book the course then come back, I'll wait
the venue was clean and elegant, not enormous, but plenty of space. Our host was delightful and patient and made a point of ensuring that a very quiet attendee was included and given as much attention as the louder participants.

Azzalene Samo Dec 2023

Teacher was really lovely and helpful. Location was easy and so easy parking. Class size was small and intimate so you had the chance to ask questions and have a chat with others. It was overall a fun experience where I learnt different and cool ways to wrap gifts. It’s worth the money. And we were offered refreshments during the class too which was a nice touch.

Christmas Gift Wrapping Workshop review by Azzalene Samo - Melbourne

Alexandra Lenon Dec 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

I am so happy I did this! I learnt exactly what I wanted to. Justine was amazing, fantastic teacher. We did so much, braids, twists, puffs, blow dry techniques, as well as curling with straighteners, tongs and wands.
Highly recommend

Elizaveta Nekrasova Dec 2023

I'm an absolute newbie when it comes to hair styling, and I loved this workshop. The teacher was great, very personable, knowledgeable and fun. The four hours flew by - the pacing and the structure of the workshop were great. I learnt a lot about different hairstyles, tools, and I will definitely be using what I've learnt in my daily life. Thank you for the great experience!

Desley Pinsent Dec 2023

Such an informative and hands-on class. Justine was very knowledgeable and natural born teacher. Venue and tools were clean and I highly recommend this class.

John Moran Nov 2023

Fantastic teacher, good experience, would've liked a little more on how chocolate is actually made.

Taran Sohal Nov 2023

Great teacher, lovely venue, nice small class and packed in a lot in the time. It was a great lesson, many thanks

Kavita Brown Oct 2023

What was the teacher like? Colleen was a great teacher
How was the venue? Absolutely terrible - who thinks that a cooking class should be held in a conferenced room
Was the experience good value for money? not for $169 and the venue provided
What did you do / learn? the challenge of tempering chocolate
What did you like most? the instructions and interaction was great

Katherine Sep 2023

I didnt paid $160 class because I want play with the chocolate. Of course not. I paid $160 for get deep information about how make differents chocolate bites for sell in our business, but unfortunately I always got cold answers when I made some questions. F9r example one of my questions, where can I buy Callebaut and the teacher just said look on the internet. . Where can I buy the silicon molds, and everything for make the design, she said, look on the internet , another question that I made she said you can look in YouTube, again? Does she really trust in YouTube?,, wtf unbelievable, and the class was really fast, on my God. I'm very disappointed, I was treated as robot. She didn't have to much time. She didnt have to much patience. She works with Callebout yes the best product, one point for the teacher, but she didn't tell us that Mayers fine food, Callebout, had a Chocolate and pettiserie showcase this week, that would be really important information for continue expand and learning about the industry,. so my first time and my last time with classbento about this courses. The people as this teacher can't stolen my money in my face. Sorry but not.

Lorraine McLennan Sep 2023

I really enjoyed the makeup class and learnt so much from Shazra. She shared many useful tips on skin care and makeup application to use everyday. We applied our own makeup under the guidance of Shazra and I was amazed at the end result. Thank you so much Shazra.

Brendy Ford Sep 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

A fabulous, fun, informative and creative class! Thoroughly enjoyed it! Fabulous and professional instructor! 5 stars!

Anonymised ClassBento student Sep 2023

Great afternoon with the fabulous Pearly making some delicious chocolates. Can't wait to make some more from the take home recipe folder.

Julia Panter Sep 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I had so much fun taking this class. Our teacher was fabulous and extremely helpful. Definitely got what I wanted out of this course and would recommend to others!

Eve Hally Aug 2023

24 ClassBento workshops attended • 24 reviews

Amazing class, I learnt so much and actually use the skills I learnt. Would defiantly recommend to others wanting to master the art of make up! Thank you

Chieu Huynh Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

It’s was great. I enjoyed it. The session was useful for me as now I know how to do and what to buy and enjoy practicing and taste nice chocolate products at home. The teacher was very friendly and explained well too
It would be nice if student can buy a starter kit in class to bring home and practice straight away, just a wish

Debbie McColl-Davis Aug 2023

Very informative Very encouraging Well planned Friendly atmosphere Didn’t initially realise no right turn off Toorak Rd but did a U turn via the local supermarket car park Would have liked to buy a Dash apron ! My course was a gift from family so I cannot say value for money but I gained a lot from the course

Sally Curtis Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

A fun way to spend 3 hours and really enjoyed taking home a box of chocolates. Pearly was friendly and informative. This class was good for a beginner with no previous experience in making chocolates- I would have liked to learn some more advanced techniques/skills.
I think the venue was a bit small - a commercial/TAFE kitchen would have been better and it would have been good to each have our own moulding trays rather than having to share them. Otherwise- a really good session

Jennifer Fay Aug 2023

I learnt a lot from our teacher Shaz! Loved the light space we worked in, the class was relaxed, fun and small so plenty of time with our tutor. So many simple tips that will help care for my skin and develop an easy routine on makeup application. Price was reasonable for the tuition. Lots of laughs

Caroline Fieldus Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Shazra was a very good teacher who patiently assisted all of the class participants (small class of only six people, which was great) and gave us all a good understanding of techniques. We learned some great everyday techniques as well as "glam" eyeshadow techniques, so was a good balance. Finally, the set up was great with brushes supplied and a few snacks to have throughout the class. Thanks Shazra!

Makeup Workshop review by Caroline Fieldus - Melbourne

Dina Strangaric Jun 2023

Colleen was fantastic! Very easy to get along with, and made the class a lot of fun. I definitely learned the basics of chocolate making and the 3 hours went by super fast. Absolutely recommend this class for anyone who has no idea how to temper!

Baking and Desserts class review by Dina Strangaric - Melbourne

Joanne Johnstone Jun 2023

Really enjoyed the class, very relaxed and informative. Plenty to take home. Delicious. Lots of ideas to make at home.

Evelyn Alves May 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended

The class was amazing we learned so many things! The teacher was great too! I would recommend to anyone that likes chocolate and would like to learn how to make nice treats

Baking and Desserts class review by Evelyn Alves - Melbourne

Julia Weyhe May 2023

Great course. Learnt exactly what I needed to know. Justine was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would recommend to a friend.

Simona Vianello May 2023

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Great class, loved meeting people with the same interests and learning hairstyle. The teacher was amazing and will recommend to friends and family

Suk Lo May 2023

She was absolutely amazing and very patient! Recommended for every beginner for the basics on how to put makeup with every step!

Sue Bharadwaj Mar 2023

Great start to learn to make chocolates for my 9 year old . He had a good experience along with the others. Teacher was friendly & very accommodating. It was organised really well .

Baking and Desserts class review by Sue Bharadwaj - Melbourne

Dulce Franco Mar 2023

Good class, attentive and professional teacher. Even though I am not a native English speaker everything was so clear. Highly recommend this experience, it was a birthday gift and I really enjoy it.

Cedric Dekker Mar 2023

Perly was a fantastic teacher, I would say without her ability to engage the class, it wouldn't have been as fun.

She gave insight to the differences between the types of chocolate and how its made, which prefaced the activities.

Great morning!

Neha Madaan Mar 2023

Good experience
Teacher was really good and helpful
I learned a lot of new things

Makeup Workshop review by Neha Madaan - Melbourne

Elisa Basile Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

This was a fantastic course, Justine was very knowledgeable and explained all techniques extremely well. I learned so many new skills and I’ll be able to use these on a daily basis.

Nicole White Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Teacher was funny and warm.
You could tell she enjoyed teaching and the whole process.

Chocolate Making Workshop review by Nicole White - Melbourne

Michelle Fielden Feb 2023

55 ClassBento workshops attended • 56 reviews

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Michelle Fielden Feb 2023

55 ClassBento workshops attended • 56 reviews

Totally out of this world. A very enjoyable experience that ended with delicious results - yumm

Sonia Riccardi Jan 2023

My son and I thoroughly enjoyed the class. Pearly made everything accessible and nothing was daunting, even tempering chocolate!
She gave us some great tips of the trade and I'll enjoy putting them to use again soon.

Brendan Slade Dec 2022

Teacher Pearly was fantastic to start with happy, funny, informative and lots of energy. The information was great the things we got to do were perfect. But as the lesson went on and we started to run late it became a bit tense, rushed and snippy, which spoilt an otherwise fantastic session

Anthony Reed Dec 2022

Colleen was lovely and really wanted to make it a positive experience for us. She guided us well and ensured our mistakes weren't catastrophic to the final product. It was fun, everyone enjoyed the learning experience as well as eating great quality chocolate.

Ally Chapin-Tatnell Dec 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

She was fantastic and helpful as well I highly recommend her she helped me a lot

Susie Stokol Dec 2022

Small, hands on class was fun and informative as the instructor was knowledgeable and engaging. Lovely venue too.

Jessica Dec 2022

The instructor was great, awesome personality, knowledgeable.

The facilities were lacking, expected a kitchen but we were in a meeting room with a microwave.

For the cost of the class, I would’ve expected to have had more equipment/individual moulds to work with, rather than a hands on group experience. The singular mould and bowl of chocolate is passed around the group to do a row. Lots of hands involved.
Would’ve been great to experience colouring the chocolate.

You take home chocolates made by the group, not necessarily ones you’ve made.

Baking and Desserts class review by Jessica  - Melbourne

Chelsea Cumings Dec 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Pearly was a fantastic teacher! Very friendly, explained everything and made everything so simple. We learnt so much about chocolate, how delicate it is. We made so many different chocolates. Got a lot of awesome ideas for little Christmas pressies or for desserts on Christmas Day. Highly recommend.

Chocolate Making Workshop review by Chelsea Cumings - Melbourne

Simona Gonen Dec 2022

Perly was a wonderful instructor and the workshop was great. Thank you so much for this lovely experience.

Jenny Chan Dec 2022

83 ClassBento workshops attended • 81 reviews

There is a art to chocolate making and during this session you will learn some tips about the ingredients, preparation, utensils and the chocolate industry. Beginner friendly. Sufficient information and guidance provided to make a variety of chocolates at home yourself. Located within walking distance to bus/train.

Chocolate Making Workshop review by Jenny Chan - Melbourne

Ebony-Jane Carroll Dec 2022

Justine was fab! Very practical, lots of helpful technique tips, gave me the confidence that I can master the skills. Lots of variety of styles

Nancy Raimondo Dec 2022

Teacher was awesome! Broke every detail down and explained herself well.
Venue was good, small group which made a difference too.

Michelle Fielden Nov 2022

55 ClassBento workshops attended • 56 reviews

Absolutely fantastic class. Excellent teachers who make the experience enjoyable and fun and the best part is you get to eat your creations:)

Eva Mascitti Nov 2022

Great teacher who explained everything well. Would highly recommend this class to parents and kids

Vimmi Bangari Nov 2022

Justin was friendly, approachable and gave us some great tips. Fun class and would highly recommend!

Aliya Affari Nov 2022

good for beginners but i already knew the basics. The teacher was good and friendly but i wish there was alot more new makeup to use from to see difference with my regular makeup :)

Chelsea Hazendonk Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The class was a lot of fun and the teacher did a great job of engaging us and making the content approachable. It was good value for money and I appreciated the small class size.

Lea Scholes Nov 2022

Pearly as a great teacher. very knowledgeable and explained things clearly to us. I like that she showed us how we could make chocolates with home equipment (not have to buy expensive utensils etc). The goodie bag of chocolates we left was impressive

Jane Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

I really enjoyed this class. The format was great and I liked the short demonstrations before we each got a chance to practice the techniques ourselves. We made a lot of different items and this kept it interesting and showed how versatile and varied chocolate making can be.

Marie Hetaraka Oct 2022

Well , I-had fun, teacher was lovely, was Ok Would I recommend , not sure

Sue Webster Oct 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Great venue, easy parking. Wonderful experience to do with my niece. We both thoroughly enjoyed it and it was great to go home with a goodie bag of the chocolates we made.

Chocolate Making Workshop review by Sue Webster - Melbourne

Liz Notley Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Justine was a great teacher who was patient, generous with her time, provided great explanations and made the day fun. The venue was good and the materials provided were perfect for the job. Had a fabulous time and looking forward to using the wrapping techniques learnt.

Christmas Gift Wrapping Workshop review by Liz Notley - Melbourne

Natasha Hall Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Loved the course, learned so much.
The teacher was very knowledgeable and explained a lot of things.

Felicity Sep 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

A thoroughly enjoyable class made up of women from mixed ages and cultures.
A safe space to explore make up and a beautiful shared experience of empowerment and confidence boosting from all attendees.
Shazra, the tutor was very attentive and answered our many questions with patience and easy to understand instructions.
Venue was great with plenty of free weekend street parking.
Tea, coffee and water available and biscuits. You might want to take some fruit or something to nibble on.
I feel confident to try out what l learned at home.

Makeup Workshop review by Felicity  - Melbourne

Samantha Sun Sep 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Such a fantastic class. It was a nice small group which allowed everyone to be hands on making various types of chocolate goodies.
The techniques shown allowed us to do the same at home which was fantastic.
The three hours went so quickly with plenty of practical application.

Baking and Desserts class review by Samantha Sun - Melbourne

Eva Hayes Sep 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

It was such a fun and very informative class. Learnt so much about skin care, beauty products, brushes and techniques.

Freda Grajzman Sep 2022

Everything was just perfect! Venue great beautiful group of people and teacher was so knowledgeable and a delightful!

Sally Gilbert Aug 2022

Pearla was a great teacher and was very clear on how things are to be done. It was a fun session and I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to take up a new hobby.

Jaci Rowland Aug 2022

Teacher was very knowledgeable and chocolate was great. Just felt it would be nicer to make things separately to learn rather than rushing through sharing. On the whole it was good and easy to learn

Olga Golyk Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

It was lovely and useful experience, the teacher was great in explaining and very lovely and friendly!

Mary Limberopoulos Jul 2022

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews

Class was excellent, teacher was well spoken and guided us really, good we had fun making the chocolates, very well worth it

Denise Setton Jul 2022

Very professional and pleasant teacher. Pearly was fun and thorough.
small group allowed us all to have plenty of practice. Good balance of talking and doing things

Cathy Rose Jul 2022

The teacher was professional, knowledgeable, and spoke well.
The venue was good, the space was nice, the parking availability was excellent.
The makeup brushes provided were excellent. The printed materials were good, too.
We learnt about contouring with powder, Day/Night makeup, tips & techniques, and resources.
Great to see the transformations of the other participants and get some confidence about trying new styles of makeup!

Pratibha Durgakeri Jun 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Throughly enjoyed this class. Our teacher Devyani was awesome. She was super friendly, knowledgeable and spent time making sure we understood and learnt the techniques she was teaching.
We were guided to do on ourselves everything that was demonstrated on the mannequin, which is exactly what I had hoped for from this class! :)

Anna Xia Jun 2022

107 ClassBento workshops attended • 105 reviews

Divyani was our teacher and is also the founder of Dash finishing school. She was so lovely and helpful to each and every one of us in her class. From donut buns to French braids to fishtails to curling and straightening your hair, she covered it all. Differences between hairspray and hair lacquer, volumising spray, dry shampoo, recommendations for products. A great way to spend the weekend.

Hairstyling Workshop review by Anna Xia - Melbourne

Anna Xia Jun 2022

107 ClassBento workshops attended • 105 reviews

Shaz was very personable and knowledgeable and let us try all the expensive make up products she brought with her. She correctly matched the colour of foundation for our complexions and had a lot of recommendations on which products work. We learnt how to do smoky eyes and glamour eyes which was not suitable for smaller eyes we learnt. I had a good time.

Makeup Workshop review by Anna Xia - Melbourne

Christel Hendriks May 2022

The teacher was very knowledgeable and able to help us with a basic day look and how to up that to a night look.
I walked away with much greater confidence in how to do an easy but elegant look and smoky eye.
The venue was comfortable and I loved that we were shown how to use our own products with no sales pitch at the end.

Thank you!

Holly Bailey-Tait May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Fantastic short course. Pearly explained the process of tempering chocolate really simply. They course outline was well structured. I learnt a lot and had fun.

Baking and Desserts class review by Holly Bailey-Tait - Melbourne

Penelope Sleeman May 2022

The teacher was very relaxed and encouraging, gave excellent instructions that we could understand and replicate well with, provided hand on support for those who wanted/ needed it, even let me stay back to finish my finale style of the day.
Would love to see and attend a more advance class if it was possible.

Jo Vraca May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Great teacher, super knowledgeable, answered all of our questions. It was a great class. Fun, simple, well organised. Highly recommend . Thanks, jo and holly.

Morin Rodenski May 2022

I booked the workshop as a gift for my 12 year old and her friends, they really enjoyed the class. The teacher provided clear instructions to follow, apparently working with chocolate is pretty simple!

Carolyn Atkinson Apr 2022

Teacher was lovely. Great class
Good variety of chocolates made and techniques learnt. Also comes with informative booklet.

Anna Xia Apr 2022

107 ClassBento workshops attended • 105 reviews

I’d have to agree the room might be a tight squeeze but you can overlook all that because Gabi and Pearly are just so gracious and generous apart from being very knowledgeable on the topic. Super fun time and so so much chocolate to take home.

Chocolate Making Workshop review by Anna Xia - Melbourne

Connie Boglis Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Fun and interactive class, great group of woman, and our teacher was so warm and welcoming. Highly recommended!

Prakriti Sood Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Firstly, I have to preface this by saying that Colleen was a wonderful teacher who genuinely put so much thought and care into the class. She was extremely approachable and made the class very fun! However, my issue is with the pricing of the class itself - we had to work in groups to create the desserts because there was not enough equipment - this is not what was expected if I am paying $150 per person! If I am tempering chocolate, I should be able to do it individually and not have to share. Since it is a cooking lesson, I would have expected a kitchen, not a small room with one small microwave and barely any proper utensils. The desserts were good, but the class is not worth $150.

Teacher's response


Thank you for your feedback Prakriti and sorry to hear about your experience. However, we would like to clarify the price you paid is for a group workshop and not a private session, hence tools and equipment are shared. Since it is a workshop for self development; we have deigned the module bearing in mind to simplify the art of chocolate making in order for our students to be able to replicate it for personal use without having to purchase a whole lot of equipment. Having said that, we have had ample enterprising minds who have progressed through their journey of being pastry chefs, cafe owners introducing a chocolate range etc post the workshop. Technically, we do not classify this particular workshop as a ‘cooking’ class and falls under our creative section so does not require a kitchen. We do strive for excellence and focus on quality and hence keep the number of participants to 8 during this workshop so everyone gets equal individual attention. Our sincere apologies we are unable to alter your personal experience but If you any questions or concerns in regards to the content please feel free to write to us and we will be more than happy to assist you. Thank you once again for your feedback

Sharmeen Hussain Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Gabi was an excellent teacher who took the time to answer all questions and provide additional information. I learned a lot from the session.

Lynda Williams May 2021

Good explanation , venue easily found , clean & pleasant to be in .
Friendly group of 4 .
Will recommend

Jenny Nguyen Apr 2021

27 ClassBento workshops attended • 24 reviews

The teacher was nice and friendly. She answered all our questions and taught us about different types of chocolate to use. I learnt a lot from this class and had a good time :)

Chocolate Making Workshop review by Jenny Nguyen - Melbourne

Brett Sinclair Mar 2021

Gabby was very passionate and knew her stuff a lovely friendly lady
The space was a bit small for the. Class and a second microwave would of assisted in the flow of the class.

Stephanie Thorne Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

What a Fantastic workshop, enjoyed every minute. Jam packed with so many goodies to take home.

May Oh Mar 2021

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

The teacher was good but for the money spent I didn’t think it was worth it . The people who were at the class were lovely. But we had to share the moulds and had to wait one person at a time which made the workshop too long and you had to rush. And just microwaving the chocolate didn’t make it worth it because I could have done this at home by watching YouTube . So it didn’t match up to the cost for me . I was expecting to be at a cooking school . But for someone who doesn’t know at all about making chocolate , this course was informative .

Teacher's response

Hello May! Thank you for reviewing us. We’re sorry to hear you did not have the best of experience on the day. If you would like a repeat of the session please contact me!

In regards to being a cooking school, we’re definitely not one and are a finishing school where we hold Etiquette, Beauty, Styling and Creative workshops.

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