Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop
Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop



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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 won't be making chocolate from cocoa, but you will be making and enjoying amazing chocolate truffles.

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)

Aside from this class, this teacher also has the following coming up:

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Chocolate making gets deliciously messy sometimes! Please bring an apron, and wear closed shoes. Hair protection will be provided.

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This workshop is great for individuals and couples as well as for a hens party, special occasion, birthday, baby shower, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party 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


Kimberley Chocolates
Kimberley Chocolates

Chocolatier since 1994

4.6   (63)

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!

Verified reviews for this class


By (attended on 8 Jun 2019)

Great class , fun environment and enjoyed the whole process of making chocolates from A to Z ... highly recommended for anyone who loves chocolates and wants to learnt the history and hands on approach of how to make it .. this could be something really interesting ....


By (attended on 11 May 2019)

Good class, took my niece as a birthday present, she loved it! only thing to change would be to have a smaller class.


By (attended on 11 May 2019)

Great teacher, welcoming environment and lots of fun. Will recommend to friends and family. Thanks.


By (attended on 11 May 2019)

Great class! Was really happy with the end products. Very friendly teachers and was a very informative class.


By (attended on 11 May 2019)

The teacher and Connie were very knowledgeable and personable. We did exactly what the description of the class says - so I was prepared and pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. The pace of the class was slower than I would have liked but understandable for the class size and the process. It was so lovely that I have signed up for the ultimate chocolate making workshop.

Chocolate workshop review by Jess Mitchell Sydney


By (attended on 26 Apr 2019)

Really enjoyable class, very professionally run in a top quality facility. Joseph and Connie are lovely and super-experienced, so they make it look easy as they take you step-by-step through the molding process. It was a big class (26 people), which was fine and gave good opportunity to meet and chat with others. We were each given a mold and made a tray with 3 different fillings - all of which were delicious!

The only reason I haven't given this a 5-star is because I'd have liked to have seen the full process of chocolate-making, whereas this class focuses on molding of filled chocolates. There is another class that shows the full process (which I will sign up for!).

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop review by Samantha Foster

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By (attended on 26 Apr 2019)

This course was very fun. The class was full of a mixture of couples, friends and family (like in my case!). The teacher explained everything very well and I liked that we all had the chance to use the professional chocolate making machines for the experience but they also told us how to make the chocolate at home without all the equipment. The chocolate also ended up being some of the best I have ever had!


By (attended on 6 Apr 2019)

Joseph and Connie are really great hosts. We had lots of fun and eat very tasty chocolate.


By (attended on 29 Mar 2019)

Soooo much waiting around doing nothing. 20 people in the class, twice what would’ve worked well I think. Came home with one small box of chocolates, had one tiny cup of hot chocolate, and 4 small strawberries dipped in chocolate. Just felt like we did nothing for more than 3/4 of the time we were there. People left the group to sit and play on their phones!! Had to get dinner afterwards as we were starving.


By (attended on 9 Mar 2019)

Joseph conducted the class well. Venue was very small. Class was overbooked. After I booked the class, I was requested to come to an earlier class on the day, which I declined. The class was a very large class with people everywhere. 30+ crowded in a small space. It's communial style cooking.

There's four steps: fill premade melted chocolate in moulds (top of choc), put filling in, close up the choc, remove finished product from mould.

My mould was dirty. It was previously used by another person. It made me feel very unhygenic and made me wonder who touched it with their grubby hands (majority had their gloves off by the last stage, so we were all using our bare hands). There was two queues to fill the mould. Filling was all premade. You huddle around two tables again waiting your turn. I personally did not like this process. I thought we were going to make chocolates from scratch. This class was just putting the chocs together.

You get hot choc and nibblies while waiting for your finished product.

Due to size of class and hygiene, it's not for me.


Reply from the teacher:

Thank you for your feedback although you have played with the truth a little.

- The area is around 60 square meters
- We had 28 participants and three teachers, around 9 people per teacher.
- We had a class in the morning, some of the moulds were used. Each person is provided with a pair of gloves to wear. The mould is only soiled with chocolate. When you are working with chocolate you wear gloves, the only residue on the mould is cocoa butter. The cocoa butter will help the chocolate to release from the mould.
- I did not see any participants without gloves, if I do see them without gloves, I will ask them to put the gloves on. If you were concerned, you should have asked one of the three teachers to ask the glove free participants to put the gloves on.
- The summary of the workshop on the website is well set out, you make chocolate filled truffles in a mould. The process of making chocolate from the cocoa mass to chocolate it will take from 36 hours to 48 hours. We do not have accommodation for people to stay overnight.
- You did not mention how much your partner enjoyed dipping Strawberries, Turkish Delight, and Marshmallow in chocolate and eating it.
- The summary of the workshop is set out as follows.
- A brief history of chocolate.
- Each one will receive a mould to make filled chocolate.
- Three ganaches are provided to choose from.
- We talk about how chocolate is made and open

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop review by Jen Wong


By (attended on 7 Feb 2019)

We had a work team building day at the Chocolate workshop and Joseph made it a very fun day.
Venue was easy to find and good street parking available. Our chocolates turned out beautiful and it was a lovely treat to take home to family and friends. Thank you from the Gilbarco team.


By (attended on 2 Feb 2019)

It was a Christmas treat for my 9 year old grandson- we both really enjoyed it.


By (attended on 3 Jan 2019)

It was a great fun class and Joseph is a sweet chocolatier. The children love him and his class.

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop review by Sunny Seo


By (attended on 21 Dec 2018)

Very enjoyable class, Joseph and his team made it fun and interesting. I highly recommend this class!

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop review by Scott Middleton


By (attended on 8 Dec 2018)

A wonderful experience. Learned so much and enjoyed the chocolate making and tasting. Would highly recommend this class.


By (attended on 8 Dec 2018)

Joseph made the class fun and informative. The chocolates turned out to be very tasty and full of flavour. Class recommended for anyone looking to learn how to make chocolates!



By (attended on 8 Dec 2018)

Very fun class, Joseph and Connie are both very lovely people. Not to mention the chocolate is just simply amazing!


By (attended on 10 Nov 2018)

Nice teacher, made some chocolate, drank some more chocolate and then ate more chocolate dipped strawberries and marshmallows. So worth the price.

Chocolate workshop review by Jingqi Zhang


By (attended on 13 Oct 2018)

The teacher was very warm and pleasant and we had a lot of fun during the activity. But I feel we should’ve done a lot more for the price we paid. But over all a great experience


By (attended on 8 Sep 2018)

Heaps of fun! Basic but non stressful and super super tasty. Teacher even gave a history of chocolate and the rose hot chocolate was mind blasting.

Chocolate workshop review by Himani


By (attended on 8 Dec 2018)

Poor location for a work shop as everything looked like it was dirty (rotting flowers in one corner attracting tiny flies, the mould most people used was not clean). Exposed wiring didn’t make the place very nice - or safe looking.
Instructor was too eager to step in and “help” which meant you didn’t get to do a lot yourself. You had no choice in which mould you were using (it was advertised there would be a choice) and no choice in filling.
There was no talk about tempering chocolate (let alone doing it) and the fillings were already made so really the class didn’t make you feel like you come away with any skills to be able to make things at home. Even the final product didn’t look that great (isnt tempered chocolate suppose to have a gloss/gleam to it - this doesn’t).
There was a lot of standing around waiting for other members to have their turn.
Someone turned up late and was given a box of chocolates which was comprised of a collection of all the other participants chocolates AND gets to come back to do the course again. There was no asking if this was alright, it was just presumed. The instructor even made his own batch, why he couldn’t have donated his ones to the late comer was a mystery?
Overall not worth the money and a big waste of time if you are actually attending to learn something. If you want something to do for 2 hrs where you personally don’t do much and walk away with some chocolates maybe this is for you.

Response from the teacher: I am sorry you did not enjoy our class, however please note:

- The factory is in Lilyfield 10 minutes from the CBD. It has stainless-steel benches, tiled floors and white tiled walls, all cleaned, and regularly inspected by the food authority and local council. On the day you attended there was a bunch of basil used for a previous class that was slightly wilted. To my knowledge there were no fruit flies.
- I always help the participants for the first time however, I allow them more freedom the second time.
- We had a class in the morning, where the participants used some of the moulds. The moulds were not dirty but as some of them had been used previously, they had a layer of cocoa butter still in them. The advantage of couverture chocolate is if the moulds have been used the thin layer of cocoa butter that is left on the mould allows the ease of release of the chocolate and the chocolate comes out of the mould easier. This I explained to the class.
- We always allow three ganaches for the participants to use as fillings and everyone has


By (attended on 8 Sep 2018)

Great afternoon spent making chocolate, perfect for a group of friends or a couple. The instructor was friendly, professional and made every member of the class feel welcome. He was very informative and had a thorough knowledge about the making of chocolate and where the ingredients originate from. It was nice to have a product to take home with you.

Chocolate workshop review by Sarah


By (attended on 8 Sep 2018)

We had an amazing experience. Joseph and Connie were great. We learned how to fill chocolate as well as the history of chocolate. Would definitely recommend this as it makes an excellent gift or team event.


By (attended on 7 Jul 2018)

Had a great time making our own chocolates. Learned a lot, not only about chocolate making, but also about the history of chocolate. The bonus hot chocolate was the best I’ve ever tasted. I hope to do the Ultimate chocolate class too.

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop review by Karen Schoch Sydney


By (attended on 9 Jun 2018)

Very nice experience. Good quality of product and good teacher. Lot of fun!
Thank you for having us!


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.

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