Kimberley Chocolates

Kimberley Chocolates

Kimberley Chocolates

Chocolatier since 1994

Kimberley Chocolates, chocolate and home and beauty teacher

CLASSES

PROFILE

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!




REVIEWS

(40)


5

For Make Your Own Fragrance Workshop

By (attended on 16 Feb 2019)


An enjoyable experience - and learned a lot too. A great way to celebrate a birthday, friendship, Valentines Day or simply an afternoon with an old friend and making new ones.

5

For Make Your Own Fragrance Workshop

By (attended on 16 Feb 2019)


The class was so much fun! Joseph is informative, lovely and super helpful in defining my 2 perfumes. We got to take home 2 bottles of our own signature scent!

5

For Make Your Own Fragrance Workshop

By (attended on 15 Feb 2019)


A great way to spend a Friday night. Learnt a brief history on perfume then the rest of the night was spent making your own personalised scents. I wore one of my creations and have had a few compliments already! Thank you for a great workshop.

5

For Make Your Own Fragrance Workshop

By (attended on 15 Feb 2019)


Joseph knows his stuff! He was patient and so willing to share his passion. The class was very engaging and lots of fun!

4

For Make Your Own Fragrance Workshop

By (attended on 15 Feb 2019)


After a brief history and theory introduction it was straight in to making our own perfumes. The instructor provided good feedback on how to balance our perfumes, but otherwise let us experiment with the range of bases, perfumes and oils provided.

5

For Chocolate Making Class

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.

5

For Chocolate Making Class

By (attended on 2 Feb 2019)


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

5

For Ultimate Chocolate Making Class

By (attended on 26 Jan 2019)


Joseph is very knowledgeable and generous with his knowledge. He has a great interest in chocolate but also teaching. The class was not too fast which gave me time to talk to the other participants. I’m thinking about doing the class again just because it was so much fun. And you come home with a STACK of chocolates!

4

For Ultimate Chocolate Making Class

By (attended on 26 Jan 2019)


A very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Gorgeous gourmet chocolate used with expert guidance and advice.

5

For Make Your Own Fragrance Workshop

By (attended on 28 Jan 2019)


Joseph was a great teacher. The group was very happy with this workshop. It was fun and great to take home 2 bottles of fragrance that we personally blended ourselves. Expect a lot of fun more than learning about making perfume. Joseph does give a background to perfume history and touches on the top, heart and base notes but its only a 2 hour class and most of that time appropriately goes into the blending process. Joseph will help with the end product if it needs a little more of this or that. Fun and interesting!

5

For Ultimate Chocolate Making Class

By (attended on 26 Jan 2019)


Enjoyed playing with chocolate. Joseph was excellent and so do the other participants. A memorable experience.

5

For Chocolate Making Class

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.

5

For Ultimate Chocolate Making Class

By (attended on 22 Dec 2018)


Pretty fun and informative. We all got a chance to try making chocolate hands-on and got some helpful tips for practising at home.

5

For Chocolate Making Class

By (attended on 21 Dec 2018)


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

5

For Chocolate Making Class

By (attended on 8 Dec 2018)


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

5

For Kids Chocolate Workshop (Private Groups)

By (attended on 8 Dec 2018)


My 10yr old daughter and her friends said it was the best bday party ever.

5

For Chocolate Making 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!

Anita


5

For Chocolate Making Class

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!

5

For Make Your Own Fragrance Workshop

By (attended on 24 Nov 2018)


Joseph was a very passionate teacher who had a lot of knowledge on perfumes. This activity was super enjoyable and very different I would definitely recommend this class for people who are wanting something a bit unique. You get to go home with two perfumes of your own creation. It was so cool to see how different everyone's creations was. I cant wait to wear my new perfumes out.

5

For Kids Chocolate Workshop (Private Groups)

By (attended on 2 Dec 2018)


My daughter’s 12th birthday party at Kimberley Chocolates was a great success. The kids enjoyed making their chocolates and freckles and were delighted with being able to take their creations (over 20 of them!) home. Joseph was a lovely and patient host.

5

For Ultimate Chocolate Making Class

By (attended on 24 Nov 2018)


I enjoyed the practical lessons of chocolate making and look forward to putting my new knowledge into practise .

5

For Make Your Own Fragrance Workshop

By (attended on 16 Nov 2018)


The studio was absolutely wonderful - it was great to get an insight into how perfume is made and dabble around and create something for ourselves - our own signature scent!
Joseph was fantastic - very helpful - passionate - clear - and listened intensively! With all the fails in the class he was able to sit down individually and solve the problems. Would definitely do again and recommend to others!

5

For Make Your Own Fragrance Workshop

By (attended on 17 Nov 2018)


Great class. Joseph was very helpful and interactive. The group were also excellent - chatting together and helping each other.

5

For Kids Chocolate Workshop (Private Groups)

By (attended on 11 Nov 2018)


My daughter and friends had the best time at this class with Joseph for her 11th birthday. An interactive fun class !!

5

For Chocolate Making Class

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.

2

For Make Your Own Fragrance Workshop

By (attended on 28 Jan 2019)


Joseph was charming but I felt I didn’t really learn anything new and I didn’t like the fact that most of the “oils” used were synthetic. I was not sure why there were premade fragrances eg Arpege to,which we added more oils.
The venue was nice with easy parking in the surrounding streets.

5

For Chocolate Making Class

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

5

For Make Your Own Fragrance Workshop

By (attended on 6 Oct 2018)


Had actually booked this class in as party of a hens party/event and its with my pleasure to say all the girls had thoroughly enjoyed themselves! Joseph's class was incredible and super informative and gave us a brief history of how fragrance came about and much more. Loved how we were able to create a couple of fragrances either for ourselves or for our party and found this was a great take home gift for the girls who attended the event! Joseph was also super accomodating with all the plans prior which made the booking and setting up process with such ease. Would highly recommend the class to those looking for something different and personalised! Thank you Joseph!

5

For Make Your Own Fragrance Workshop

By (attended on 6 Oct 2018)


Our a Table for Six members enjoyed the Fragrance Class on Saturday afternoon. They said it was a lot of fun and very interactive with a great teacher.

5

For Chocolate Making Class

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.

2

For Chocolate Making Class

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

5

For Make Your Own Fragrance Workshop

By (attended on 29 Sep 2018)


We had a great time making perfume for my 40th Birthday. Our teacher Joseph was lovely and very informative. I highly recommend this place for a perfume workshop.

5

For Make Your Own Fragrance Workshop

By (attended on 22 Sep 2018)


The fragrance class was heaps of fun! It was very hands on and we were encouraged to be creative, but our teacher Joseph also gave us guidance and he really helped me to understand how perfumes work. His style was very relaxed and he made our small group feel at ease. The class itself was surprisingly good value because we got to take our creations home. I actually want to to do it again so I can come up with more combinations!

5

For Make Your Own Fragrance Workshop

By (attended on 22 Sep 2018)


The teacher was great and the class was fun and very hands on. Great experience!

5

For Chocolate Making Class

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.

5

For Kids Chocolate Workshop (Private Groups)

By (attended on 9 Sep 2018)


We organised a birthday for our eleven year old with 6 of her friends. Joseph was brilliant , entertained the girls solidly for two hours and chocolates were fantastic. A very happy afternoon.

5

For Chocolate Making Class

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.

5

For Make Your Own Fragrance Workshop

By (attended on 18 Aug 2018)


This is a fun interactive informative sensory fest.
Should have brought my 13 year old but got to go home with scents and a little more clarity about what I like and confirm what I don’t like. Joseph (Teacher) let’s you get on with it and available for questions and suggestions.

5

For Chocolate Making Class

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.

5

For Chocolate Making Class

By (attended on 9 Jun 2018)


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



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