Kimberley Chocolates, baking and desserts and perfume making teacher

Kimberley Chocolates

Kimberley Chocolates

Chocolatier since 1994

location_on Lilyfield, Sydney

local_activity classes: ChocolateSpiritualityBaking and DessertsPerfume MakingBody and Soul

4.8 (483)

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 in 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!

But my passions and skills don't just stop at chocolate, I've also spent my fair share of time in perfumeries. I'm qualified in Organic Chemistry and Food Science from the University of NSW and worked for many years with the extraction of oils used for fragrance and food flavouring as well as at Unilever in the laboratory producing and testing perfume. Six years ago, I studied perfumery and with his my newly-refined sense of smell and skills in producing olfactory compositions, I began creating my own perfume. This led to sharing my knowledge and skills with others and so I began running fun, hands-on perfume making classes in Lilyfield.

My teaching style is playful and fun, and very hands-on - the more sampling and laughing that happens, the better!






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Reviews

(483)


Alice Bedu May 2024


Complicated to make a good smelling perfume, but good experience! Less people would have been better to enjoy the class at a 100%.

Cynthia Tang May 2024


Venue was the perfect size for the class, all materials provided even if you don’t have an apron they have some for you to use on the day. Joseph was a great teacher, very easy going and kind! He showed us how to make ganache, and tempered chocolate and gave everyone guidance and the time to be hands on in their chocolate creations. My sweet tooth was definitely satisfied and I left with two boxes of chocolate!

Lyndell Huskins May 2024


Great fun session. Learnt a lot about chocolate making and eating I would recommend this to my friends and family.

Emma Spencer May 2024


We had the most wonderful time and Joseph was so kind and caring to my 13 year old son. I highly recommend this event!

Dane May 2024


came with my mother for an early mother’s day venue, very nice experience
teacher was very helpful and knowledgeable
learnt a lot about how perfumes are made and the process, happy with the samples we took home
only criticism is that the price might not match the value or the samples could be a bit bigger to be more in line
but still an enjoyable experience would recommend!

Talia Benton May 2024


It was a very different and enjoyable activity, would recommend highly. You really get lost in all the smells the team really guides you into what scent you want and how to fix yours.

Make Your Own Fragrance / Perfume Class review by Talia Benton - Sydney

Alicia Phili May 2024


Such a beautiful experience! I would so do it again. Thank you for an amazing time guys! Keep up the good work.

Luka Skandle May 2024


Great class, started with entertaining history of perfume that rolled into the technical aspects nicely. Great range of scents and the team were really helpful, good rereference sheet to work from. Came away with a couple of differently styled perfumes I made myself and was surpisingly very happy with, esp for having no experience at all! Easy relaxed and encouraging workshop. Great fun!

Brett Sandiford May 2024


Teacher very friendly and knowledgeable. I was Impressed with the amount of fragrances we could use.

Cindy Smart May 2024


What a fun 10th party! My daughter and her friends loved the experience- there was lots of smiles and laughter and the birthday girl was made to feel very special! Thank you Joseph & Yvonne

Melina Futia Apr 2024


An entertaining and informative class! Both Joseph and Yvonne were very welcoming and so helpful in reading our coffee cups.
The coffee itself was delicious and the sweet treats were a bonus!

Sally Briggs Apr 2024


Joseh and his assistant are lovely people. However, we booked thinking we might learn how to make Turkish coffee using a traditional stove top cezve because that's what they show in the promotional video but when we asked, we were told Joseph isn't using a traditional stove top method because he would have to stand over the coffee and make sure it doesn't boil over. Joseph said he can't talk and make the coffee at the same time. Instead, he used his own recently designed and made coffee machine. My husband and I felt let down at that point because we didn't book wanting to be shown how to use his coffee machine invention, we booked wanting to learn how to make Turkish coffee using a cezve. We enjoyed two cups of coffee each which was from a packet of Lebanese coffee, not Turkish. The fortune telling was fun with Joseph and his assistant walking around chatting about what they think they see. However, we were encouraged to try to read our cups ourselves from a print out. We would have benefited from more explicit teaching /tips first because we had no idea what we were doing. It was lovely chatting to others during the workshop but we left half an hour early (as did everyone else) and felt underwhelmed for our $160 per couple. We expected more guidance and tuition and a hands on how to make Turkish coffee traditionally.

Clare Parker Apr 2024


Joseph is a wonderful teacher and has the easiest presence to learn from. It was great value for money and a handy skillset that practical to apply at home. Thank you!

Dasol Yoo Apr 2024


It was such a fun and amazing time! I believe we all got to make perfumes that we wanted

Siobhan Tait Apr 2024


Really informative, hands on and interactive class. Went as a solo participant and enjoyed learning about some of the history and how different perfumes were created. Joseph was very knowledgeable and students were given free rein to be creative and experiment to create their own signature scents. Highly recommend!

Aoife Reilly Mar 2024


I would definitely recommend this workshop. It was so informative and enjoyable! Joseph and Yvonne were brilliant instructors. We learned so much about chocolate making and came home with boxes full of chocolate.

Van Tri Huynh Mar 2024


Was great, Joseph was a patient and funny instructor, able to provide answers to all our questions regarding chocolate. Definitely recommend those that want to have a try in chocolate making!

Katariina Kimpimaki Mar 2024


I spent a fun day, learning how to make ganache and most importantly, how to temper chocolate. (I've been struggling with it before.)

For the love of chocolate, I recommend this to everyone with a sweet tooth!

Richard Whiteford Mar 2024


Great fun and informative. Joseph was so knowledgeable. was great to get some new fragrance

Juliana Labanca Roque Mar 2024


This class is really fun but not too informative about the chocolate making process. You will use a mold to make chocolate shells, fill up with ganache and then cover it with more chocolate, let it set and remove the chocolate truffles from the mold. Joseph was a great instructor. Would have been nice making it from scratch, tempering the chocolate and all but apparently this is shown in another class (longer).

Teacher's response

Thank you for your feedback. This Fun Truffle Workshop is described in the summary listed on ClassBento. We have another class The Ultimate Chocolate workshop where you can make your own ganache, hand dip the ganache with tempered chocolate, and teach you how to temper chocolate and moulding chocolate using your handmade ganache. We'd love to see you there.

Lucas Cheah Feb 2024


What I expected, wouldn’t change anything in my personal opinion. The options were plenty and was a relaxed and fun mood

Kailyn Cloutier Feb 2024


Very fun workshop, with instructors who are friendly, patient, and know their fragrances. Loved the scents I put together in this workshop!

Simona Mauro Feb 2024


The lesson was a lot more fun than anticipated, and we learnt a lot. Joseph is obviously very knowledgeable and enjoys what he does. Yvonne was so nice also!
We are both vegans and there were absolutely no problems with us taking part in the class (we just had to bring our own coconut cream or other non-dairy cream) - and in fact, another vegan was in the class also!
Would recommend!

Ultimate Chocolate Making Class review by Simona Mauro - Sydney

Lisa Bucolo Feb 2024


I received the truffle class experience as a gift so attended solo. It was a fun morning with a lovely group. Joseph made sure that everyone had an enjoyable time (together with his assistance, Yvonne). Delicious rose hot chocolate to die for and a wonderful box of chocolates to take home. Highly recommend!

Ellie Walsh Feb 2024


Great class for someone to get the basic knowledge of chocolate. Joseph was great and makes you feel relaxed and comfortable and that anyone can master chocolate.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

Ira Moentaco Feb 2024


What a great Saturday morning class! My friends and I had so much fun learning how to make chocolate truffles and an even better time eating the chocolates that we made. We each prepared our own chocolate moulds and filled them with various ganache fillings. As we waited for the chocolates to set, we were provided with the most delicious hot chocolate whilst learning more about its history. Joseph and his team were wonderful in making sure everyone had fun and judging by the smiles on everyone's faces, we absolutely did! Highly recommended and thank you!

Kelly Roberts Feb 2024


Joseph was very informative and knowledgeable. No questions were off limits and gave answers easy to follow and understand. He also makes a great Turkish coffee.

Lisa Wainiqolo Feb 2024


I loved the class, I got to learn a little about the history of perfume aswell which was actually really interestinf! It is definitely a class I will recommend to everyone I know :)

Elizabeth Nisbett Feb 2024


Had a really enjoyable day learning to make truffles and chocolates. The most exciting was learning how to temper chocolate which Joseph explained and demonstrated. Fun class and get to take home a box of yummy goodies.

Irene Makis Feb 2024


What a Fantastic experience
Absolutely enjoyed the class and we took home two beautiful bottles of our own perfume.

Highly recommended

Perfume Making class review by Irene Makis - Sydney

John Monck Jan 2024


Joseph was very knowledgeable and made chocolate making seem easy. I thoroughly enjoyed our chocolate making class.

James Day Jan 2024


Fun bit of history and good practical part too very enjoyable and worth the time and money.

Jackie Cole Jan 2024


Maybe some tea, coffee, water and a muffin or biscuits or scones or a snack

Kristi Davies-Weir Jan 2024


My daughters and I loved this workshop. The staff were so helpful, guiding us through creating our fragrances. We all walked out, very proud of our creations. We would recommend Joseph's workshops to everyone as he is so welcoming and puts everyone at ease. Thank you for another lovely morning.

Sigrid Elena Yaru Jan 2024


Joseph was phenomenal! He was the best teacher, with insightful knowledge about chocolate. This class was a birthday present from my girlfriends and I took my partner along; It was enjoyable and educational, and not knowing what to expect, it turned out to be a fantastic experience. Aside from the final result of the chocolate truffles, Joseph was the highlight, so much so that I have already recommended to everyone that they need to book a class with him!

Kristi Davies-Weir Jan 2024


What is not to love, chocolate and fun. Joseph made the experience a lot of fun and put everyone at ease. We all learnt something new and got to take home some delicious chocolates. My daughters and I loved it!

Raneem Kazal Dec 2023


This was more than a class; it was an experience. Joseph was a knowledgeable and engaging instructor, who made the chocolate making process simple. Feeling confident to replicate at home.
Highly recommend for chocolate lovers.
Thank you Joseph and Yvonne!

Heike Burnet Dec 2023


The girls had an absolute ball at my daughter's birthday party. Joseph and Yvonne were fabulous hosts, very patient and kind. And the chocolates were delicious.
Thank you so much

Mallorie Cini Dec 2023


It was an informative and fun class. Would highly recommend to do with friends or partner.

Max Young Dec 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Could of made the chocolate and filling in the chocolate class, but was nice knowing the history of chocolate

Charlie Macdonald Nov 2023


What a triumph this class was! Joseph was incredibly knowledgeable and was keen to share his knowledge with us all. The class was fun and informative. Yvonne was tireless behind the scenes cleaning, clearing, washing up and organising with grace and good cheer. The other class members were delightful and as a group we generated a lot of fun. Not only armed with a new skill, we came away with an incredibly generous amount of delicious chocolates to share with friends and family. Thank you both for a truly unforgettable experience. Clare and Charlie xx

Jane Bradshaw Nov 2023


This chocolate making class was fantastic . I learnt heaps about creating best chocolates. Thank you

Dianna Do Nov 2023


Joseph is very insightful, experienced and passionate. My friend and I had an amazing time creating our perfume and we were glad to have been assisted by someone at his level. We learnt so much on the day and will definitely return for more classes with Joseph.

Make Your Own Fragrance / Perfume Class review by Dianna Do - Sydney

Eve Cogan Nov 2023


We really enjoyed our perfume, making class! My little sister loved going and getting personal feedback from Joseph and his team who are really friendly. It would’ve been great to be on able to step out for some fresh air amongst all the smells maybe halfway. It also would’ve been great to get a little bit more of a lesson on how to mix sents, rather than just having a sheet of sents we could copy.

Navira Trimansyah Nov 2023


Joseph, Yvonne and Mustafa were all really helpful in giving suggestions as to how make our scents smell a lot better and guided us throughout the session. It was really fun and most definitely would reccommend for those looking to have a bit of fun making their own scent

Ida Shapievsky Nov 2023


Workshop was fun and informative. Made it easy to replicate at home. So tasty as well.

Denise Shaw Nov 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great class. Teacher very personable enjoyed it very much. Recommend this class as a great entry into chocolate making

Jenny Taylor Nov 2023


Joseph is kind, humorous and has a lot of chocolate knowledge. The workshop is clean and spacious. The interactive environment works well where you can chat, drink hot chocolate and eat chocolate dipped strawberries in between hands on tasks. A fabulous way to enjoy a Saturday morning- oh and you take home a delicious box of truffle chocolates !

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop review by Jenny Taylor - Sydney

Leon Hillier Oct 2023


Fun time making our selected chocolates. Joseph our teacher was very informative and his extensive experience and knowledge really helped us readily understand the chocolate making procedures that we needed to follow. End result chocolates were extremely tasty and looked the part also.

Alex York Oct 2023


The class was great fun. Joseph and Yvonne were lovely teachers and the chocolate that we made was amazing!

Mariam Abdel-Salam Oct 2023


I loved this workshop! Everything is provided for you and Joseph gave us some historical background on perfumes and fragrances. Joseph and Yvonne were so helpful in guiding us to make the perfumes and also helping us fix them. Highly recommended and perfect for beginners!

Ahmad Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


It’s amazing the scent/colour you can put in a bottle! Lovely nice done

Masaru Tada Oct 2023


I had Make Your Own Fragrance class with Kimberly Chocolates in Lilyfield.
He and two other assistant teachers were so welcoming, helpful and approachable. The location is easy to access, literally one minute away from the closest bus stop. The venue was so clean with lots of space to walk around the table with various fragrance bottles on. For beginners like me who is so passionate about scents, the ingredients provided there were just right number to explore. Otherwise I wouldn’t be able to leave the venue even after the class! The best part was we were given a wonderful opportunity to experiment freely without thinking too much (I did think too much however!). It is all about pursuing olfactory pleasures whether you have formal (even a little) knowledge of perfumery or not at all. Of course some basic guidelines were given, however, what I love most was the fact that all the attendants were welcomed to try whatever fragrance composition we believed would work! Don’t worry Kimberly would give you some help at the end to balance it out. ;-)
In this class I learnt that I need to trust my own sense rather than thinking too much and just give it a shot!
I left the venue with so much fulfilment about the class as well as myself and also two beautiful original fragrances! Definitely good value and you should try his class. I already would like to go back again!

Carly Wright Oct 2023


Teacher Joseph and Yvonne were so lovely, really enjoyed the class and LOVED the chocolates we got to take home. Really enjoyed the experience

Szilvia Gyorgy Sep 2023


Excellent immersive experience, thank you for your expert guidance and for fixing the balance in the bottle.

Judith Hughes Aug 2023


This was a fun class with friends and have some nice summer perfume to add to my collection …

Lianne Richards Aug 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


This was a lovely way to spend a couple of hours the teacher was knowledgeable and very helpful. My comment was the oils that we used could have been arranged to make it a little easier to find.

Sadia Khan Jul 2023


Joseph was an entertaining and professional teacher. He had great charisma and definitely is extremely educated on the components of chocolate. The class answered all my questions and kept me engaged throughout the whole period. Would recommend him to family and friends.

Jan-Maree Brodie Jul 2023


Loved our chocolate making class. Joseph explained the science behind some of the techniques and also made it all seem simple.
We left with lots of chocolate treats too. Yummo

Yani Sutaniman Jul 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The teacher Joseph was amazing. Very informative. We had a great time.It was a great experience. Furthermore we get to bring home yummy chocolates.

Baking and Desserts class review by Yani Sutaniman - Sydney

Kyra Jones Jul 2023


Teacher was fantastic - the perfect combination of relaxed and instructive.
Thanks Joseph we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Paul Cheung Jul 2023


We really appreciated how accommodating and inclusive the teacher was, and had a really fun time!

Shelley Hagan Jun 2023


Very knowledgable teacher - and Yvonne - every household needs a Yvonne!
Venue was spacious, clean and easy to access.
The chocolates were delicious, seemed so easy, and hopefully some transferable skills to do at home. Great value for money as we took home a lot of chocolate - if we didn't eat it at the time - and a great bunch of strangers to learn with.

Baking and Desserts class review by Shelley Hagan - Sydney

Khana David Jun 2023


Very great teacher Mr Joseph
Great place and environment
Great tools and equipment
Worth everything cent for anyone interested in chocolate making course

Nicole Smith-Bertram Jun 2023


This was a really fun class. Joseph and Yvonne were incredible and we had a blast with the other people attending. I feel I learned a lot and cannot wait to make some chocolates at home! Would 100% recommend.

Kajal Naidu Jun 2023


This class is so much fun! Joseph is an excellent teacher with a wonderful sense of humour. He provided some very helpful tips and written instructions after the class. I can’t wait to try making some chocolates at home!

Baking and Desserts class review by Kajal Naidu - Sydney

Luzette Demont Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Instructor was good. Venue was clean & spacious. Location was easy to find & close to a station / light-rail. There was an excellent variety of fragrances to choose from.

Jolene Hubbard Jun 2023


Yvonne and Joseph were both friendly and extremely knowledgeable. They made the class fun and helped us develop 2 gorgeous, personalised fragrances. Would recommend!

Cornelia Valeontis Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Thoroughly enjoyed the class; it was fun, easygoing and very fragrant! All materials were supplied andI was able to experiment with various oils and carriers from a generous selection. Joseph and Yvonne attended to optional final touches, corrections and answers to numerous questions. I made two scents, very happy with both. Lesson learned - less is better and never underestimate the power and combinations of oils!

Brianna Cook Jun 2023


Absolutely loved it! Could have kept mixing all day.
Joseph’s nose was incredible he was able to help us and elevate out scents.
His historical knowledge of perfume and Chanel was fascinating we could have quizzed him about any of it and he’d have an answer. Thank you for a wonderful morning!

Perfume Making class review by Brianna Cook - Sydney

Debbie Lawson-Smith Jun 2023


The teacher was knowledgeable, engaging and funny. The venue was fit for purpose, light and airy and comfortable. I liked the chocolate and the ganaches provided for the chocolate truffle making class, especially the dark chocolate and orange flavoured one - my favourite ever flavour of chocolate! The class was good value for money. I learnt how to make chocolate truffles,the history of chocolate and how chocolate is made from the cacao bean. I would highly recommend this class.

Julian Pelletier Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Great - some might even say he is a gold medallist chocolatier - a chocolatier of an Olympic standard!

Victoria Carter Jun 2023

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


The class was perfect, the teachers were very good at teaching the class and it was so immersive. We felt included and learned about chocolate while eating it Perfect in every way!

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop review by Victoria Carter - Sydney

Marguerida Lyras May 2023


The chocolate making was a fantastic experience. Joseph is so passionate and knowledgeable about chocolate. There were ample flavours available to choose from and he was very generous with the amount of chocolates we made (and ate during the making!). I went with my daughter and had a lot of fun. What we learnt the most was how to make tempered chocolate using a very simplistic method.
Will do it again in a heartbeat.
Thanks Joseph and Yvonne.

Baking and Desserts class review by Marguerida Lyras - Sydney

Caitlin O'Connor May 2023


This class was so much fun. I loved the freedom we had to play with the different oils - I thought it would be quite a controlled process, but instead, they let us experiment with the scents and be creative! We were given some guides as to what oils pair together well, and our teachers also provided one-on-one help and advice in relation to our individual perfumes. Very relaxed vibes - I also adored the location at the house - it was so poetic and elegant. My partner and I are excited to use our own specialty perfumes! We came away with two each. Great experience, highly recommend.

Perfume Making class review by Caitlin O'Connor - Sydney

Eric Chen May 2023


Great experience, super knowledge teachers and so fun! The perfumes came out so nice too.

Perfume Making class review by Eric Chen - Sydney

Marg May 2023


The teachers were very informative and made sure we were happy with our fragrances before we left. Lots of different varieties to choose from to get the fragrance we liked. Would highly recommend this class :)

Make Your Own Fragrance / Perfume Class review by Marg  - Sydney

Joanne Rutkowski May 2023

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


Yvonne and Joseph were wonderful teachers! They were both incredibly knowledgeable and patient. Very happy with what I ended up with!

Perfume Making class review by Joanne Rutkowski - Sydney

Amy Robson May 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Joseph is a fun teacher, and the chocolate/filling is delicious. Great for bigger groups as there is some time you’ll be waiting for your truffles to set.

Vladimir Gligorovski May 2023

56 ClassBento workshops attended • 45 reviews


The chocolate making class was different to the other one but was quite interesting and hands on also it is a great thing to do something so hands on and learn how to make chocolates

Plamenka Apr 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


This chocolate class was a great introduction for beginners in chocolate making as well as having a great teacher. Joseph was very informative and showed us many helpful shortcuts that made chocolate making not that difficult as we thought.

Naomi Miller Apr 2023


Joseph was friendly, patient and knowledgeable. The class format was well thought out and moved at a constant pace.
The ingredients uses were of the highest quality and produced delicious chocolates.
Would 100% recommend

Ultimate Chocolate Making Class review by Naomi Miller - Sydney

Vladimir Gligorovski Apr 2023

56 ClassBento workshops attended • 45 reviews


The class was very interesting and quite educational and a nice learning experience also never done something like that before but really thought it was a good learning experience

Jordan Darnley Apr 2023


Very friendly and helpful teachers- great day activity, for both females and males. Will definitely be back!

Francesca Anstee Apr 2023


Joseph and Yvonne both very knowledgable on perfume making & its history. Really enjoyed making my own scent and getting to take two bottles home!

Perfume Making class review by Francesca Anstee - Sydney

Brendan Jones Mar 2023


We found this class really interesting even though we have never made chocolates before. The science behind ganache and chocolate making was really interesting. All the chocolates we made turned out well (flavours were great!) and we had WAY too much to bring home and are still eating it

Hun Park Mar 2023


Easy to learn. It was very fun and the teacher was friendly. I would recommend

Jacqueline Mann Mar 2023

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


Joseph was an excellent teacher with great attention to detail. Very enjoyable class in challenging weather. Delightful fun! Lots of goodies to eat there and take away. Excellent all-round!

Sam Falvey Mar 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The course was a lot of fun. The teacher was excellent, full of knowledge and experience. And of course the chocolate we made was absolutely delicious!

Mustafa Cencik Mar 2023


Joseph is an absolute legend. Love the guy. Very informative and SUPER helpful. 11/10 would recommend!

Ian Mar 2023


Class could involve more hands-on parts of the process, as it boiled down to assembling the chocolate treats, rather than making them.

Most of the time was also spent waiting for others to complete the step. Would help if multiple chocolate flooding machines were available.

Teacher was very knowledgeable in the field, and was very friendly throughout the class.

Emily Lam Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Fun class, it was great learning a bit more about chocolate and how it's made and tasting some nice flavours.

Class is a little less hands-on than I'd like, it'd be cool to be more involved in chocolate making rather than just the assembly of it.

Dianne Crawford Mar 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Enjoyable experience,good knowledge provided comfortable atmosphere good value for money,. Welcoming and accommodating hosts.

Tamara Bishop Mar 2023

13 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


Although this could be quite an enjoyable class, unfortunately you seem to spend too much time 'in queue' & less time creating which is quite frustrating. This is due to the class being too full.

Julian Harris Feb 2023


I really enjoyed the training and the results were remarkably good! My husband said my chocolates were easily as good as Belle Fleur’s!

Ben Fox Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The teacher is very engaging and I learnt a lot. I recommend everyone takes this course.

Evren Akbelen Feb 2023


Class was overcrowded and teacher seemed apprehensive to answer questions. Less students would have made it more enjoyable.

Patricia Maclean Feb 2023


From the moment I arrived, I was made to feel welcome. Joseph is a knowledgeable and will stop at nothing to ensure that everyone leaves with a fragrance they’re happy with.
Venue was lovely and all materials were provided and neatly labelled for easy reference.
I loved what I learnt about perfume making and the scents I took away with me.
Would highly recommend this experience and will definitely do it again in the future.

Bratati Parida Feb 2023


We really enjoyed the class. The hosts were super friendly. We learnt a lot about notes.

Amogh Shetty Feb 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Joseph was an excellent host, super knowledgeable and made the entire experience amazing. Would highly recommend

Eunsook Park Feb 2023


Good introduction about how perfume started in the ancient world until now and it made us feel excited.
Also teachers helped us to make a personalized perfume. Overall all of my team members enjoyed it very much and we felt that we had a good value for money throughout the whole experience. Really great & fun team activity
Thank you

Julie Trinh Jan 2023


The teacher was great. The venue was okay, it was a little too dark. Very well resourced. The experience was different and quite fun.

Kelly Jin Jan 2023


The teachers we had were super friendly and helpful. They made the whole experience fun and individualised. Absolutely loved it! :)

Make Your Own Fragrance / Perfume Class review by Kelly Jin - Sydney

Julie Samerski Jan 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


I had a very enjoyable morning making both an oil based and alcohol based perfume.
Joseph presented a short talk on the history of personal fragrances then gave us a sheet detailing some suggested blends grouped under the required top, heart and base notes.
I now have two of my own special perfumes to treasure and a new understanding of the process of blending of fragrances.

Perfume Making class review by Julie Samerski - Sydney

Bridgette Gopal Jan 2023


Joseph and Yvonne were friendly and very professional. The class was fun and the finished product delicious. Mine did not last 6 weeks!

Elaine Chen Jan 2023


The class was super fun and the chocolates tasted amazing We got some bonus hot chocolate and fondue to try also :)

Eva Chen Jan 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Great class! So much fun - the chocolate was delicious and both Joseph & Yvonne were great and hilarious

Katerina Snow Jan 2023


Fantastic and super yummyWould definitely go again.Joseph and Yvonne were super personable and calm throughout the workshop which I really appreciated with my mum who doesnt speak English. Well done!

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop review by Katerina Snow - Sydney

Monika Lord Dec 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Joseph and Yvonne were amazing! So knowledgeable, kind and fun They were so reassuring when I wasn’t sure if I liked what I was making. They offered tips and tricks on what we could do and always had a smile on their faces. It was such a special experience!

Alia Kassir Dec 2022


Fabulous friendly teacher and assistant, great set-up, and chocolate was super delicious! Thanks for a fun morning!

Olivia Hawks Dec 2022


Joseph & Yvonne were very welcoming & friendly. Locations was easy to get too. Made very yummy truffles. Great few hours with my daughters, other members of class, joseph & team. Will return in the future for either another chocolate or perfume class. Thanks again

Marc Corneli Nov 2022


Very intuitive with detailed explanations. Definitely would recommend to anyone curious about chocolate making process with a twist.

Silvia Floridia Nov 2022


Joseph and Yvonne were great but really a class for people just wanting an introduction to make their own perfumes not really catering for people wanting to learn in depth about fragrances and more in depth knowledge about how fragrances are structured. Fun morning class

Teacher's response

Hi Silvia,

Thank you for your feedback.

In the summary of our introduction to this class, we set out to introduce perfume to the general public. In the class, we provided the opportunity for participants to make a bottle of perfume oil EDP and a bottle of alcohol-based fragrance EDT. We did not advertise as the first of many lessons to teach you all about perfume.

Thanks again for your feedback. I will take this on board and if there are enough people interested in learning in depth about perfume, I will list a longer class.

Regards
Joseph Atallah
Kimberley Chocolates

Cherry Lester Nov 2022


We thoroughly enjoyed our perfume making experience. Joseph was very welcoming, knowledgeable & approachable. Combining the scents we chose was fun & Joseph & his assistant helped us finish off our choices to our satisfaction.

Raven Mason-Uyeda Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


This class was so lovely and such an enjoyable time. Joseph was very attentive, helpful and overall a nice person.

I learnt a lot about perfume making and am considering taking the class again at a later date.

Thanks, Joseph!

Petra Arifeae Nov 2022

17 ClassBento workshops attended • 16 reviews


Very knowledgeable and shared a bit of background about Chanel No. 5. I love his workshop.

Cecile Maggiore Nov 2022


What a great, informative and entertaining workshop! Our hosts were very good at guiding us on the secrets of perfumes while letting us experiment as per our own preferences. Very enjoyable moment. I highly recommend it to anyone, even those who have never thought that perfume making was a thing.

Tammy Bartlett Nov 2022


As a person who doesn’t were perfume, I was a little overwhelmed by all the scents. Joseph was fantastic and very helpful. I was absolutely delighted with my end products. Thank you for a wonderful day.

Alpa Raval Nov 2022


Venue was Very convenient and close to train station. Teachers were very helpful and we enjoyed making our own fragrances. Fun experience, recommended.

Ashleigh Ewin Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


My family and I had a fantastic time! Full of fun and laughter and chocolate :)

Deborah Tzanis Oct 2022


What a delicious class!
I booked this workshop as part of my sister's bachelorette celebrations and found it to be fun and engaging.
Joseph our teacher is passionate and has a good sense of humour.

Marc Harry Oct 2022

21 ClassBento workshops attended • 20 reviews


Absolutely delightful, just loved this training class. Much information, a lot of fun. Delicious, training place excellent, trainer perfect. I have so many yummy chocolates to take home mmm

Baking and Desserts class review by Marc Harry - Sydney

Elham Hafiz Oct 2022


This was a really fun experience! I bought it as a birthday present, and they loved it!

Beatrice Roberts Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Joseph was fantastic and so helpful. He gave a wonderful background into the history of perfume. My sister and I had the best time + felt very looked after. It was a magical day

Perfume Making class review by Beatrice Roberts - Sydney

Allan Perry Oct 2022


Class size was great. There was plenty of parking available. The teach was able to communicate with all clearly and was enjoyable to be with. The teacher gave in depth information on the history and tips about chocolate.

Arielle Lam Sep 2022


Overall, experience was good.
I would have given 5 stars if I had been given the opportunity to do all the steps to make chocolate - from Making ganache, to tempering to preparing/filling chocolate moulds.

Gideon Watts Sep 2022


The class was great! Good fun, good people, everyone brought a very positive attitude to the space.

Joseph and Yvonne run a fun class.

I learned some knowledge and skills that I am definitely going to use in the future!

Jooliet Lau Sep 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Love the class. Not only we learnt about the history of perfume, we also got to make our very own perfume. Will definitely do the class again :)

Perfume Making class review by Jooliet Lau - Sydney

Kritika Rutherford Sep 2022


This experience was amazing! Joseph is very knowledgeable and friendly - you can ask him any question and he will answer with a smile
Would do this again in a heartbeat.

Natasha Tedja Sep 2022


The class is great for beginners and it provides you with a lot of freedom to make 2 signature scents just for you. I enjoyed the little history behind perfume and the wide variety of fragrances available and you can tell the teachers are very knowledgeable.
There was a little mix up with class numbers but it shouldn't deter as everyone had ample time to experiment and gain feedback to perfect their scents.

Perfume Making class review by Natasha Tedja - Sydney

Linda Browne Sep 2022


Loved the whole experience. Teachers were great and really helpful and fun. Went with adult kids, son 23 daughter 26 and we all had the best time and made some fine fragrances. We all want to do more classes. Thanks Class Bento

Make Your Own Fragrance / Perfume Class review by Linda Browne - Sydney

Susan Livsey Sep 2022


Very happy with the overall experience, Joseph the teacher was lovely and Yvonne his assistant was great too. Very friendly and inviting atmosphere. Joseph shares a little bit of his knowledge regarding the history and origin of perfume , he provides a wide variety of notes to create your own fragrance , also happy with the bottles provided . My daughter and I had a great time , will definitely be going again . Would highly recommend.

Sita Waree Sep 2022


The workshop was very interesting and such a great experience. The hosts were very knowledgeable and guides us through the process, giving great advice (and making sure we go home with great perfumes!). There were so many scents and bases to choose from and it was great to learn how each work (or not) with each other. Overall a great time and would definitely recommend.

Linette Voller Sep 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Very knowledgeable teacher and a wide range of scents to work with. It was amazing to smell what other classmates came up with, our perfumes were all so different The venue was beautiful and I loved that we got to try to make more than one perfume, and that if it didn’t work out, they had the skill to suggest the right notes to balance it out. Good value for money and I’m very tempted to go again

Perfume Making class review by Linette Voller - Sydney

Francesca Albrecht Sep 2022


Personal, helpful to everyone individually. Great variety to choose from. Good introduction. Maybe a bit more space would be good.

Leila Alem Sep 2022


The teacher is very knowledgeable & just a very nice person . He makes the workshop engaging & fun . I would 150% recommend it

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop review by Leila Alem - Sydney

Kalli Spencer Sep 2022


A thoroughly enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours with a good friend, partner or family member. Joseph was a genial and patient teacher who clearly enjoys people and what he does. The venue contained all the necessary fixtures to ensure an authentic and interactive experience. Besides learning how to make divine chocolate truffles, Joseph held an informative Q and A session at the end of the class which provided some insight into the origins and history of chocolate. Interacting with my partner (as well as the other class attendees) made for a highly enjoyable and sociable atmosphere. I especially enjoyed the unexpected chocolate dipped fruit/Turkish delight and mint hot chocolate that were provided. But best of all was enjoying the delicious fruits of our labours during (and after) the class.

Jessica Kuo Aug 2022

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


The class is so fun and enjoyable. The teacher is very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended for anyone who is interested.

Madlene Harb Aug 2022

30 ClassBento workshops attended


Was a lovely friendly man that was extremely helpful during the class and I’d recommend him and Yvonne to people to learn how to make chocolate. It was extremely delicious . Thank You Joseph was a pleasure meeting you ,All the best in the future!

Kelly Choi Aug 2022


The chocolate class was super fun! Joe is a great teacher- you can tell he is passionate about chocolates. Joe explained everything at a good pace and we had plenty of time to ask questions. When I did the class, there was a total of 6 students and it was nice being amongst other chocolate enthusiasts - made for interesting conversation! We also took home a box full of chocolates- this chocolate definitely beats commercial chocolate. Will definitely recommend this class to chocolate lovers! Thank you Joseph and Yvonne!
~Kelly

Sintra Zorlu Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


This class was so enjoyable. Our teacher was knowledgeable, charismatic and fun. I recommend to anyone with interest in fragrance.

Paige Nguyen Aug 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Enjoyable experience. Joseph and his assistant were so knowledgeable and warm. Good location, super close to Summer Hill station (around 5 mins walking). There were many choices of fragrance to choose from. The class began with perfume history and introduction of top note, heart note and last note. Joseph gave us a paper of perfume recipes that we could use as examples and tips to make a good perfume then we could go freely to make our own. Joseph and his lovely assistant also gave us suggestions based on what we want our perfume to be like, which was super helpful. Highly recommended!

Perfume Making class review by Paige Nguyen - Sydney

Carlos Viana Aug 2022


Joseph was very knowledgeable and an experienced chemist. I learnt a lot about the history and composition of perfume as well as having lots of fun making the perfumes.

Victoria Wanigesekera Aug 2022


Delicious chocolates and informative session from Joseph. We had a great learning how to make Truffle chocolates.

Tamara Dytor Aug 2022

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


Would have been great to have a little more instruction but a fun class overall.

Teacher's response

Hi Tamara,

Thanks for providing us with your feedback, we will keep this in mind. We are glad to hear you had fun in our class!

Thanks, Joseph

James Anvia Jul 2022

46 ClassBento workshops attended • 34 reviews


He is a lovely teacher. Vast knowledge . So pleasant . The best class ever . AAA. Thank you

Cheryl Conway Jul 2022


It was very informative and great fun. Perfect to do alone or with a group of friends!

Marlene O'Brien Jul 2022


My Mum & I arrived late, and Joseph was so kind in making us feel comfortable and took the time to give us a 1 on 1. Excellent course learned lots in a short time. Thoroughly enjoyed it. The location was great, the workspace was great and the teachers knew their stuff. Awesome experience.

Lis Buchanan Jul 2022


I enjoyed creating my fragrance but found the process a bit confusing. Clearer instructions would have helped. Having so many little bottles on 2 tables and quite a few participants made it difficult to see all the choices and try them. I think having them set out differently would have helped, in named places for example. It was all a bit disorganised.

Joyce Deng Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


My friend and I enjoyed the class. What a special experience to make your own perfume!

Aneti Utatao Jul 2022


Nice experience .Teacher very good met some lovely friendly people and had fun day with different Scents making up my own perfume Enjoyed .Thank you Joseph and your assistant .❤

Deirdre Geary Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Such fun- well run and speaker Joseph had a great knowledge of scent - Yvonne was lovely too ! Thank you can’t wait to do another one !

Eliza Stewart Jul 2022

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


Lots of fun, but realised how tricky perfume scents are to perfect without destroying them in the process

Colette Dolan Jul 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Very enjoyable- I love my perfume creation. I would recommend the class to my friends - thank you

Michael Sohns Jul 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended


Joseph is a great teacher. This is the second time we have had an experience by him both chocolate making and perfume making was thoroughly enjoyable . Can not recommend enough.

Marianna Clark Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I had such a good time in the eau de toilette perfume making class with Joseph. Joseph was super personably and friendly, and introduced the session with a little history lesson on perfume. We were then let loose with all the scents to make and experiment to our hearts content. Joseph was always on hand to answer any questions or offer suggestions. My friend and I are already planning to do another class!

Nikki Glover Jun 2022


This as so much fun, the teachers were so friendly and helpful & I left with 2 fragrances made by me :)

Make Your Own Fragrance / Perfume Class review by Nikki Glover - Sydney

Isabella Micallef Jun 2022


A absolutely brilliant class! Joseph & Yvonne were so knowledgable, bubbly and friendly. The class really allowed for you to be totally creative and experimental with guidance, if needed. An amazing space to create perfumes as it felt like you were being transported to France. Could not recommend this enough - a workshop which leaves you feeling like you are on a creative cloud. Thank you so much Joseph and Yvonne - you are amazing people.

William Bullock Jun 2022


This was a most enjoyable class. My daughter and I were welcomed by Joseph and Evonne (SP?) and as the other participants wandered in we smelt the amazing variety of aromas laid out for us. It was a very easy-going, informative and enjoyable workshop and everyone walked out with their own custom made scents. We both really enjoyed ourselves. Definitely recommended.

Shelley McQueen Jun 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended


The make your own perfume class was great.
First up some really interesting information on the history of perfume then an explanation about Base notes, top notes and heart notes.
Then it’s time to create, So many possibilities and if you get a bit too carried away, Joseph is happy to help you get to the scent you’re after.
You leave with two cute 30ml bottles of perfume. Two different scents of your creation.
Everyone was lovely including the other attendees. Was a simply lovely afternoon. I highly recommend it.
I wondered if the scents are all vegan as I have many vegan friends who would love this.

Make Your Own Fragrance / Perfume Class review by Shelley McQueen - Sydney

Maria Melendres Jun 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Kimberley was a lovely man who explained the history of perfume and coco Chanel. He helped us mix our perfume on the direction we want to achieve. Definitely worth going

Perfume Making class review by Maria Melendres - Sydney

Rocky Krishnan Jun 2022


Joseph, our teacher was friendly extremely helpful in guiding this Worksop given fifteen students descending him on simultaneously for help.
Very generous of him to have opened his own house as the workshop couldn't go ahead in the original place planned.
The Worksop had plenty of supplies and essential.oils for all of us.
While you are not going set a light in the world of perfumery, you certainly will make and take home one or two of your creations. To this end you have half dozen set formulations to start off from.
Excellent and certainly valuable introduction to the seductive world of perfume.
Highly recommend it.

Perfume Making class review by Rocky Krishnan - Sydney

Mercedes Potter Jun 2022


This class was unlike anything I have ever experience before, 5 massive gold stars. Joseph is not only passionate, but incredibly knowledgable when it comes to all things scent related. If you’re looking for a fun and interesting outing then this is for you. Looking forward to taking the eau du parfum class late in the year, and any more in depth classes which may become available. Can’t wait to wear my new beautiful signature scents.

Make Your Own Fragrance / Perfume Class review by Mercedes Potter - Sydney

Michelle Dunn Jun 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended


A great introductory workshop to perfume, by wonderfully knowledgeable and passionate teacher. Venue was cosy and overall workshop enabled plenty of time to create 2 bottles of perfume. Thankyou so much for the enjoyable experience.

Deborah Goodman Jun 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Joseph was very knowledgeable and the perfume bowls provided were a lovely memento of the class.

Keisha Cheung May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


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Joseph is a great teacher, at the start of the class, he first explained the history of perfume, which my friend and I did not know a lot about. He also ensured that everyone was happy with their perfumes and suggested ways the scent could be changed or enhanced. The venue was changed due to a fire incident, however the new location was a beautiful house that felt very homely and comforting to make the perfume in. I liked how there was various essential oils and scents to choose from, everyone was able to make 2 perfumes each. This allowed me to experiment more with the first perfume whilst getting familiar with the different scents. Overall, the class is good value for money, I had a really fun time. It was a gift from my friend, I think this a wonderful gift idea that is a very unique experience.

Katherine Chalmers May 2022


Joseph was a fantastic teacher, teaching us about the process of making perfume, providing guidance and freedom to create our own signature perfumes!

Jeremy Tang May 2022


It’s a pretty unique experience. The class structure can be better though as I found myself walking away not sure what I’d learnt other than making 2 bottles of perfumes that I probably wouldn’t use.

Kate Manka May 2022


A magical afternoon. Fascinating and enchanting. Just a lovely way for a group of girls to spend a special afternoon. Highly recommend it. Thank you, Yvonne and Joseph.

Samuel Allen May 2022


So so so fun, great teachers, delightful atmosphere. I almost want to go again Cant recommend enough :)

Sharon Cavey May 2022


Had a lovely time learning about the different notes to a perfume and the history of perfume making. Joseph is very passionate and Yvonne super helpful in guiding you to creating a finished scent. I love the two scents I came away with, especially as they're unique to me :)

Perfume Making class review by Sharon Cavey - Sydney

Kathy Pride May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


My mother and I had a great afternoon doing this workshop. Joseph was really lovely and extremely knowledgeable - I loved watching his face as he smelt the perfumes, it is clearly his passion. There was a change of location but this didn’t affect the class or our enjoyment if the class at all. A great gift for my mum and a fun day out. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Thanks Joseph!

Lydia Chegwidden May 2022


It was a fun workshop, but a bit more explanation of fragrance blending would have been beneficial before we were let loose to make our own blends.

Make Your Own Fragrance / Perfume Class review by Lydia Chegwidden - Sydney

Lawrence Guinto May 2022


Joseph and Yvonne were awesome. It felt informative yet very chill and welcoming at the same time hence making it a more enjoyable experience. Thoroughly enjoyed this activity and well worth the price considering the vast array of oils and notes to choose from.

Karen Kong May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Went to this class with my close friend and partner. We all really loved it, learnt lots about fragrances and how to balance all the notes. Got to take home two fragrances each that we created ourselves ☺️

Make Your Own Fragrance / Perfume Class review by Karen Kong - Sydney

Payal Gidwani May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Cool experience! We got to test out so many cool combinations of ingredients, and Joseph guided us on how to better balance our concoctions. Would recommend as a great date night activity.

Perfume Making class review by Payal Gidwani - Sydney

Abi Biscocho Apr 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Cheaper than buying your high end perfume! You get to know about the process and smell scents you’ve never heard and imagined! Good for dates!

Perfume Making class review by Abi Biscocho - Sydney

Amber Kruger Apr 2022


Great class catering for young and old alike. I did it with my 10 yrs old daughter who is a chocoholic and while she was the only kid in the class she was not made feel out of place. We’ll definitely be going back to do it again.

Rita Khallas Mar 2022


It was awesome, I would highly recommend it.
Lots of yummy chocolate to take home.
Teacher was fantastic
Thankyou for a fun and enjoyable chocolate making experience

Raquel Zulian Mar 2022


Really loved the experience and went home with beautiful designer fragrances. I would recommend it.

Sara Derballa Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


A fantastic experience for the perfume aficionado! Joseph, is a wonderful host and a fountain of knowledge. Yvonne, a generous and vivacious counterpart. I loved creating my two signature scents. Thank you for the tips, the history lesson, the handmade chocolates and those 5 drops of transcending Jasmine scent

Perfume Making class review by Sara Derballa - Sydney

Maya Mursi Mar 2022


The teacher was very friendly and knowledgeable. The fragrance making activity was incredibly fun. Looking forward to booking for the 'Eau de parfum' class next.

Rebecca Screnci Mar 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Joseph and Yvonne were very friendly, they gave the group a good 'background' to perfume making and its history, and we got to spend 1.5 hours making our own scents! It was fun, and we now have some lovely gifts to take to relatives overseas and we can say that we actually made the perfumes ourselves which is nice :)

Nathan Ball Mar 2022


Perfect class, Joseph and Yvonne were so friendly, knowledgeable and hands-on. Plenty of time to explore all of the scents and understand what works well together. Really great morning, would definitely recommend.

Make Your Own Fragrance / Perfume Class review by Nathan Ball - Sydney

Blossom Adams Mar 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Definitely learned what does not suit me! Great for group bonding outings, good space to work in, well planned so we did not crowd around a table. Teacher and assistant very helpful.

Francoise Raymond Mar 2022


Informative and fun but lacked a bit of structure. Over all nice experience and different kind of evening out

Denis Scali Mar 2022


This was fun and enjoyable! Well worth your while. Joseph is a real gentleman and is very good at his craft. He and Yvonne assisted us in fine tuning our 2 blends that you will get to take home!

Tamara Awad Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


A very enjoyable class. Joseph was a great teacher a was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this class.

Megan Maier Mar 2022


Fun class making perfumes. Helpful instructors and 2 great self- made perfumes to take home. Highly recommended.

Mary Prestipino Mar 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Súper fun & interactive! Instructors were knowledgeable, light-hearted & helpful. A great Christmas present for a friend.

Lauren Breen Mar 2022


Joseph & Yvonne we’re great hosts. I loved the history of perfume and the time taken to improve each individual scent.

Overall really happy with the two perfumes I got to take home. Thank you!

Ashley Ryan Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Really enjoyed the class, it was informative and everyone got to participate. Not difficult, perfect for beginners.

Angie Tjandra Mar 2022


Very lovely teacher. We had nice hot choc too. Learnt so much about chocolate history. My bf n I really enjoyed the session. Thank you

May Mar 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Fantastic Workshop. I attended with my 10 year old son and it definitely catered for all age groups. Pace was good and not rushed at all, despite a large group. Joseph was engaging and informative.
We had a fantastic time. Highly recommend!

Jeff Mar 2022


Great teacher and helper.
Venue and people (class) was great.
Great vibe for just making and eating chocolate.

Vanessa Mozayani Mar 2022

27 ClassBento workshops attended • 27 reviews


Such a fun class. Joseph was a knowledgeable teacher who made us feel at ease and capable to make these delicious chocolate truffles.

David Tattam Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The teacher was so so nice and made sure we had a wonderful time. the class was organised so well and we were given all the materials and instructions we needed to do it well.

Ana Djordjevic Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Josef was a lovely teacher. The atmosphere was calm yet fun, structured in a way that resulted in lots of learning and maximum chocolateness :)

Gisella Candi Feb 2022


Good sized class and room. Lots of scents to choose from. Both hosts were great. There is definitely an art to making perfume so don’t expect to be perfect straight away, but it’s fun nevertheless

Stefano Moretti Feb 2022


We had a great time and walked away with so many delicious chocolates. Joseph was knowledgeable and great fun. Thank you for a delicious and enlightening Saturday.

Jo Eyes Feb 2022


I learnt a lot and the class was fun and easy. Also the fragrance I made is lovely.

Michelle Zhang Feb 2022


Teacher could've been a bit more engaging, but the actual process was very fun

Deyana Annesley Feb 2022


Great and fun class to do! Wonderful to learn and make own signature scent thanks again !

Helena Phan Feb 2022


We had such a great time. Joseph is absolutely amazing and full of knowledge. We really enjoyed the workshop I would recommend this to all my friends.

Julia Metelina Feb 2022


now I have my unique perfume, it was easy to make with a real pleasure

Mekenzie Archer Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Very knowledgeable and likeable teachers. With an easy to find location and a wonderful array of tools. A really cute thing to do with my partner

Lucyna Kedziora-Chudczer Feb 2022


It was fun, informative and a lot of tasty chocolates to try and to take home.

Philip Xu Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


This was the first time participating in such a class, and it was awesome to say the least. Joseph was a great and knowledgeable teacher.

Kristy Jubb Feb 2022


Yvonne and Joseph were great teachers.
Joseph is very knowledgeable with the origins of perfume. We learned a lot from his introduction.
I will say it was very overwhelming but Yvonne was floating around helping the students with deciphering which scent they need to add to get the their desired finished product.
Once we were happy with the scent we took it to Joseph. He would give you his opinion, test it on your skin to see if it works well and then sprays it as the final step.
I bought this for me and my sister as her birthday gift.
We had a lot of fun and can't wait to attend another session down the track.

We got to take home 2 lovely bottles of perfume.
Great class and I would highly recommend it.

Perfume Making class review by Kristy Jubb - Sydney

Jeonga Oh Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Many thanks to teacher, I really enjoyed and learned it a lot
I strongly recommend to you

Clarisse Salazar Jan 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The class was amazing! Joseph was a brilliant teacher - it was great to learn about the history of perfume and see his expertise as he perfected our scents. The workshop was a lovely experience and we're beyond thrilled with the perfumes we took home. Would definitely recommend (especially as a date!) and looking forward to attending more of Kimberley Chocolates' classes in the future.

Make Your Own Fragrance / Perfume Class review by Clarisse Salazar - Sydney

Charlin Wang Jan 2022


This perfume class is so perfect for group events! Joseph was such a great teacher and he helped out with all our perfumes; giving us individual advices so that we could find our perfect perfume!

Gria Saltis Jan 2022

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


Was a very interesting and informative class! Thoroughly enjoyed it! Would recommend! Great classroom experience A+

Alwyn Lau Jan 2022


Joseph was great, super friendly and accommodating!

Definitely interesting to learn about the history of perfume and a great session for a date!

Danica Jenkins Jan 2022


I've had an interest in perfume and fragrance for a while now, and taking this class was the first time I was able to practically play around with some fragrance notes and understand how different scents work together. Joseph and Yvonne were excellent facilitators and encouraged us all to experiment - but they were also there to help us and gave us all formulas to work with. Joseph in particular has a wealth of knowledge and helped everyone achieve the perfume they had in mind.

Duc Bui Jan 2022


Very friendly would come back again. Very informative and helpful with questions.

Thanks for the course.

Debby Bennett Jan 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


What a great experience. We not only learnt a lot but had a lot of fun as well. Highly recommend this class and can’t wait to do another.

Perfume Making class review by Debby Bennett - Sydney

Margot Domabyl Jan 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


We were the youngest in the class and yet we feel like we got the most out of the class and now with the knowledge we gained, not only have we made our own scent we learnt about the history behind it, but in the future we also know what we like and what to look for in other perfumes. The teaching was very supportive and we loved learning and understanding how perfumes are created and the teachers were more like mentors and we LOVED the course!

Hamish Fibbins Dec 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Was great! An excellent class and lovely teacher in a large location close to City

Annie Hu Dec 2021


Joseph was a lovely instructor and helped my friend and I our own perfumes. Thanks for the expererience!

Marta Vevere Dec 2021


Great, I made 2 nice perfumes for a Christmas present. Amazing experience. Couldn't believe I can actually create my own perfume.

Christie Duong Dec 2021


Thank you, it was really fun! Joseph started off with a brief history of perfume and some key information we needed for mixing our perfume. It's a very open class, you walk around doing your own thing and you can ask the teams questions any time. :)

Skye Naidoo Dec 2021


This class was so much fun! Joseph and Yvonne are so knowledgeable and fun to work with. We were able to make 2 different scents and each time Joseph and Yvonne would help us get them perfect! My partner and I did it as an anniversary activity and it was so much fun, would recommend it!

Rebecca Xiberras Dec 2021


We had rescheduled due to the first Sydney lockdown last year in covid and re-booked as soon as they were open again, not only was it an incredible experience but we learnt so much about the history of chocolate! Not to mention the class had a great atmosphere and a fantastic teacher oh and the chocolate was to die for!

I have since purchased this experience for friends and families as a gift and they too have had a ball!

Katie Sharma Dec 2021


This class is a must do! Teachers made sure to help everyone get the best out of their fragrances.

Julia Chui Dec 2021


Amazing class, fantastic communication and guidance, I would recommend this for an exciting weekend class.

Christine Price Dec 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


A fun morning for my two granddaughters to celebrate their birthdays. All materials were of top quality and the explanations/demonstrations guaranteed our success. The session ran like clockwork, it was relaxed and interactive and as the girls were the youngest in the group the encouragement and focus on them from Joseph made them feel just a little more special. And the chocolates we brought home were magnificent. Highly recommended.

Joseph Valladores Dec 2021


It was really really really really really awseome, yummy, yummy, messy good fun times 100

Alex Luscombe Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Teacher was great fun, super helpful and really knowledgeable. We learnt more than I thought you could about chocolate!

Fiona Allen Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Fun and informative Oh and the chocolates were pretty tasty too Thank you very much

Monica Raven Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


So much fun! A day of humour and fascinating new learning. :) Joseph made everyone in the group feel comfortable and welcome and had us all mingling like old friends by the end of it.

Fiona Dennison Nov 2021


Thank you Joseph for a fantastic 4 hours chocolate workshop today - 27/11/21. You were a wonderful teacher using skill and good humour to guide us in making some great chocolates in a comfortable and well equipped kitchen. I would not hesitate to recommend your classes to my friends and look forward to practicing new skills at home.Thanks also to Yvonne for being an attentive assistant

Szilvia Gyorgy Nov 2021


Fantastic! I want to do another class with Joseph already. His wealth of knowledge is incredible.

Tricia Gillespie Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Joseph & Yvonne were such wonderful teachers. Engaging, passionate & just simply nice people. They shared history & techniques along the way. We all finished feeling happy & smelling delish Thank you.

Kristina Lupis Nov 2021


The class was fantastic. Guidance was provided to assist but the teacher Joseph was more than happy to let us create our own scents.

Lilian Ta Nov 2021


Joseph was a fun and engaging teacher, clearly showing his decades of experience in the industry. While I thought the class would involve more of the preparation work like making the ganache, it was still very fun to make the chocolate moulds and probably results in a higher success rate as we all left very happy with the chocolates that we made under his expertise. Can't complain about less work and more time to eat chocolate! I learnt not to take for granted the process of making a good chocolate truffle. Thanks Joseph for a very enjoyable afternoon

Lin Oct 2021


Joseph and Yvonne were an absolute joy! Very friendly, knowledgeable and supportive in their approach to the class. I’m so happy with my fragrances x

Make Your Own Fragrance / Perfume Class review by Lin  - Sydney

Joanne Rutkowski Oct 2021

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


A super informative and enjoyable class. Joseph & Yvonne were knowledgeable and encouraging teachers! Highly recommended :)

Make Your Own Fragrance / Perfume Class review by Joanne Rutkowski - Sydney

Gria Saltis Oct 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


The place was clean the teacher was entertaining and very helpful it was a nice class size, It was a very pleasurable experience I enjoyed it

Amanda Harford Oct 2021


Joseph was a very engaging and informative teacher. I particularly liked the history and background of chocolate making throughout the course as well.

Rachel Grunstein Oct 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Had the best time Joseph was great and kept the whole group laughing - and the chocolate was absolutely delicious! Had a hoot!

Grace Cardillo Oct 2021


A fun class thank you The small group was also good. The highlight was the hot chocolate treat at the end with the rose flavour - delicious

Madeleine Janin Oct 2021


A really fun and informative class! Great idea for a birthday present! Plus we get delicious chocolates to take home! Thanks Joseph and Yvonne!

Ian Wu Oct 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Joseph was very insightful and knowledgeable. We enjoyed diving into the different elements of perfume making from its origins to trying ourselves. We would be open to doing another class with him again.

Sam Asadollahi Oct 2021


What would you like me to review A cancelled class? It was cancelled. I didn’t go.

Teacher's response

Hi Sam,



Thank you for your feedback.



We did not get enough participants into the class on Saturday the 16th October. I emailed you and offered you a alternate class. You accepted that class and booked into Saturday the 30th October at 9.45am. In your email you cracked a joke by suggesting that you should get more chocolate by changing the date.



In your recent email you made it sound as if you were not consulted about the change of date, obviously, that is not correct as you have chosen an alternate date prior to the 16th October.



Regards

Joseph Atallah

Emma Surridge Aug 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Great fun with the whole family - and generous amounts of amazing chocolate to take away

Senali Mel Jun 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


We had such a fun time making our own fragrances in this class. Joseph provided a great overview and answered all our questions. Yvonne and Joseph were very helpful at guiding us as we created our fragrances with their expertise.
Great class! Have recommended it to my friends already.

Make Your Own Fragrance / Perfume Class review by Senali Mel - Sydney

Jo Balfour Jun 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


What an amazing class - very practical and you come away with two of your own bottles of unique fragrances!
Jospeh is a terrific teacher and don’t worry, he totally helps if you go a bit wrong.

Could not recommend more highly!

Make Your Own Fragrance / Perfume Class review by Jo Balfour - Sydney

Kirsten Murphy Jun 2021


We had an absolutely amazing experience, I bought this as a birthday present for my partner and it did not disappoint. Thank you so much Joseph and Yvonne, we will definitely be back for the advanced chocolate course.

Janet Souza May 2021


My friend and I enjoyed the class immensely! We are more technical cooks so learning the science behind it was so interesting and useful . for example
making ganache and the different ratios of ingredients and how to easily temper chocolate.
Joseph is such a knowledgeable and fun teacher - thank you!