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Chocolate Workshop with Rachel Dunn

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Price: $55.00

Have you ever wanted to make beautiful chocolates inside a real chocolate factory? Here’s your golden ticket!

Come join us inside our chocolate factory to experience a hands-on chocolate workshop where you’ll make your very own delicious American and French chocolates with acclaimed Chocolatier Rachel Dunn!


Using noble fresh ingredients and premium chocolate couvertures, you’ll create much-loved American classics and traditional European confections as Rachel guides you through the intricacies of dipping and decorating each confection with her decades of experience and passion for the art of chocolate. Your eyes, hands and sense of smell will be fully engaged while you dip and decorate a generous and delicious assortment of confections to take home.

Chocolate selections for each workshop are planned according to the participant’s age group, weather and current in-season ingredients.

Past chocolate workshop selections have included:


  • Tuxedo Dipped Strawberries
  • Gateau Ramona
  • Raspberry Truffle Tarts
  • Whoopie Pies
  • White House Chocolate Cake
  • Fresh Cream Chocolate Truffles (Including Bittersweet, Pure Dark 72%, Mocha, Amaretto, Grand Marnier, Chocolate Cherry, Bavarian Mint, Milk Chocolate Pecan) Vanilla Bean Marshmallows
  • Hazelnut & Peanut Gianduja
  • Honey Walnut Towers
  • Mendiants
  • Rocky Road
  • English Toffee
  • Cara-Mallows
  • Sea Salt Caramels
  • Candied Citrus Peels
  • Stuffed Dates, Figs & Italian Plums
  • Caramel Pecan Clusters
  • Seafoam
  • Honeycomb Crisp
  • Buttercrunch
  • After Dinner Mints
  • Moulded Specialties (Bird’s nests and filled eggs, truffle flowers and pots, decorated high heeled shoes etc)
Rachel Dunn is a renowned Chocolatier heralded by great food authorities such as Williams-Sonoma and The Food Network. In her 30 year career, Rachel’s confections have been praised in numerous publications, from the San Francisco Chronicle and Diablo Magazine to the Philadelphia Inquirer and Fancy Food Magazine, and on numerous television shows from Oprah, QVC and The Rosie O’Donnell Show(s) to the iconic Central Perk set of ‘Friends’.

Young teens under the age of 18 are welcome to attend, but must be accompanied by an adult taking the class.

To book a private party, or for inquiries about chocolate workshops for birthday parties, children’s groups, corporate team building events and more, call our Workshop Coordinator at (925) 798-4321.

Our chocolate workshops last 1 1/2 - 2 hours, and are conducted inside the chocolate factory at 1021 Detroit Avenue in Concord, California (1/2 mile down Detroit Avenue from Monument Blvd., just past Costco.).

Reservations are required; subject to availability. Workshop tuition is per-person.

Call ahead to reserve your spot in one of our calendared workshops, or, to request your private party or special day, call our Workshop Coordinator at (925) 798-4321.

Because we plan for and prepare individual ingredients for each participant in our workshops, each space is carefully accounted for. If you cannot participate in the class you registered for, please advise us within 14 days of the class to receive a full credit towards a future class.

Here's what some of our previous workshop participants have said...

"This class was so much fun! I went with two friends and we had a blast! If you are a chocoholic this is a definite must! "

"Amazing class and chocolate!"

"I went today with two friends and had a wonderful time..."

"What a great way to spend a morning - it was so fun and we came home with tons of delicious goodies"

"Everything! It was fantastic and I'm telling everyone I know about it."

"We had a wonderful time! The 2 hours flew by, we had a great time crafting our own chocolates, and had a huge amount of goodies to take home."

"The whole experience was just so fun and different. I would definitely recommend the class to anyone who enjoys chocolate..."

"It was a ton of fun! The hands on experience was like nothing I've ever experienced before. I would definitely do this again. "


Chocolate Workshops are held throughout the year on selected days, evenings and weekends. Here's next month's schedule:



OCTOBER 2014
Wednesday October 15th 11:00 AM Limited Spaces
Thursday October 16th 5:30 PM New!
Friday October 17th 5:30 PM Limited Spaces
Thursday October 23rd 5:30 PM Halloween Confections Limited Spaces!
Friday October 24th 5:30 PM Halloween Confections Limited Spaces!
Saturday October 25th 10:00 AM Halloween Confections SOLD OUT!
Saturday October 25th 2:00 PM Halloween Confections SOLD OUT!
NOVEMBER 2014
Saturday November 1st 2:00 PM Holiday Confections & Baking SOLD OUT!
Saturday November 8th 10:00 AM Holiday Confections & Baking SOLD OUT!
Saturday November 8th 2:00 PM Holiday Confections & Baking SOLD OUT!
**Potential new class - watch for updates
Saturday November 14th 5:30 PM Holiday Confections & Baking SOLD OUT!
Saturday November 15th 2:00 PM Holiday Confections & Baking SOLD OUT!
**Potential new class - watch for updates

NEW CLASSES ANNOUNCED 2015
Thursday January 22nd 11:00 AM Limited Spaces Available!
Saturday January 24th 2:00 PM New!
Thursday January 29th 5:30 PM New!
Friday January 30th 5:30 PM New!
Saturday January 31st 2:00 PM New!
Thursday February 5th 11:00 AM Valentines Confections!
Friday February 6th 11:00 AM Valentines Confections!
Saturday February 7th 10:00 AM Valentines Confections!
Saturday February 7th 2:00 PM Valentines Confections!
Saturday March 7th 2:00 PM

(If you've already purchased a workshop voucher, please click here to redeem the voucher and reserve your date)



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