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
Raspberry Truffle Tarts
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
Sea Salt Caramels
Candied Citrus Peels
Stuffed Dates, Figs & Italian Plums
Caramel Pecan Clusters
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 ½ - 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. "
Workshops are held throughout the year on selected days, evenings and weekends. Here's next month's schedule: