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The magic world of chocolate

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 42 reviews.Chippenham, United KingdomPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Chonette

5 hours
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This is a private course for just 2 people so there is flexibility.

Feel free to contact me to discuss any thing you are interested, and if you are a group of friends that like to do the experience together I could manage 4 people but the session would take a lot longer to do all.
Happy to adjust course time and even dates to suit you.

Introduction to chocolate making equipment and techniques, for use in a home envirionment. You will be able to produce very professional chocolates using the facilites of a home kitchen so you can continue to do at your own home having been through the experience.

Hands-on practical sessions:

How to temper (crystalise) chocolate, in a home environment (this is important as most chocolatiers only show the table technique)

How to make a ganache

How to make chocolates using moulds
Decorating moulds using cocoa butter colours
Coating the moulds, filling and sealing them
During Easter months we can make Easter eggs using professional moulds and finishing them beautifully packed to take home for your presents

How to take care of chocolate equipment

Finishing

You will take away with you around 48+ chocolates each that you have made yourself, for you, your friends and family to enjoy beautifully packed for presents.
This is a private course for just 2 people so there is flexibility.

Feel free to contact me to discuss any thing you are interested, and if you are a group of friends that like to do the experience together I could manage 4 people but the session would take a lot longer to do all.
Happy to adjust course time and even dates to suit you.

Introduction to chocolate making equipment and techniques, for use in a home envirio…

Chonette's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    Coffee, teas, soft drinks with cake and of course lots of chocolates, depen...
  • Drinks
    coffee, tea, fruit juice
From $101
/ person
Sat, Oct 24
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$101 per person
$101 per person
Sun, Oct 25
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$101 per person
$101 per person
Mon, Oct 26
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$101 per person
$101 per person

Meet your host, Chonette

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 42 Reviews
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I am passionate about cooking and baking, with over 40 years of experience. I have trained at the UK Callebaut Chocolate Academy in a wide variety of chocolate making techniques, and the science of chocolate.
if you like to stay at my Airbnb listing during the experience the link is
https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/690023

I like to share my passion for chocolate making with others, using the best quality chocolate and professional techniques. I especially enjoy creating new flavours of ganache and experimenting with chocolate designs.

I also share a love for horticulture and a natural things
I am passionate about cooking and baking, with over 40 years of experience. I have trained at the UK Callebaut Chocolate Academy in a wide variety of chocolate making techniques, and the science of chocolate.
if you like to stay at my Airbnb listing during the experience the link is
https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/690023

I like to share my passion for chocolate making with others, using the best quality chocolate and professional techniques. I especially enjoy creating new fl…
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Where you'll be

The experience is in my home , I am retired so I am flexible with times and days, if you have in mind different times and dates, please contact me and we can time the experience to suit your needs.
If you book to stay at my airbnb listing
(https://www.airbnb.co.uk/690023/details)
to enjoy the chocolate experience , I can give you a special price contact me for info, you can also visit Bath, Lacock, Castle Coombe just to mention a few.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 42 reviews.

Sian
October 2020
We had a really wonderful and interesting afternoon with Chonette for my partners birthday. Tempering chocolate, making ganache, using moulds and decorating the chocolates, plus a lovely lunch and lots of tasty chocolates to take home!
Michael
September 2020
The only thing to be said about this experience is: It was wonderful! Chonette is exceptionally knowledgeable, extremely kind, and made us feel as though we were almost a part of her family. She worked with us when we added an extra person, when we were trying for an earlier time, and when we ended up stuck in traffic. The best part was feeling comfortable enough to ask questions and hear stories through her history. Thank you Chonette!
The only thing to be said about this experience is: It was wonderful! Chonette is exceptionally knowledgeable, extremely kind, and made us feel as though we were almost a part of h…
Clodagh
September 2020
We had the most amazing experience with Chonette! Both of us are huge chocolate lovers, and knew we would enjoy the experience from the description, and it was even better than we could have imagined! We ran over on time and it was amazing value for money. Chonette was incredibly accommodating for a start time, and after a morning of painting moulds, learning how to make ganache, and tempering chocolate, Chonette had cooked us the most wonderful lunch that we shared together. Safety and hygiene were upheld at all times, and masks worn in guidance with the government guidelines - this didn’t interfere with the experience at all. I cannot recommend this experience more to anyone! It was incredible and we have left The Magic World of Chocolate with an uncountable number of chocolates and truffles - all crafted by hand. I will take away all of the knowledge Chonette has given us and can use it again for myself in the future. All chocolates were beautifully gift wrapped and perfect presents to give to loved ones! Definitely worth giving it a try! Cannot thank you enough again for everything that you did for us. All the best, Clodagh and Harry
We had the most amazing experience with Chonette! Both of us are huge chocolate lovers, and knew we would enjoy the experience from the description, and it was even better than we…
Victoria
September 2020
We had the most amazing chocolate experience with Chonette, we went home with HUNDREDS of delicious chocolates and loved every minute of our time with Chonette. We look forward to devouring all of our treats!
Martyn
August 2020
This was a great experience, Chonette really makes you feel welcome in her beautiful home. The workshop is great fun and most importantly we both left feeling confident we could replicate what we learnt at home and experiment with different chocolates and ganache combinations. Chonette is really knowledgable about food, we spent hours discussing different dishes and recipes and her take on them. In the evening we left with 100's of chocolates all neatly gift packaged to give to family & friends. A fantastic day out!
This was a great experience, Chonette really makes you feel welcome in her beautiful home. The workshop is great fun and most importantly we both left feeling confident we could re…
Maria
August 2020
I booked Chonette's magical World of chocolate experience as a birthday gift for my partner and we absolutely loved it. Chonette was the perfect host. So welcoming and a great teacher of how to make chocolate. Her home is beautiful whuch makes it all the more special. We spent a good 5.5 hours making chocolates so had plenty to take home which we were pleased about as they were delicious! An extra little touch was the delicious lunch chonette served whilst we were waiting for our ganache to cool. We would recommend this experience to anyone, it was such a special treat!
I booked Chonette's magical World of chocolate experience as a birthday gift for my partner and we absolutely loved it. Chonette was the perfect host. So welcoming and a great tea…

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Tree nut allergy
Egg-free
Shellfish allergy
Peanut allergy
Pescatarian
Fish allergy
Vegan
Dairy-free
Soy-free
Gluten-free
Vegetarian

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

More tips

All equipment and ingredients will be provided, and you can take 48 moulded chocolates plus truffles or easter eggs, you made worth a lot more.
Contact Chonette if you prefer times and days to suit you not listed in the calendar

What to bring

comfortable shoes as we will be standing most of the time