• Come on the Cocoa Journey

    Love delicious chocolate?

    Want to taste chocolate with a chocolate expert?

    How about making chocolate yourself?

    Come on the Cocoa Journey, in the capital of chocolate!

  • Beautiful Brussels Grand Place





    Delicious Artisan Chocolate Truffles





    Chocolate Workshop





  • Book Your Chocolate Fun Here!

  • Contact Cocoa Journey

    Questions? Comments? Don't be afraid to reach out!

    Grand Place, 1000 Bruxelles
  • Customer Testimonials

    Loved it

    I really loved making chocolate with Cathy. She is really passionate about her job and you can tell that she has a lot of knowledge about the subject. I made lots of chocolate to take home with me. I have already tried one of each kind at home and they taste great :) They will make a perfect gift for a special person or a family member!

    -- Alexandra, Germany

    Amazing Tour

    We had an amazing tour with Cathy in the world of Belgian chocolate. We have tasted fantastic/special/unique hand-made artist chocolates. Thanks Cathy for your enthusiastic guide and specially for your professionalism and kindness.

    -- Edit, Hungary

    A delight... and ganache to die for!

    Cathy's workshop was a delight! She can tell you everything about chocolate, not only from bean to bar but also plenty of anecdotes from her long career in chocolate. And her ganache is just to die for!

    -- Albert, Belgium

    Great Tour, Fantastic Chocolates

    We had a great tour with Cathy, not only did she take us to taste 12 fantastic chocolates including in some chocolatiers I am sure we would not have found on our, she also told us information about Brussels and made us feel so welcome throughout. A great way to familiarise yourself with Brussels and their fantastic chocolate treats!

    -- Sarah, UK

    The best

    Cathy is the best! She's super knowledgable about chocolate, the lesson is fun and friendly, the pieces you make are DELICIOUS, and the location is right in the center of Brussels - so easy to find and get to. I had a one on one with her, and it was absolutely delightful. A great way to learn about the amazing world of chocolate, since you're surrounded by it everywhere in the city. Go for it!

    -- Katie, New York

    A Real Journey

    Cathy really does take you on a journey with each tasting. She educates you about the chocolate making process and really helps you to understand the flavors and what goes into each piece of chocolate that you taste. She was also able to share some fun and interesting facts about the city as well. Definitely recommend this tour!

    -- Taylor, UK

    Great experience and value for money

    I attended a chocolate making class last week. Cathy was lovely to work with and I found the whole experience awesome. Total plus was the yummy chocolate I got to take home!!
    I would definitely recommend this class! It was very hands on. We learnt to temper chocolate and made two different types of chocolate. So good! -- Jacinta M, Australia

    Many more reviews on Tripadvisor for both tours and workshops!


  • Press and Notable Mentions

    Cocoa Journey, 2022 Travel & Hospitality Awards Winner!

    02/03/2022: The Travel & Hospitality Awards is proud to announce that Cocoa Journey has been awarded in its 2022 European Travel Awards programme.

    While this year has been the toughest the travel industry has ever faced, we endeavour to recognise those who deserve praise and to promote the hard work of tenacious travel businesses. Recipients of Travel & Hospitality awards in 2022 were scrupulously selected based on the aggregation of reviews from multiple third-party sources.

    (Press Release here)

    Chocolate Making Classes in Brussels

    A wonderful mention as one of the best team-building chocolate workshops!

    Thank you, spacehuntr!

    15 Brussels Chocolate Shops & Stops

    The only chocolate tour featured in the article!

    Thank you, damecacao!

    Pourquoi Airbnb propose aussi des activités touristiques

    A glowing write-up of Cocoa Journey included in one of Belgium's main newspapers!

    (The whole article is available for 1€ for the 1st month.)

    Proud to be listed in Kayak Travel Guides

    Check out other cool things to do in Brussels!

  • About Cocoa Journey

    Passionate about Chocolate

    Cathy, a passionate chocoholic born and raised in New York of Chinese parents, discovered gourmet chocolate when apprenticing at Frederic Cassel, President of the prestigious Relais Desserts. Not only did she learn to taste and make delicious chocolate there, she went on to become Chief Chocolate Strategist at Rococo Chocolates in London, then Western European Brand Manager for the B2B blockbuster brand Callebaut, and most recently held a marketing Directorship at Pierre Marcolini, among the best chocolatiers in Belgium and in the world, according to gourmet connoisseurs.

    Brimming with chocolate passion, Cathy recently decided to embark on a new journey — by taking visitors like you on Cocoa Journey, a chocolate adventure through Brussels, where you can discover and taste some of the world’s best chocolate, and even make chocolate yourselves!

    On the side, Cathy professionally tastes chocolate from around the world as a Judge for the Academy of Chocolate Awards, one of the world's most prestigious fine chocolate awards!


    Come along to discover chocolate on the Cocoa Journey :)

Terms & Conditions
We have a 14-day cancellation policy. If you miss your appointment, or cancel with less than 14 days' notice, you will be charged the full price of your appointment. If you cancel more than 14 days before your appointment, you'll receive a refund minus payment processing fees. All gift cards are valid for one year. They cannot be redeemed for cash, nor reimbursed.
Payments made before contacting Cocoa Journey first for availability and thus made in error on the part of the potential customer may or may not be refunded at Cocoa Journey's discretion.
All refunds will be processed minus payment processing fees.
Privacy Policy
Cocoa Journey understands that providing information online involves a great deal of trust on your part. We take this trust very seriously, and make it a high priority to ensure the security and confidentiality of the personal information you provide to us when you visit our Website or use our services. Before submitting your personal information to us, please read this Policy carefully to learn about our privacy practices. By visiting Cocoa Journey’s website, www.thecocoajourney.com, you are accepting the practices described herein.
What information we collect from you in general:
We receive and store any information you enter on our Website or give us in any other way. This includes information that can identify you ("personal information"), including your first and last name, telephone number, and postal and email addresses. 
Billing information is not held by Cocoa Journey. 
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Information About Others.
You will have the opportunity to provide contact and travel-related information for other people through our Website. If you make a reservation for someone else, you will need to submit that individual’s personal information.
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Changes to this Privacy Policy
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If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at: cocoajourneybrussels@gmail.com