New to chocolate? Take a class with a passionate chocolate expert, where you'll learn the crucial step of chocolate tempering, followed right by making your own delicious chocolate mendiants, and be able to create your own piece of chocolate art!
Parents, this class is kid-friendly (ie for children under 8). You and your child will be able to co-create your own chocolate works of art! Don't miss this sweet opportunity to share with your child! (When booking, please book for yourself and for your child, as your child can't come alone.)
The Cocoa Journey Intro to Chocolate Workshop includes:
- a 1-hour hands-on chocolate workshop, where you make your own beautiful Belgian chocolate mendiants!
- Demonstration of how to make chocolate, including tempering, and explanation of chocolate characteristics
- Tasting & bringing your own chocolates home, for yourselves or as a gift!
- Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30pm- 2:30pm; min. 3 people, max. 9 people, families welcome!
Please send an email first before booking in order to ensure your desired date and time is available!
To book, simply:
1. Indicate the number of participants in Quantity, incl. children.
2. Add to Cart
(3. If you'd like to make it a private class, please click on Fun Extra! Make Your Tour or Class Private! & add the number of participants to the Cart.)
4. Click on the Cart icon in the upper-right hand corner, & write the date in the Notes/Comments section when you checkout. That's it! You'll then receive a confirmation :)
Please note the following with regards to COVID 2021:
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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
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
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
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!
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. All refunds will be processed minus payment processing fees.