Become Willy Wonka with the Chocolate Academy Online

By Emma Crameri Emma Crameri has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on 1 July 2021

One Christmas, my co-worker gave all of the team members the most delicious box of homemade filled chocolates. I was impressed by her skill and each of the flavours tasted absolutely amazing. She said that it was her way of being creative at home and destressing.

With Easter coming up, I was keen to hone my chocolate making skills. I wanted to move past my basic skill level of melting chocolate and then setting them in plastic moulds. So, I was delighted to discover the Chocolate Academy Online.

The website has a trial period. After you have created an account, you can watch a selection of tutorial videos. It’s perfect to learn some basic skills and hear tips and tricks from professional chocolate chefs. You’ll discover what specialist kitchen tools and equipment you might need to purchase and download recipes.

The Chocolate Academy Online courses include:

  • Confectionery Fundamentals
  • Pastry Fundamentals
  • Confectionery Courses
  • Plated Dessert Courses
  • Bakery Courses
  • Pastry Courses

With the free trial, I watched chefs make coffee ganache molded bonbons, classic milk chocolate tablets, classic and modern mendiants, ruby ginger praline and more. You can see an introduction to tempering chocolate and cocoa butter. I can’t wait to try making the classic chocolate brownies and the black forest plated dessert.

You can join the community to share your work and receive feedback from your fellow students and expert chefs. This is good if you need help with your technique or advice on adjusting a recipe. You’ll also be able to network and collaborate with your peers.

The Academy is supported by global leaders in gourmet chocolate: Callebaut, Cacao Barry, Carma and Mona Lisa.

The Chocolate Academy Online is a great resource for hobby chocolate makers, home dessert makers and bakers, and anyone working in the baking or patisserie fields.

About Chocolate Academy

Expert online chocolate courses for chefs, by chefs. How-to tutorials at your fingertips. Professional techniques taught by top chefs. Interactive videos you can watch over and over. The Chocolate Academy™ Online is more than just recipes, you can follow courses, gain knowledge about the best professional chocolate ingredients, and learn to create your own recipes along with our chefs. Join a rich community network where you can connect with your peers, and have your questions answered by industry professionals. All these resources are at your fingertips, guiding you in your journey to achieving the skills and confidence that will take you to the next level.

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