The Chocolate & Pastry School in Peebles near Edinburgh provides classes for beginner to professional. Whether you're looking to spend an afternoon preparing French patisserie, a chef seeking to develop your pastry section, or are training for international culinary competition we have a class to suit.


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  • A must for anyone serious about working with chocolate.

    Sainsbury's Magazine
  • Thank you for a wonderful class. I’ve been inspired by one of the most delightful and down to earth individuals who is genuinely a lover of what she does. Chocolate!

    Amanda Macuga
  • Mum and I are just back from our first class and I have to say it has been the best experience. The staff are outstanding and so talented in their fields. I can’t recommend it enough.

    Cheryl Pyott
  • A unique place. With time to learn, time to teach, time to think and relax. And the most important thing to have a magic experience around nature and chocolate.

    Hans Ovando
    Spain Chocolate Master
  • Cocoa Black is my #1 choice for professional development. You learn from and connect with some of the best pastry professionals in the world. Every course exceeds my expectations.

    Paul Kelly
    Judge, Great Irish Bake Off

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School Calendar

Jun 2019

Hans Ovando

Pastry Masterclass with Hans Ovando

Tue 25 Jun 2019 | 09:00 - Thu 27 Jun 2019 | 17:00

Jul 2019

Contemporary Tarts

Make Your Own Contemporary Tarts & Pastry Class

Tue 2 Jul 2019 | 10:00 - 13:00
Truffles, Pralines & Ganache

Make Your Own Truffles, Pralines & Ganache Class

Tue 2 Jul 2019 | 14:00 - 17:00
cheesecakes, custard & tarts

Make Your Own Cheesecake, Tarts & Custard Class

Tue 9 Jul 2019 | 10:00 - 13:00
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