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

Aug 2019

Summer patisserie

Make Your Own Summer Patisserie Class

Tue 20 Aug 2019 | 10:00 - 13:00
chocolate truffle

Make Your Own Chocolate Truffles Class

Tue 20 Aug 2019 | 14:00 - 16:00
cheesecakes, custard & tarts

Make Your Own Cheesecake, Tarts & Custard Class

Sat 24 Aug 2019 | 10:00 - 13:00
emerging chocolate skills level 3

Essential Chocolate Skills with Ruth Hinks

Mon 26 Aug 2019 | 09:00 - Tue 27 Aug 2019 | 16:00
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