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Essential Chocolate Skills with Ruth Hinks


Would you like to learn how to become a chocolatier?
Learn how to become a chocolatier at The Chocolate & Pastry School near Edinburgh, UK. Developed by UK World Chocolate Master Ruth Hinks, this two day chocolate course teaches the theory and practical skills needed to work confidently with chocolate. Participants receive a signed certificate.

What chocolate skills will I learn?
During this masterclass, you’ll work individually under close supervision from Ruth. You’ll prepare a selection of chocolate fillings including; caramels, ganaches, truffles and pralines. You’ll learn how to make handmade chocolates, chocolate bars, chocolate lollipops and moulded chocolate figures. You’ll also explore:
• the origins of chocolate
• cocoa varieties
• chocolate making equipment
• how to correctly taste chocolate
• chocolate tempering techniques
• preparation of fillings
• the use of chocolate moulds
• how to enrobe chocolates
• the use of chocolate transfers and texture sheets
• packaging chocolates
• how to store chocolate

Who’s the Essential Chocolate Skills with Ruth Hinks suitable for?
Essential Chocolate Skills is an intensive and challenging two day course designed for chefs, students and chocolate enthusiasts. Participants typically have a passion for chocolate and a desire to learn professional chocolatier skills in a dedicated chocolate school. This masterclass course regularly attracts participants from the UK, Europe and the USA.

Are you looking to gift a class?
Our Gift eVouchers can be redeemed against any class at The Chocolate & Pastry School. You have the choice of sending your Gift eVoucher immediately by email, or scheduling delivery for a later date.


Mon 12 Sep 2022 | 09:00
Tue 13 Sep 2022 | 16:00
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1-3 Cuddybridge
Peebles, Scottish Borders EH45 8HX United Kingdom
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What Will I Take Home?

Chocolate School

You’ll learn the very latest techniques for working with chocolate and pastry, and take home all your delicious confections. From our chocolate classes, you can expect to leave with 50 – 60 beautifully packaged chocolates. From our patisserie classes, you’ll take home 20 – 25 individual patisserie, beautifully boxed and ready to amaze your friends and family. You’ll also be provided with a course recipe book, so you can practise what you’ve learnt at home.