Chocolate Courses and Events

Hunters Chocolate aims to inspire chocolate lovers everywhere with insight into the chocolate-making process

Courses and events for the home cook and the professional

Presenting courses and events for the home cook and the professional, and covering everything from ‘bean to bar’, Hunters Chocolate aims to inspire chocolate lovers everywhere with insight into the chocolate-making process covering chocolate tasting from plantation, single origin and blended grades, diverse methods of tempering, moulding, filling, and practical sessions to create your own bars, spraying and colouring techniques, and flavour pairing fillings to single origin chocolate.

With chocolate coursing through his veins for much of his professional career, 20 years ago Gary became a UK Chocolate Ambassador for Barry Callebaut – the exclusive and by-invitation-only Chocolate Ambassador Club gathers almost 200 of the best pastry chefs and chocolatiers from around the world, all of whom have a talent with, and a passion for, chocolate. 

Gary has since become synonymous with chocolate throughout the hospitality industry and has represented the UK as a judge for the prestigious World Chocolate Masters competition, mentoring many of the UK finalists.

Have you ever dreamed about making chocolates? Come and join us on this full day course where we will cover the basic techniques that will provide you with the confidence to create your own personalised range of chocolate products. You will learn to use couverture chocolate to make the ultimate chocolate truffle selection.

£220.00

The next stage of handmade chocolates is moulding. On this natural progression day, Seminar 1.1 will continue to establish the innovative techniques that will provide you with the knowledge to create your own personalised range of moulded chocolate products. You will learn to use coloured cocoa butters and other techniques that make your chocolates shine like jewels.

£220.00

Learn how to prepare moulded and filled chocolate bars and snacking bars. Developed by Gary, this Introduction to Chocolate Bars recaps on tempering chocolate, preparing elegant moulded and hand dipped chocolate bars, adding flavours and textures, and hand dipping techniques. On this next progression class, you will continue to establish the innovative techniques that will provide you with the knowledge to create your own personalised range of chocolate products.

£220.00

Master professional chocolatier skills at Hunters Academy of Food. Designed by Gary, this two-day practical chocolate course builds upon the skills taught in the Introduction to Chocolate Seminars 1.0 and 1.1. Throughout this creative chocolate skills course, you will work under close guidance from Gary. You will acquire an extensive knowledge of chocolate theory and practical techniques in artisan chocolate making.

£440.00