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Master Class: Chocolate Sommelier, Professional Chocolate Tasting

  • L'Atelier Vancouver Coworking 319 West Hastings Street, suite 400 (4th Floor) Vancouver, BC Canada (map)

3 Hour Class: Monday, November 18, 6:30-9:30 PM

Cost: $80 (includes $29 workbook)

Menu: Dark chocolate, cacao, and cacao based drinks. All ingredients will plant based, gluten and soy free.  

Class Size: Maximum 8 students to ensure everyone receives enough attention and feedback.

Who Is This For: Anyone who wants to learn how to taste and discern fine chocolate like a professional. Also welcome, chocolate enthusiast who just want to sit, eat, and learn. No experience necessary! Open to all.

Take Away: A stomach full of fine chocolate and cacao drinks, your own copy of the Chocolate Compass (a tasting toolbook and workbook valued at $29.00), and a voucher for a free 1-hour live video chat with Geoseph.

How To Prepare: It’s best to come with an appetite. I suggest having a light dinner, as a full stomach may impede your ability to taste the fine aromas.

Your Instructor: Geoseph Domenichiello, master chocolatier, chocolate sommelier, bean to bar maker, and educator working in the industry for over a decade.

Class will cover:

  • The history of how the flavour of chocolate developed (Theory & Samples)

  • Types of cacao & what to look for when purchasing

  • An overview of how chocolate is made from pod to bar (Theory & Samples)

  • Neurogastronomy of Chocolate

    • Theory behind flavour development

    • Techniques for how to taste fine chocolate

  • In Depth Fine Chocolate Tasting & Analysis

    • We will conduct a blind tasting of various bean to bar chocolate

    • You will learn how to analyze them individually and as a group

    • We will practise and repeat, so come hungry!

  • Ingredients & Interpreting Labels

  • Bulk Vs Fine & Types of Chocolate

  • You will be given a link to an online test, if you would like to test what you’ve learned and receive feedback from me.

  • A voucher for up to 1 hour of free online live video chat with me on my website to follow up with any questions you may have.

Earlier Event: November 3
Pop Up Market! Made In the 604
Later Event: November 24
Master Class: Bean To Bar Making