Master Class: Bean To Bar Chocolate Making (Nov. 24 & 25th)


Master Class: Bean To Bar Chocolate Making (Nov. 24 & 25th)


2 Day Class: Sunday, Nov. 24 & Monday, Nov. 25; 6:30 - 9:30 PM

Menu: The chocolate made will be dark, containing cacao beans and sugar only. The ganache for the truffles will contain dairy, however it is possible to make it non dairy if you let me know ahead of time.

Class Size: Maximum 6 students to ensure everyone receives enough attention and feedback.

Who Is This For: Anyone who wants to get started making their own bean to bar chocolate, or for those who just want to learn how chocolate is made. No experience necessary! Open to all. All techniques used will be something you can repeat at home with minimal specialized equipment, other than the wet grinder.

Take Away: About 1.5 lbs of cacao beans (2 origins), 1.5 lbs of fresh bean to bar chocolate, bean to bar making literature & resources, and a coupon for a free 1-hour of live video chat with Geoseph

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:

Day 1

  • Genetics & Botany (Theory & Tasting)

    • How it relates to quality. What to look and ask for for when purchasing cacao. Costs of cacao and where to purchase.

    • Tasting of various cacao types/origins

  • Curing: Harvesting, Fermentation & Drying (Theory & Hands on)

    • Understanding how these processes impact the quality of your cacao

    • The cut test to analyze appearance of your cacao

  • Processing: Sorting, Roasting, Winnowing, Refining (Theory, Hands On, & Tasting)

    • Each person will receive 1 kilo of cacao to sort, roast, winnow, and take home.

    • Go over various roasting techniques (but we will use convection oven method, something you can do at home)

    • We will use one referiner to create one batch of chocolate that will be divided up amongst the group (~1 kilo worth per person). We will begin the refiner on day one and let it run for 24 hours until the second class.

Day 2

  • We will taste and analyze our fresh bean to bar chocolate and compare it to other bean to bar chocolate.

  • Brief History of Chocolate Making

  • Tempering

    • Learn about why we temper, the mechanisms behind it, and practical ways to temper your bean to bar chocolate

  • Hand Rolled Truffle Making

    • Use a portion of your fresh chocolate to make a simple ganache. Learn about the science behind ganaches and troubleshooting.

  • How to store and keep your chocolate

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Dietary Concerns

It is the responsibility of the ticket holders and their guests and/or guardians to inform us before the meetup of any dietary concerns. We take no responsibility for allergic reactions or other ill effects from the foods you may consume or come in contact with. Although we do our best to inform you of the ingredients, the kitchen does contain nuts and other allergens, so we can never guarantee any foods or drinks or products have not come in contact with items including, but not limited to, nuts, dairy, gluten, and soy. Please inform us before attending an event or purchasing a ticket with any dietary concerns.



Mon Paris Patisserie

4396 Beresford Street

Burnaby, BC

V5H 2Y4

If you have any dietary concerns or special requests, please connect, or mention it in the form when you checkout. 

The Host: Geoseph Domenichiello is a professional chocolatier, chocolate sommelier, and chocolate maker.  For over a decade, he has been educating, creating, and sharing all things chocolate in order to help others heighten their appreciation and level of satisfaction with chocolate.  

Refund Policy

No Refunds or Exchanges 7 days (168 hours) before events. In order to keep events affordable and available for all, there needs to be enough notice for any cancellations. With 8 days or more of notice, you may switch dates, or keep a credit on file for a future event. Refunds will not be given, unless under very unusual circumstances, and at the ownerโ€™s discretion.

If in the very rare occurrence an event is canceled by Chocolate with Geoseph, the purchaser will receive a full refund.

Thank you