Master Class: Chocolate Sommelier Tasting Course (Nov. 18)


Master Class: Chocolate Sommelier Tasting Course (Nov. 18)


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

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.

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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.



L’Atelier Vancouver Coworking

319 West Hastings Street (4th Floor)

Vancouver, BC

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 owner’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