Advanced Chocolate Workshop
$165 per person
What You'll Learn
- Understand the science of tempering and shaping chocolate for showpiece work
- Create elegant display boxes for holding chocolates and petit fours
- Develop proficiency in airbrushing techniques for small showpieces and flowers
About This Class
Whether you are working in pastry professionally or are an experienced home cook who loves creating show-stopping sweets, learning to use chocolate in artful ways is pretty amazing. Join us to express your own creativity as you build a beautiful chocolate box with hand-made chocolate flowers. In this class, expert chocolatier Shawn Williams will show you methods for creating boxes made entirely from chocolate along with a variety of techniques to make beautiful airbrushed chocolate flowers.
Chocolate showpiece amenities: Tempering dark chocolate, create a chocolate box and airbrushed edible chocolate flowers. An elegant chocolate display to serve chocolate truffles and petit fours.
- Wine included
- Light meal served in class
- Suitable for vegetarians
All students must show proof of vaccine before entering school and will be required to wear a mask unless eating/drinking.
We understand and respect that lifestyle decisions during Covid are an individual choice. If you test positive for Covid while the class is in session, you will be asked to send a friend in your place until you have a negative test. Classes will not be rescheduled, credited or cancelled. Once the class session starts the class is non-refundable. This was our policy pre-Covid and continues to be our policy today. We hope you find this policy acceptable and understand that this policy is required for a small school like SFCS to operate and open our kitchens for great food experiences.
The average duration of our current cooking classes is 4 hours, which is predominately hands-on work. You will be standing for the majority of class, cooking at your work station as your instructor demonstrates techniques and walks around providing individual feedback. Most of the time you’ll be working with a partner or small group on a few different recipes.
Doors will open 10 minutes prior to class starting and we will begin promptly on time. Students will be asked to queue up outside the door of the school to have their vaccine cards checked the first week of class (these will only need to be checked once).
Please arrive at the school with your own mask on. New, disposable masks are available should you need to replace yours while in class.
Wear comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes (remember, you’ll be on your feet cooking). The kitchens at SFCS are fully equipped with everything else you need, including clean aprons.
You will sit down with your classmates to eat what you’ve all prepared, along with some wine. We do suggest you have a small snack before class as dinner does happen towards the end of each session.
Wear casual clothing you can easily move around in, and comfortable close-toed shoes. Long hair must be pulled back and masks are required while in the building.
An accomplished pastry chef and chocolatier, Shawn has worked as an Admiral’s chef in the Navy, pastry chef at La Folie, assistant to Ewald Notter, and Chocolatier for Au Coeur de Chocola. From the first moment Shawn Williams worked with chocolate, he fell in love. In the kitchen, he creates flavors and textures like no other chocolatier. Located in San Francisco, his company, Feve Artisan Chocolatier was inspired by the desire to create innovative and sustainable chocolate confections that offer a unique artistic culinary and transformative social justice experience.