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Kids Summer Chocolate Classes

Kids Summer Chocolate Classes


3 Different Chocolate Kid’s Classes:

Beginning in June 2019
Choice of 3 different classes
OR
Take all 3 to receive your "Chocolate Master" Certificate!
Classes can be selected on various days in June, July & August or can be taken all in 1 day.  Scroll to the very bottom for the button to sign up for 3 classes in one day. 
  

Level 1: History of Chocolate and Drinking Chocolate

An Interactive Experience of 5 Senses  

June 26, 10am   .   July 17, 10am   .   August 14, 10am

$45 for 1.5 - 2 hours (Depending on class size)

This kids course is a great introduction to the basics of cacao, drinking chocolate, its history and the chocolate many have come to know today! But we believe chocolate is so much more than candy. Understanding its origins and history can open young minds to the possibilities of cacao and chocolate as well as many other ingredients, foods and treats they know of.

Class Structure & What’s included

Class begins with a guided Rainforest Visualization.  Kids get a chance to pass around and see actual cacao pods, beans and nibs to establish a real and physical relationship with the beginnings of where chocolate comes from!

Next, they learn about the history of chocolate beginning with the Mayans, Olmecs and Aztecs, and then the Europeans who developed their own, very different methods of chocolate making and consumption. Kids will get to taste-test the difference between the methods!

Finally, students will learn how to and make their very own hot chocolate using traditional Mesoamerican Methods!

Each student will get a specialty hot chocolate package to take home to share their newfound knowledge with family and friends! Additional hot cocoa packets can be purchased at a discounted rate for those who attend the class.

https://chocovivo.com/products/kids-history-of-chocolate-and-drinking-chocolate

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Level 2: All About Chocolate and Baking Chocolate

A Brief History, Cookies, Cupcakes and Brownies, Oh My!  

June 28, 10am   .   July 19, 10am   .   August 16, 10am

$75 for 2 - 2.5 hours (Depending on class size)

In this kids course students will learn the basics of cacao, how chocolate is made and how to make and bake recipes with chocolate! Students will get hands-on experience with the techniques and tricks of chocolate melting, incorporation and baking. As chocolate can be used in a variety of ways, it can also come together with other ingredients to create tasty treats greater than the sum of their parts! Students will learn baking techniques that can be applied to any baking recipes, but especially those requiring chocolate, cacao, and cocoa butter! Each student will make their own brownies and cupcakes, yum!

Class Structure & What’s included

A brief familiarization with cacao, chocolate, and history of cacao gives the students a foundation in the ingredients and processes that make baking with chocolate possible! Kids get a chance to pass around and see actual cacao pods, beans and nibs to establish a real and physical relationship with the beginnings of where chocolate comes from!

Students will get to taste-test the difference between traditional stone-ground chocolate and European style chocolate to kick off the baking extravaganza! We believe that a recipe can easily be elevated when proper and quality ingredients are used. Even when combining ingredients to make something new, preserving the basic nature of each flavor creates something even more beautiful and tasty!

The chocolatiers/bakers-to-be will then learn how to melt chocolate to make scrumptious chocolate desserts from Cupcakes, Brownies, Cookies and Frostings from scratch! Learning how to make these various confections is all about portion, order of mixing and the process and technique of each step. When their hand-made treats are in the oven and resting, we will play Mayan and Aztec inspired games. Finally, students will learn how to frost and decorate their delicious creations!

Bring-Your-Own-Container: Each student will need a container to take home any left-overs and tasty treats to share with friends and family!

https://chocovivo.com/products/all-about-chocolate-and-baking-chocolate-kids

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Level 3:  Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Making

with Chocolate Mastermind Patricia Tsai  

June 29, 10am   .   July 20, 10am   .   August 17, 10am

$150 for 2 - 2.5 hours (Depending on class size)

This course is very close to our hearts as it teaches youth the traditional Mayan processes we use to make our single-origin stone-ground chocolate. Chocolate Maker and Expert, Patricia Tsai, will teach kids where chocolate comes from and the process starting from the tree-to-pod to bean-to-bar. At the end each child will get to make and take home their very own custom bar!

Class Structure & What’s included

We open with a brief history of cacao and chocolate all the way back to the Mayan and Aztec people of Mesoamerica. Kids will be passing around and examining the various components of chocolate, starting with opening up a fresh cacao pod and seeing it with their very own eyes! They will learn to establish a real and physical relationship with the beginnings of where chocolate comes from and being immersed in a jungle. They will then taste-test the difference between European style chocolate and Mayan Stone-Ground chocolate and learn the difference between chocolatier and chocolate maker.

Students will get hands-on experience with the traditional techniques and tricks of roasting, grinding and shaping chocolate bars. Each Chocolate Maker-to-be can choose the various ingredients they want to include in their very own custom chocolate bar! While the fresh bars set we will play Mayan and Aztec inspired games like back over 2000 years ago.

 https://chocovivo.com/products/kids-bean-to-bar-chocolate-making

Chocolate Boot Camp

 Take all three classes in one fun day, plus lunch is included! 

July 13, 9:30am-2:30pm

August 24, 9:30am-2:30pm

 https://chocovivo.com/products/kids-chocolate-classes-all

*Contact us for information on private classes and events (Great for parties and celebrations of all kinds!)*