Kids Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Making with Chocolate Mastermind Patricia Tsai
Dia De Los Muertos Kids Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Making
with Chocolate Mastermind Patricia Tsai
Sunday, October 27th 12pm - 3pm
$120 for 2.5 - 3 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 a 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! Plus, we will have pumpkin molds just for fall! While the fresh bars set we will play Mayan and Aztec inspired games like back over 2000 years ago.