5 Day Chocolate School

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Join Mark Tilling, UK Chocolate Master 2006–2010, in mastering the art of chocolate using the finest ingredients and techniques to achieve a professional finish. In an updated 2019 version of this course, Mark will take you through five days of professional techniques including tempering, colouring chocolate and using chocolate moulds. You will enjoy this course whether a beginner in chocolate or if you have previous experience of working with chocolate and will take home a Squires Kitchen Certificate to illustrate your achievements.

Course tutor: Mark Tilling

Course date and times:
  • Monday 21st October: 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Tuesday 22nd October: 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 23rd October: 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Thursday 24th October: 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Friday 25th October: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Over the five days, you will learn how to bake and decorate a celebration cake with chocolate decorations, make indulgent caramel filled chocolates and hand-rolled truffles and lots more chocolate goodies. Make delicious miniature chocolate mousses and use a wide range of chocolate techniques to produce your own mini showpiece of a professional standard.

Day 1: You will be introduced to expert tempering techniques and make your own 100g chocolate bars, learning how to add different flavours and colours. Mark will also show you how to grind cocoa beans and will demonstrate the bean to bar process. You will start work on creating your very own professional mini showpiece. 

Day 2: Under Mark’s expert guidance, learn how to add finishing touches to your showpiece and then go on to bake a chocolate celebration cake and cover it to a professional standard with chocolate paste.

Day 3: Learn to create a range of intricate chocolate decorations such as fans, cigarillos and chocolate modelling paste roses, and then use these to decorate your chocolate celebration cake.

Day 4: Master the tricky art of making delectable moulded chocolates, learn how to make an indulgent caramel filling and how to hand-roll and pipe chocolate truffles.

Day 5: Create a range of delicious chocolate mousse desserts that will impress any dinner party guest. Learn how to use chocolate transfer sheets, create chocolate panels and spheres and use cocoa butter to colour chocolate to achieve a stand-out style.

Mark's teaching style is relaxed and fun and you will go home with a range of recipes, impressive chocolate creations and the knowledge to make your very own cakes, desserts and chocolate treats. 

Course Details

5 places left
5 day course
10:00am to 4:00pm
Suitable for beginners
Type: Project

Places required:

Skill Prerequisites:


Course modules
Date Time Title Tutor Location
21st October 10:00 - 16:00 day 1 Mark Tilling Squires Kitchen International School
22nd October 10:00 - 16:00 day 2 Mark Tilling Squires Kitchen International School
23rd October 10:00 - 16:00 day 3 Mark Tilling Squires Kitchen International School
24th October 10:00 - 16:00 day 4 Mark Tilling Squires Kitchen International School
25th October 10:00 - 16:00 day 5 Mark Tilling Squires Kitchen International School