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New guy here, Looking to setup a chocolate nad confectionery business!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clive Brown Jan 19, 2012. 6 Replies

Hi guys, My name's Jacob and I'm from a town called Pontypridd, in Wales UK. I'm a chef by trade but have always had a passion for chocolate and confectionery like hard candies and jellies. I've…Continue

 

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Clive Brown replied to Jacob Anthony's discussion New guy here, Looking to setup a chocolate nad confectionery business!
"Oh yes and get yourself a reliable tabletop tempering machine ( I have good experience with Chocovision but not sure what is available in Wales) you def need that to start."
Jan 19, 2012
Clive Brown replied to Jacob Anthony's discussion New guy here, Looking to setup a chocolate nad confectionery business!
"Being a chef you prob have the nous to get along well with chocolate. No its not impossible to start up a self taught choc business. Some instruction is handy. Online resources and books can teach most theory but you will need time to experiment and…"
Jan 19, 2012
Jacob Anthony replied to Jacob Anthony's discussion New guy here, Looking to setup a chocolate nad confectionery business!
"Thanks very much for the advice guys, I'll definitely take everything you've said on board and learn from it!!"
Jan 19, 2012
antonino allegra replied to Jacob Anthony's discussion New guy here, Looking to setup a chocolate nad confectionery business!
"As Scott said: practice practice practice! save the money and time of "ecole chocolat" you better buy 1 professional book at time and learn! If you can buy one of those melanger from cocoatown and a bag of beans,  try to understand…"
Jan 14, 2012
Scott Daniels replied to Jacob Anthony's discussion New guy here, Looking to setup a chocolate nad confectionery business!
"If you are on a tight budget, start with making chocolates as a hobby. Develop your skills with chocolate and sample them out to friends and family. When you start to get several dozens of replies like "You should sell these" and getting…"
Jan 7, 2012
Omar Forastero replied to Jacob Anthony's discussion New guy here, Looking to setup a chocolate nad confectionery business!
"hey Jacob, I recommend ecole chocolat's online course. Very useful in depth info and will for sure help you start up your business.  http://www.ecolechocolat.com"
Jan 3, 2012
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New guy here, Looking to setup a chocolate nad confectionery business!

Hi guys, My name's Jacob and I'm from a town called Pontypridd, in Wales UK. I'm a chef by trade but have always had a passion for chocolate and confectionery like hard candies and jellies. I've decided that, after helping my wife setup a business making chutneys and preserves, I want to set up my own venture making chocolates and confectionery. So I've bought a book called "Chocolates and Confections" By Peter Greweling to try and teach myself to make chocolates as I'm on a tight budget.My…See More
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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark, Milk, White
Most memorable chocolate experience:
My most memorable chocolate experience was going to my local sweet shop that was situated inside a terraced house. The space behind the counter was filled floor to ceiling with all sorts of chocolates and confectionery
My favorite chocolate is:
Cadbury's Fruit & Nut Bar

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