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Lici D
  • Henderson, NV
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Chocolate Education. What is best?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob McWhirter Sep 4, 2012. 8 Replies

        So I call myself a hobbyist but my husband believes I could potentially create a business out of my chocolate love.  I have been teaching myself for about three years from books, a little…Continue

 

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Lici D replied to Maia Schneider's discussion Wholesale prices?
"I had the same problem a little while ago.  I just decided to call and email a few places I was interested in.  I told them that I was thinking of opening a shop and was still in the pricing stage.  I told them I still was not sure…"
Sep 11, 2012
Bob McWhirter replied to Lici D's discussion Chocolate Education. What is best?
"The National Confectioners Assn has Several courses, one (I believe) that is for bean to bar instruction. I believe they also run a 2 week all-inclusive class. Check their website frequently for schedules."
Sep 4, 2012
Chocolate pot replied to Lici D's discussion Chocolate Education. What is best?
"I'm also in the same situation. I found the courses from ecole but I'm not sure what to take for my first course. I want to make chocolate with flavor, not truffles in  the beginning but maybe moulds but I would eventually from bean…"
Aug 31, 2012
Anne Bennett replied to Lici D's discussion Chocolate Education. What is best?
"You certainly wouldn't want to take a bakery course if you want to do chocolate. My husband and I started with a little dipper and eventually had a store. We were mostly self taught. We did get the name of a woman in PA who would teach us for a…"
Aug 2, 2012
Derri Cerbone replied to Lici D's discussion Chocolate Education. What is best?
"Lici...You sound like I sounded years ago.  There are careers to be had in chocolate...they are fun, rewarding, fulfilling and possibly best of all, recession proof! I think it's a shame when a person has a passion for something and fails…"
Aug 1, 2012
Lisa N replied to Lici D's discussion Chocolate Education. What is best?
"I tried the ecole chocolat online school for starters. Then did two internships to further my education because I'm a visual learner and believe you can't beat the hands-on for honing techniques and getting ideas.   These gave me…"
Jul 30, 2012
Christopher M Koshak replied to Lici D's discussion Chocolate Education. What is best?
"I know Callebaut has The Chocolate Academy in Chicago, you can definitely find a class or 2 there with your skill."
Jul 27, 2012
Andrea Bauer replied to Lici D's discussion Chocolate Education. What is best?
"Personally, I don't think you need to go to culinary school.  You will spend more time there on baking and things other than chocolate work.  It sounds like you are already competent in tempering and the basics so I think you'd…"
Jul 27, 2012
Ruth Atkinson Kendrick replied to Lici D's discussion Chocolate Education. What is best?
"You have Chef Rubber in Vegas that offers courses taught by some of Las Vegas's top chocolatiers. I also like your apprenticing idea. Find out if you really like it as a profession."
Jul 27, 2012
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Chocolate Education. What is best?

        So I call myself a hobbyist but my husband believes I could potentially create a business out of my chocolate love.  I have been teaching myself for about three years from books, a little youtube, and DVDS. I live in Las Vegas and in town I have a few options to take classes but they range from $500 at the community college to 2,000-3,000 for a series of classes with major chocolatiers.  I have a friend who is a baker who feels that if I am serious about chocolate I should go to…See More
Jul 27, 2012
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Dark, Milk, White?
Milk
Most memorable chocolate experience:
The moment I realized I could make chocolate candy at home.
My favorite chocolate is:
Milk

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