Chocolate Courses

Whether you are completely new to working with chocolate or an experienced professional looking to upskill, attending a chocolate course can prove an invaluable investment! You'll find a selection of courses below; the ones marked with a star have been tried and tested by us at Keylink.



Andrew can travel to your own premises anywhere in the UK

The Yorkshire Academy of Chocolate & Patisserie

Andrew Thwaite is a highly experienced chocolatier with decades of experience in the chocolate and confectionery industries.

On the edge of York, the 'chocolate city,' Andrew Thwaite teaches at the Yorkshire Academy of Chocolate & Patisserie, covering everything from basic chocolate skills, to how to set up your own chocolate business, and chocolate tasting to recipe development.

Andrew is a highly experienced chocolatier with twenty-seven years' experience in the chocolate and confectionery industries.

His classes are taught within a fantastic demonstration and training facility; providing a full service to help you achieve your chocolate ambitions. 

See the Yorkshire Academy of Chocolate & Patisserie courses here.

Wildmere Road Industrial Estate
OX16 3UU

Chocolate Academy UK & Ireland

Run by the team at Callebaut

Based in Banbury, Oxfordshire, The UK Chocolate Academy™ Centre is a purpose-built training facility for those seeking in-person, hands-on tuition. And if a tour of the Barry Callebaut factory is high on your wishlist, it's on the same site!

Their courses are designed to provide real, usable skills to anyone looking to work with chocolate or improve their skills, from artisan chocolatiers to pastry chefs, bakers, and those in catering.

The academy chefs are world-class and have a huge breadth of knowledge and expertise. You've probably spotted them hosting global Callebaut product launches or even presenting on Saturday morning TV!

Also available is Chocolate Academy online, where you can gain valuable new skills without leaving your armchair! The team also runs regular live streams on a whole host of topics.

Visit the Chocolate Academy site to see all available courses. 

1-3 Cuddybridge
EH45 8HX

Cocoa Black - Chocolate & Pastry School

Learn with a UK World Chocolate Master

If you're looking for a chocolate-making class, then the Chocolate & Pastry School in Peebles near Edinburgh (Scotland) will have a class to suit. Run by 2012 UK World Chocolate Master, Ruth Hinks (you might remember seeing her as a judge on The Hairy Bikers' Chocolate Challenge!), the school offers a range of inspiring chocolate-making classes which teach the skills required to create handmade chocolates and French patisserie. 

The Chocolate & Pastry School is one of Europe's leading training facilities for chocolate making and pastry courses, welcoming national and international students with a passion for chocolate making and pastry work. The Chocolate & Pastry School has a purpose-fitted kitchen where you can learn the latest chocolate-making and pastry chef techniques and innovations, and work with the very best equipment and ingredients. For more information and details of upcoming classes, visit the Cocoa Black website.