Raw Chocolatier Certification: Here We Go Again!

Raw Chocolatier Certification: Here We Go Again!

A little more than one month ago, we finished our second, Level 1 Raw Chocolatier Certification Course in partnership with Sayuri Healing Food. To say it was fun would be the understatement of the year - it was an absolute blast.

Seventeen students tempered, dipped and decorated their way to chocolate heaven. It was no surprise that by the end of the week, when the chocolate party rolled around, we were absolutely drowning in all things chocolate.

We kicked the week off with a beautiful opening circle and cacao ceremony, and soon enough, the students were right into it. The students began by learning how to make simple and tempered chocolate. Everyone was absolutely brilliant and learned to successfully temper chocolate on their first attempt. Very impressive!

Soon we moved on to pralines - learning how to make beautiful soft centers - and of course the fun bit: the dipping and decorating. The students got to spend a morning at our production facility dipping and decorating their beautiful praline creations. Their creativity never fails to inspire.

The week was completed with their final project - a dessert plate that had to include tempered chocolate. Any description I give here won’t do them justice so please have a look at some of the beautiful photos below to see all the visually stunning (not to mention tasty) raw chocolate delights our students created.

We kicked things off with a beautiful (and delicious) cacao ceremony!

We kicked things off with a beautiful (and delicious) cacao ceremony!

Tempering fun…and patience….

Tempering fun…and patience….

Chocolate moulding is the key to our hearts!

Chocolate moulding is the key to our hearts!

Yes please to decorating praline delights!

Yes please to decorating praline delights!

Candied buckwheat, coloured confetti, raspberry sugar, oh my! (PS: Hi Ella!)

Candied buckwheat, coloured confetti, raspberry sugar, oh my! (PS: Hi Ella!)

Just one of our many, beautiful final projects.

Just one of our many, beautiful final projects.

And one more….there were so many perfect plates!

And one more….there were so many perfect plates!

Getting that all important shot…

Getting that all important shot…

The most beautiful pic of all….look at this gorgeous group!

The most beautiful pic of all….look at this gorgeous group!