Exploring Chocolate for Families: Ages 6-99 with Jody & DC Hayden April 9-10, 2022

Everyone loves chocolate, and there is nothing better than seeing people enjoying chocolate you’ve made with your own two hands. Working with chocolate, in all its forms, combines a bit of science, a bit of art, and your own creativity. In this family (any combination of three family members) workshop, participants will prepare chocolate bars starting with the bean. MASW has partnered with the respected Ecole Chocolate Professional School of Chocolate Arts to offer this special learning experience led by Jody and DC Hayden, Proprietors of Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate in Empire, Michigan, and trained chocolatiers/chocolate educators. This workshop will kick-off with a chocolate tasting to better understand the origins of chocolate and the many formulations.

What makes this learning experience so unique is that families will be making their own chocolate. Working in family teams, students will clean, roast, winnow and grind cocoa beans into chocolate. Families will then work together to mold the chocolate into bars. By the end of Sunday, everyone will leave the workshop with their bars and bar molds to experiment at home with their new chocolate making skills.


Saturday - Sunday Apr 9 - 10, 2022
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