Dc Hayden was educated as a filmmaker/videographer and he produced dozens of videos for both commercial and non-profit clients before turning his attention to chocolate in 2013. DC’s attention to detail transferred perfectly to chocolate and he serves on the GDC chocolate production team with a thorough understanding of chocolate tempering, sugar crystallization, ganache formulation and chocolate fluidity. DC has been trained as both a chocolatier and gelato maker at the Chicago Chocolate Academy, Valrhona Chocolate School and Carpigiani Gelato University.

Workshops with DC

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A special note about our photos:

We have taken HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of photos over the years of our students, instructors, and staff — during classes, after classes, and at various gatherings. Throughout this brochure and on our website, you will see many photos that were taken prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Images of people without masks or not practicing social distancing were taken before the pandemic and before the safety practices were implemented. Please rest assured, we follow all of the safety precautions and guidelines mandated by our local and state health officials. Community means everything to us —we aim to provide a safe environment for all who teach and learn at MASW. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our practices, or would like more detailed information about the school’s health and safety guidelines, please do not hesitate to call or email us!