• Chocolate 2.0-Modern Confectionery Fundamentals


Once you have mastered the basics of chocolate from Chocolate 1.0-Discovering Chocolate, you are ready to move on to Modern Confectionery Fundamentals. You will study all of the ingredients that are used in ganache and sugar confections as well as introducing you to confectionery software. You will be able to understand the steps in emulsion, the basics of chocolate equipment and chocolate machines. In this 3 day course, you will make more complex, multi-layered confections with delicious fillings and textures. This course is for the intermediate level chocolatier, with a firm understanding of the basics of chocolate.

Prerequisite: Chocolate 1.0-Discovering Chocolate or comfortable knowledge and practice of hand crystallization of chocolate and piping techniques.



Chocolate Academy Instructor

Guest teacher


Level 2


You are working as a professional with a good knowledge about the process of chocolate. You have a good knowledge about tempering of chocolate, basic techniques, etc. So, we won't spend time on theory about tempering and cooling of chocolate.

Designed for participants who are confident with chocolate having worked as a craftsperson for some time or have completed a Beginner Course.



At the Chicago CHOCOLATE ACADEMY Center, we offer courses designed to support you in every stage of your career and chocolate journey. Whether you are a novice or an expert, the Academy has courses and tools at your level to build upon your knowledge.

In addition to our enhanced Core Curriculum, we have an amazing line-up of Specialty Courses, taught by skilled Guest Chefs from around the world. Each Guest Chef is selected, because of their unique talents as well as their ability to share their knowledge. Our courses fill quickly, which is a testament to the dedicated team at the Academy which strives to make your experience exceptional. If you do find a particular class to be full, be sure to sign up for the waiting-list. Come join us to experience passionate teaching in the intimate setting of our Academy, and work side-by-side with truly inspirational chefs.

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