General Information

Hands-On are held at Chocolate Academy ™ centre Istanbul – Turkey.

Group size is determined by the type of Hands-On, this is mostly a small group consisting of 8 – 10 people which allows the tutor to give personal attention to each candidate. All Hands-On are for adults 18+ only, unless otherwise specified in the description.

Hands-On Time:

Professional level Hands-On are held from 08:30 to 16:00. The Chocolate Academy™ will open at 08:00, at that time coffee and a light breakfast will be served. A 1-hour lunch break will take place at a convenient stopping point during the “Hands-On”. Lunch will be provided by the Chocolate Academy™. 

Chef Coats/Attire:

Please bring your own chef jacket; if you do not have a chef jacket, the Chocolate Academy ™ centre can provide you with a lab coat upon arrival; we would however ask that you wear sensible flat footwear.


You must wash and sanitize your hands frequently before and while working in the kitchen. Lab coats / Chef Jackets and Chef Hats / Hairnets must be worn at all times within the Chocolate Academy ™ kitchen. Hair must be clean and pulled back away from your face.

Photography and Video:

Cameras will be allowed during Hands-On. Usage will be limited to photography as capturing video is prohibited.

The Chocolate Academy™ centre reserves the right to photograph anyone attending courses at the Chocolate Academy™. These photographs may be used for marketing purposes.


Parking is available at Nidakule Ataşehir Kuzey. 


We have some lockers to store personal belongings during Hands-On. If you have a personal item that you do not feel comfortable leaving in the locker room, you can bring it with you. The Chocolate Academy™ centre is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Cancellation Policy: 

Our Chocolate Academy™ center Programs can accommodate a limited number of students and are usually full with a waiting list. Should you cancel your participation in a class, we will refund fifty percent (50%) of the price if you cancel in writing fourteen (14) days before the first day of the class. No refunds will be given for cancellation within fourteen (14) days of the first day of the class. 

Subject to the Chocolate Academy™ center’s written agreement prior to the event, the registration may be transferred to another person from the same company or organization at no extra charge. 

The Chocolate Academy™ center reserves the right to cancel a class up to two (2) weeks in advance. If this should occur, we will either postpone the class to a future date or reimburse you for the price of the class. 

Please note that the Chocolate Academy™ center reserves the right to cancel this event or to make minor alterations to the content and timing of the program or to the identity of the trainers. The Chocolate Academy will not, however, be held responsible for any related expense incurred by the participant.