Handmade Box of Chocolates by Heirlooms & Wooden Spoons - food in London
Handmade Box of Chocolates by Heirlooms & Wooden Spoons - food in London

Handmade Box of Chocolates

Create a bespoke box of chocolate treats for your loved one!

Chocolate Making Class

2.5 hour workshop

Beginner

North West London NW10

Handmade Box of Chocolates
by Heirlooms & Wooden Spoons
2.5 hour workshop
£65 per person
Flexitime
£65 per person

Classes

2.5 hour workshop

Daytime

Learn from Professional Chef Laura Leaver about the Magic of Chocolate and create your very own box of chocolate treats to gift to the one you love!

The class will begin with a chocolate tasting, an art in itself. You will learn how to appreciate the subtleties of cocoa content, and discuss the calibre of a variety of chocolate that is available in the UK.

Laura will discuss and demonstrate the art of 'tempering', that gives chocolates that glossy snap that is so treasured by Chocolatiers around the world, before every student has a go themselves.

You will learn how to make a classic dark chocolate ganache truffle and a variety of ingredients will be at your disposal to create your very own box of bespoke covered treats. Nuts, seeds, cocoas and flowers will be available for you to personalise your gift, and create your very own flavours.

Next, we will create a classic vintage treat 'Cinder Toffee'. A flavour, almost forgotten, that is now having a little bit of a resurgence as we hanker for tastes of our childhood and old fashioned methods. The rather tricky art of making this candy that is also known as 'Honeycomb' or 'Hokey Pokey' is easy when you know how. And, once dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkled with chilli salt, it becomes a very elegant and moreish treat, that will look right at home with your bespoke truffles!

Lastly, a Valentines gift box would never be complete without a chocolate dipped strawberry. Laura will teach you the delicate method of covering fruit in tempered chocolate - one that requires swift work and deft fingers, but is well worth the effort!

Every student will leave with their very own box of treats, each one unique.

You do not need to bring anything with you - we will provide you with everything you require including aprons, all knives and equipment, and packaging to take home your creations.

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Sat 15 Jun, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
North West London, NW10 3BU

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You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!

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Flexitime Class

This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.

Number of people in an Obby Flexitime classYou need to be a group of 4
Days notice required in an Obby Flexitime classI need 7 days notice
Days available in an Obby Flexitime classI am only available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Location of an Obby Flexitime classNorth West London, NW10 3BU
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Reviews (2)
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Michael
3 Feb
This definitely will be my best Valentine present in years. I’m pretty confident my wife will love the chocolate. Laura is a fantastic teacher. I’m not the most knowledgeable person innthe kitchen but she helped me to create a wonderful box of chocolate. She made the difficult process of creating truffles so easy. She teaches in her own kitchen which makes you instantly feel welcome. I will be back next year for another chocolate challenge.
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Julia
3 Feb
I love to eat chocolate but I never imagined I will be able to create my own box of chocolate. Laura made everything so easy to follow. Her handouts are simple and easy to follow. I managed to create my own truffles with different flavours the weekend after. I’m looking forward to attend another of her classes maybe pasta.

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Michael
3 Feb
This definitely will be my best Valentine present in years. I’m pretty confident my wife will love the chocolate. Laura is a fantastic teacher. I’m not the most knowledgeable person innthe kitchen but she helped me to create a wonderful box of chocolate. She made the difficult process of creating truffles so easy. She teaches in her own kitchen which makes you instantly feel welcome. I will be back next year for another chocolate challenge.
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Julia
3 Feb
I love to eat chocolate but I never imagined I will be able to create my own box of chocolate. Laura made everything so easy to follow. Her handouts are simple and easy to follow. I managed to create my own truffles with different flavours the weekend after. I’m looking forward to attend another of her classes maybe pasta.

Class location

North West London
8 Herbert Gardens
NW10 3BU
London

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Handmade Box of Chocolates by Heirlooms & Wooden Spoons - food in London

About your host, Heirlooms & Wooden Spoons

The Heirlooms & Wooden Spoons Teaching Kitchen is situated in a stunning, light-filled residential space in North West London. Laura likes to create a relaxed and accessible atmosphere in which to learn, whilst ensuring the school is fully equipped with the highest quality kit and ingredients. Classes are kept to a maximum of 6, ensuring high student to teacher ratio and ensuring classes are intimate and relaxed.

Laura is a joyful and irreverent teacher, and she strives to maintain a calm and fun environment in which to learn, whilst imparting professional knowledge and genuine chef tricks and tips.  She has worked in the industry both as a chef and as a teacher in London, Singapore and the US. In addition, her experience as an instructor at the Culinary Institute of America makes her uniquely qualified to teach, and gives her an interesting perspective on food history as well as food future, the ethics of eating, and a particular personal interest in vegetarian and vegan recipes.

Laura's fascination with forgotten skills and vintage kitchenalia seeps into many of her recipes and techniques. She is forever finding antique equipment and tableware, and often uses vintage items and long forgotten techniques in her classes.

Laura believes that your hands are your greatest tools, so be ready for a truly immersive class (not just demonstrations). Unless otherwise stated, all classes are hands-on, and you will get to make and taste everything.  Each class is designed to finish with a meal to be enjoyed with your fellow cooks, or take your creations home to share. Regardless of experience, you will be challenged and inspired to return home with renewed confidence, and new friends!

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Notes

If you have any allergies, please get in touch with Obby. By purchasing this class you are confirming that you understand that you will be working with potentially dangerous kitchen equipment and that you waive any and all rights to make claims for any injury or accident sustained. Please ensure you arrive on time (but not too early as we will be setting up)! I can highly recommend grabbing a coffee at one of our lovely nearby cafes if you arrive early!

Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Handmade Box of Chocolates
by Heirlooms & Wooden Spoons
2.5 hour workshop
£65 per person
Flexitime
£65 per person
2.5 hour workshop
from £65 per person