An Introduction to Patisserie and Chocolate

HSDC Leisure Course

a plate of chocolate macarons

Availability & Details

An Introduction to Patisserie and Chocolate - Sat 10:00 - 12:30 10 Weeks Gp 01 SC-PACHNO-G(2021)SA1

South Downs Campus

Type of study

23-Jan-2021 - 03-Apr-2021 (weeks)

Examination board
HSDC leisure course
Course Full Fee £200.00
Exam Full Fee £0.00


This three week course will be an introduction to chocolate products, from beautiful hand made Easter eggs and chocolate Macarons, to a creative delicious plated chocolate dessert that will impress. You will be able to enjoy your lovely products at home and perhaps share with friends and family.

No previous qualification needed however due to the physical nature of some of the tasks, a good hand to eye coordination is essential.

Week 1 (26.03.20) – Chocolate plated dessert to impress
Week 2 (02.04.20) – Chocolate Macarons filled with creamy ganache
Week 3 (09.04.20) – Chocolate tempering skills, create a chocolate Easter egg

You will experience this course in a fully equipped commercial pastry kitchen. All the needed moulds and specialist items will be provided. An experienced pastry chef will guide you step by step throughout these master classes and will also share some precious knowledge and secret tips. From the delicate chocolate tempering skills, to the art of making outstanding Macarons, you will build confidence that will unlock new horizons.

Observation and end products.

Some future courses will be provided during the year for other specialist pastry treats.

“HSDC provided me with the opportunity for autonomous study and the choice of subjects that I wanted to study, which helped me develop relevant knowledge as well as relevant skills for the workplace.”

Lucas Ratcliffe, A Level and CTEC student

The teaching has been really good, I’ve loved all of my teachers, they’ve all been really nice and supportive.

Jodie Hook

My experience at the college has been really good, it’s been really rewarding, all the lecturers were so lovely and supportive there’s no way I could have done it without them - the teaching has been outstanding.

Lucie Brooks, A Level student