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.

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

Jodie Hook

College has been the best two years of my education. All my teachers were great and amazing, and I think they were the most helpful they could have been.

Megan Capaldi-Tallon, A Level student

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