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The Chocolate Sensory Workshop (Chocolate Tasting Course)

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L'Atelier Vancouver Coworking

319 West Hastings Street

#400

Vancouver, BC V6B 1H6

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Visit www.geoseph.com for more information.


Hosted by Chocolatier & Chocolate Sommelier, Geoseph Domenichiello

This exciting and interactive workshop will take you on a journey to understand the truth about chocolate. This is a foundations course (Chocolate 101) that will give you a dynamic view of what chocolate is, as well as practical tools you can use to be a more discerning taster and smarter consumer. With over a decade of experience with chocolate, both as a chocolate sommelier and chocolatier, Geoseph has inspired many to strengthen or begin their journey with fine dark chocolate. Why is it called the sensory workshop? It's because not only will you learn the process and history by reading and listening, but also by tasting! We will learn how to eat fine chocolate using all 6 of our senses.

We will cover:

  • The process, from tree to bar (with samples)
  • The historical geography & evolution of chocolate (with samples)
  • Chocolate neurogastronomy
  • Professional tasting tools
  • A tasting of fine dark artisan chocolate from BC and the world.

You will acquire:

  • A grasp of how chocolate came to be
  • The crucial steps involved in producing quality chocolate
  • Understanding how flavour works, and how it relates to chocolate
  • Practical tools for being your own chocolate tasting connoisseur
  • Literature to take home containing much of the information above

The tasting component will be dark chocolate only, with beans of different origins made by various chocolate makers. We will focus on dark chocolate only, so that you can taste the difference in flavour based on the cacao bean and manufacturing, and not be distracted by other ingredients. Much like you would an espresso or wine tasting for purists.

Why is this important? Understanding fine dark chocolate, as you would wine, cheese, or beer, will open a new world of flavour, and help you become a smarter consumer. An artist learns depth perception and shade before painting, a musician learns how to play chords, and in the same way, we will be learning the basics of chocolate from which you will grow your future chocolate experiences. Artisan and fine chocolate is often tied in closely with fair treatment of those who grow the beans, and the better you understand that, the better you will be at continuing to allow these healthy business relationships to thrive.

There has been a huge boom in the artisan and craft chocolate industry, but there is not enough information to reach the consumer in order for them to fully grasp what makes this chocolate different. This course is open to everyone, from the skeptic to foodies. Even those already work in the industry are invited to learn what most of us never get taught in school or on the job. The goal of these workshops is to enlighten everybody, so that we can make smarter choices, more satisfying choices, and shift the industry to produce better quality chocolate for everyone.


Chocolate will be dark, vegan, and gluten free.


Instagram: @chocolategeoseph

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L'Atelier Vancouver Coworking

319 West Hastings Street

#400

Vancouver, BC V6B 1H6

Canada

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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