Adult's chocolate Workshops and Courses

Room at Number 46 by Coastal Cocoa, Hastings, East Sussex

Package Offer

Make a weekend of it by booking a course with Coastal Cocoa and accommodation with Number 46 Guest House (TripAdvisor Best of the Best 2022), and get10% off both your stay and your course. Details on how to get your discount will be sent to you when you book with Coastal Cocoa.

Chocolatier Skills Course - Basics

Do you want to learn the fundamental skills of a chocolatier? Our Basic Chocolatier Skills course covers

  • The history of chocolate
  •  An introduction to the steps in chocolate production
  • A tasting session
  • How to temper chocolate – theory and practise of tempering
  • Making moulded  chocolates
  • How to make ganache – theory and practise
  • Making truffles

It runs from 10am to around 4pm, including 2 short breaks in the morning and afternoon and a longer break for lunch. 

These courses have a maximum of 4 adults (or mature older teens) to ensure you get lots of personal attention. No prior experience is required, beginners and those who have dabbled before are all welcome. Two hot drinks and lunch are included in the price.

We teach you to work with chocolate using no special equipment, just items you will find at home.  So whether you want to play with chocolate in your spare time, or take the first steps  towards becoming a chocolatier, this course is for you.

Click here to see our current dates and to book

Adult Workshop at Chocolate by Coastal Cocoa, Hastings, East Sussex

A review from one of our attendees – 
“We all exchanged some of our chocolates and filled our boxes to the brim with our makings of the day…  all left with massive smiles, a few extras pounds and some amazing memories of a fun filled day.”

Bespoke Training and Private Parties

We are experienced in running…

  • Bespoke training
  • Courses and workshops dedicated to your group only
  • Chocolate parties for children or adults
  • Corporate / team events
  • Talks for WI, U3A or other groups

These  can be held at our shop in Hastings or at another location of your choice. We typically travel to locations in Hastings, St Leonards, Bexhill, Battle, Rye or nearby villages, or as far as Tunbridge Wells. However we may be able to travel further afield in East Sussex, Brighton or Kent by arrangement.

We can carry out the same activities as in our public courses, or tailor them to your requirements. For example we have run classes covering topics like caramel making, cocoa butter colouring and vegan chocolate making.  We also have a standard workshop plan for a truffle making workshop which includes  producing your own truffles and a chocolate tasting session and lasts around 1.5 hours, which is ideal for small groups.

We can accommodate a maximum of 8 adults at our site, but groups of up to 6 work best.

Simply email your requirements to, or ring us on 01424 563046

FAQs and Conditions

Our kitchen uses nuts and gluten so is not suitable for anyone with severe allergies.

All workshops take place in our store at 14-16 Queens Arcade, Hastings, TN34 1PA unless otherwise arranged.

Toilet facilities are available, but please be aware that they are down some steep stars, and can only be used during breaks or lunch.

Please do not attend our courses if you have any Covid symptoms, or any gastro-intestinal  infections.