Wednesday, June 1st | 6:30pm-8:00pm | Chocolate Making Basics


From its delicious taste and the snap of a chocolate bar when we break off a piece to the bright sheen on a chocolate covered mango or the aroma of a chocolate covered strawberry, all of this is a result of tempering chocolate. In this chocolate basics workshop, we'll talk about the process that creates the chocolate that we eat and love: the result of centuries of discovery, exploration, experiments, sipping, experiencing, and innovation. Ultimately, it is the result of science, and we will also explore a myriad of ways that chemistry and biology infiltrate chocolate. Learn how to temper chocolate and go home with your very own creation of chocolate bark! The skills and knowledge will translate into the ability to make your own chocolate creations at home, including chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate molds, writing with chocolate, and more.

Please note: Students will be standing during this class, however a limited number of stools will be available.

This class is appropriate for all ages, although anyone under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult. Please purchase one ticket per person attending.

This class will take place at Eat Me Ice Cream located inside The Hungerford Building at 1115 East Main St. Suite 148. Please enter through Door 1.

Live subtitles will be available upon request during this class. If you would like to request a sign language interpreter, or will be attending class with an aide please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).

About the teacher:
Ever the chocoholic, Lindsay Tarnoff grew up in a family of bakers and sweet tooths, a family who instilled in her social justice values. As college graduation neared, and the question of a career post college was imminent, she started telling people she was going to "save the world with chocolate." Lindsay spent the years immediately following college working in the nonprofit world, but the idea of saving the world with chocolate brewed in her mind. Lindsay has devoted time and passion in developing a meaningful mission, delicious recipes, and a strong business, first in her native Rhode Island, then in her adopted home of Rochester, NY. Her business, Laughing Gull Chocolates combines chocolate - the food of the gods - with the community in order to make a difference at home and in the communities that produce our beloved chocolate.

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