I have now done 2 courses with John & Jill and loved both, but the chocolate course was simply amazing! For anyone who loves chocolate this is a definite must!! John and Jill are brilliant teachers, with a wealth of knowledge between them and have a clear passion for what they do and for me they were happy to adapt the course and share techniques in the areas I would use the skills most.
I had a fantastic time on this course and will definitely be returning for another one. You also go home with enough chocolates to feed an army....and they are absolutely delicious!!
Response from The Artisan Chocolate Company:We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your course with us Stacey. We strive to ensure you get what you need from the day and your feedback helps us to check and review what we do. We would love to see you again in the future.
Arrived at John & Jill’s and Home Sweet Home!!
The feeling of ‘ I’ve been here before ‘ warmth , excitement and happiness all in one. Such amazing heart warming down to earth people with the professional, educational experience that anyone could wish for. I really had the time of my life!!
Loved it, so much more I am going to attend another and sign up for a glass fused course that the very talented beautiful Jill does.
Thank you so much x
Response from The Artisan Chocolate Company:Hi Nicki
Would recommend this course 👍. Jill and John make you feel so welcome and have great knowledge, explaining everything clearly, I learnt a lot and had a fantastic time. Went home with yummy chocolates, family have loved them and want me to make more.
Thank you all, great company and host.
Response from The Artisan Chocolate Company:Thank you Jackie for your glowing review. Jill and I are so pleased you enjoyed the day and your family too by the sounds of it. We hope you will be putting into practise the things you learnt on the session.
What a lovely way to spend the morning. From somebody coming to this as a beginner I feel that I have made an achievement. John and Jill were perfect hosts making me feel very welcome. The chocolates are yummy.
Response from The Artisan Chocolate Company:Thank you Carol for your kind review. You did brilliantly and made some wonderful chocolates. Jill and I are so pleased you enjoyed the session and we hope to see you again soon.
What a fabulous morning!
John & Jill were so welcoming, giving us an interesting background to chocolate and then lots of hands- on truffle and chocolate making. We surprised ourselves with our very professional results! There were tasting opportunities galore and an array of different chocolates to take home!
I’d recommend this course for seasoned crafters and cooks or novices as Jill and John adapt as they go to make sure everyone gets what they want.
Thanks for a brilliant time - will be back.
Response from The Artisan Chocolate Company:Thank you Val for your glowing review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the day. You did make some wonderful chocolates, plus you will get a shine and snap on your chocolate when you temper it at home! We look forward to seeing you again in the future too.
I had a lovely day at the Artisan Chocolate company for our team day. Jill and John made the day so fun and informative- I didn’t expect to learn so much! The lunch Jill made was amazing, and all of the different chocolates we made were delicious and there were plenty to take home and share with my family. I would fully recommend this course to anyone, we all had a great time.
Response from The Artisan Chocolate Company:Thank you Louise, we are so pleased you enjoyed the session and found it informative. You certainly all made loads of chocolates to take home, consume and share. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, that means a lot to us. Kind regards John and Jill.
A team building day that was much anticipated and exceeded expectations! Jill and John's relaxed, encouraging teaching style put everyone at ease quickly and they adapted the pace of the course to suit attendees. Preparation was the best of any courses I've attended, well designed to facilitate working with different team members and develop new skills. The handouts provided are easy to follow and will ensure I'll practice the skills I've learned at home. Jill and John's enthusiasm is infectious and they encourage everyone to experiment with flavours and bring out their creative side. I'd recommend not eating too much for breakfast or even the night before so you can indulge in the delicious chocolate tasting treats, and scrumptious lunch! Don't forget to bring a box to take home your goodies! Thanks again to John and Jill, I would recommend the course to family, friends and those who are looking for a team building event with a difference! Annette
Response from The Artisan Chocolate Company:Thank you Annette, your team building event was a joy to run and you have a great team who all enjoyed the day and as you say got stuck into the tasks and activities throughout the day. We loved running the day for your team as it incorporated both our skill sets; training others and food!
A fabulous day for myself and my 8 year old son, this was the first time that John and Jill had run this course with a child as part of the class, it was just the 2 of us and they really engaged my 8 year old, he was fascinated throughout, our course took place in April so had an Easter theme, we made Easter eggs, truffles and honeycomb, it was so much fun, the facts about chocolate really engaged my son, their teaching style made it enjoyable and relaxed for the both of us and we took home lots of tasty treat, I was talking about the course for weeks afterwards to friends, family and colleague's...thank you both for a great day, would highly recommend to all age groups!!
Response from The Artisan Chocolate Company:Thanks Stacey for your review and we're really pleased you and your son enjoyed the day, we had fun too! Your son was a delight and credit to you. You both went away with lots of Easter goodies too - I suspect they are all long gone now! :-)
If you have a 'Love' of all things chocolate, then this is a must...
The full day course is fantastic and is well set out in spacious and stylish surroundings.
Jill and John's knowledge & flare for chocolate is apparent from the get go, as is their relaxed approach and transfer of skills - which continued to be shared throughout the day.
Before long we were designing and creating our own flavoured chocolates...
Lunch was as tasty as it was entertaining, time to reflect & share the events of the morning.
Followed by filling centres, rolling and coating truffles and cinder toffee.
Thank you both for an excellent experience, your unique teaching style made for a great day.
Response from The Artisan Chocolate Company:Hi John
John & Jill are excellent hosts and their workshop was laid out with a great pace and all of the information and activities were easy to understand and replicate.
The course is great for beginners as well as for those who know their way around a kitchen.
The day flew by and we all couldn't believe how much we actually made at the end!
Thank you both for an awesome day, this will not be the last ganache I make :)
Response from The Artisan Chocolate Company:Hi Chris, thank you for your positive and glowing review. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know you enjoyed the course. We are both pleased to hear about the pace and content of the course, and do let us know what you make when you do your next batch of ganache. Something with a cherry flavouring we guess! Regards John and Jill
Wow what a day! Engaging, interesting and very hands on. John and Jill's teaching style puts you at ease , and they are clearly very knowledgeable on the whole subject of chocolate, and I felt relaxed through out the day. The course was diverse and the lunch was fantastic!!! I've never done anything like this before, and I loved it and would have no hesitation recommending this course to family and friends.
Response from The Artisan Chocolate Company:Hi John, thank you for your positive and glowing review. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know you enjoyed the course and we hope to see you again in the future. Regards John and Jill