Fancy an original and tremendous chocolate workshop with a Brussels touch? Then you are at the right place at The Belgian Chocolate Makers.
Let's celebrate !
If there’s one thing that unites you and your friends or social group, it’s probably chocolate, so why not run a chocolate party for a special occasion or an engaging chocolate talk for a community event ?
If you can’t indulge yourself (and your friends) on a special occasion, then when can you ? We believe chocolate was created for celebrating with friends and family ! What better birthday party idea than a chocolate party, whipping your guests into a delightful chocolate frenzy !
Your guests will get stuck into playing with luxuriously messy melted chocolate and get crafty with creative designs, sprinkling chocolate truffles and generous chocolate bars. There’ll be delicious chocolate tasting and a whole load of handmade chocolate goodies to take home in pretty party bags. Show-off and share or eat them all yourself, either way you’ll be proud to have created such a delicious array of chocolates!
We can also add extra special touches (such glass of bubbles) to add to the fun. We’re always happy to help make a fabulously special occasion, so please do contact us to organize your event using the form below.
I am waiting to welcome you at The Belgian Chocolate Store !
Patricia Lafargue Store Manager
What you and your guests will do
Click here to download our leaflet about private workshops (in French and Dutch).
The party fun begins...
The chocolate party will kick off with a demo, led by our chocolate experts (Mehdi, Patricia and Elisabetta). You’ll discover the tempering method and why it is so important to work with a tempered chocolate. You will taste some different chocolates including the brand new Ruby chocolate.
Messy chocolate making fun
After the demonstration and the tasting, it’ll be time to play with thick melted chocolate, cooling it down to the perfect consistency, ready to begin the fun. You’ll get creative as we show you how to make great truffles, mendiants, chocolate bars! On special request, you could also make a chocolate bowl or other chocolate seasonal creations for Easter, Christmas, Mother’s Day, etc… You’ll impress your friends or family with your unique designs.
Fresh truffle making
Next, the piping bags come out, as everyone will learn how to make tasty fresh cream truffles. You’ll team up with the person next to you to pipe your truffles and cut dip and decorate your luxurious handmade chocolate treats from rich ganache, milk chocolate fudge, giant fluffy marshmallows, melted chocolate with all manner of lovely toppings such as honeycomb, white chocolate flakes and strawberry curls.
Everyone will leave with their chocolate creations, in ribbon tied bags, ready to take home and enjoy!
A glass of champagne will be offered to the guests (if the option has been selected at the booking) and a photo of the happy group will be made.
Every participant of the event may also receive a wooden box full of our Belgian pralines and engraved witha personalized message. This is an add-on and this option must be selected during the booking process. We propose two models of boxes, a small one (15 euros) and a big one (30 euros).
How much does it cost?
We charge 45€ + 21% VAT per participant (52,50€). There is a minimum of 5 participants for private chocolate workshop. Timing: Approx. 2 hours
Full payment is requested at the booking time. In case of cancellation, no refund is due but the event date can be modified if it is requested at least 15 days before the scheduled date.
We are glad to give a 10% discount if there are more than 10 participants at your event and a 20% discount if there are more than 20 participants.
An invoice is going to be sent to you by email after your booking. Payment can be made by bank transfer, PayPal, Bancontact or major credit cards using the Atos Worldline and Mollie gateways. Once the payment has been recorded by us then the booking is automatically confirmed to you. You will then receive your ticket(s) with a QR code that you need to bring with you when attending the event.
If you prefer, you can also book your event by visiting us at The Belgian Chocolate Makers. When you book your event in store you can pay by cash, Bancontact, Visa, Vpay, Mastercard, Maestro and American Express.
Great news! You can also pay your event using your Monizze meal vouchers, Edenred Tickets Restaurant and Sodexo Lunch Pass®.
Bubbles with chocolate ?
Although pairing Champagne with chocolate sounds natural, it can actually be quite a tricky pairing if you want to get the most out of it. The sweetness and bitterness chocolate sometimes causes it to clash with Champagnes. The sweetness brings out an acidic taste in dry sparklers. However, there are Champagnes that go beautifully with chocolate and we have selected a perfect one for you.
If you wish to share a glass of Briaux Lenique Champagne with your guests during the workshop, simply let us know when you book your event. We charge an additional 10€ per participant.
Protect your clothes and stay clean
The participants can buy an apron with our logo embroidered on it before starting the workshop. It will protect their clothes during the workshop! Complete with adjustable neck strap and a robust embroidered design that will not crack or peel, it is very high quality apron. We have two models, one for adults (10€) and another for kids (8€).
During the online checkout you will be offered to buy your apron(s) at a preferred price.
If you prefer, feel free to ask your guests to bring their own aprons from home so that their clothes stay clean. Plastic is harmful because it is ‘non-biodegradable’. For this reason, we do not provide anymore some aprons in plastic since 2018 to respect our environment.
Good to know...
All workshops are organized at our own location in the heart of Brussels. (Tram Faider) You and your guests can use our free private car park during the event.
We can welcome up to 90 participants at the same time in our workshops.
The workshop includes coffee, tea, soft drinks and… chocolate of course. Everything the participants produce during the workshop (and not eat on the spot), will be taken home (in custom wrapping and packaging).
On the event day, all participants enjoy a -20% discount on our whole handmade chocolate collection (The Belgian Chocolate Makers) available in store. This discount is also available for the Zaabär chocolate collection, the Choc&Play, ChocoTelegram and the personalized products.
We speak English, French and Italian.
Keep in mind that chocolate melts at high temperatures. Therefore it is quite cold in the workshop because of the air conditioning.
Do you know that you can also order our delicious homemade chocolates using the Deliveroo delivery platform if you are living or visiting Brussels? Week after week, we are adding more and more mendiants. broken tablets, pralines and truffles available to be ordered on Deliveroo.
Contact our team
Our mission is to live a truly great chocolate experience and invite others to share our passion.
If the thought of a chocolate party has got your taste buds tingling, then why not write to us? We love to tailor workshops! Tell us about your event requirements. 🙂
We’re always happy to provide you with plenty more information on our birthday parties, hen parties, tourist and school visits, public and private workshops, teambuilding and chocolate tasting experiences. Ring us on +32 (0)2 533 95 80 or use the form below and we’ll be delighted to help.
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The native home of Zaabär
The chocolate factory Zaabär was founded in 2007. The creator was inspired by a wide array of spices floating around the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul. Zaabär was created as an extraordinary combination of fine Belgian chocolate and spices from around the world. The idea is to let your taste buds roam free across the world tasting various more exotic or traditional spices. One of the aspects that nudges Zaabär out of the ordinary, apart from the truly exceptional combination of spices and chocolate, is the unusual vacuum sealed wrapping in which the chocolates are kept in. This wrapping offers a much longer conservation time for all types of chocolate.
The Zaabär factory was redesigned completely in the summer of 2018 and is now The Belgian Chocolate Makers. We offer a tremendous space of 600m2 entirely dedicated to chocolate experiences with both a huge workshop and an amazing chocolate store. We invite all our visitors to explore the tremendous world of our handmade Belgian chocolate through an array of chocolate samples, workshops and other activities, so come visit us!