Chocolate Shop

at Brenton Lodge Whangamata:
Half Day Course - approx. 4 hours

Chocolate lovers indulgence class
(morning or afternoon)
This class is designed to teach the basic skills of chocolate and truffle making, starting with a tasting of chocolate to appreciate the flavours of chocolate
from around the world.
Learn to temper couverture chocolate on our marble table, and make beautiful fresh truffles/chocolates using the freshest of ingredients.

If you like to book yourself in to one of our chocolate classes, please
press the "Book Now" button to be forward to our reservation system.

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or try a Chocolate Indulgence Getaway

Chocolate FAQ's

Who takes the chocolate classes:
The classes are taken by Sallie Hooper, an experienced chocolatier since 2001.  Our company has made handmade chocolates and truffles for reputable chocolate retailers, 5 star hotels, corporates, weddings, events and Air New Zealand premium class passengers up until March 2009, when it was decided to use our experience and talent to open a chocolate school, aimed at chocolate lovers wishing to learn the art of chocolate making.  Sallie is constantly updating her skills and is looking forward to introducing participants to the wonders of the latest techniques using colour with chocolate

Where do the chocolate classes take place:
All chocolate sessions take place in our fully operational registered chocolate kitchen, at Brenton Lodge.

What dates are available:
All dates and availability are available online.

Do I need to bring anything with me:
We provide everything needed on the day, but please wear shoes suitable for working in a commercial kitchen (an apron will be provided)

Can I bring someone to watch:
Unfortunately we do not have the space for spectators, but if you wish to bring a partner/friend to share your chocolate indulgence getaway this is possible – email info@brentonlodge.co.nz  or call 07 865 8400 for costs.

Is this class suitable for children?
No – this class is not suitable for children, but we make an effort to include chocolate’s suitable for children to enjoy, in your take home chocolates.

Do you sell chocolates?
All enquiries for chocolates, truffles, couverture – please email info@brentonlodge.co.nz


Hi Sallie We had a ball making chocolate(s) with you. Think I will be back for more – mine didn’t last long. Kind regards Julie  May 2011

“Traveling thousands of miles on the plane, was definitely well worth the trip to make chocolates. This has been a wonderful experience for us and most of all unforgettable”. Elaine and James, San Jose. Sept 2010.