At Van Otis Chocolates, our guests always enjoy seeing our chocolatiers in action - and even getting to make some treats themselves! You can participate in a tour of a real live chocolate factory (who needs a Golden Ticket, anyway?) and learn how our chocolatiers handcraft our delicious products, or participate in a class to learn to make some of your favorite confections!
Our classes are as follows:
- Hand Rolled Truffle Class ($45 per guest) – A hands-on class guided by one of our own Chocolatiers! Guests are welcomed into our chocolate factory where our Chocolatier will demonstrate how to make a chocolate ganache. Participants will then be given a portion of a fresh ganache prepared earlier in the day to roll into their own truffles! Once the truffles are rolled, guests will have the opportunity to dip them into a variety of different toppings. Beverages and wine are welcome, making this the perfect date night or night out! Chocolate treats will also be provided! Participants will take home approximately 24 hand-rolled truffles. Class runs 45mins-1hr.
- Chocolate Happy Hour ($45 per guest) – During this hour-long class, guests will enjoy a tour of Van Otis’ Chocolate Factory, make their very own chocolate bark (customized with favorite flavors and mix-ins), and indulge in handmade chocolates. Guests are welcome to bring their favorite bottle of wine (because what's better than wine and chocolate?!). Participants will take home a reusable chocolate mold and roughly 8 ounces of chocolate bark! Class runs 45mins-1hr.
We are currently only scheduling private group classes. All classes require a minimum of 6 guests and maximum of 10. A two week notice and full, non-refundable deposit is required. To schedule a private group class, please fill out the contact form below or email: [email protected].
While we are not currently offering tours, we hope to in the near future! To stay up to date on tours & classes, please follow us on Facebook and subscribe to our emails.
"We had such a great time and learned so much. We were fortunate to get Jessica for an instructor. She was not only very pleasant, she was extremely knowledgable. We are looking forward to attending more classes and events." - Tracy M.