Artistic Chocolate Showpieces Class

Artistic Chocolate Showpieces

Join award-winning Chef Stéphane Tréand, MOF, for his chocolate showpiece class at his new school in Southern California.


  • Learn each step, from sketch to finished showpiece, to create modern professional chocolate showpieces
  • Discover the tricks to smooth, texture, and shape chocolate, bringing an artistic flare to chocolate
  • Identify various ways to create fast and unique designs including molds and free-hand techniques
  • Explore various finishing techniques such as air brushing, creating chocolate flowers, and advanced decoration techniques


Class price includes croissants and coffee in the morning, lunch each day, a class recipe book, apron, travel mug, pen, a professional photographer, as well as all materials, ingredients, and equipment needed for class. In response to Covid the class price no longer includes a group dinner, the class price has been lowered to reflect this change.


Join award-winning Chef Stéphane Tréand, MOF, for his chocolate showpiece class at his new school in Southern California. Drawing from his extensive knowledge, experience, and innovative techniques, Chef Tréand will teach you different methods to create an eye-catching artistic chocolate showpiece. Using tempered chocolate and specific tools, you will learn how to design and build modern, professional showpieces on a grand scale. Chef Tréand will even demonstrate how to create flowers out of chocolate. 

No matter your level of ability, Chef Stéphane Tréand will be able to challenge you and help you discover your own personal artistic style. 


If you cancel 45 days or more prior to the first day of class, you will be completely refunded. If you cancel within 45 days you will receive a 50% refund or 100% class credit to be used within a year of the cancellation date. If you cancel within one week of the class you will receive a 50% class credit to be used within one year of the cancelation date. 

We do our best to avoid canceling or rescheduling classes, however, please be aware that classes are subject to change due to conflicts, instructor illness, travel issues, etc. We will contact you immediately in case of any date changes or course cancellations. In the case a class is rescheduled or canceled we offer you the choice of a full refund or a class credit to be used within one year of the cancellation date. 

As Valrhona is not responsible for your accommodations we recommend booking refundable forms of transportation and accommodations, so if an unforeseen change occurs you will not be charged. 

Our response to Covid

We will be taking every safety precaution and following all local and CDC guidelines as we prepare for and host these classes beginning in April. The health and safety of our community and team is our first priority, and we will be constantly updating our plans and precautions to ensure maximum safety. We have revised our cancellation policy to be more flexible during these uncertain times. If you have any questions please contact 



Artistic Chocolate Showpieces Class
If there’s something I’ve learned in this field, it’s that you never stop learning. I’m very grateful for @valrhonausa and @stephanetreand for taking my skills to the next level!