Contemporary Chocolate Techniques

September 17-19, 2024 - 3 days

Angela Borah

Head Chocolatier, Gabriel Kreuther


Brooklyn, NY

$ 1420 $ 994
30% discount off all classes for north american cercle v members
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Spend 3 days with Chef Angelah Borah, Head Chocolatier at Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate to learn contemporary chocolate techniques. Chef Borah will show you how to create enrobed, molded bonbons and bars according to her experience in a chocolate production setting of a two-Michelin starred restaurant. Dive into the creative process to develop a bonbon line, optimize your production, framed and molded ganache formulation, shelf life, freezing and storing your products. Chef Angela will also share her experience and knowledge working with high-tech chocolate equipment such as a tempering machine, enrobing belt, vibrating table and Magic Temper. Chef Angela will also share unique décor techniques and troubleshooting problems in production.


  • Learn how to formulate and understand framed and molded ganache recipes.
  • Learn how to use a tempering machine, enrobing belt, vibrating table and magic temper.\
  • Explore the creative process of including unique flavor profiles in chocolate inspired by global flavors to tell your own story and provide an exciting experience to consumers.
  • Understand how to organize chocolate production in a restaurant and retail setting; how to freeze and store products for restaurant, retail and shipping.

Class price includes light breakfast 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.

Chef Referral Program

Refer a friend for a l’École Valrhona Brooklyn 2024 professional class and receive a $200 credit to use towards a 2024 class, your friend will also receive a $200 credit to use towards the class they sign up for!

Originally from South Korea, Angela Borah grew up in Spain, Ghana, and Peru before calling New York City her home. She garnered experience in the pastry field at the notable Del Posto restaurant, three-Michelin-starred Per Se as well as New York boutique MarieBelle Chocolate. Her trajectory led her to two Michelin-starred The Modern, whereas Pastry Sous Chef, she managed the acclaimed pastry program under the guidance of Chef Marc Aumont. In 2014, Angela was awarded first place in the Plated Dessert category at the Pastry Live competition in Atlanta.

In 2016, she was in the opening team of two-Michelin-starred Chef Gabriel Kreuther’s atelier, Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate. As Head Chocolatier, she oversees the chocolate program at multiple award-winning Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate which more recently was named 2021 Best Chocolate Shop in America by Food & Wine Magazine.

Angela draws inspiration from her Korean background. She finds inspiration from her Korean childhood and the ingredients that she grew up with. Angela’s work has been featured in the New York Times, New York Post, Forbes, Time Out New York, and New York Magazine. Angela is a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier New York and was selected as the 2020 fellow at the 92nd Street Y Women in Power leadership program.

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 cancelation 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. 

 *Offer cannot be combined with any additional discounts. Only eligible for classes taught in the United States.*

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