Christmas Chocolate Contract

Luxury chocolates


Group Sizes 5-200

Duration: 1 to 6 hours

Location: Nationwide

Key Skills

  • Energising team activity
  • Educational, fun and hands on
  • Team work
  • Chocolate skills
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Chocolate tempering



This is one of our most popular cookery team building events and perfect for your Christmas party. We will have your teams literally up to their elbows in this hands-on all singing Christmas chocolate challenge complete with santa hats!
Each team will not only have to make and brand a box with a festive theme from the raw materials but also complete a manufacturing order of over 100 chocolates per team (based on a team of 8) so there is plenty to take home for Christmas. (making it home is a different matter).

Event Outline

On arrival our host will usher guests to team tables where they will put on santa hats and aprons, this will be followed by teams nominating a project manager and a head chef. The event host will then hand over to one of our highly trained professional Hartleys chocolatiers for an interactive demonstration to include chocolate tempering, ganache making, dipping and finishing.

The Chocolate Challenge, teams decide on daring and diverse festive flavours with a branded box to put forward for judging later on in the activity.

The project manager allocates specific tasks to each delegate such as manufacturing, branding, box design and marketing, guests are given the freedom to choose measure and weigh their own ingredients.

Each team will be expected to pipe shape, temper, and dip and package a whopping 100 chocolates to complete the challenge laid down by our judges.

Teams present their chocolates and festive box design  ready to go into the board room. Spokespersons give presentations to persuade the judge why their teams are quite simply the best, we encourage managers from your company to get involved in the judging as it creates “good banter”.

Judging concludes feedback is given and a winning team is announced.

What’s included?

  • Michelin Star Trained chefs and Chocolatiers with professional event managers
  • A dedicated project manager who will liaise with you directly and other companies involved on the day.
  • Public liability for up to £1,000,000
  • Risk Assessments and Haccaps
  • All Specialist equipment, ingredients and recipes.
  • Medals and Aprons
  • All pre-event and onsite event management with a follow up and feedback if required.
  • We will do our upmost to give you an outstanding event, and to deliver the desired outcomes and objectives which you have requested and ensure that everyone has a totally enjoyable, unforgettable and rewarding experience.
  • Within 2 working days we will be in contact with your feedback and share memorable photos taken by our event managers with you within 5 working days.

Additional Extras to consider

  • Photography and filming
  • Venue finding services
  • Facilitation
  • Prizes


12:00 Events crew arrive onsite and set up, this can be at any venue or location nationwide and beyond.

13:50 Room is set and our event host will meet your point of contact.

14:00 We warmly welcome your guests and explain what is to be expected of them, guests are put into teams (unless pre-selected) and go to their chocolate cooking zones. Hats and aprons are put on and a Head Chef (who will be awarded the head chef hat) is appointed by each team

14:15 Some good housekeeping with a health and safety briefing relevant to the tasks and venue is given by our host followed by interviewing the head chefs from each team, the briefing and warm up session is rounded off with a “yes chef!” from each team.

14:20 A demonstration is given by our chef(s) relevant to the menu or challenge, this may be on a big screen for larger groups so all the guests can see and understand the technical skills that are required such as kganache making and chocolate tempering with good food practices.

14:40 Practical chocolate making commences.

16:30 Practical concludes and judging commences

16:55 The winning team is announced, medals awarded and proud photo moments for the winning team are shared. During the event debrief your host and chef will share the most amusing moments and highlights from the activity and conclude with thank you’s and goodbyes.

17:00 Event crew commence derig (we leave the event space clean and tidy)

Chocolate Christmas Tree laying on surface


``Many thanks for your expertise and time to give us a brilliant afternoon for our away day.``

Testimonial HM Treasury
HM Treasury

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