Dallas Chocolate Classes offers chocolate-centric classes and mobile team events: Chocolate tastings, Truffle making, Chocolate and Wine Pairing Education, Baking classes, and Corporate events in Dallas Forth Worth. 5-start TripAdvisor and Yelp Ratings.
through Dallas Chocolate Classes, chocolatier zach townsend SEEKS to Educate, Enlighten, and Excite participants about the world of chocolate through fun and informative chocolate classes and experiences.
Hi, I'm Zachary R. Townsend. My story in chocolate began more than twenty-five years ago with my close relationship with Michel Jambon, founder of the European chocolate company Jeff de Bruges. Michel taught me a great deal about fine chocolate and how to appreciate various styles of chocolate making. Each time I traveled to Paris to visit his family, Michel would present me with a beautiful box of Jeff de Bruges chocolates.
During my travels throughout France over the years, I developed my sense of style and tastes for refined European pastry making and became passionate about the craft of working with fine chocolate and baking. My experience is very broad — I have consulted with and provided desserts for some of Dallas’s best restaurants, operated a chocolate-dessert catering business for many years, worked in a pastry shop in Paris, written about dessert trends for a magazine, worked with authors, and sold desserts retail. I also operate Townsend Language Services as a French to English translator of cookbooks. I am currently translating my twelfth cookbook.
Chocolate engages all of our senses — and emotions! My goal is to make you EXCITED and EDUCATED about the fascinating world of chocolate, in more ways than you ever imagined! Passing on to others what I have learned about chocolate and baking brings me a great deal of joy — and is one of the most rewarding things I do. I hope to have the pleasure of meeting you soon in one of my fun chocolate classes.
You can find Zach's recipes featured in the 2010 IACP Cookbook of the Year, Rose's Heavenly Cakes, by Rose Levy Beranbaum and in the 2015 baking book, Flavorful, by Tish Boyle.