A group of people learning how to cook at a team building event in Chicago
A group of people learning how to cook at a team building event in Chicago

Truffle Making Party

In
Chicago
A house
Can be hosted at:
3653 W. Irving Park
Number of people allowed
Up to 
50
 people
Experience time
120
 minutes
🤝 Verified Host
5
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3653 W. Irving Park
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What you'll do

Our confectionista loves working with chocolate and designing truffles, so much so that she created these "parties" back in 2010 as a way to encourage more people to work with chocolate. We invite you to join us in the back of house at our new Irving Park cafe and workshop, for the truffle-making class of your dreams.

You'll create classic hand-rolled truffles with our guidance: each group will design a truffle recipe completely from scratch. No stress - we've taught hundreds of folks how to make truffles, and we make it fun and delicious! You'll taste 4 types of chocolate, hear about our truffle-designing process, then learn how to properly mix and heat a chocolate ganache. You'll create, measure, chill, scoop, and roll truffles to completion. Everyone will leave with a sampling of the truffles created that day (approximately 8-12.)

You're welcome to BYOB - we'll have glasses for ya! What could be better than wine & chocolate? We recommend medium-bodied reds, anything sparkling and not too sweet (Lambrusco anyone?)

Please wear close toed shoes, as we are a working kitchen.

  • Introductions
  • Basics of truffle-making; ingredient sourcing (10 min)
  • Making ganache (30 mins OR 60-90 minutes for in-person events)
  • Chilling the ganache (30 mins) - chatting, q&a, troubleshooting tips, etc...
  • Scooping & rolling truffles (30 min)
  • We offer our classes, instruction only (you provide the ingredients), for $40 per person with a 10-person minimum.
Occasions this event works well for

This experience can happen both in person or virtually. It's a great team building moment, and will work well with teams looking for a high-energy event where everyone learns something

About the host

Katherine first ventured into the world of artisan confections at the age of 10, when she would use cream from her family's Jersey cows to create soft, old-fashioned caramels on their small Wisconsin farm. ""Katherine's Karamels"" were sold at her Dad's office for 25 cents each, and quickly became a local favorite. Soon, her caramels and truffles were highly anticipated gifts every Christmas.

In the fall of 2006, Katherine Anne Confections was launched in Chicago to rave reviews, and in 2012 Katherine opened her cafe in the Logan Square neighborhood at 2745 W Armitage. In 2023, she expanded to the Irving Park neighborhood with a larger facility and espresso bar. Today, you can find Katherine in her kitchen at the cafe, stirring caramel and rolling truffles just like she did at age 10, but with a lot more chocolate.

At Katherine Anne Confections we are committed to sustainability, and practice that by using fair trade cacao, and working with local farmers for our Jersey cream, Midwest fruits, honey, and seasonal ingredients. We don't use anything that your grandmother wouldn't: no artificial flavors and no corn syrup. We compost all of our food waste, recycle, eliminate plastic wherever possible, and regularly bike to work.

In addition to offering a vibrant destination for our communities, we also offer wholesale, corporate gifts, chocolate and wine pairings, truffle-making classes, s’mores toastings and hot chocolate bar activations, and custom designed sweets. You’ll often see us in the back of house, giving a neighbor a tour while stirring ganache. Come join us!

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