Team Building with Intrigue Chocolate Co.
Intrigue Chocolate Co is your local chocolate shop. As such, we are happy to provide you with relaxed team building or team reward opportunities designed to educate. We offer a guided perspective into cacao beans, coffee beans, and the beautiful and diverse world of chocolate.
Size: Up to 12 people
Duration: 25 - 45 minutes depending on engagement
- Dedicated staff person
- Truffles, chocolate bars, or beverages depending on the event
- $120 gift card(s) distributed among participants
Discovering Flavor through Chocolate Truffles
Bring your team together to learn about their palates. We specialize in sensory evaluation and inspired pairings. Chocolate truffles can be a medium for exploring flavors outside their normal context. What do herbs like Basil or Tarragon taste like in chocolate? What about spices like Clove or Szechuan pepper? First we’ll teach the group an easy step-by-step format for analyzing flavor, and then put that to use tasting chocolate.
Coffee Brew Methods & Chocolate Pairing
Does your office have an on-going coffee machine debate? We will discuss the three main types of coffee brewing, their relative merits, and show you how you can easily achieve your perfect cup with minimal hassle or expense. Each method reveals a different flavor profile from the same beans. And each one pairs differently with the same chocolate. It may not settle the office coffee machine debate, but it will definitely help your team appreciate each other’s preferences.
Drinking Your Chocolate
Discover the oldest form of prepared chocolate, drinking cacao. We’ll tell you the story of how cacao beans were first prepared as a beverage for kings, and then demonstrate the range of modern cacao beverages in all their delicacy and luxury. If your team enjoys history, this is a class for you.
Tasting Dark Chocolate
Ever wondered what the origins on the front of a chocolate bar are supposed to imply about the flavor? Why are some chocolate bars $10 and others are $2? Demystify the jargon on fine chocolate labels. The flavor of chocolate can be as diverse as the flavor of wine, and just as complex. In this team building class we introduce the spectrum of flavors available. Do you prefer fruit notes, or caramel notes in your chocolate? What does “tempering” mean, or “chocolate bloom”? We’ll cover all this and more.