Saturday Oct 20th, 1:30pm
We make the most delicious chocolate possible while building and maintaining healthy and valuable relationships with our global community, our planet and each other.
Ryan Cheney was introduced to chocolate making at a yoga school on a beautiful island in Thailand, where he was excited by the flavors of unroasted cocoa beans. Inspired by companies with social missions, he founded Raaka to explore low-temperature chocolate making and create a more equitable global society in which communities have
After spending a year learning bean-to-bar chocolate making, Ryan teamed up with Nate Hodge, a musician and
Accessibility: Bathroom is not wheelchair accessible
The class was exactly what I thought it would be. The guide was very informative about the process of how they make their chocolate bars. I was looking for something interesting to fill my Saturday afternoon and this class was great. Also, the chocolate is AMAZING!!!
Very in-depth explanation of chocolate. Gained stronger appreciation of preparation process
It was so fun to know the detail of how dark chocolates were made. It was definitely interesting to hear creator's thought tasting chocolate.
Fun to see how a small NYC factory operates. Loved all the chocolate tastings.
Such an engaging tour! The amount of time was perfect too.
So much fun! Had a chance to try Ll of their delicious chocolate. Great afternoon activity and such a cool brand.
Fun, informative, and most of all tasty!
This was an intense, informative and fun introduction to the process of making chocolate by an enthusiastic and interesting presenter. Though one might think from the course name that you were going to crush, clean, grind, melt, temper and mold your own chocolate bars, more accurately you will learn how the first 5 steps, along with wrapping each bar, evolved at Raaka from drudgingly doing them by hand to the (often unique) mechanized systems they now have in place. Along the way, you do get to mold and flavor 3 of your very own Raaka Chocolate bar creations and end with a tasting of many of Raaka's chocolate flavors. You will leave with a deeper appreciation of one of life's little, complex pleasures!
Informative and fun tour! Great (and abundant) chocolate tasting too...
I wish there was more stuff to do, but I found the course to be very informative and fun!