THE RITZ-CARLTON, CHARLOTTE

201 East Trade Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202 USA
Phone:  +1 (704) 547-2244   •  Map & Directions
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Cocoa Lab



Cocoa Lab at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte is pleased to present a season of uniquely-chocolate, pastry and dessert cooking classes as well as group culinary educational experiences and teambuilding activities.

Charlotte Cooking Classes: Located in a private class setting within the uptown hotel’s state-of-the-art Bar Cocoa kitchens and priced at $75 per person (excluding special sessions) including parking and a keepsake apron, Cocoa Lab’s hands-on classes are limited to a maximum of eight students per session. Classes are usually offered from 9 a.m. to noon and, on select days, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., on Cocoa Lab’s scheduled instruction dates. Work alongside one of The Ritz Carlton, Charlotte hotel's award-winning chefs, using the finest professional appliances, cookware and cutlery, as you and your small group learn cooking techniques by actually preparing delectable menu items featuring chocolate, cocoa or other favorite dessert flavors. Enjoy tasting the day’s creations at the end of each session.


Please click here for a schedule of all upcoming classes.

Discover your inner pastry chef, as cooking classes at Cocoa Lab are now open to hotel guests and the public. Eat, learn and have a great deal of fun.

Don’t miss our unforgettable signature teambuilding event, Urban Chef, now available to groups of 8-12 participants and presented in Cocoa Lab, complete with cooking, tasting, competition and merrymaking for corporate or social groups. Cocoa Lab group cooking class sessions are also available for meetings and other gatherings.
Announcing a Kitchen Shower
for Brides and Their Friends – a delicious new take on the traditional bridal shower, featuring a sweet hands-on dessert cooking class for 8-10 participants. Presented at $140 per person
plus tax.
Announcing Birthdays by Bar Cocoa, presenting customized birthday cakes for small and large celebrations, packaged with plates, candles, napkins and utensils for enjoyment at nearby office and home locations.