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Fall and Winter Classes

During each Cocoa Lab class, students work alongside one of the award-winning chefs of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte to learn cooking techniques and prepare menu items featuring chocolate, cocoa, dessert flavors, and fresh produce and herbs from the hotel’s rooftop gardens. As a favorite part of the experience, students can savor their own creations at the end of each session. They also receive complimentary hotel parking, a recipe collection, and a keepsake apron as part of the $125 USD class fee. Each Cocoa Lab class begins with a delicious hospitality experience to be enjoyed in the hotel Lobby Lounge.

September 10, 2016
Southern Classics
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Southern cooking warms the heart and soothes the soul. Enjoy our southern selections including:

  • Banana Pudding
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake
  • Pecan Pie

October 29, 2016
Halloween
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween. Prepare yourself for the scariest night of the year with holiday treats:

  • Halloween Cookies
  • Ghost Cupcakes
  • Candy Apples

November 12, 2016
Thanksgiving Preparation
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Dust off the cookbooks and grab your apron – the crowd is coming and we have a lot to prepare:

  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Apple Pie
  • Peach Cobbler

December 10, 2016
Christmas Time!
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Santa Claus is coming to town and he will need his cookies. We have you covered with Santa’s favorites:

  • Christmas Cookies
  • Peppermint Bark
  • Fruit Cake

December 17, 2016
House Party!
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Come one, Come all! Our Ginger bread House Party is now under construction.

  • Gingerbread House
  • Christmas Candy

January 14, 2017

New Year’s Resolutions
8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Start the year off right with a selection of healthy treats that will satisfy your sweet tooth.

  • Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies
  • Granola Bars & Fruit Bars
  • Peanut Butter Protein Bars