Make French Macarons w/ a Chocolatier

Seattle, United States

Experience hosted by Michael

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English
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Michael's rated 5 stars by 97% of guests.

What you'll do

Do you dream about beautiful macarons? Well you can now indulge in your fantasy during our new 3-hour hands-on macaron making classes. At the end of the session, students will be able to take home these iconic French creations to share with family and friends.
Other things to note
We work in a commercial kitchen, so wear closed-toed shoes. Enter the building from the north parking lot door, go in, turn right, and you will see the Chef.

Meet your Host, Michael

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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Michael Poole is the founder and CEO of Hot Chocolat, Artisan Firehouse Chocolates, based in Seattle, Washington. Michael is an award-winning chef and has 30 years of experience as a firehouse cook for the Seattle Fire Department. He is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, Paris with Le Grande Diplome in Cuisine and Pastry. He specializes in French and Caribbean cuisines, French pastries and artisan chocolates.

Like many people with a love for the culinary arts, Michael Poole grew up in food……
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Where you'll be

Do you dream about beautiful macarons? Well you can now indulge in your fantasy during our new 3-hour hands-on macaron making classes. At the end of the session, students will be able to take home these icon French creations to share with family and friends.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 71 reviews.

Mandy
November 2021
This was an awesome experience! Getting to work in a commercial kitchen and learning from someone who knows first hand the fine art of French macarons! The troubleshooting was fantastic. Michael made me feel welcomed and he truly wanted us all to have a memorable experience! Up next…maybe some chocolate making! :) This experience is worth it if you love these treats…you will learn to appreciate the delicate nature in crafting them!
Rebecca
October 2021
This was a lot of fun! I enjoyed learning how to make macarons and I've really enjoyed eating them after the class. It's nice that the class size is small so you can get help if you need it. After taking the class I feel like I could make these at home, which I was too scared to do before the class.
Teresa
October 2021
Had a great time and learned a lot! Chef made it fun and he was so helpful. Everything was explained, it was broken down into steps and he checked in with us at each phase. Having Chef right there to ask questions was so helpful. Great class!
Marena
October 2021
So much fun! Chef is so knowledgeable with the resume to back it up. I’m not a baker at all but he mad everything so accessible and now I have a whole bunch of sweet treats to savor!
Christopher
October 2021
Chef Michael made this experience a lot of fun. He is a very helpful, personable & knowledgeable person. Loved learning about his life & how "Hot Chocolate" came to life. Not only did we make macaroons we made memories & look forward to trying to make them at home. This was a fun thing to do especially for our 6th Anniversary 😍 Will definitely be back to try the chocolate making class too! 😁 ~ Chris & Betty
Jitain
September 2021
We joined the Macaron making class with Chef Michael.. we thoroughly enjoyed it and got a hands on experience with making Macarons.. we made some good friends... and one should definitely try the chocolate made at Hot Chocolat... we're coming back for more lessons!! Thanks Chef Michael!!!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.