About Chocolate University Online

Chocolate Classes

Our chocolate classes are suitable for persons with any level of interest in chocolate. For your convenience classes start whenever you are ready!

Whether you are a chocolate lover simply interested in learning more about your favorite food, a candy store owner wanting to expand your chocolate offerings, an up-and-coming chocolatier, or an executive at a chocolate manufacturer, we've got classes for you.

Our chocolate school will provide you with a broad-based chocolate education designed to increase your knowledge and experience with one of the world's most popular foods.

Online Chocolate Education

How can you learn about chocolate using your computer? Good question. Our lessons provide you with the information you'll need as well as provide you with actionable steps you can take at home or in your business on your own time.

With our chocolate lessons delivered weekly for chocolate lovers and daily for chocolate professionals, you'll be able to work on your own schedule as your time permits. Just follow the lessons in order to maximize your results.

We also offer coaching to help you through your tastings, your laboratories, your assignments, and unique business situations. Our personal message center allows you to ask questions as if you were in a classroom setting.

Offline Chocolate Tastings

For live, in-person, chocolate tastings or chocolate and wine tastings, please take a look at the Chocolate Professor website.

What the Press Says About CUO

We're proud to point out our recent newspaper appearances. To learn more about us, you're welcome to read the articles yourself...

From the Yuma Sun (Yuma, Arizona):

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin):

Chocolate Teachers

Bryn Kirk
Bryn Kirk
Course Facilitator
Bryn is a veteran of the chocolate industry having worked for nearly 10 years in a research and product development capacity for Ambrosia Chocolate Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
She produced chocolate formulas for such companies as Pillsbury, Nabisco, Good Humor, ConAgra, Edy's, Mrs. Fields, and Quaker Oats, among others.
She was trained as a taster on Ambrosia's taste test panel and eventually moved up to running the taste test panels for the new products developed in the laboratory.
Bryn runs chocolate tasting educational seminars and, her personal favorite, chocolate and wine tasting seminars. She has performed these as corporate events as well as fun parties in people's homes.
From time to time Bryn teaches offline as an adjunct biology laboratory instructor at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
At CUO Bryn develops all of the lessons and coaches the members of the Primal Chocolate Club. She is also the Chocolate Professor for offline chocolate tastings. You can hear from Bryn directly on the Meet Your Instructor page.
Ashleigh Rader
Ashleigh Rader
Staff Writer
Growing up, Ashleigh recalls there were always little dishes of wrapped chocolates laying about the house. And they seemed to always magically be refilled whenever someone's little hands took a piece - whether they took 1 or 20...
Chocolate continues to be an important part of her life, now in many more enticing forms, such as cafe mocha's, cheesecakes, truffles, you name it! All her life, Ashleigh has enjoyed, indulged in, and spread the gift of chocolate. She says, "life's too short to skip dessert." Ashleigh joined CUO to help share on our blog and social networks more about the wonders of chocolate.
Jeffrey Kirk
Jeffrey Kirk
Chancellor of Chocolate
The definition of chancellor is, "the honorary head of a university." Jeff is only associated with chocolate due to his association with Bryn. While Bryn was in the chocolate laboratory Jeff's taste for chocolate progressed from enjoying any chocolate or confectionary to abandoning all except the finest quality dark chocolates.
Since Bryn started creating Chocolate University Online lessons, Jeff has begun to appreciate some milks and artisan chocolates. He also enjoys pairing chocolates with wine and helping to find those flavors that work great together.
For CUO Jeff runs the business side of the operations. He edits and publishes the lessons, while continually creating and enhancing content for the website too.