This evening our members were out in force for the chance to meet Mark Tilling, winner of UK Chocolate Masters 2006 – 2008 and captain of the winning team on Bake Off Crème de la Crème 2016, and witness his chocolate work.
Mark spoke to us about his career as a pâtissier and chocolatier and explained how the different types of chocolate are produced as well as what to look for in a good chocolate. I’m pleased to say that this included getting to taste some delicious samples! We were then treated to a demonstration of how to temper chocolate and turn it into a selection of impressive tempting treats.
We were all so captivated by his talk and demonstration that we nearly forgot to stop for tea and cake and it was time to finish before we knew it. No one was in a rush to go home this evening! It was so nice for us to be able to talk to Mark during the tea and coffee break where he was happy to answer our questions and lots of us even left with signed copies of his new book.
We would like to say a massive thank you to Mark for such an enjoyable and interesting evening and to our member Katy for organising such an excellent speaker for us!