Welcome to ChezSlaughter Chocolate School for Kids!

If your child likes to work in the kitchen and learn at home, they'll love ChezSlaughter Chocolate School for Kids! Please watch the video below to find out more about what your child will learn in this online course.

• Do you have a child who loves to cook or bake?

• Does your family enjoy making things together?

• Are you a homeschooler looking for a fun course that will teach your child a new skill while learning some of the history, geography, science, math and vocabulary related to that skill?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, please keep reading...

My name is Jeff Slaughter and for 14 years, my family and I lived in Brussels, Belgium – also known as ‘The Chocolate Capital of the World’. While living there, I became fascinated with fine chocolate and earned my professional chocolatier certification.

We now base in the United States where I run a seasonal chocolate business and share my interest in fine chocolate through live workshops and online courses. I enjoy teaching others how to work with fine chocolate and to appreciate some of the history, geography, science, math and vocabulary related to this fascinating topic.


Children who love
to cook and bake!
Families who enjoy learning and making things together!

Homeschoolers looking for a hands-on course!


  • The history of chocolate: from the Mayans to the Europeans to the Americans.
  • The geography of chocolate: The special ‘ring around the world’ in which the cacao tree can survive and the countries that produce the cacao plant.
  • The science of chocolate including the magical wonders of tempering chocolate.
  • The math of chocolate which includes measuring and weighing using the British ‘Imperial’ system
  • The vocabulary of chocolate: words that professional chocolatiers use.

Plus, I’ll teach your child how to:

  • Temper chocolate (a necessary skill to work with fine chocolate.)
  • Make a French chocolate treat called ‘mendiants’
  • Dip marshmallows, cookies and pretzels
  • Make chocolate clusters
  • Make chocolate bark
  • Make ganache
  • Learn to use transfer sheets to put colorful designs on their chocolate
  • And more!

Note: Depending on your child’s age and experience in the kitchen, he or she may need adult supervision for projects requiring use of the stove and microwave.

The Curriculum

This course is closed for enrollment.

Meet Principal Chocolatier

Jeff Slaughter

My family and I lived in Brussels, Belgium for 14 years serving in Christian missions. If you’ve ever been to Belgium you know there’s an artisan chocolate shop on every corner. In fact, there are 300 different chocolate companies in the tiny country of Belgium. No wonder that Belgium is known as the ‘Chocolate Capital of the World’!

Today, I put smiles on folk’s faces with my handmade artisanal chocolate, including Belgian-style pralines, a variety of bars and holiday products. My treats are handmade from imported Belgian chocolate, beautifully produced and artfully packaged.