private chocolate EVENTS

Truffle-making and poetry writing parties

Learn to make chocolate truffles and write poetry virtually or in-person with a professional; a perfect option for corporate team-building, bachelorette parties, or date night! You’ll learn about chocolate truffles, and make, taste, and bring home poetry and chocolate. 

We love bringing the ingredients right to your home or office and teaching in person; but can also provide you with all of the ingredients ahead of time, and instruct your group virtually.

Sarah Shapiro

Poet, Rambler, Chocolatier

Your truffle making guide, Sarah, is also a poet and writing teacher.

She holds an MFA in Poetry and an MA in Cultural Geography and Creative Writing. In addition to making delicious treats, she has taught writing courses at several universities and a county jail. She has published 2 chapbooks and several short pieces and loves teaching writers of all skill levels, even those who struggle to read. 

Learn More About Sarah & Chocolate

Learn More About Sarah & Poetry

In-Person Workshop


$99 / person

$495 min. per event

  • Approx. 2.5 hr event facilitated by Sarah
  • Additional 30 mins. for set-up & take-down
  • We bring all of the ingredients, cookware, and paper goods
  • Participants make and can take home 8-12 truffles to their taste preference
  • You’ll provide seating & table work space for each participant
  • Additional fee if you cannot provide access to a refrigerator and microwave
  • Additional fee for events not located in the Greater Boston area

Virtual Workshop

$99 / person

$495 min. per event

  • We work with your preferred video conference platform
  • All ingredients shipped/delivered to the participants’ locations prior to the event (additional fee if located outside of Greater Boston area)
  • Approx. 90 mins. event facilitated remotely by Sarah
  • Participants will need access to a work area, refrigerator and microwave or cooktop
  • Come join us at one of our upcoming public workshops!
  • Best for meeting other chocolate lovers!
  • Make truffles on your own (or with others), on your own time, in your own space
  • Thinking about some other kind of event? Let us know; let’s make it happen!


Typical In-Person Event Format

(Virtual is similar but shorter)

Intro & background

While we settle in, you’ll get to know us and learn about chocolate craft (approx. 15 mins).


Ahead of the event, we’ll work with you to prepare appropriate flavor options. Participants will mix the ingredients and make the ganache to their taste (approx. 1 hour).

Poetry writing & reading

While the ganache chills, Sarah will guide a short writing workshop. We’ll prepare prompts and techniques based on your group’s background and interests (approx. 1/2 hour).

Rolling & tasting

Participants will scoop the ganache and roll them into truffles. Participants will sample and wrap up their creations to take home (approx. 1/2 hour).

Chopped almonds with knife

Optional add-ons:

  • Tasting of other chocolate treats
  • Alcohol pairing consultation
  • Personalized recipes
  • Poetry hand-outs geared specifically to your event
  • Ingredient substitution for allergies (we can work around your needs!)