York Cocoa Works

York Cocoa Works is a chocolate factory and visitor destination in York City Centre, celebrating the rich history of chocolate in York and continuing its legacy to bring chocolate innovation into the contemporary city. We pride ourselves on our chocolate events and workshops, making the world of chocolate accessible to everyone!

At York Cocoa Works we source cocoa beans from farms and communities around the world and import them directly to our manufactory on Castlegate, York. We process the cocoa from bean to bar and use them in our range of innovative & hand crafted chocolates, our chocolate drinks and cakes within the cafe and cakeaway service as well as teaching a range chocolate making techniques in our Cocoa Academy.

Cocoa Academy:

Our workshops offer something for all ages and abilities. Drop in to make chocolate lollipops whist enjoying a hot chocolate in our chocolate cafe or book onto one of our chocolate bar making workshops and design your dream chocolate bar. We are also able to host school groups with our special schools chocolate workshops!

Chocolate Cafe:

Our Chocolate Cafe is a sweet haven for all cocoa lovers, the menu offers a choice of drinking chocolates and handmade cakes served daily. Join us for an indulgent treat or drop-in to make one of our signature chocolate lollipops. Chocolate lovers are invited to enjoy an array of chocolate cakes and treats in the surrounds of our chocolate manufactory. Our Chocolate Indulgence starts with a chocolate tasting followed by a chocolate drink of your choice and a selection of our handmade chocolate cakes.

Chocolate Shop:

Our chocolate shop and online store retail a variety of products including our famous hot chocolates, truffles and single origin bars. Seasonal touches are added to the range throughout the year to reflect changing ingredients, occasions and to also showcase our product innovations.

Chocolate Factory:

Within our chocolate manufactory is where we hand make all our single origin chocolate bars, truffles and hot chocolates. We spend lots of time innovating, experimenting and assessing the cocoa beans before turning them into our chocolate creations. Through our windows you can see our chocolatiers bean sorting, roasting, winnowing, grinding and tempering our cocoa before turning them into the products you see sat in our chocolate shop.

York Cocoa Works York Cocoa Works, Castlegate, York, UK
Oct 15, 2021
Seasonal
We are currently seeking Chocolate Packaging & Dispatch Assistants to help with the packing and dispatch of our chocolates. Full and part time roles are available and should you wish to progress to a supervisor role there is opportunity to do this once you have completed your training successfully. All the products at York Cocoa Works are made and packaged by hand so a keen eye for detail and ability to follow a packaging specification is key. This will suit anyone looking for flexible hours, particularly in the run up to Christmas. Potential shift patterns: 7am – 3pm & 9.30am – 2pm. Some evening work may also be required during November & December.      Full training will be given, basic knowledge of food hygiene would be advantageous. Although this is to primarily help with increased demand over the Christmas period there will also be opportunities after Christmas to assist with delivery of Valentines Day, Mother’s Day & Easter.    Key roles and...
York Cocoa Works
Oct 15, 2021
Seasonal
We are currently seeking Chocolate Champions to help us deliver chocolate experiences and products on and off site on a casual basis.    This will suit anyone looking for casual work on a semi regular basis to help us share our chocolately experiences and products at public and corporate events.  The types of work we have on offer:    - Chocolate Lollipop workshop support - working alongside our events team to deliver these workshops to large groups.  - Chocolate Tour & Tasting Guide - you will be trained in how to deliver our Manufactory Tasting Journey around our chocolate factory on Castlegate and how to conduct a chocolate tasting.  - Hot Chocolate Host - working alongside our sales team to host pop up hot chocolate shops off site.  - Chocolate Shop Assistant - working alongside our sales team to help retail our chocolate products at off site events such as the York Food & Drink Festival and Christmas Markets.  - Chocolate Packers - During our peak...