Emma's Delights, baking and desserts teacher

Emma's Delights

Emma's Delights

location_on Saratoga, San Jose

local_activity classes: ChocolateBaking and Desserts

4.8 (19)

Hi, I am Emma Martens, a Belgian chocolatière and owner of Emma's Delights, Belgian chocolates. I handcraft traditional Belgian chocolates in small batches and make all my own fillings from scratch with your well-being in mind, as well as sharing my passion by teaching others about chocolate.

Our mission is to combine the luxurious decadence of fine chocolates with the purity of healthy ingredients. That is why we do not use glucose in any of our chocolates and we only use organic cane sugar if we want to caramelize an ingredient. Our ganaches contain NO added sugars.
We want to share with you everything we know and help you have a go at making your own.

We welcome everyone in our classes and will help you explore new flavors and a new way to appreciate chocolate.






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Andie Coakley Feb 2024

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Everyone enjoyed the class and Emma was an absolute delight to have as an instructor. Any shipping challenges were immediately rectified and solved. She was responsive throughout the lead up to the class.

Teacher's response

Thank you for your great review, Andie. It was a joy working with you and I loved the energy of your team during our session and the many questions and comments. It is so encouraging to keep up the high standard and it is the best reward.

Julie Bennish Oct 2023


Great event that everyone can participate in. Who doesn’t like having a chocolate tasting! Great facilitation by Emma. Learned a lot.

Teacher's response

Thank you for choosing us for your team's Chocolate Experience and for your wonderful review, Julie.
I loved your warm welcome and the energy of your team. It was an absolute pleasure to share tips on how to taste chocolate with all of you and to see everyone's enthusiasm when decorating their own chocolates.
All the best to you and your team.

Christine Frate Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The Chocolate Tasting event was greatly enjoyed by me and my team. Very informative session and great quality chocolates!

Teacher's response

Thank you, Christine, for your positive review!

I'm happy to hear that you and your team enjoyed the Chocolate Tasting event. It was such a pleasure to see the look on everyone's faces during tasting and to hear how this experience helped to select and taste chocolate in a whole new way. I always welcome any questions about the chocolate crafting process in general and I loved your comments and questions about the different types of chocolate and the flavors of the soft center chocolates.

Thank you also for recommending our event to others. Wishing you and your team all the best!

Renee Lowe Aug 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Emma was a fantastic chocolatier! I had a ton of fun and appreciated that she was able to ship the chocolates despite the heatwave.

Teacher's response

Thank you so much Renee for your compliments. It was absolutely my pleasure to host your team and you were right when you told me you have a lively group. Your team's participation made the tasting really fun for me too.
It is indeed a challenge to ship during a heatwave and we take great care to make sure the chocolates arrive in good condition. So happy everyone enjoyed the experience and I hope yo will all use the tasting tips for your future chocolate enjoyment.

Danni Nader Aug 2023


Emma was a great presenter! She shipped out the chocolates with plenty of time, and was very engaging with our team.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Danni, for taking the time to post your feedback.

I'm very happy you liked the presentation. It was a pleasure to work with you before the event and the enthusiasm of your team contributed a lot to the overall success of your tasting experience. I loved the questions and comments as well as the moments of silence that indicated everyone was thoroughly enjoying savoring the chocolates.

Hollie Incremona Aug 2023


The class was great, the teacher was very informative and the chocolate was delicious!

Teacher's response

Hi Hollie,

Thank you so much for your great review. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of the Tasting Experience. Your team was very interactive and I enjoyed everyone's enthusiasm and had a great time myself sharing tips on tasting chocolates and seeing/hearing your reactions.
We strive to provide a great experience, and your positive feedback means a lot to us.

Cheryl Pare Aug 2023


I enjoyed the class; it was informative. I enjoyed sampling different types of chocolate. It did 'open my tastebuds' more in a way that I will appreciate the taste of chocolate more when I consume it by eating it the way the instructor mentioned. It also opened my tastebuds a little more to liking dark chocolate and how to appreciate that flavor as previously I did not care for it as much as the other flavors.
The instructor was very knowledgeable on the subject and open to any questions. It was a new and enjoyable experience for me!

Teacher's response

Thank you, Cheryl, for sharing your positive experience! I'm thrilled to hear that you found the class informative and enjoyed the different types of chocolate. I'm very happy to hear that our tips helped you to develop a greater appreciation for the taste of chocolate and especially to help you discover a liking for dark chocolate. Your team had some great questions and comments, and I'm glad you enjoyed the whole experience. Your comments help us to keep striving to offer the best experience possible.

Jale Uncu Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


An absolutely lovely experience with Emma and just delicious chocolates!
Thank you Emma for your expertise and time!

Teacher's response

Thank you, Jale, for your lovely review! It was an absolute pleasure to host your enthusiastic team.

I am passionate about chocolate and about sharing my knowledge with others, and it's always so rewarding to hear how that is appreciated. It always encourages me to keep the bar at the highest level. If you ever have any more chocolate-related needs, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Wishing you the best!

Patricia Dec 2022


Wish there was more opportunity for participants to interact, professor spoke way too much. Class needs to be more fun.

Teacher's response

Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Patricia. I truly appreciate your feedback and I'm sorry to hear that you felt there was limited opportunity for participants to interact and that I spoke too much.

I want to ensure that everyone has fun while learning about the exciting world of chocolate, and I found your team great to work with; they were very enthusiastic and had great questions and comments. I'm truly sorry if you didn't feel that way because creating an interactive and engaging learning environment is a priority for me.

I understand that it's important to strike a balance between providing valuable information and allowing for active participation and your input is valuable to me. I will certainly take this to heart. Thank you again for taking the time to leave a review.

Dayna Miyahira Dec 2022

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


Our employees loved this class! They had a blast tasting virtually with fellow colleagues. It was a breeze coordinating this class and I look forward to the next one. I highly recommend this class!

Teacher's response

Thank you so much, Dana! I'm very happy to hear everyone had a blast.
The team was great to work with; everyone was very enthusiastic and they had great questions and comments. I truly appreciate your feedback and am glad that coordinating the class was a breeze for you. We try to make organizing the experience as effortless as possible and strive to provide excellent service.

Kelli Dunn Aug 2022


Emma was an amazing teacher/instructor. We learned so much about chocolate, how it's made, how to properly eat (like a fine wine) and the materials were super fun to decorate our individual chocolates that we were able to bring home. Would highly recommend. AAAAA++++

Teacher's response

Thank you, Kelli, for your wonderful review! I'm thrilled to hear that everyone had such a great time in the chocolate class. I, myself, had a great time with all of you too. Your set-up was perfect and your team was really fun to work with. Seeing how everyone enjoyed the different steps of tasting chocolate and the enthusiasm to decorate their own chocolates made my day!

Connie Zhang Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Emma was very knowledgable and passionate about chocolate and the team had a great time together learning about all aspects of chocolate growing, storing, tasting, pairing and more. Emma was also very detail oriented for the shipping logistics and very fast at responding and accomodating for veriety of situations we had which is super helpful and very much appreciated. The workshop was a perfect way to end the week on a high note! Highly recommend!

Teacher's response

Thank you for your wonderful review, Connie. I am thrilled to hear that you all had a great time together while learning a lot about chocolate. Your team was very eager to learn and react with questions and comments. That always makes for a great experience for all involved.
I'm also really happy to hear that we were able to accommodate all your logistics needs. We strive to provide the best experience possible in all aspects of the class and are happy to accommodate any requests and adjust to different situations whenever possible.
I'm glad the workshop helped to end your week on a high note.
Your feedback is so rewarding and it makes me want to keep striving for excellence.

Dena Bolton Jun 2022


This class was a hit with my group. Everyone was fascinated. Emma has extensive knowledge about crafting chocolates and about the different types of chocolates. She kept it interesting and of course her chocolates are delicious The chocolates were delivered fresh and on time. If anyone is looking for a virtual team building event this is one to consider. Thank you Emma! We had so much fun.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Dena, for your glowing review! I'm so glad to hear that your group had a fantastic time during the virtual team building event. I love sharing my knowledge about crafting chocolates and the different types of chocolates with everyone so I'm delighted to hear that the class kept everyone fascinated and also that my chocolates were a hit.

Delivering the chocolates fresh and on time is a top priority for me, so it's great to know that you were pleased with it.

Thank you once again for your kind words, Dena, and for recommending this virtual team building event to others. It was a pleasure hosting the class for your group, and I'm thrilled that everyone had so much fun. I did too ☺️.
Keep having fun and stay fascinated!

Maria Valencia Jun 2022


Emma was great! We all had a great time! Everyone enjoyed the chocolate and we learned a lot.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Maria, for your great review!
It looked like your team really enjoyed the event and I for sure enjoyed the enthusiasm of everyone. Your set up at a wine tasting room was certainly the perfect choice and gave us a chance to do some chocolate and wine pairing too.
Looking forward to a Chocolate and Wine Pairing Experience with your other team.

Alejandra Jaime May 2022


Amazing experience! The chocolate was delicious and Emma was a wonderful instructor.

Would recommend to anyone who loves chocolate and wants to learn more about it.

Teacher's response

I'm thrilled to hear that you had such an amazing experience, Alejandra!

Our goal is to provide delicious chocolate and a fun learning environment, so it's great to learn we succeeded in both aspects.

Thank you for recommending our chocolate class to others who love chocolate and want to learn more about it. I truly appreciate your kind words and support.

Happy chocolate indulging and learning!

Reid Greer Apr 2022


Emma was fantastic, super knowledgeable, and brought great energy. The whole team loved it. The chocolates were also delicious, some of the best I've ever had!

Teacher's response

Thank you for choosing our chocolate class and for your very kind words, Reid.
I'm glad the team was energized by the presentation and had a wonderful experience. I truly enjoyed the interactivity of the team and could feel their enthusiasm. This makes the experience so much the better for me too.

I'm also glad to know that you found the chocolates delicious. Making high-quality chocolates is always a priority for me, so it's wonderful to hear that they were some of the best you've ever had.

Wishing you and your team all the best and hoping you get to enjoy more delicious chocolates in the future!

Prashant Billore Mar 2022


The instructor was very knowledgeable and took time to answer questions. The chocolate tasting itself was phenomenal. I learnt a lot about mindful eating through this. Overall the class worked and I would like to recommend to others

Teacher's response

Thank you, Prashant, for your fantastic review! It's great to hear that you found there was a good balance between information and interaction with the team during the Chocolate Tasting Experience.

I'm delighted to know that you had a phenomenal experience with the chocolate tasting itself and that it helped you how to be more mindful while eating in general.

Thank you so much for recommending the class to others. Word-of-mouth recommendations mean a lot to us, and we are grateful for your support. If you or anyone you know ever want to join one of our classes again, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Thank you again for your kind words and for choosing our chocolate tasting class. Wishing you all the best!

Nikki Wenzel-Lamb Feb 2022


What a wonderful night! We contacted Emma the end of January as our in-person event was cancelled and she was able to coordinate our virtual event of 115 people seamlessly. Our guests LOVED the chocolates, Emma was able to accommodate special dietary restrictions as well. Our group of physicians, scientists, technologists and affiliated professionals appreciated the science of chocolate making and the level of detail Emma provided. We HIGHLY recommend Emma from Emma's Delights for your next virtual event!

Chocolate Tasting Experience review by Nikki Wenzel-Lamb

Teacher's response

Thank you for choosing Emma's Delights for your virtual event, and for taking the time to write such a glowing review, Nikki. It was truly my pleasure to coordinate and host your event.

I'm thrilled to hear that your group of physicians, scientists, technologists, and affiliated professionals found the experience informative and engaging. The science of chocolate making is fascinating, and I'm glad I was able to provide that level of detail to enhance the experience.

Accommodating special dietary restrictions is very important to me, so I'm pleased to hear that I was able to meet your needs in that regard. It's important to ensure that everyone can enjoy the chocolates without any concerns.

I truly appreciate your recommendation and kind words. It was a joy to work with you and your group, and I'm so glad that Emma's Delights helped make your virtual event a success.

Please don't hesitate to reach out for any future virtual events or any other chocolate needs. Thank you again, and I wish you and your team all the best!

Lina Gurau Dec 2021


It's been a wonderful experience for the whole team - a very informative session with fun and delicious, high-quality chocolate tasting. We are definitely recommending it as the best team-building event! Thank you so much for all the love and care you put into this event, Emma!

Teacher's response

Thank you, Lina, for your wonderful review! Your team was so much fun to host and I'm really glad to hear that everyone had an amazing experience during the chocolate tasting session and that it was an informative and enjoyable event for the whole team.

I'm thrilled to know that you found the chocolates delicious and of high quality, and it's wonderful to hear that the team appreciated the love and care that went into planning the event.

Thank you for recommending our team-building event to others. I truly appreciate your support and kind words. If you ever need any chocolate-related activities or events in the future, don't hesitate to reach out. Wishing you and your team all the best!


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