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Monday, June 5, 2017

Internationally known Pastry Chef Xavier Sterke is traveling to The French Pastry School to share his passionate and inventive gluten-free menu.  In the four-day, hands-on course, learn from this industry veteran how to work with alternative flours and unusual recipes to create gluten-free desserts that don't skimp on flavor, texture, or presentation.  The course will focus on theory, method and techniques, giving you the solid foundation required for a successful gluten free pastry career.

French gluten free recipes will include:


Monday, June 19, 2017

Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty with flour!  For students 15 and up and adults of all ages, this is your chance to explore the world of French breads and pastries! What could be better than serving your very own fresh-out-of-the-oven, warm and crusty loaves of bread, breakfast pastries, and some of the best pound cakes and coffee cakes. During this week-long, hands-on Bread Boot Camp, Chef Joel Reno will guide you through the fundamentals of each of these areas of bread and pastry making:

Monday, June 19, 2017

We want you! For students 15 and up and adults of all ages, immerse yourself in our kitchens for an entire week of pastry training just like if you were a full time pastry student at The French Pastry School and learn the different techniques and know how to achieve intricate recipes. 

This is your chance to explore all that the world of French Pastries has to offer: from cakes and tarts, to breads and ice creams, our chef instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of classic pastry products so you can recreate them at home.

Monday, June 26, 2017

It is always a good time for chocolate! Using the best chocolate available, learn how to make the best cocoa-orientated products in this five-day, Chocolate Boot Camp. This is your chance to explore all that the world of French Pastries has to offer with a chocolate spin. From cakes and tarts to breads and ice creams, Chef Joel Reno will guide you through the fundamentals of classic chocolate pastry products so you can recreate them at home.  Get ready to uncover the secrets of chocolate as we teach you ins and outs of this exotic ingredient.

Monday, June 26, 2017

These days, cakes are towering works of art with gravity-defying, whimsical designs; the opportunities are as exciting as they are endless.  This is your chance to explore all that the world of Cake Decorating has to offer! In this five-day, hands-on course, Chef Sunny Lee will take you through classic cake recipes that are perfect for all special occasions.   This course is guaranteed to jumpstart your baking passion and take your cakes from “meh” to marvelous!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Norman Love, founder of Norman Love Confections, has created edible works of art that have been featured in renowned hotels throughout the world. His passion for pastry will be demonstrated through a modern contemporary approach to chocolate décor for all entremets. Each recipe will be as different as the next with chocolate as the constant.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Be prepared for the hot summer! 

In this three-day, hands-on course discover the tricks of the trade of making homemade ice cream and frozen desserts.  Chef Joel Reno will demonstrate refreshing summer treats while expanding your pastry skills. Our quick and easy recipes will be a great addition to your summer backyard parties and for the whole family to enjoy.  

Recipes may include:

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Nothing beats that nostalgic feeling of homegrown tradition and ingredients.  Embark on this three-day educational joy ride as we unveil our all-time American favorite recipes, giving them a new spin!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Take your love of chocolate to the next level with this three-day, hands-on class with Chef Joel Reno who will teach you the tricks of the trade to make delicious handcrafted chocolate candies. You will discover a wide range of fillings such as crunchy nut pastes and fragrant herbs and essences paired with a silky white chocolate, buttery milk chocolate and dark and decadent bittersweet chocolate. To top it off, the chef will show you designs to make these treats look like they came out of a premier chocolate boutique. 


Monday, August 7, 2017

Internationally renowned cake designer and French Pastry School alum Ms. Maggie Austin brings her sophisticated and playful approach to technique with a cascade of Pearls and Petals. Now you have the opportunity to learn some of the beautiful techniques behind her exquisite cake designs. Join Maggie as she shares her signature artistry in this unique and exclusive French Pastry School course.  In an intensive four-day course, explore hand-rolled, molded, and freshwater pearls and a variety of methods for making petals.