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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pie season is always around the corner.  Capture each season's bounty, both sweet and savory, in this three-day, hands-on course at The French Pastry School.  First, you will learn how to craft the perfect crust, making and rolling the dough successfully; then, Chef Alissa Wallers will take you on a journey exploring all of the natural ingredients for filling pies and tarts.

Monday, September 25, 2017

The French Pastry School welcomes Coupe du Monde Winner and Certified Master Baker Jory Downer for a one-of-a-kind workshop in our kitchens. In this four-day, hands-on professional course, the owner of Bennison’s Bakery, Chef Downer will share his secrets for creating savory breads specialties and viennoiseries.  Benefit from Chef Downer’s expertise and his experience as a professional baker for over 40 years, and perfect these unique and classic recipes while building your own skills as a professional baker. 


Monday, October 2, 2017

Master Pastry Chef Sebastien Serveau, the youngest finalist in the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (M.O.F.) competition and Vice-Champion of Best Desserts in France is coming to teach a 4 day in depth professional class on artisan petit fours, unique individual tea cakes and individual pastries (petits gateaux).

Recipes include:


  • Pink Lady
  • Pommes caramel
  • Tartelette chocolat banane
  • Voie lactée


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Beautiful buttercreams and the finest fillings accompany this brand new couture cake course at The French Pastry School.  Join Chef Joel Reno in this three-day, hands-on course, where you will learn all aspects of creating French cakes, including sponges, fillings, frostings and buttercreams.  You will also discover the art of cake architecture and explore how distinct flavors and textures are balanced in beautiful and delicious cakes.  Finally, learn easy techniques to decorate your cakes…taking them from simple to stunning. 


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Trends come and go, but some desserts always seem to come back and hit that sweet spot!  In this three-day, hands-on course, learn from Chef Michel Ernots our favorite classic comfort food desserts that are a huge part of our culture. This fall workshop is a perfect excuse to indulge your sweet tooth while learning tips and tricks to impress your guests at your next party or gathering!

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Rise and shine—and enjoy some morning delicacies! Join Chef Joel Reno as he takes you through the fundamentals of classic French breakfast pastries. He will introduce you to making laminated doughs, and you will go on to make croissants and danishes of all sorts. You will also learn to make a variety of delightful morning baked goods including brioche, doughnuts, and muffins.


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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Learn how to perfect the treasured French macaron and other French style cookies in this three-day workshop. You will learn how to create impressive French delights including 3 classic French macarons, financiers, tuiles, and the classic French Sablé Breton just like professionals do! Chef Alissa Wallers will inspire you to develop your pastry skills in this hands-on course creating these small favorites in French pastry.  


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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

From elegant pastry shops to trendy bistros, Paris has always had a dessert experience waiting around every corner.  No matter what arrondissement you find yourself in, the City of Lights brings together the best of French pastry giving the world timeless flavors that have come to define classic French pastry.  Learn the traditions and innovations of Parisian pastry with one of our master chefs Joel Reno and Michel Ernots in this three-day, hands-on course that explores regional French culture by way of dessert.&nbs