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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Transport yourself to an evening in Paris by learning to make quintessential French desserts in this three-day course with Chef Yann Migault of The French Pastry School. Together with Chef Yann, you'll make 10 of our favorite French pastries including brioche, beignets, kouign-amann, macarons, and Paris-Brest! During the workshop, you'll learn the basic skills of rolling, whipping, folding and baking to prepare perfect pastries in class, and at home.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Rise and shine—and enjoy some morning delicacies! Join Chef Julien Otto 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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Monday, February 4, 2019

Master Pastry Chef Sebastien Serveau, the youngest finalist ever in the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (M.O.F.) competition, is coming to teach a 4-day in-depth professional class on artisan petit fours, unique tea cakes, and individual pastries (petits gateaux).  He will share his innovative tips and techniques throughout the course.  You will benefit from his years of training and international experience and will receive a recipe book that will elevate your cake and petit four menu to new heights!


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Tuesday, February 5, 2019
From multigrain and sourdough to ciabatta and rye, welcome to the fascinating world of artisan bread. Join Chef and Master Baker Julien Otto of The French Pastry School for this three-day course dedicated to the art of boulangerie. Chef Julien will teach you about fermented doughs using natural levains and the fundamentals of breadmaking. You'll mix, divide, proof and bake a variety of bread that are yours to take home and enjoy.
Monday, February 11, 2019

This class was inspired by the beautiful French garden topiary created especially for The French Pastry School by world-renowned Chef Nicholas Lodge.  During this 4-day class, Chef Nicholas will guide you through the steps of creating realistic sugar flowers with incredible details that come from over 40 years of industry experience as a master cake artist.  Flowers will include David Austin Roses, Hydrangea, Lilies of the Valley, Sunflowers, French Lilacs, Sweet Peas, Love in a Mist - all with the appropriate foliage.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Treat yourself or your loved ones to indulgent chocolate desserts and sweets in this 3-day course on everything chocolate. You will learn how to use all types of chocolate and the classic techniques to create everything from beautiful candies to soul-satisfying cookies to impressive desserts.  At the end of the class, students will create an amazing display of what they learned and take everything home just in time for Valentines’ Day. 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

France has many National treasures but none so plentiful, accesible, and charming as their bistros. Transport yourself to an evening in Paris by learning to make quintessential bistro desserts in this three-day, hands-on course with Chef Yann Migault.  He will teach you to make all of these classic recipes: