The French Pastry School

Advanced Belgian Chocolate Candies

In this class, Jean-Pierre Wybauw, an advisor and instructor with Barry-Callebaut for 32 years, will share his expertise in chocolate candies.  This advanced chocolate candies class will sharpen your skills on some techniques and will introduce you to even more.  Some of the techniques that you will learn include molded, casted and piped chocolate bonbons.  Once you have refined the know-how of these techniques you will apply and make chocolate candies with ganaches, pralines, liquors, marzipans, giandujas, and homemade candied fruits.  Chef Wybauw is a true master when

Date: 
Tue, 03/13/2007 to Thu, 03/15/2007

Advanced Chocolate/Sugar Showpiece for Competition

Entering into a competition that includes a Chocolate or Sugar Showpiece?  In this class, Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer will teach you how to master the arts of design, planning and assembly for showpieces that are sure to give you the knowledge to create masterpieces.  In this comprehensive class Chef Pfeiffer will share his award winning expertise when conceptualizing a showpiece from beginning to end.   One of the most crutial factor of competition is to plan the execution of the sculpture from the beginning as well as ensure that the structure is sound and able to transported

Date: 
Tue, 03/06/2007 to Thu, 03/08/2007

Wedding Cake Decorating Techniques

During this informative class students will learn the process and steps to creating a wedding cake. Class starts with baking a cake to teach you how to layer and fill a cake, preparing it for rolled fondant, covering using rolled fondant and how to correctly dowel and assemble a layered and stacked wedding cake. Also, a dummy cake will be covered with rolled fondant and both cakes will be decorated using many rolled fondant and gumpaste techniques. Included in the class will be the making of some basic gumpaste flowers to use as a decoration on the completed cake.

Date: 
Wed, 02/07/2007 to Fri, 02/09/2007

Introduction to Pastry – Petits Fours

What better way to start the year off than learning how to make some of the most tantalizing French Pastries, éclairs and moist madeleines.  Join chef instructor of The French Pastry School, Laura Ragano, as she takes you through the fundamentals in producing traditional French petits fours.  Chef Ragano will share her expertise in making macarons and coconut rochers just to name a few.  Along with the products mentioned you will learn how to perfect blueberry tartlets, opera cake, espresso tarts, miniature carrot cake and almond financiers.  

Date: 
Fri, 01/12/2007 to Sat, 01/13/2007

Introduction to Bread

What could be better than serving a steamy, fresh out of the oven loaf of bread.  Chef Sebastien Thieffine, from The French Pastry School, will teach you to do just that.  In this class you will learn how to make a variety of breads from the classic french baguette to the rustic farmer’s bread.  Throughout the three days you will learn the different phases of bread; from mixing the ingredients to proofing to baking.  Once you have perfected the techniques of classic french bread you will move on to whole wheat bread with an oatmeal crust along with a whole grain sourdoug

Date: 
Tue, 01/09/2007 to Thu, 01/11/2007

Introduction to All Things Chocolate

If you are a chocolate lover this class is for you!

Explore the world of chocolate with Chef Bob Hartwig from The French Pastry School as he shares with you the science of chocolate.  He will teach you the secret of correctly working with chocolate.  Using some of the best white, milk and dark chocolates, you will learn how to make a selection of cocoa products including petits fours and cookies such as Madeleines, financiers and macaroons.

Date: 
Tue, 12/09/2008 to Thu, 12/11/2008

Introduction to Breads

What could be better than serving your very own fresh-out-of-the-oven, steamy loaf of bread?  John Kraus, Chef instructor from The French Pastry School, will teach you to do just that.  In this class you will learn how to make a variety of breads from the classic French baguette to the rustic farmer’s bread.  Throughout the three days you will learn the different phases of bread—from mixing the ingredients to proofing to baking.  Once you have perfected the techniques of classic French bread, you will move on to whole wheat bread with an oatmeal crust, along with a whole

Date: 
Tue, 12/02/2008 to Thu, 12/04/2008

French Classics

Have you ever wanted to learn how to create classic French pastries from scratch? Join Chef Instructor at The French Pastry School, Bob Hartwig (bio) as he teaches you to make the foundations of French pastry including brioche, croissants, chocolate tart, Napoleon and Éclair. During this class you will master the basic skills of rolling, whipping, folding and baking in order to prepare perfect pastries. The class will culminate in a beautiful buffet of the wonderful pastries you have created, to be enjoyed by you, your friends and family.

Date: 
Tue, 11/18/2008 to Thu, 11/20/2008

Artisan and Traditional Breads

After five consecutive years teaching master classes at The French Pastry School, World Baking Champion Didier Rosada returns to teach Artisan and Traditional Breads. During this three-day hands-on class, you will produce a variety of artisan breads using baking processes specifically developed to optimize flavors. From the classic baguettes mixed with a conventional short mix process to the more complex pain de Lodeve, a selection of traditional bread from all over Europe will be made.

Date: 
Tue, 11/11/2008 to Thu, 11/13/2008

Introduction to Cakes and Tarts

Learn to make Classic French Cakes and Tarts from French Pastry School instructor, Chef Bob Hartwig (bio).  He will teach you the basic French doughs such as pâte sable, pâte sucrée, and pâte brisée.

Date: 
Tue, 10/28/2008 to Thu, 10/30/2008

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