The French Pastry School

Breads with Whole Grains and Specialty Flours

Master Baker, and Bakery Director at King Arthur Flour, Jeffrey Hamelman returns to The French Pastry School to teach artisan breads using specialty flours and whole grains. During this three-day hands-on baking course, you will make flax seed rye bread, honey spelt bread, carrot and walnut bread, brioche using whole wheat flour, plus several other classic breads including a few breakfast pastries to round out your spectacular baked buffet.

Date: 
Tue, 06/02/2009 to Thu, 06/04/2009

The Art of Modern Cakes and Tarts

The French Pastry School is proud to welcome back Master Pastry Chef and Chocolatier, Thierry Mulhaupt for this four-day, hands-on class on “The Art of Modern Cakes and Tarts” where you will create a variety of entremets, gâteaux de voyage (pound cakes), pain d’épices, and unique and innovative tartes folles such as a pistachio-cream tart with fresh strawberries and olive oil, or a chocolate-raspberry tarte with balsamic vinegar. Just as important as the realization of your buffet is the tasting of your creations.

Date: 
Mon, 05/11/2009 to Thu, 05/14/2009

Fundamentals of All Things Chocolate

Explore the world of chocolate with Chef John Kraus (bio) of The French Pastry School.  He will share the secret of working with chocolate in different kinds of recipes in this three-day hands-on class.  Using some of the best white, milk and dark chocolates available, you will learn how to make a selection of cocoa products including petits fours and cookies such as chocolate financiers - our version of a brownie! - and chocolate macarons.

Date: 
Tue, 04/28/2009 to Thu, 04/30/2009

Fundamentals of Assorted Petits Fours

What better way to spend three days than learning hands-on how to make some of the most tantalizing traditional French pastries? Chef John Kraus (bio) will guide you through making the three types of classic French Petits Fours: the first type is secs, or dry, like Tuiles. This type of petits fours keeps for four to five days. The second type is moelleux, or moist. This includes the cupcake-like Financier (an amazing brown-butter almond cake) and Madeleine which keep for two to three days.

Date: 
Tue, 04/21/2009 to Thu, 04/23/2009

Contemporary Wedding Cake Decorating Techniques with Rolled Fondant and Gumpaste

This course is accredited by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) for 21 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs).

Date: 
Wed, 04/15/2009 to Fri, 04/17/2009

Fundamentals of Traditional French Pastries

Have you ever wanted to learn how to create classic French pastries from scratch? Do you wish you could make a buttery, flaky croissant to enjoy with your café au lait? Join Chef Instructor at The French Pastry School, Chef Bob Hartwig (bio) as he teaches you to make the foundations of French pastry including brioche – a wonderful breakfast pastry, croissants and more. You will make a traditional French chocolate tart that includes a flourless chocolate sponge cake with a rich ganache in a pâte sablé dough.

Date: 
Tue, 03/31/2009 to Thu, 04/02/2009

Fine Chocolate Candies and Belgium Classics

Join Master Chocolatier, Jean-Pierre Wybauw, who has been sharing his passion and expertise at The French Pastry School for more than five years, in this professional-level, hands-on course to learn the art of classic fine chocolate candies. In this four-day course, you will review the theory of tempering and cooling, cover issues of shelf-life extension, and general problem solving. You will create an array of fine chocolates including molded, dipped, piped and cut chocolates.

Date: 
Mon, 03/16/2009 to Thu, 03/19/2009

Bronwen Weber's Incredible Sculpted Cakes

We are honored to have Chef Bronwen Weber return to The French Pastry School.

Date: 
Mon, 03/09/2009 to Wed, 03/11/2009

Intermediate All Things Chocolate and Chocolate Showpieces

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

Date: 
Mon, 03/02/2009 to Fri, 03/06/2009

Fundamentals of French Breads

What could be better than serving your very own fresh-out-of-the-oven, steamy loaf of bread?  Jonathan Dendauw (bio), Chef Instructor with The French Pastry School, will teach you to do just that in this three-day hands-on class making traditional, artisanal French breads.  In this class you will learn how to make a variety of breads from the classic French baguette to the rustic farmer’s bread.

Date: 
Tue, 02/24/2009 to Thu, 02/26/2009

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