The French Pastry School
All Things Chocolate
Date: Apr 15 - Apr 18, 2008 (6:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Chef: Sébastien Canonne, M.O.F., President and Founder
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During this class, Chef Sébastien Canonne, M.O.F. (bio) will teach you to use and understand chocolate in many different areas of pastry. He will begin with the fundamentals of working with different chocolates. You’ll move on to learn his best recipes and techniques, as well as his latest creations using selected chocolates in plated desserts, chocolate candies, confectioneries, petits fours, ice creams, sorbets, cakes, and tarts. Emphasis will be placed on balance in your chocolate creations, where the complexity of tastes, textures, and presentation will all be in harmony. This class will also include a full chocolate tasting.  Chef Canonne will teach you a line of panning chocolate products, chocolate marshmallow and how to perfect glazing a chocolate cake.  If you are a professional chocolatier or pastry chef with the desire to enhance your understanding of chocolate and learn from one of the world’s best, do not miss this opportunity!

Chef Sebastien Canonne, M.O.F. (bio) is the co-founder, co-owner and instructor at The French Pastry School with over 20 years of experience in candy making and competitions.  In 2002, Canonne was the co-manager and coach, with Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer (bio) , for the winning United States team for the World Pastry Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada.  In 2004, he earned the prestigious Meilleur Ouvrier de France title.  The M.O.F. title in pastry has been awarded to only 113 French pastry chefs around the world.  Canonne, along with Pfeiffer, is an honorary chair of Pastry Chicago and For the Love of Chocolate.