The French Pastry School
Desserts for the Modern Chef with Chef Karim Bourgi
Date: Jan 22 - Jan 25, 2019 (1:15 pm - 8:15 pm)
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Modernization meets tradition in this five-day professional course with Chef Karim Bourgi. Known for his technical ability and unique style, Bourgi challenges industry norms and encourages his students to pursue what they love and create what they imagine. He is on the forefront of innovation, and this intensive and interactive course highlights his technique, product knowledge, and creative expression. Alongside Bourgi, you'll make an extensive array of bold, colorful, and delicious desserts while learning new, innovative techniques that can be applied to this course, and beyond. Join Chef Karim Bourgi and The French Pastry School for an unforgettable week of pastry exploration!
Course detail:
  • Traditional techniques
  • Refined flavor profiles
  • Modern tarts
  • Decadent éclairs
  • Petit gâteau
  • Signature Karim Bourgi desserts
  • New dessert trends 
Born in Senegal, Karim Bourgi moved to France at 16, and a few years later, graduated from Le Cordon Bleu Paris. He began his career at La Cigale in Beirut, followed by Ladurée Paris Champs Élysée, then Fauchon Café in Dubai. In 2014, he was awarded third best pastry chef at the Pâtissiers dans le Monde and is due to participate in the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie in 2019 in Lyon, France. He currently resides in Dubai where he is the head pastry chef of Al Mana Fashion Group, the regional development and creation chef for La Maison du Chocolat Paris, and the owner of KB Gourmandises, a boutique food and beverage company. 
This program is approved for 28 continuing education hours toward the initial or recertification application for American Culinary Federation certification.