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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Beignets and doughnuts are hot and they are amongst the latest trends.  Explore twists on this classic breakfast delicacy that will magnify your taste buds in this three-day, hands on course at The French Pastry School.  Chef Julien Otto will take you on a journey that will allow you to experience beignets and doughnuts by making them yourself, from scratch.  These fun and old-fashioned recipes are bound to stir up your best childhood memories.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Who can resist the smell of a freshly baked loaf of bread?  In Master Baker Julien Otto’s class, you will be led on a fantastic journey discovering wonderful savory bread specialties.  This three-day, hands-on workshop will focus on the savory side of bread baking and explore many recipes for all occasions.  Chef Julien will teach you savory breads that will become some of your favorite family traditions.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

In this three-day, hands-on course, you will learn everything you need to know about laminated doughs from our resident Master Baker, Chef Julien Otto. He will break down in detail the different techniques and know-how needed to make each type of laminated product including croissants, Danishes, and puff pastry.  You will utilize each type of dough to create delicious and beautiful products of differing flavors and shapes.  Wow your friends and family with impressive homemade pastries and desserts!


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Monday, October 21, 2019
Internationally renowned cake designer, Maggie Austin, returns to her alma mater for this unique and exclusive professional course. Maggie loves exploring new decorating media and her delicate layered appliques combine wafer paper with fondant and gumpaste to bring couture sparkle to your cake design. Then, taking cues from the latest trends in floral artistry, Maggie breaks from conventional sugar flower placement. Adorn your creation with loose, organic arrangements of gumpaste flowers, leaves, and berries. 
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The Cream Puff:  These delicious indulgences are taking the world by storm!  This classic French pastry is the new, up-and-coming craze!   Discover the techniques of making this French classic in this three-day, hands-on course with The French Pastry School.  Chef Julien Otto will teach you the many styles of this versatile pastry and guide you in mastering the art of the perfect pate a choux.  You will be inspired to compose an array of delectable puffs and enjoy these recipes for many years to come.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Autumn has arrived! In this three-day course, you'll learn recipes and techniques for capturing the season's bounty with The French Pastry School. From oven-roasted quiches and caramelized onion tarts to citrus pies and seasonal flatbreads, this course highlights the sweet, and the savory. Chef Julien Otto will teach you how to perfect a variety of crusts, from making the doughs to rolling them successfully.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Macarons, cookies, bars and coffee cakes—oh my! Learn how to perfect these and other French-style treats in this three-day workshop with The French Pastry School. We designed this class with you, the enthusiast in mind, and Chef Alissa Wallers will focus his attention on the sweet and the petite! You'll be taught how to create impressive French delights, perfect for any party or gathering of foodie friends.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
We, too, hear those sleigh bells ring-a-ling! The winter holiday season is upon us and now is the perfect time to bake your favorite recipes, and learn a few new ones, for gift-giving and entertaining! And what better way to learn a few new tricks than to attend a holiday-inspired workshop?