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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Our current students will guide you through the kitchens with their unique point of view: you’ll see our students and chefs in action, be introduced to cutting-edge pastry technology, and have a chance to admire beautiful chocolate showpieces and exquistely decorated cakes!  After a reception of freshly baked treats and homemade jam, the chefs will show you how to make an assortment of classic French pastries: chocolate candies, madelines, tuiles, sorbet, and more!  Of course, you’ll get to sample everything as it comes straight from the oven and take home the recipes to recreate

Monday, April 28, 2014

Flora Aghababyan, chief cake designer of the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, will be coming to The French Pastry School to share her unique style and techniques with fellow professionals in the food industry.

In this four-day, hands-on course at The French Pastry School, Chef Flora will teach you to decorate a styrofoam cake dummy to keep on display with the following techniques:

Monday, May 5, 2014

Our current students will guide you through the kitchens with their unique point of view: you’ll see our students and chefs in action, be introduced to cutting-edge pastry technology, and have a chance to admire beautiful chocolate showpieces and exquistely decorated cakes!  After a reception of freshly baked treats and homemade jam, the chefs will show you how to make an assortment of classic French pastries: chocolate candies, madelines, tuiles, sorbet, and more!  Of course, you’ll get to sample everything as it comes straight from the oven and take home the recipes to recreate

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Explore the world of chocolate in this three-day hands-on class with Chef Patrice Caillot (bio) of The French Pastry School, as he shares with you the art and science of this delicious medium. You will learn to hand-temper chocolate couverture—a necessary foundation in making the perfect chocolate candies. Chef Caillot will reveal the secrets behind producing smooth ganache fillings and shiny molded shells.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Monday, May 12, 2014

Chef Jonathan Dendauw, a member of the elite Compagnons du Devoir (an ancient guild of master bakers), has worked all over France and the United States giving him a unique insight into what customers really want to see on menus.

 

In this four-day, hands-on ode to the savory side of baking, Chef Dendauw will not only teach you how to bake high quality, artisan breads but also how to dress them up with distinctive accompaniments or surprising ingredients.  Recipes taught will include:

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

French Pastry is not just one genre of sweets - it is a blanket term that covers a magnitude of regional specialties throughout the country.  Explore the culture of France through the perspective of dessert with Chef Joel Reno (bio) during this three-day, hands-on course that explores three of the most distinctive Gallic regions: Alsace, Brittany, and Normandy.   

From Normandy, long-famed for its bounty of apple orchards, you'll learn:

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Have you ever tried to make the latest pastry sensation, the French macaron?  These delicate petits fours have been around for ages but can be hard to make just right—they need the perfect balance of crisp and chewy, the right ratio of filling and, of course, the elusive “foot,” the signature crinkly base of the cookie that forms as a result of proper mixing and baking.  

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

France has many National treasures but none so plentiful, accesible, and charming as their bistros. Transport yourself to an evening in Paris by learning to make quintessential bistro desserts in this three-day, hands-on course with Chef Patrice Caillot (bio).  He will teach you to make all of these classic recipes:

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Our current students will guide you through the kitchens with their unique point of view: you’ll see our students and chefs in action, be introduced to cutting-edge pastry technology, and have a chance to admire beautiful chocolate showpieces and exquistely decorated cakes!  After a reception of freshly baked treats and homemade jam, the chefs will show you how to make an assortment of classic French pastries: chocolate candies, madelines, tuiles, sorbet, and more!  Of course, you’ll get to sample everything as it comes straight from the oven and take home the recipes to recreate

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