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Monday, December 1, 2014

For students 15 and up and adults of all ages, this is your chance to explore the world of French breads and pastries! What could be better than serving your very own fresh-out-of-the-oven, steamy loaves of bread, breakfast pastries, and some of the best pound cakes and coffee cakes. During this week-long, hands-on Bread Camp, Chef Jonathan Dendauw (bio) will guide you through the fundamentals of each of these areas of bread and pastry making:

Saturday, December 6, 2014

After a reception of freshly baked treats, the chefs of The French Pastry School will show you how to make an assortment of classic French sweets and desserts!  Of course, you’ll get to sample everything as it comes straight from the oven and take home the recipes to recreate in your own kitchen.  You’ll even have a little French Pastry School specialty to take home and share with your family and friends.  The recipes at each event may vary.

Monday, December 8, 2014

After a reception of freshly baked treats, the chefs of The French Pastry School will show you how to make an assortment of classic French sweets and desserts!  Of course, you’ll get to sample everything as it comes straight from the oven and take home the recipes to recreate in your own kitchen.  You’ll even have a little French Pastry School specialty to take home and share with your family and friends.  The recipes at each event may vary.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The smell and taste of gingerbread evokes the holidays for many people throughout the world. From soft, moist loaf cakes to crispy cookies, there are many traditions and recipes associated with this spicy and sweet dessert. And, not only can you eat it, you can build decorative gingerbread houses out of it! In this special three-day, hands-on class, Chef Sunny Lee will teach you all things gingerbread and how to bake, assemble, and decorate a gingerbread house.

Recipes will include:

Monday, January 5, 2015

Be they glamorous, traditional, or whimsical, a lot of hard work and vision goes into making a bride’s wedding dreams come true. Get a step ahead of the competition with Chef Marina Sousa in this four-day, hands-on course about wedding cake decoration and business.

In order to achieve a client’s dream wedding cake, you need an arsenal of techniques at your disposal. Students will create a contemporary, tiered wedding cake utilizing some of the skills and concepts discussed and demonstrated:

Monday, January 12, 2015

After a reception of freshly baked treats, the chefs of The French Pastry School will show you how to make an assortment of classic French sweets and desserts!  Of course, you’ll get to sample everything as it comes straight from the oven and take home the recipes to recreate in your own kitchen.  You’ll even have a little French Pastry School specialty to take home and share with your family and friends.  The recipes at each event may vary.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Chef Stéphane Leroux, M.O.F., one of the world’s greatest chocolate masters, is returning to The French Pastry School to bring the latest techniques for creating quick chocolate showpieces and chocolate decorations to professionals.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

After a reception of freshly baked treats, the chefs of The French Pastry School will show you how to make an assortment of classic French sweets and desserts!  Of course, you’ll get to sample everything as it comes straight from the oven and take home the recipes to recreate in your own kitchen.  You’ll even have a little French Pastry School specialty to take home and share with your family and friends.  The recipes at each event may vary.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

In this special, three-day, hands-on class, Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, Co-Founder of The French Pastry School, will teach recipes from his award-winning book, The Art of French Pastry. After a lifetime spent in pastry kitchens both leading and teaching, Pfeiffer inscribed his favorite pastry lessons for readers everywhere. Join him in the kitchens of The French Pastry School as he brings his favorite selection of recipes from his book to life.

Recipes may include:

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Enter the endlessly creative world of classic choux pastry and French tarts by learning to perfect a few fundamental pastry recipes. Chef Patrice Caillot, World Pastry Champion, will guide you through the recipes and teach you how to create several variations of these desserts during this three-day, hands-on course.

Recipes may include:

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