This 10-week program is like pastry school for the home cook, covering all of the fundamental pastry and baking techniques needed to cook fearlessly, without depending on step-by-step recipes. Students will work hands-on with a partner, building basic skills, and adding to their competencies week by week.
Class will not be held Memorial Day weekend (5/26) or Father’s Day (6/16).
Please let us know of any dietary restrictions we should be aware of before the first day of class so we can best accommodate your needs.
Students of all skill levels will be able to keep up in this class. Beginners will quickly gain new skills, and seasoned cooks will refine existing skills while also building new ones.
Week 1 | Knife Skills & Baking and Pastry Basics
Week 2 | Bread Techniques: Quick
Week 3 | Bread Techniques: Lean
Week 4 | Mousse and Custard
Week 5 | Cookies: Drop, Cut-out, Bar and Marquis de Sade
Week 6 | Pate au Choux and pastry cream
Week 7 | Cakes: Genoise and Meringue Style
Week 8 | Cakes: filling, finishing and buttercream
Week 9 | Nuts and Chews
Week 10 | Plated Desserts
We understand that “life happens”, and that you may not be able to make it to class. Because we purchase food, schedule staff, and fill spaces for our classes in advance, it’s important that you let us know ASAP if you won’t be able to make it. Below is our refund policy.
Single-Day Classes or Events
Cancellations 7 or more days in advance: Full refund
Cancellations 2 to 6 days in advance: Class/Event credit
Cancellations the day before or the day of class: No refund or credit available, but you can send a friend in your place
Cancellations 7 or more days in advance of the first class: Full refund
Cancellations 2 to 6 days in advance of the first class: Class credit
Cancellations the day before or the day of the first class: No refund or credit available, but you can send a friend in your place
Once the first day of class begins, make-up classes may be available for students who miss a day provided that they inform the Director of Admissions at least four days prior to the absence. Make-up classes maybe not be available if all classes are full.
What to wear & bring
What to Wear
For safety reasons, please wear pants, close-toed shoes with rubber soles, no long dangling jewelry, and have long hair either tied back or covered.
What to Bring
We’ve got you covered! You just bring you, and we’ll handle aprons, towels, tools, recipes, pens, and the rest.