All the workshops include Breakfast, lunch and all the tools you need for the class!
Weekend Workshops: one-day class
Sourdough Bread at Home: July 25th
Finally you can learn how to bake good sourdough at home! Explore the nuances of flavor and texture provided by various ingredients and techniques. This one-day workshop teaches the basics of mixing, fermenting, shaping, scoring, and baking sourdough. Students will make at least 15 loaves of sourdough in a variety of style. At the end of the workshop you will feel confident digging into sourdough process at home. Capacity for 24 students. $260
Pizzas and Italian Bread: August 8th
Come and join us to enjoy a fun baking day and bring home an impressive selection of Bread! In this one-day class, you will be focus on a variety of Italian bread, such as ciabatta, publiese, focaccia and fougasse. You also will be making pizzas for lunch. Capacity for 24 students. $260.
Join us in this one-day workshop to learn how to make a variety of bagels and pretzels! In addition to the traditional bagel toppings, we will create a selection of uniquely flavored doughs, such as walnut pepper, honey wheat, pumpkin spice and basil asiago. Pretzels will be dipped into a lye solution following a traditional method. We will show you how to adapt the process at home. Have some lox, cream cheese, mustard and beer ready at home, you will be taking a lot of goodies at the end of the day! Capacity for 24 students. $260
French Macaron at Home: November 7th
Discover the secrets of the sophisticated Parisian macaroon in this intensive one-day workshop! Learn macaroons based on both French and Italian meringues as well as valuable techniques such as macaronage, piping, and baking guidelines. A wide variety of fillings will be explored, including ganache and buttercream. Flavor variations include dark chocolate, pistachio, lemon, raspberry, egg nog, rose, praline and more. Capacity for 24 students. $260
"Croque en Bouche" or "Piece Montee": October 3rd
In France, the croque en bouche is traditionally prepared for weddings and other special occasions. This classic French pastry consists of a number of small filled profiteroles dipped in golden caramel and assembled into a cone shape only held together with caramel. Traditional finishing techniques such as “nougatine” and spun sugar will be demonstrated. Because this workshop focuses on the assembly and finishing processes, the profiteroles will be pre-baked and each student will be filling, assembling and taking home one “Croque en Bouche” or “Piece Montée” that serves 12 people. Maximum capacity: 16 students. $260
Viennoiserie at Home: July 25th-26th
Ever wondered how to create crisp, flaky croissants at home? Or a light and tender brioche? Take this intensive two-day course and learn how to make various viennoiserie items. In this class, students will be introduced to mixing and lamination techniques specifically designed for home baking. Students will make their own products from start to finish. Finished products will include traditional croissants, chocolate croissants, various Danishes. Impress your friends and family with a wide selection of beautiful pastries. Capacity for 16 students. $398
Wedding Cake: July 29th-31st
Heighten your skills to create memorable custom cakes for weddings and special events. Maximum capacity: 16 students $598
Holiday Pastry: December 2nd-4th
This 3-day course is packed with the must-haves for the upcoming holiday season. Students will make two types of “Bûches de Noël” (yule logs). The lemon berry “Bûche de Noël” has a traditional finish using buttercream to resemble a wooden log. The chocolate “Bûche de Noël” consists of chocolate mousse with a creamy praline center and a layer of thin crispy praline. This cake is sprayed with chocolate to create a clean, modern finish. Students will also make some confections such as “Pâte de fruit” and “Nougat”. Other products include “Gibassier” from the South of France and “Stollen” from Germany, both of which are yeasted sweet pastries enjoyed around Christmas time. Lastly, students will make “Linzertorte” which has a rich hazelnut short crust with a refreshing filling and originated from Eastern Europe. Maximum capacity: 16 students. $598
- Classes run from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
- We will provide you with all the course information (lectures, formulas, and
additional information) and all the equipment needed during class.
- Students are required to wear long pants and closed toe and non skid
shoes. Students should bring a notebook, writing utensils and a calculator to
- Breakfast Pastries and lunch are included.
- Free parking is available.
-Full payment is required upon registration
Please register online or call us to enroll at 650-589-5784.