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Beginner Pastry Series




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, building basic skills, and adding to their competencies week by week. 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.

Skill Level
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.


CulinaryLab® Cooking School is fully operational during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about our safety measures by clicking here.


Week 1 | Quick Bread
Week 2 | Cookies and Bars
Week 3 | Custards and Cheesecakes
Week 4 | Pies
Week 5 | Tarts
Week 6 | Savory Breads
Week 7 | Sweet Breads
Week 8 | Pate a Choux
Week 9 | Cakes and Buttercream
Week 10 | Petit Fours


Week 1: Quick Bread
Country Biscuits | Savory Scones | Coffee Cake Muffins with a Cinnamon Streusel

Week 2: Cookies and Bars
Chocolate Chip Cookies | Lemon Bars with Swiss Meringue

Week 3: Custards and Cheesecakes
CulinaryLab Cold Brew Crème Brûlée | Banana Foster Bread Pudding with a Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise | Cheesecake with a Berry Compote

Week 4: Pies
Apple Bourbon Hand Pies | Triple Coconut Cream Pie

Week 5: Tarts
Chocolate Truffle Tart | Ricotta Tomato Galette

Week 6: Savory Breads
Herb and Garlic Focaccia | Basic White Bread | Black Pepper Cheddar Country Loaf

Week 7: Sweet Breads
Sticky Buns | Everything Challah

Week 8: Pate a Choux
Caramelized Cream Puffs | Gougeres

Week 9: Cakes and Buttercream
Chocolate Cake with a Mint Buttercream

Week 10: Petit Fours
Meringue Kisses | Lemon Lavender Sables | Almond Raspberry Petit Fours

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

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:

Cancellations more than 2 weeks in advance of the first class: Full refund
Cancellations 6 to 14 days in advance of the first class: Class credit
Cancellations 5 days or less: No refund or credit available, but you can send a friend in your place

Refunds will be processed within 15 days of refund request.

Make-up Classes for Series:
Once the first day of class begins, make-up classes may be available for students who miss a day provided that they inform the Student Relations Manager at least 5 days prior to the absence. In order to help our students make-up exactly what they missed in their series, students can sign up to take the topic they missed during another scheduled series. To keep class sizes small we limit the total student count to be 16 per class. There are no make-up classes offered for boot camps.

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.