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Intermediate Pastry Series



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This 10-week program is like pastry school for the home cook, covering some of the more intermediate pastry and baking techniques. The “Pastry Series for the Home Cook – Beginner” program is not a prerequisite, but suggested. Students will work hands-on, building their 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.


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Week 1 | Jams, Jellies, and Cheese Crafting

Week 2 | Candies and Chews

Week 3 | Chocolates and Truffles

Week 4 | Puff Pastry

Week 5 | Danish and Croissants

Week 6 | Artisan Donuts and Glazes

Week 7 | Parisian Macarons

Week 8 | Decorated Sugar Cookies and Pipping Techniques

Week 9 | Molecular Pastries

Week 10 | Modern Plated Desserts


Week 1: Jams, Jellies, and Cheese Crafting
Mixed Berry Jam | Red Pepper Jelly | Pistachio Ricotta Cannoli

Week 2: Candies and Chews
Toasted Coconut Marshmallows | Vanilla Bean Fleur de Sel Caramel Chews | Fruit Lollipops

Week 3: Chocolate and Truffles
Mocha Bon Bons | Tea Infused Truffles | Gourmet Dipped Strawberries

Week 4: Puff Pastry
Puff Pastry Peach Almond Cream Tart

Week 5: Danish and Croissants
Classic Butter and Ham | Dijon Gruyère Croissants | Nutella Cruffins | Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish w/ Meyer Lemon Glaze

Week 6: Artisan Donuts and Glazes
Spiced Cake Donuts | Grand Marnier Creme Brulee Yeast Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

Week 7: Parisian Macarons
Assorted Colors and Flavors

Week 8: Decorated Sugar Cookies and Piping Techniques
Shortbread Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing and Sanding Sugars

Week 9: Modern Pastries
Molded Mousses with Mirror Glaze and Chocolate Decor

Week 10: Molecular Plated Desserts
Seasonal Sponges | Pearls | Foam | Powders | Gels

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.