Baking

The aroma of fresh baked goods is truly intoxicating. There is nothing that can compare to melt in your mouth breads, pastries, cakes and desserts. And yes, you can make them in your home! We invite you to join us in our hands on baking classes where you will learn the art of creating the most magnificent bakery products.

And if you'd like to take your education further sign up for one of our 10 Class Ongoing Series Programs where you'll begin your journey of becoming an accomplished baker. Classes are 3 hours in length with 2 - 4 classes per month, Monday through Saturday. Classes rotate monthly allowing students to take the full course at their convenience.

Baking 101 The Series - Explore the magic of baking in this hands on series where you will learn the fundamentals to baking well. Learn what equipment you need, how to stock your pantry, all about yeast and leavening agents, the different types of dough, cakes and cookies; what the different baking techniques are and when to use them. Classes include: Fundamentals of Baking, Taming the Yeast Monster, Danish, Croissants, Puff Pastry, Phyllo Dough, All About Pies, Tarts and Tartlets, The Art of Cookies and Butter Cakes.

Bread 101 The Series - Explore the magic of bread baking in this hands on class where you will learn the fundamentals to baking well. Learn what equipment you need, how to stock your pantry, all about yeast and leavening agents, the different types of dough; what the different baking techniques are and when to use them. Classes include: Fundamentals of Baking, Taming the Yeast Monster, Artisan Breads, Flatbreads, Sweet Yeast Doughs and Baking Powder Breads, Sweet Rolls, Dinner Rolls, Quick Breads, Croissants and Danish.

The Elements of Cake Baking - There is more to baking a cake than just opening a box. Learn the elements of baking cakes from box to scratch. You'll learn hands on the how to and what not of cake baking in the following classes: Fundamentals of Baking, Boxed Cakes, Butter Cakes, Sponge and Genoise Cakes, Foam Cakes, Chiffon and Angel Food Cakes, Pound and Bundt Cakes, Frostings Icings and Glazes, Basic Assemling and Decor I and II.

The Art of Pastry - The art of making pastry is a time honored tradition. Beautiful to behold and equally delicious, the magic of pastry is undeniable. You'll learn hands on the the artistry behind the world of patisserie in the following classes: Pate Feuilletee I and II, Meringues, Pate a Choux, Tartlets, Danish, Phyllo and Strudel, Petite Fours, Custards, Puddings and Mousses, Souffles.

Tiramisu Jul-06-2016 - Joy Jameson

Tiramisu is one of the most decadent of Italian desserts. So special that many families and restaurants guard their secret recipes. The secret lies in the perfect blend of ingredients, the right amount of espresso and the hint of sweetness of chocolate...

Meringues Jul-08-2016 - Arleen Lloyd

We've all seen those beautiful meringues. Perfectly shaped, crunchy and airy. But how do they make them and how difficult they must be! Join us as we teach you to make one of the most delectable and magical desserts a pastry chef could make...

Biscotti Jul-13-2016 - Arleen Lloyd

Biscotti is one of life's most delicious treats. Paired with your favorite hot beverage or just on its own, this twice baked italian cookie can lift your spirits and send your taste buds soaring...

Tarts and Tartlets Baking 101 Jul-14-2016 - Arleen Lloyd

Do you really know the difference between a tart and a tartlet? Do you think of them as mini pies? Well, there is a difference. First, they can be sweet or savory, petite and large...

Baking 101 The Series Jul-17-2016 - Staff

10 Class Ongoing Series. Explore the magic of baking in this hands on series where you will learn the fundamentals to baking well. Learn what equipment you need, how to stock your pantry, all about yeast and leavening agents, the different types of dough, pies, tarts, cakes and cookies; what the different baking techniques are and when to use them...

Flour Water Yeast Salt The Series Jul-17-2016 - Staff

Explore the world of the artisan baker where the combination of flour, water, yeast and salt, along with the perfect touch of one’s hands create the most splendid alchemy...

The Basics Baking 3 weeks Jul-17-2016 - Staff

Our Basics Baking series is perfect for someone who wants to learn about a specific topic and who may not want to commit to a 10 week Series. This 3 class series will teach you how to formulate, prep and bake a specific subject matter...

The Elements of Cake Baking Jul-17-2016 - Staff

10 Class Ongoing Series. There is more to baking a cake than just opening a box. Join Executive Chef Arleen Lloyd and learn the elements of baking cakes from box to scratch...

The Art of Pastry Jul-17-2016 - Staff

10 Class Ongoing Series. The art of making pastry is a time honored tradition. Beautiful to behold and equally delicious the magic of pastry is undeniable...

Phyllo Dough Baking 101 Jul-19-2016 - Arleen Lloyd

Made of only flour and water. Rolled so thin it is see through. And ever so fragile. Phyllo dough is one of the most difficult doughs to work with. Knowing all this, why have chefs through the centuries loved working with this tempermental dough? Because it produces the most magnificent savory and sweet products...

Custards Puddings Mousses The Art of Pastry Jul-22-2016 - Arleen Lloyd

Fillings are one of the most important items in the pastry world. The creation of perfect custards, puddings and mousses are the primary focus of any pastry chef...