Baking Series

If you'd like to take your baking and Patisserie education further sign up for one of our Ongoing Series Programs available in 10 or 3 class formats where you'll begin your journey of becoming an accomplished baker. Classes are 3 to 4 hours in length with 2 - 4 classes per month, Monday through Saturday. Each week builds upon the previous week therefore classes must be taken consecutively with no makeup classes available.

Baking 101 The Series 10 classes - 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 10 classes- 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.

Flour Water Yeast Salt 10 classes - 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. Learn the time honored techniques of making artisan breads that are truly your own in this 10 class series. Each week builds upon the previous week therefore classes must be taken consecutively with no makeup classes available.

You'll learn about yeast, the different kinds, how to capture wild yeast and how to make your own starters, biga, levain, poolish and pre ferments. We'll discuss formulas, baker's percentages, flours, ingredients and even water; what they do, how they work and why we use them. We'll practice the time honored method of hand kneading and incorporate the new methods of machine kneading and preparation. You'll learn how to shape, bake, and store breads from the following categories: lean yeast, rich lean, soft crusted, crusted, and specialty.

The Basics Baking 3 classes - 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. Classes are 4 hours in length and are fully hands on. Each week builds upon the previous week therefore classes must be taken consecutively with no makeup classes available. The Basic Baking Series topics include: Croissant Series, Danish Series, Cookies Series, Pies and Tarts Series, Cakes Series, Bread Series.

The Elements of Cake Baking 10 classes - 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 Assembly and Decor I and II.Each week builds upon the previous week therefore classes must be taken consecutively with no makeup classes available.

Cake Decorating for Beginners 4 classes - Have you ever wanted to learn how to decorate a cake but thought it was too complicated? Yes, decorating a cake is an art, but you can learn to do it! Join us as we introduce you to the world of the cake decor in a hands on environment. In this 4 class series you'll learn: how to make buttercream and how to torte, fill, crumb coat and frost a cake. Basic piping techniques including how to fill a decorating bag, use a coupler and how to use a multitude of decorating tips. Each week builds upon the previous week therefore classes must be taken consecutively with no makeup classes available.

The Art of Pastry 10 classes - 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.Each week builds upon the previous week therefore classes must be taken consecutively with no makeup classes available.

Baking 101 The Series Sep-19-2015 - 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...

Baking 101 The Series Sep-20-2015 - 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...

The Basics Baking 3 weeks Sep-20-2015 - 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...

Cake Decorating for Beginners Sep-20-2015 - Jean Monahan

Have you ever wanted to learn how to decorate a cake but thought it was too complicated? Yes, decorating a cake is an art, but you can learn to do it! Join us as we introduce you to the world of the cake decor in a hands on environment...

Baking 101 The Series Sep-26-2015 - 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...