Basic Pâtisserie is designed to give students a strong foundation on which to build their pastry skills and knowledge. Students learn to prepare a wide selection of desserts and pastries through practical sessions and demonstrations. This course lasts 3 months.
Basic Pâtisserieis an introduction to French Pastry.
The certificate teaches the fundamental techniques of doughs, creams and fillings necessary to achieve successful creations. Throughout three months, the following fundamental skills and techniques will be studied:
elementary sugar cooking techniques
tart production techniques
basic pastry doughs e.g. short crust, sweet dough and puff pastry
petits fours baking skills
basic entremet skills
Additionally students will learn how to follow health, safety and hygiene regulations, as well as gaining basic wine and cheese knowledge. The certificate also aims at developing personal kitchen organisation and management skills.
Le Cordon Bleu’s unrivalled teaching methods are based on learning and understanding classical cooking techniques through practice and discipline, and once mastered, can be applied to any cuisine in the world. The Basic Pâtisserie Certificate combines demonstrations and hands-on practical classes in professionally equipped kitchens.