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Pâtisserie Techniques


This four-day pastry and baking course teaches the fundamental techniques and methodology surrounding classic artisan patisserie products including: choux pastry, pâte sucrée, cake batters, laminated doughs, aerated pastries, and more.

Each day is divided into core competencies which are then expanded upon to further enhance your repertoire. Our world-class chef will demonstrate each step in the process of making the days recipe before you recreate your own version under their supervision.

Through completion of this programme, you will master a range of classic techniques which you can use to interpret recipes and improve your confidence in your kitchen at home.

In our four consecutive day Pâtisserie Techniques cooking course, you will learn:

Basic doughs & usage:
  • Pâte sablée
  • Pâte sucrée
  • Pâte brisée
  • Pâte feuilletée
  • Pâte à choux
Cake batters:
  • Madeleine
  • Crème d’amande
  • Génoise sponge
  • Pound cake
Classical desserts:
  • Galette des rois
  • Tropical fruit charlotte
  • Tarts
  • Biscuits

All cooking equipment and teaching resources are provided in our practical kitchen for your use on the day. No prior knowledge is required for this course, which is suitable for both novices and cooks with some experience. All of the food created during the day is yours to take home with you.

Class structure

Your day will be a mixture of in-kitchen demonstrations performed by the chef who is running the session and hands-on practical cookery, where you are guided by the expert teaching chef. The exact format will vary from class to class depending on the style of cuisine and length of the course.

Included in the price

  • 24 hours of group practical tuition over 4 consecutive days
  • Recipe booklet
  • Apron
  • Tea towel
  • All ingredients
  • All cooking equipment and teaching resources are provided in our kitchen for use on the day.

What you need to bring:

  • Sensible, flat-soled shoes. Open toes are not advised
  • Tupperware to transport your products home

Purchasing as a gift?

If looking to purchase this course as a gift for someone, it is advisable to purchase a Gift Card to the value of this course instead. This can be redeemed on this course, or any of our other short courses, or at La Boutique and Café Le Cordon Bleu London.

Price: 675.00£

Duration: 4 days

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