Courses

Seasonal & Special Training Courses in 2018

Book your seat early for our special seasonal courses in 2018!

Please register early, course only offered once or twice a year, seats are limited!

All courses are hands-on and everything learned can easily be re-created at home. Some courses are 4 hours long and others are 2 days back to back, 4 hours each. While some course do not require prior experience at our school, some others do. Please come dressed accordingly for kitchen work (casual dress and solid, closed toe shoes). Please refer to school courses for more detail regarding the course dates and fees.

  • Asian Inspired Breads and Buns on 25-26/June, 2018 at 17:30
  • The Art of French Eclairs on 8/March, 2018 at 17:30
  • The Art of French Macaroons on 7/March, 2018 at 17:30
  • The Art of Cup Cakes on 18-19/June, 2018 at 17:30
  • Summer Jam & Preserves on 25-26/June, 2018 at 10:00
  • Pastry Roulades on 4-5/June, 2018 at 10:00
  • Black Forest Cake & German Pastries on 31/May-1/June, 2018 at 17:30
  • European Christmas Cookies
  • Easter Chocolate Eggs

Seasonal & Special / Course 1 - The Art of French Macarons

Price: $165.00 (plus 5% tax) / 3.5 – 4 hour course

On 7/March, 2018 at 17:30

The thought of making French Macarons could strike fear in many hearts. So much has been said about the failures but in this class, you will be led to success the first time you make them. These very special and tricky little morsels have 2 main components, the pastry and the fillings, and making them successfully requires learning proper techniques. You will work on various flavours, colors, and fillings and you’ll realize that the variety is endless.

We will be working on the following macarons, however, depending on the seasonal items, the course outline could change slightly.

  • Vanilla Macaron with Salted Caramel Filling
  • Pistachio Macaron with Pistachio Butter Creme Filling
  • Chocolate Macaron with Chocolate Ganache
  • Strawberry Macaron with Strawberry Chocolate Ganache
  • Coffee Macaron with Coffee Butter Creme Filling
  • Lemon Macaron with Lemon Custard Filling
  • Coconut Macaron with Milk Chocolate Coconut Filling
  • Italian Amaretti Macaron

Please check our calendar for more scheduled macaron course.

This course is a combination of both hands-on experience and demonstrations. It is a great introduction to our Pastry Training Centre and to the European Pastry series. No prior pastry or baking experience is required but it would come in handy. The course is 4 hours long and each student will leave with a selection of macarons. Bring cake boxes to carry your creations home.

 

Seasonal & Special / Course 2 - The Art of French Eclairs

Price: $165.00 (plus 5% tax) / 3.5 – 4 hour course

On 8/March, 2018 at 17:30 

Alternating between morning and evening course, please check our calendar for the next scheduled Eclairs course.

“Éclair” is surely a word that quickly catches the attention of curious eyes and sparks the appetit of fellow “gourmands”. Join us for our 4 hours intensive and informative hands-on course to learn about and to create a selection of different modern Éclairs. You will learn all the ins and outs about making a successful ‘Pate a Choux’ and the proper piping of its Éclair shape.

Various custards, crèmes, jellies, glazes, toppings and decorations will be prepared in class to create four modern looking, and very tasty  Éclairs.

  • Chocolate Éclair – Valhrona Chocolate Custard, Curried Butter Crumble, Chocolate Fondant Glaze
  • Citrus Éclair – Gingered Citrus Custard, Honeyed Italian Meringue, Candied Lemon Zest
  • Strawberry Pistachio Éclair – Strawberry Balsamic Jelly, Pistachio Cremeaux, fresh Berries & Mint, Pistachio Fondant Glaze
  • Salted Caramel & Coffee Éclair – Coffee Streusel Crust, Salted Caramel, Caramel Custard Cremeaux

Seasonal & Special / Course 3 - The amazing European Christmas Cookie Course

Price: $265.00 (+tax) / December 2016 only

Coming soon!

Our yearly special Christmas Baking Course, focusing on real authentic European Christmas cookies. Some of those very famous cookies can be traced back to the middle ages. Using large amounts of various different nuts and almonds, marzipan and generous amounts of spices truely sets these old world classics apart.

We will be working on the following desserts, however, depending on the seasonal items, the course outline could change slightly.

  • Vanilla Kipfel (Crecsent shaped cookie from Vienna)
  • Elisen Lebkuchen (famous soft gingerbread cookie from Nurnberg)
  • Cinnamon Stars (marzipan & cinnamon based)
  • Pfeffer Nuesse (Pepper Nuts, spiced & soft gingerbread cookie)
  • Speculus / Spekulatius (famous spiced butter cookie from Holland)
  • Mailander Cookies (butter cookie, great for shapes)
  • Pistachio Tree Cookie
  • …. and more….

This is a back-to-back course and the second part of this course will continue the next day at the same time. This is also a hands-on course and your pastries can be either consumed in class or taken home for your enjoyment. Bring cake boxes on both days to carry your creations home.

Seasonal & Special / Course 4 - Summer preserves, Jams, Marmalades & Jellies

Price: $265.00 (+tax)

On 28-29/May, 2018 from 17:30-21:30

Please register early, this course only offered once a year, seats are limited!

Summer is fleeting and so are the local fruits that it brings. After eating your fill of fresh fruit and even turning some into delightful desserts, you wonder what else you can do to save the goodness and flavour of your fruits. This course was designed to help you preserve your summer fruits for later consumption. We will explain the differences among jam, marmalade, chutney, fruit butter, and jelly. You’ll properly sterilize the canning equipment and understand the different acidity levels of each fruit. You will then be shown how to create your own gorgeous jars of sweet and tangy preserved fruit. Take them home to enjoy now or save them for months to come.

  • Apple butter
  • Fresh local strawberry and lime jam
  • Spiced orange marmalade
  • Lemon, orange, ginger & zucchini marmalade
  • Spiced tomato & red bell pepper marmalade
  • Strawberry chutney
  • Gingered peach & apricot jam

This is a back-to-back course and the second part of this course will continue the next day at the same time. This is also a hands-on course so please bring boxes to carry your jars home.

We will be working on the following preserves, however, depending on seasonal items, the course outline could change slightly.

 

Seasonal & Special / Course 5 - Tiramisu & Italian Pastries & Desserts

Price: $265.00 (plus 5% tax) / 8 h course

Coming soon!

Please register early, this course only offered once a year, seats are limited!

For this very tasty Italian Pastries&Desserts Course, we will hand make the sponge fingers and use real mascarpone for the tiramisu. Home made ricotta to go into your perfectly fried cannoli, and the best pannacotta and crispy biscotti.

  • Ventian tiramisu with hand-made sponge fingers
  • Home made Cannoli with fresh made sweet ricotta filling
  • Sour Cream Panna Cotta with strawberry consommé and orange wafer
  • Caramelized Pecan Nut Biscotti
  • Cassatta alla Sicilliana
  • Zeppoles (Italian Doughnuts)
  • Polenta Almond Lemon Cake

Seasonal & Special / Course 6 - Black Forest Cake & Famous German Pastries

Price: $265.00 (+tax)

On 31/May-1/June, 2018 from 17:30-21:30

Please register early, this course only offered once a year, seats are limited!

Germany, same as all European countries has a long tradition of their tortes, kuchen (cakes) and pastries. In a world dominated by amazing French influenced pastries, it’s easy to forget regional pastry specialities. In this popular course, we will teach you several classic famous German Cakes:

  • Black Forest Cake
  • Bienenstich / Bee Sting
  • German Nusskranz / Nut Crown
  • Swiss Rouladen

This is a back-to-back course and the second part of this course will continue the next day at the same time. This is also a hands-on course so please bring boxes to carry your cakes home, an apron, 2 tea towels. Please come dressed appropriately for kitchen work (casual dress and solid, closed toe shoes).

Seasonal & Special / Course 7 - Asian Inspired Bread and Buns

Price: $245.00 (+tax)

On 8-9/November, 2017 at 17:30

Please register early, this course only offered once a year, seats are limited!

Recipes, all the tools and ingredients, coffee & tea and some light snacks are provided. The only thing you need to bring in is 2 pc of kitchen towels, an apron and a box or bags to take your breads back home.

  • Purple Yam Bread
  • Japanese Green Tea and Red Bean Paste Buns
  • Panda Bear Bread
  • Japanese Shiso and Seaweed Baguette
  • Making and working with the Japanese pre-dough Tang Zhong
  • Hokkaido Milk Toast Bread
  • Black Sesame Rolls
  • Chinese Coconut Buns

Seasonal & Special / Course 8 - The Art of Real Cupcakes – Baking and Decorating

Price: $265.00 (+tax)

Coming soon!

Please register early, this course only offered once a year, seats are limited!

Who doesn't love a beautiful looking and great tasting cupcake...In this specialty course we will teach you the proper way of mixing and baking a light cupcake, as well as making great tasting fillings and frostings. The real joy will come from decorating them into little pieces of edible art.

 

Seasonal & Special / Course 9 - The Art of Roulade Reinvented

Price: $265.00 (+tax)

On 4-5/June, 2018 from 10:00-14:00

Please register early, this course only offered once a year, seats are limited!

Old world roulades, under appreciated and partially forgotten are brought back to life in our "Roulades Reinvented Pastry Training Course".

Students will learn important techniques such as sponge and meringue making and how to turn the old style pastry roulade into something festive, modern and delicate which surely will impress. No pre-requisite is required for attending this Pastry Course but previous baking experience is an advantage in this hands-on and fast paced course. Students are required to bring at least 2 tea/kitchen towels not smaller then 16" x 12" dimensions. This is a back-to-back course and the second part of this course will continue on the next day at the same time. This is also a hands-on course and your desserts can be either consumed in class or taken home for your enjoyment. Bring cake boxes on both days to carry your creations home.

We will be working on the following desserts, however, depending on the season, the course outline could change slightly:

  • Cardinal Roulade, with raspberry creme and minted fresh raspberries
  • Lemon Chiffon Sponge, with vanilla creme and fresh strawberries
  • Pear Charlotte Sponge Roulade, with grenadine poached pears

Course Dates

Mar
7
Wed
The Art of French Macarons (4 Hour Course)
Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Seats are limited, please register early!
165$ (+tax)

Mar
8
Thu
The Art of French Eclairs (4 Hours course)
Mar 8 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Seats are limited, please register early!
165 $ (+tax)

May
28
Mon
Summer Preserves, Jams, Marmalades, Chutneys & Jellies (Day 1) @ Pastry Training Centre of Vancouver
May 28 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

245$ (+tax)

May
29
Tue
Summer Preserves, Jams, Marmalades, Chutneys & Jellies (Day 2) @ Pastry Training Centre of Vancouver
May 29 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
May
31
Thu
Black Forest Cake & Famous German Pastries (Day 1)
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for two days of exploring the world of German cakes, pastries & desserts.
245 (+tax) for two days (total 8h)

Jun
1
Fri
Black Forest Cake & Famous German Pastries (Day 2)
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for two days of exploring the world of German cakes, pastries & desserts.
245 (+tax) for two days (total 8h)

Jun
4
Mon
Pastry Roulades – reinvented (Day 1)
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

(more details to follow on our website shortly)
245$ (+ tax)

The Art of French Macarons (4 Hour Course)
Jun 4 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Seats are limited, please register early!
165$ (+tax)

Jun
5
Tue
Pastry Roulades – reinvented (Day 2)
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

(more details to follow on our website shortly)
245$ (+ tax)

The Art of French Eclairs (4 Hours course)
Jun 5 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Seats are limited, please register early!
165 $ (+tax)