Essentials of Pastry Arts: California

This hands-on, 5 session course is designed for students who have a serious interest in the pastry arts. Subject matter includes mixing methods and classifications; decorating techniques; chocolate tempering; and baking.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Session 1: Tarts & Cookies
  • Understanding how to scale and proper mise-en-place
  • Mixing methods, including “creaming” and “cut-in”
  • Recipes include diamants (French butter cookies), apple tart, pâte brisée and apple compote
Session 2: Pâte à Choux
  • Understanding mechanical leavening
  • Methods of making pâte à choux and pâte à glacer
  • Learning about starch-bound custards
  • Piping and glazing methods
  • Recipes include pâte à choux, gougères and éclairs
Session 3: Cakes – Day 1
  • Understanding  foam and liquid-fat cake mixing methods
  • Learning about stirred custards
  • Understanding mousses
  • Working with gelatin sheets
  • Recipes include cupcakes, charlotte Russe and biscuits à la cuillère
Session 4: Cakes – Day 2
  • Understanding Swiss meringue and buttercream
  • Using buttercream to build layered cakes
  • Working with rolled fondant
  • Learning proper piping techniques
  • Recipes include crème Chantilly, hi-ratio chocolate cake, Swiss meringue buttercream
Session 5: Chocolate
  • Learn about chocolate manufacturing and types of chocolate
  • Learn chocolate tempering
  • Create chocolate candies and decorations
  • Recipes include mendiants and rochers
TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Uniform
  • Tool kit
  • Books and supplies
  • “Family meal” prepared by culinary program students (weekdays)

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CLASS SCHEDULES

03/11/2019

03/20/2019– $1,550
Mon, Wed, Fri 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 866.318.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Feb 2019

WINE FOUNDATIONS


02/25/2019 -

03/18/2019 – $1,365
Mondays & Fridays, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Mar 2019

ESSENTIALS OF PASTRY ARTS


03/11/2019 -

03/20/2019– $1,550
Mon, Wed, Fri 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

CHARCUTERIE & PÂTÉS


03/25/2019 -

03/29/2019 – $785
Mon, Wed, Fri 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Apr 2019

BREAKFAST BREADS & PASTRIES


04/01/2019 -

04/10/2019 – $1,030
Mon, Wed, Fri 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Breakfast Breads & Pastries : California

There are few better phrases than “baked fresh daily”! Early risers and night owls alike will appreciate this intensive 25-hour course focused on homemade breakfast breads and pastries. You’ll improve your skills immeasurably and gain a basic understanding of baking theory and practice that can translate to a world of pastries and breads.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Under the expert guidance of our instructors in our state-of-the-art kitchens, you’ll apply the same baking techniques used by professional chefs in restaurants and bakeries to make picture-perfect crumb muffins studded with fruit, savory scones, nutty toasted granola and glazed sticky buns. You’ll conquer the complexities of laminated dough for flaky croissants and Danish, mixing methods for quick bread batter and shape yeast dough into stunning loaves of sweet breads.

TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Uniform
  • Tool kit
  • Books and supplies
CLASS SCHEDULES

04/01/2019

04/10/2019 – $1,030
Mon, Wed, Fri 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 866.318.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Feb 2019

WINE FOUNDATIONS


02/25/2019 -

03/18/2019 – $1,365
Mondays & Fridays, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Mar 2019

ESSENTIALS OF PASTRY ARTS


03/11/2019 -

03/20/2019– $1,550
Mon, Wed, Fri 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

CHARCUTERIE & PÂTÉS


03/25/2019 -

03/29/2019 – $785
Mon, Wed, Fri 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Apr 2019

BREAKFAST BREADS & PASTRIES


04/01/2019 -

04/10/2019 – $1,030
Mon, Wed, Fri 5:00pm – 10:00pm