Pastry Fundamentals II
$460 per person
Our Fundamentals classes are designed to give home cooks a solid foundation of skills for everyday cooking and baking. They will build your confidence, equip you with techniques, and provide you with abundant inspiration in the kitchen.
What You'll Learn
By the end of the class you will:
- Level up your kitchen intuition and master some intermediate and advanced pastry techniques
- Have the ability to create confections and elegant petite cakes
- Understand the composition of balanced plated desserts and how to create your own
About This Class
Pasty Fundamentals II will equip you with an elevated level of technique and confidence to execute more advanced baking projects.
The Pastry Fundamentals series will teach you a set of dessert-based recipes, each one with the ability to become many additional variations. Meeting once a week over three consecutive weeks, you will learn base recipes that will enable you to build an intuitive sense for how things work in the pastry kitchen and give you the freedom to create innovative desserts on your own.
And yes, like in Pastry Fundamentals I, you’ll get to take home many of your desserts!
Class Meetup Dates:
Sun. Mar 8th: 3/8, 3/15, 3/22
Session One: Candies and Confections
Learn how to work with sugar across a wide spectrum of final cooking temperatures while making an assortment of confections, like fudge, caramel, and marshmallows.
Session Two: Custards, Pavlova, Mousse
Master the many uses of eggs in decadent baked custards, elegant pavlovas, and rich chocolate mousse. You will also begin to learn how to layer components into a multi-part dessert ahead of session three.
Session Three: Advanced cakes and plated desserts
Learn the techniques behind madeleines and financiers, and bring together all of the topics covered across the three classes with fully composed plated desserts using elements like mirror glaze. You’ll also leave with a playbook on how to create and execute on your own ideas beyond class.
All students must show proof of vaccine before entering school and will be required to wear a mask unless eating/drinking.
We understand and respect that lifestyle decisions during Covid are an individual choice. If you test positive for Covid while the class is in session, you will be asked to send a friend in your place until you have a negative test. Classes will not be rescheduled, credited or cancelled. Once the class session starts the class is non-refundable. This was our policy pre-Covid and continues to be our policy today. We hope you find this policy acceptable and understand that this policy is required for a small school like SFCS to operate and open our kitchens for great food experiences.
The average duration of our current cooking classes is 4 hours, which is predominately hands-on work. You will be standing for the majority of class, cooking at your work station as your instructor demonstrates techniques and walks around providing individual feedback. Most of the time you’ll be working with a partner or small group on a few different recipes.
Doors will open 10 minutes prior to class starting and we will begin promptly on time. Students will be asked to queue up outside the door of the school to have their vaccine cards checked the first week of class (these will only need to be checked once).
Please arrive at the school with your own mask on. New, disposable masks are available should you need to replace yours while in class.
Wear comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes (remember, you’ll be on your feet cooking). The kitchens at SFCS are fully equipped with everything else you need, including clean aprons.
You will sit down with your classmates to eat what you’ve all prepared, along with some wine. We do suggest you have a small snack before class as dinner does happen towards the end of each session.
Wear casual clothing you can easily move around in, and comfortable close-toed shoes. Long hair must be pulled back and masks are required while in the building.