Luxury High Volume Pastries & Amenities

Luxury Pastries & Hotel Amenities

Join Chef Adam Thomas, Executive Baking & Pastry Chef at The Broadmoor hotel, for an exciting new
class on hotel amenities and pastries.


  • Learn how to make high-end cakes, tarts, cookies, and quick breads at large volumes using basic dough fermentation, along with yeast and chemical leavening
  • Practice working with chocolate, from tempering, casting, sculpting, molding, and texturing, to make chocolate confections and showpieces suitable for any environment
  • Create approachable panned items, chocolate confections, and chocolate spreads
  • Build petits gâteaux, while discussing the philosophy, layers, textures, and approach
  • Design and execute a final buffet presentation with a focus on aesthetics


Class price includes croissants and coffee in the morning, lunch each day, a class recipe book, apron, travel mug, pen, a professional photographer, as well as all materials, ingredients, and equipment needed for class. In response to Covid the class price no longer includes a group dinner, the class price has been lowered to reflect this change.


Combining his creative use of Asian flavors with his knowledge of classic European pastry, Chef Thomas will teach you how to create unique and thoughtful luxury hotel amenities, alongside a sophisticated and seasonally inspired pastry display. In this class, you will learn a wide variety of pastry, bakery, and chocolate techniques and methods to apply to your business.

Drawing from his extensive experience in luxury hotels, Chef Thomas will share what he has learned from working in high volume production, including how to create a personal touch and unique experience for guests, and will further educate students on how to be successful in the hotel hospitality environment.


If you cancel 45 days or more prior to the first day of class, you will be completely refunded. If you cancel within 45 days you will receive a 50% refund or 100% class credit to be used within a year of the cancellation date. If you cancel within one week of the class you will receive a 50% class credit to be used within one year of the cancelation date. 

We do our best to avoid canceling or rescheduling classes, however, please be aware that classes are subject to change due to conflicts, instructor illness, travel issues, etc. We will contact you immediately in case of any date changes or course cancellations. In the case a class is rescheduled or canceled we offer you the choice of a full refund or a class credit to be used within one year of the cancellation date. 

As Valrhona is not responsible for your accommodations we recommend booking refundable forms of transportation and accommodations, so if an unforeseen change occurs you will not be charged. 

Our response to Covid

We will be taking every safety precaution and following all local and CDC guidelines as we prepare for and host these classes beginning in April. The health and safety of our community and team is our first priority, and we will be constantly updating our plans and precautions to ensure maximum safety. We have revised our cancellation policy to be more flexible during these uncertain times. If you have any questions please contact