Panning and chocolate class with chef Derek Poirier
CHOCOLATE COURSES

Panning and Chocolate Treats

October 10-12, 2022 - 3 DAYS

Derek Poirier

L’École Valrhona Pastry Chef, West Coast

@chefderekpoirier

Brooklyn, NY

$ 1155 $ 808.5
30% discount off all classes for north american cercle v members
Interested in participating in the class Have questions ? Email ecolebrooklyn@valrhona.com

Panning and chocolate treats are an easy add-on sale. They require few ingredients and can represent a source of significant revenue and profit to your company. During our Panning and Chocolate treats class, you will learn to create a range of chocolate treats for snacking, perfect for indulging in just one bite! Delight your customers and learn how to develop new snackable confections, such as chocolate-covered nuts, dried fruit, and other ingredients that appeal to a wide variety of customers. Experiment with marshmallows and caramels to improve your skills.

This hands-on course will help you understand and master both basic and advanced panning techniques. You will leave knowledgeable, confident, and inspired to add these one-bite delights to your range.

Objectives:

· Master basic techniques of panning using a stand mixer attachment and a panning machine.

· Understand and practice the panning process to pan different centers of all shapes and sizes, including nuts, dried-fruits, and more.

· Learn new methods to create small bite sized snacks such as multi layered candy bars, marshmallows, caramels, pâte de fruit, and other confections with a variety of fillings.

· Use a wide range of products to create chocolate coated treats with single and double layers, intriguing and unique textures, colors, and finishes.

· Learn the correct products to increase shine for an attractive result.

· Employ an array of tools and machines for enrobing, panning, and guitar cutting.

Apply various finishes, glazes, and décors to enhance your snack creations.

Class price includes light breakfast and coffee in the morning, lunch each day, a class recipe book, apron, pen, a gift bag, diploma, as well as all materials, ingredients, and equipment needed for class.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic classes no longer include a class dinner.

Derek Poirier, Valrhona Pastry Chef North America, West Coast and 2014 Top 10 Pastry Chefs in America, brings his experience and skills honed in the top hotels of the US and Canada in his work with the French chocolate maker. He teaches and conducts demonstrations in restaurants, hotels and culinary schools throughout the US and Canada.
He also develops recipes and teaches master classes attended by an international array of pastry chefs who travel to Valrhona’s famed L’École located in Tain l’Hermitage in the wine region of France’s Rhone Valley. He has represented the U.S. and Canada in world pastry competitions, including in 2003 and 2005, as a member of Team USA at the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie in Lyon, France which brings together the top pastry chefs from 22 countries. He advised the Team USA chefs who were training for the 2009 and 2011 competition. A native of Vancouver, BC, he currently lives in Arizona.

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 cancelation 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.
 

Covid Policy: 

Valrhona takes the health and safety of our students, instructors, and employees very seriously. To help address the risks posed by COVID-19, we are implementing certain protocols for classes held at our school and with our school partners. 

As of 11/9/2021, all students, employees, and instructors must follow the below protocols when attending an in-person class held by l’École Valrhona Brooklyn. Changes to our Covid policy will be communicated to students via email and posted on our website.

Please direct any questions or concerns regarding the below protocols to Danielle FitzPatrick, l’École Coordinator, ecolebrooklyn@valrhona.com

Before Attending a Class, Students, Employees, and Instructors Must: 

  • Before coming to visit, self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. For a list of symptoms please refer to the CDC Website here. If the student is experiencing any symptoms or circumstances of COVID-19 or is feeling sick, they are required to notify the l’École Valrhona Brooklyn team immediately and will be provided with a class credit to attend a future l’École Valrhona Brooklyn class.  
    1-3 days before the first class date, provide proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid test result. Please email test results to Danielle FitzPatrick, l’École Coordinator, ecolebrooklyn@valrhona.com. Your information will be kept confidential. 
  • Before entering class each day, self-monitor, complete, and submit the Daily Assessment Certification which will be emailed the night before each class day. 
  • Before each class, submit to a temperature check before entering the building where the class will be held. If you are unable to attend class due to the requirements above, you will be provided with a credit for future classes, as determined by l’École Valrhona Brooklyn (depending on availability). 

During Class, Students, Employees, and Instructors Must: 

  • Refrain from physical touching. Students are prohibited from shaking hands, hugging or embracing, and cheek-to-cheek kissing. 
    Wear face coverings at all times. Students are required to wear a face-covering at all times while in class, unless eating, outside, and engaged in social distancing, which means standing or sitting at least 6 feet away. 
  • Practice social distancing whenever feasible. 
  • Self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and leave the class immediately if you experience symptoms. You will be provided with a credit for future classes, as determined by l’École Valrhona Brooklyn. 
  • Wash hands and/or use hand sanitizer. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer. 
  • Key times for handwashing include: 
    • Before and after class 
    • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing 
    • After using the restroom 
    • Before eating or preparing food 
    • After putting on or touching face coverings. 
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. 
    • Cover your sneeze or cough. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow. 

Failure to comply with any of the above precautions will result in removal from class, with no class credit given. Valrhona and its partners reserve the right to remove students from class at their own discretion. 

We thank you for your understanding and patience as we adjust to this new normal. Please direct any questions or concerns you may have about keeping our employees and clients safe to our l’École Valrhona Brooklyn team at ecolebrooklyn@valrhona.com.

 

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