Pastry by Ghaya class

Pastry by Ghaya F. Oliveira

Experience elegant and modern pâtisserie through the eyes of Ghaya F. Oliveira, chef and owner of Ghaya, her new namesake NYC pastry shop.


  • Discover and learn how to select quality ingredients, focusing on seasonality
  • Practice Ghaya’s approach to advanced pastry techniques, with an emphasis on balance, seasonality, and texture
  • Learn how to elevate your finished pastries with chocolate décor, color, and natural garnishes
  • Observe and work hands-on to create the components for a high-end pastry case display


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.


As an instructor Chef Ghaya brings a lot of experience, inspiration, and knowledge from her previous position as Executive Pastry Chef of two Michelin starred restaurant, Daniel, and 2017 James Beard Award “Outstanding Pastry Chef” winner. 
During this class Chef Ghaya will share her knowledge of high-end pastry along with fine dining desserts, and how to open and operate a successful pastry shop. Chef Ghaya will teach you her techniques to achieve texturally balanced, imaginative pastries.
Join Chef Ghaya Oliveira’s class to understand why she is known for bringing traditional French pastry training, a refined palate, and unexpected flavor combinations, juxtaposed with a sense of playfulness; but above all, an unwavering desire to delight! 
Do not miss this unique opportunity to learn from one of the industry leaders in a top-notch and intimate 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