Desserts class with chef Patrice Demers
PLATED DESSERT COURSES

Plated Desserts & Petits Gâteaux

June 27-29, 2022 - 2.5 DAYS

Patrice Demers

Chef/Owner, Patrice Pâtissier

@patrice_demers

Brooklyn, NY

$ 1100 $ 770
30% discount off all classes for north american cercle v members
Interested in participating in the class Have questions ? Email ecolebrooklyn@valrhona.com

Join Patrice Demers, one of the most popular and renowned pastry chefs in Canada, for his hands-on plated desserts class. You will learn the importance of balancing and combining flavors and textures to create seasonal pastries and plated desserts. Discover how to use wild and innovative ingredients such as mushrooms, sweet clover, and flowers to create desserts that your customers will remember.

You will also sit down and discuss the inspiration at Patrice’s famous shop, Patrice Pâtissier and dig deeper to gain an understanding behind the day to day business. Patrice will explain how he successfully applied what he learned through practical experience as a restaurant pastry chef to open a pastry shop. Through Chef Patrice’s class you will learn the knowledge and technical skills to translate daily inspirations into a seasonal menu, as well as the business knowledge you need to run a successful pâtisserie business.

Objectives:

· Learn Chef Patrice’s technique to create desserts in which every ingredient has a purpose.

· Create some of the best sellers sold at his pastry shop, including petits gâteaux, entremets and plated desserts.

· Explore interesting flavor combinations and pairings to create balanced, distinctive desserts.

· In a relaxed environment, discuss with Chef Patrice his experiences and inspirations as one of Canada's biggest pastry stars.

· Sharpen your techniques preparing sponges, creams, mousses, sorbet, and decorations.

· Learn new techniques to finish and garnish your cakes using seasonal products.

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.

Passionate about restaurants and pastry for many years, Patrice decided in 1999 to enroll in cooking school. After his training in pastry and in professional cooking, he worked for more than 15 years in some of Montreal best restaurants, creating desserts where fruits and acidity play an important part and where sugar never dominates.

In 2014, he opened his own pastry shop: Patrice Pâtissier near Atwater Market in Montreal where he creates desserts using local and seasonal ingredients. Besides serving lunch and brunch, Patrice also gives pastry classes in the evening.

Because he loves to share his passion for pastry, Patrice has published 3 books and has been hosting a t.v. show "Les Desserts de Patrice" for 5 seasons on Canal Vie. Some of his recipes have also been published in magazines like "So Good" and "Fou de Pâtisserie". He's also been invited twice to Paris to gives demonstrations at the Omnivore Food Festival.

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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