Signature Petits Gâteaux & Entremets

Signature Petits Gâteaux & Entremets

Take a pastry journey through the flavors and textures of the Middle East and Europe with Chef Karim


  • Discover new techniques and interesting technology for building and finishing entremets and petits gâteaux
  • Discuss “The Art of Pate a Choux”, and Chef Karim’s view on current pastry trends
  • Learn preservation techniques to extend your product’s shelf life
  • Work hand-in-hand with Chef Karim to make his 12 signature creations, including his famous Animation Citron, a dessert typical of Middle Eastern cuisine, and the variety of textures Chef Karim showcases
  • Build petits gateaux and entremets with diverse flavors, and dissect each component to understand how they work together


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.


Currently based in Dubai, Chef Karim was raised in Lebanon, and trained in Paris. Drawing from his culturally diverse background, Chef Karim will showcase his creative use of layers, contrasting textures, bold flavors, and modern presentation on petits gâteaux, pâtisserie, and entremets. You will learn his preservation tips to help prolong shelf life, and how to apply the latest techniques and new technology to your creations.

Chef Karim will share his pastry philosophy in a laid-back setting, where exchange of ideas is welcome and students will be inspired by not only the teacher, but by each other as well. Class will conclude with a unique final buffet and tasting where students will discuss each pastry element, and the emotions they evoke.


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