Bakery class with chef Greg Mindel
VIENNOISERIE & BAKERY

Tastes & Variations of Viennoiserie

June 7-9, 2022 - 3 DAYS

Greg Mindel

Chef/Owner

@neighborbakehouse

Brooklyn, NY

$ 1260 $ 882
30% discount off all classes for north american cercle v members
Interested in participating in the class Have questions ? Email ecolebrooklyn@valrhona.com

Chef Greg Mindel is back at l’École Valrhona to teach his popular viennoiserie course! During this hands-on class Chef Mindel will share his vision of modern viennoiserie and will focus on techniques and cross-utilization of a few base doughs.

Chef Mindel will show you how to master preparing and adapting recipes to adjust to the resources of your own kitchen. Discover the secrets behind the breakfast items and products sold at his beloved San Francisco bakery, “Neighbor”, and how to put your own twist on these creations. By taking this class you will gain a better understanding of laminated doughs and how to efficiently use them in your kitchen.

Objectives:

· Learn hands on lamination and lamination with a sheeter.

· Utilize various doughs including puff pastry, chocolate brioche, medium rich brioche, and croissant doughs.

· Practice a range of shaping techniques and production methods to create artful and delicious breakfast pastries.

· Explore techniques to ensure product consistency and quality

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.

Greg Mindel is a New York Native. His culinary adventures began in South Florida, where the diversity of people and exposure to a range of flavors inspired him to set forth on an exploration of the different rich food traditions.

After touring the East Coast, Greg made his way to California. Over the last ten years in the San Francisco Bay Area, Greg has worked in great kitchens including the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, Tartine Bakery and Spruce Restaurant.

Outside of traditional kitchen work, Greg has been a Chef Instructor at The San Francisco Baking Institute, and SF Cooking School and is a Chef Consultant for the Center for Culinary Development.

In January 2012, Greg opened his own baking company called Neighbor Bakehouse. He provides Viennoiserie and morning pastries that harken back to the classics, yet focus on modern techniques and global flavors.

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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