French cake class with chef Guillaume Roesz
PASTRY COURSES

Travel Cakes

August 16-17, 2022 - 2 DAYS

Guillaume Roesz

Executive Pastry Chef, North America

@guillaume.roesz

The Pastry School, Tustin, California

$ 945 $ 661.5
30% discount off all classes for north american cercle v members
Interested in participating in the class Have questions ? Email ecolebrooklyn@valrhona.com

Take this class to enhance your pastry case and bakery offering with travel cakes. Loved for their longer shelf life and transportability, travel cakes, madeleines, and financiers have become popular among customers on the move in hotels, bakeries, and pastry shops. Come learn from l’École Valrhona Executive Pastry Chef Guillaume Roesz how to make traditional French travel cakes, along with more modern interpretations.

Chef Roesz will also explain how to adapt trave cake recipes to accommodate customers with dairy and gluten intolerances, without compromising texture and taste. You will understand how different gluten free flours and dairy free ingredients work so you feel confident using them in your own cakes.

 

Elevate your travel cakes by learning new filling recipes such as streusel, caramel, compote, confit, ganache, and meringue. Of course, appearance matters too! You will explore the different possibilities to add attractive looks to your products including different shaped molds, glazes, and chocolate décor.

 

Chef Roesz will demonstrate how to temper chocolate and properly apply glazes to ensure consistent shine, thickness, and shelf life.

In this open format class setting, Chef Roesz will also discuss various preservation techniques, and how to conserve your travel cakes in your display.

Objectives:

· Explore different and unusual flavors, fillings, and ingredients in pastry like condiments or spices

· Learn how to preserve your travel cakes

· Practice tempering different kinds of Valrhona chocolate

· Give a new look to your Travel Cakes and offer a new product range to your customers

· Understand gluten free and dairy free ingredients, and how to use them in your 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.

Chef Guillaume Roesz began his career with a pastry apprenticeship in Alsace, France at Pâtisserie Dany Husser. In 2006, Guillaume moved to Paris to join the prestigious team at Maison Ladurée. Five years later, Guillaume embarked on a new journey, this time to the Middle East, to open three shops for Maison Ladurée in Doha and Dubai.
In 2015, Chef Roesz joined the Valrhona Team as the Middle East, Africa & South Asia Corporate Pastry Chef, bringing his expertise in pastry and passion for Valrhona chocolate. Chef Roesz joins the team providing technical support to distributors and end users, teaching hands-on classes and demonstrations, developing recipes for professionals and consumers, testing and developing new techniques, working on new trends as well as implementing best practices from L’École Valrhona’s headquarters.

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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