Viennoiserie by Matthieu Atzenhoffer

Viennoiserie by Matthieu Atzenhoffer

9 August - 11 August - 3 DAYS

Matthieu Atzenhoffer

Head Baker, MOF Best Crafstman of France Baker (Meilleur Ouvrier de France Boulanger)


Brooklyn, NY

$ 1449 $ 1014.3
30% discount off all classes for north american cercle v members
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Pastries are becoming increasingly trendy items. However, they require know-how and the mastery of baking techniques. Learn the skills needed to make delicious and impressive bakery items from one of the best bakers in the world Matthieu Atzenhoffer, MOF, winner of Best Craftsmen of France (Meilleur Ouvrier de France, MOF) for bakery. Known for the creative shapes, appearances, and taste of his viennoiserie items, Chef Atzenhoffer will show you how to take your baking skills up a notch during this hands-on class. 

In this class, you will learn how to create a range of bakery items combining classic technique, balanced flavors, and modern finishes that will entice your customers with their visual features and taste. Due to the small class sizes at l’Ecole Valrhona Brooklyn you will have the rare opportunity to work side by side and receive personalized advice from expert baker Chef Atzenhoffer.  


  • Create a complete range of pastries inspired by the chef’s creative universe: various shapes, and innovative flavors. 
  • Create leavened dough and a selection of leavened laminated doughs 


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.

After earning an advanced vocational certificate (BTS), Matthieu decided to turn to the world of baking. He carried out his training between Paris and his hometown of Alsace in France before traveling across Europe to develop his skills. In 2015, Matthieu participated in the World of Bread (Mondial du Pain), in which he won second place and earned the Best Pastry prize, leading him to the Best of World of Bread in Taiwan the following year. The competitions helped him develop his technical skills and creativity. In 2016, Matthieu decided to enroll in the Best Craftsmen of France (Meilleur Ouvrier de France, MOF) competition in the Baker category. After taking two years to prepare for the competition, he was awarded MOF Baker in May 2019, at the Sorbonne. Today, he chooses to share his know-how and passion for the trade in training courses in all four corners of the globe. 

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. Until further notice, all students, employees, and instructors must follow the below protocols when attending an in-person class held by l’École Valrhona Brooklyn.

Please direct any questions or concerns regarding the below protocols to Danielle FitzPatrick, l’École Manager,

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. Home tests are not accepted unless validated by a third party. Please email test results to Your information will be kept confidential.  
  • 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. 

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. 
  • It is optional for students to wear a face covering while in class. 
  • 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

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