Viennoiserie, Panettone & Tea Time
VIENNOISERIE & BAKERY

Viennoiserie, Panettone & Tea Time

1 November - 3 November - 3 DAYS

Oriol Balaguer

Executive Pastry Chef & Owner, Oriol Balaguer

Brooklyn, NY

$ 1200 $ 840
30% discount off all classes for north american cercle v members
Interested in participating in the class Have questions ? Email ecolebrooklyn@valrhona.com

OBJECTIVES OF THE CLASS

  • Learn Chef Balaguer’s techniques for flawless croissants and other baked goods utilizing laminated doughs
  • Discuss with Chef Balaguer his path to creativity, and how everyday occurrences can be a source for inspiration
  • Produce some of the signature items from the Oriol Balaguer pastry shop
  • Create bite-sized desserts with exceptional flavor combinations to accompany afternoon tea
  • Try your hand at making panettone, learning Chef Balaguer’s tips and tricks for the best texture and flavor

CONTENT OF THE CLASS

Chef Balaguer will pass along his secrets to perfect your bakery creations.

Drawing from his experience owning several types of pastry and chocolate shops in Spain, Chef Balaguer will teach a range of skills used in the production of doughs, viennoiserie, pastry case, and tea time accoutrements. Chef Balaguer will also share his incredible technique to perfect his sourdough panettone, a cake which is notoriously tricky to master.

PRICES INCLUDE

Class price includes croissants and coffee in the morning, lunch each day, a class recipe book, apron, travel mug, pen, as well as all materials, ingredients, and equipment needed for class. In response to Covid the class price no longer includes a group dinner or professional photographer, the class price has been lowered to reflect this change.

SCHEDULE

8:30am Arrival ; coffee and croisssants
9:00am Beginning of Practical Day
1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Class Resumes
4-4:30pm Dessert Buffet
5:00pm End of Practical day

We try our best to finish on time, however, class may go over the allotted time to cover all the class material. Please keep this in mind when arranging your travel.

Oriol Balaguer was born in Calafell (Tarragona), Spain in 1971, showing a true passion for pastries from a very young age. With his childhood memories, he still has a clear portrait of his father working at the confectioner’s shop while he played at his feet creating miniature imitations of his pastries and sweets. 

After attending the Confectionery Trade School of Barcelona and training at the best pâtisseries in Spain and Belgium, he was hired to work with the team of Ferran Adrià, who defined him as “one of the most well-rounded professionals in the world of gastronomy”. At the age of only 23, he received the distinction of the Best Spanish Artisan Confectionery Master. In 2003, he decided to take a leap forward and demonstrate his creative talent, formidable energy, personal attitude, and critical thinking by creating a brand that would bear his name.

With an outlook inspired by architecture and design, Oriol Balaguer creates sweets and pastries that harmoniously blend refined artisan techniques and the perfect balance of flavors.

As an inventor of new sweet indulgences, in a few short years he has created an exceptional culinary heritage with recipes that combine innovation and quality to meet the high standards of his clientele.

CANCELLATION POLICY

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 ecolebrooklyn@valrhona.com 

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