Classic French Pastry Online Class

Classic French Pastry

November 29, 2022 - 1 Day

Jimmy Leclerc

Executive Pastry Chef at Ladurée US



$ 49
Interested in participating in the class Have questions ? Email

Join Chef Jimmy Leclerc, Executive Pastry Chef at famed French pastry shop and tea parlor Ladurée US, to learn how to create classic French desserts.  

Drawing from his background in French pastry, Chef Leclerc will teach you how to make the perfect Caramel Nut Tart and a “Macaron Mont-Blanc", a classic French dessert transformed into a macaron.

Come learn from a pastry expert and have all your macaron and dessert questions answered during this class with the knowledgable Chef Jimmy Leclerc!

Note: For customers located in Puerto Rico and countries other than the United States please email to sign up and pay for the class.

Live Session: Class recipe book and a 20% discount code for our online boutique will be sent the Friday before class starts. All live sessions feature the opportunity to ask questions via chat box throughout the class and additional time is set aside at the end of class for a Q&A session. The class recording will be sent the day after class.

Recorded Session: Class recipe book, recording and a 20% discount on your next purchase on our online boutique. In lieu of a Q&A session at the end of class, students can email with any questions pertaining to the class material.

JimmyLeclerc’sinterest in the culinary world began at an early age. As a child, he would accompany his father who appreciated fine cuisine and desserts on trips to Paris, where the two would venture the city in search of a new treat to indulge in. These fond memories became the stepping-stone for his career as a pastry chef, igniting Jimmy’s passion for baking.

Years later Jimmy obtained his CAP-BEP as a baker at CIFAM, studying in Nantes, a region of France from 1998 to 2000. Continuing his education at CIFAM, he obtained his CAP in pastry in 2002, learning the art of pastry while studying at Pastry Chatellierin La Baule, France. Ready to explore the world, Jimmy left France and traveled to Valencia Spain where he became the Deputy French Pastry Chef at Lambert from 2002 till 2005.

After enjoying his residency in Spain, Jimmy embarked on a travel tour to Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Uruguay, soaking up the culinary wonders of South America for one year where he would serve as a pastry chef at " La Bourgogne" , a RelaisChateau estate in Punta del Este, Uruguay during this time. Returning to Spain in 2006, Jimmy accepted a position atAnmari'sfrenchrestaurant, in the coastal town of Moraira where he continued to practice the French art of pastry, forging his classic training with the new flavors and recipes from his travels.

In 2007 Jimmy accepted a position as a chef at Ladurée Paris, fulfilling a childhood dream, returning to his favorite patisserie that he would visit with his father. Living out this dream, he became, after three years in Ladurée Paris, a deputy head at Ladurée International, traveling to differentLadurée locations in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Lebanon, Monaco, Japan, and Dubaïto Jimmy served as the opening chef enlisted to bring the expertise and know of Ladurée to the rest of the world. In 2015 Jimmy embarked to New York to serve as the Executive Pastry Chef of Ladurée US for the opening of the first Ladurée tea salon and restaurant in SoHo. Today, Jimmy continues his passion for baking with a sense of nostalgia, reliving his childhood memories of visiting Ladurée which he now gets to call home.


As this is an online class, we apologize that we are unable to issue a refund for the class. If you miss the class, we will send you a recorded video of the course and you will be able to ask questions by e-mail to our Chef.  

 *Offer cannot be combined with any additional discounts. Only eligible for classes taught in the United States.

Refer a friend for a class at l'Ecole Valrhona Brooklyn and you will  both receive a $200 credit towards your next class!
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