Framed & Molded Chocolate Bonbons Class
CHOCOLATE COURSES

Framed & Molded Chocolate Bonbons

May 17-19, 2023 - 3 DAYS

Guillaume Roesz

Executive Pastry Chef, North America

@guillaume.roesz

Brooklyn, NY

$ 1310 $ 917
30% discount off all classes for north american cercle v members
Interested in participating in the class Have questions ? Email ecolebrooklyn@valrhona.com

L’École Valrhona shares its chocolate expertise through this immersive bonbons and confections course, taught by Valrhona Chef Guillaume Roesz! With his extensive chocolate knowledge, Chef Roesz will teach you how to take your chocolate and bonbon skills to the next level.  

Understand the various fillings the molded form allows such as ganache, praliné, soft caramel, and pâte de fruit. Our Chef will give an in-depth look at the techniques behind creating inventive fillings for framed bonbons and creating multiple layered ganache. This class will also focus on how to extend shelf life and troubleshoot common production issues.  

This class will explore the different ways to decorate your molded and framed bonbons with cocoa butter, such as airbrushing, hand painting, etching, and how to add texture for décor. You will learn the fundamentals to create confections like caramels, marshmallows, and pâte de fruit, and how to put your own spin on these classic sweets. 

Our group classes are small, 3-day hands-on courses, which allow students plenty of time to have all of their questions answered, and our knowledgeable Chef will take the time to explain the “why” behind everything you will learn. 

Our goal is for you to leave this class feeling knowledgeable and confident to put your own twist on the techniques you learned! 

Objectives:

  • Use polycarbonate molds to learn proper shelling and molding methods for molded bonbons. 
  • Produce balanced ganaches and fillings using different types of chocolate, alcohol, pralines, fruit purées, and more, to create unique flavor combinations. 
  • Utilize airbrushing, hand painting, etching, transfer sheets, and other techniques for decorating and texturizing colorful eye-catching chocolate confections. 
  • Use a guitar cutter to cut efficiently and create uniform bonbon pieces. 
  • Learn to enrobe manually and using a Selmi Enrobing machine.  
  • Explore methods to improve the quality of production and conservation of your bonbons. 

Class price includes light breakfast and coffee in the morning, lunch each full day, a class recipe book, apron, pen, a gift bag, diploma, as well as all materials, ingredients, and equipment needed for class.

Chef Referral Program

Refer a friend for a l’École Valrhona Brooklyn 2023 professional class and receive a $200 credit to use towards a 2023 class, your friend will also receive a $200 credit to use towards the class they sign up for!

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.

Chef referral program

Refer a friend for l'Ecole Valrhona Brooklyn 2021 professional class and receive a $200 credit

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