Fundamentals of Viennoiserie

June 24-26, 2024 - 3 days

Jonathan Pereira

Executive Pastry Chef, Mandarin Oriental


Brooklyn, NY

$ 1420 $ 994
30% discount off all classes for north american cercle v members
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Discover the fundamentals of Viennoiserie with Chef Jonathan Pereira, Executive Pastry Chef at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. In this 3-day hands-on class you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of laminated dough, including the ingredients, techniques, and equipment involved.​

Discover the intricate process of crafting the perfect flaky croissants, focusing on layering techniques, butter incorporation, and achieving consistent results. In addition, learn to develop the skills to identify and troubleshoot common challenges in laminated dough production, ensuring confidence in overcoming any obstacles. You will have the chance to practice and refine your through hands-on learning.​


  • Implementation of home-made viennoiserie​
  • Time saving techniques to achieve great quality results
  • ​Review how to properly freeze, store and defrost your products ​
  • ​Discuss kitchen execution and set ups for your operation.

Class price includes light breakfast and coffee in the morning, lunch each day, a class recipe book, apron, travel mug, pen, a professional photographer, as well as all materials, ingredients, and equipment needed for class.

Chef Referral Program

Refer a friend for a l’École Valrhona Brooklyn 2024 professional class and receive a $200 credit to use towards a 2024 class, your friend will also receive a $200 credit to use towards the class they sign up for!

His pastry journey began in the capital of Puerto Rico. After graduating culinary school in 2011, he started his internship in the renowned restaurant Airenumo in Old San Juan. While working under the tutelage of Chef Mari Blanca, award winning for her dessert and chocolate skills in Madrid and Europe, Jonathan started framing his culinary perspective from a European standpoint.​

​In 2014 he joined the hotel industry working for luxury brands such as The Ritz-Carlton and The Mandarin Oriental, making his way up through the culinary ranks in various locations around the United States including Atlanta, California, Florida and New York, as well as abroad in the city with the second most five-star hotels in the world, the city of Dubai (UAE).​

Working with great chefs like Joey Escobar, Yann Migault, Brandon Malzahn, Paco Roncero and Jean Marie Lanio, was key for his professional growth. His commitment in honing his skills in boulangerie, confectionery chocolate and plated desserts, has allowed him to build his reputation.​

​Traveling the world and meeting other chefs' experts on their respective fields has broadened his gastronomic knowledge and his way of seeing pastry. Ever evolving, his flavor profile have been influenced by his travels to countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Philippines, Spain and France, honoring their gastronomic heritages.​

Jonathan’s passion for culinary creativity is what drives him to create edible art. His inspiration comes from living in the moment, of what he feels and live everyday, and being able to express his enjoyment for the pastry profession throughout his desserts.

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. 

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

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