Desserts class with chef Angel Betancourt

No Rules Plated Desserts

September 18-20, 2023 - 3 DAYS

Angel Betancourt

Executive Pastry Chef


Brooklyn, NY

$ 1690 $ 1183
30% discount off all classes for north american cercle v members
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We are very excited to welcome back Chef Angel Betancourt for his creative plated desserts class at l’École Valrhona Brooklyn! Chef Angel will teach students how to wow restaurant and hotel customers with modern, clean, and colorful plated desserts. 

Known for his creativity in the kitchen, Chef Angel will teach you how to think outside the box (or plate) by showing you unconventional plating techniques and his approach to “no rules” pastry. Learn how to create desserts with one-of-a-kind presentations and balanced flavors your guests will never forget. Test your creativity and get inspired from one of the best pastry chefs in the industry!  


  • Practice unconventional plating techniques 
  • Create modern, clean, and colorful plated desserts with balanced flavor 
  • Learn how to cultivate a unique customer experience 
  • Test your creativity and get inspired by Chef Angel’s approach to “no rules” pastry 

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!

After training at one of the world’s most renowned culinary institutes, Le Cordon Bleu Paris’ Ottawa campus, in the GRAND DIPLÔME program, Angel R. Betancourt honed his craft alongside mentors such as Chocolatier Laurent Pagès, Chef Carles Mampel, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten & Chef Sara Tibbetts.

Currently holding the position of of the uber luxury Resort The One&Only Palmilla.

Former Corporate Pastry Chef for Blue Diamond Resorts (Planet Hollywood, Royalton, CHIC, Mystique & Grand Lido) managing more than 49 hotels in 10 countries such as: Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, St Lucia, Antigua, Grenada, Barbados, Cuba & Tobago.

Former Executive Pastry Chef for Four Seasons Bahamas were he got name between the top chefs at Fourseasons Americas Top Chef and Mixologist 2019 Las Vegas, Nevada Chef Betancourt got the privilege to open the first restaurant of Michelin star Chef Mauro Colagreco in the USA (Four Seasons Palm Beach) Same year chef Betancourt got feature in Art Basel Miami.

Having worked for uber-luxury resort One&OnlyOcean Club, The Bahamas, as Executive Pastry Chef in 2007 until 2016, Betancourt garnered international acclaim including attending L'École Valrhona in France in 2015 on behalf of the United States – an honor and privilege that is only given to rising stars and celebrated chefs. Betancourt is a member of Cercle V by Valrhona, a loyalty program for culinary professionals to exchange ideas, and was chosen to represent the Bahamian Culinary Team in the highly competitive Taste of the Caribbean where he won two silver medals for Caribbean National Team of the Year and Caribbean Pastry Chef of the Year. 

Growing up in Venezuela to a family of doctors, the decision to become a pastry chef was a unique choice and one that Betancourt went into wholeheartedly. Having spent a lot of time at an early age in the kitchen with his mother and grandmother learning simple breads, cookies, granolas and jams. 

Chef Angel is no stranger to publications as he is being featured on websites & Magazines often. From his former school’s brochure & News Papers to famous Magazines like: Dessert Professional Magazine, Inflight Magazine, The Chefs Garden Magazine, Le Cordon Bleu,  Atlantis Magazine, Pastry Arts Magazine & Gala Magazine.

Some of the festivals that chef Angel has attended are:

  • James beard Foundation Celebrity chef tour, Orlando, Usa.
  • James beard foundation / Stars of the West Indies Nyc, Usa.
  • One Spoon Tain L`Hermitage, France.
  • The Commisary, San Francisco, Usa.
  • Fete des Fetes John Besh Fundation New Orleans, Usa.
  • Afrikin Fest Miami, Usa.
  • Pastry Lovers Fest San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Barbados Meets the World Barbados.
  • Culinary Summit, Nassau, The Bahamas.
  • Culinary Summit Tortola, BVI.
  • Bahamas top Chefs, Freeport, The Bahamas.
  • 3er Congreso Gastronomico de Gastronomia, Mexicali, Mexico
  • Master Class Modern Tarts by Angel R. Betancourt.

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.

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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