Panettone & Viennoiserie Class with Chef Oriol Balaguer

Panettone & Viennoiserie

October 30 - November 1, 2023 - 3 DAYS

Oriol Balaguer

Executive Pastry Chef & Owner, Oriol Balaguer


Brooklyn, NY

$ 1690 $ 1183
30% discount off all classes for north american cercle v members
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l’École Valrhona is excited to welcome back Chef Oriol Balaguer, one of the best Pastry Chefs in the world! At the age of just 21, Pastry Chef Oriol Balaguer obtained the Award for the Best Pastry Chef in Spain, the start of a series of culinary successes. A few years later (2001), he received the award for the World’s Best Dessert, and more recently, Chef Balaguer was awarded “Best Artisan Croissant in Spain” (2014) and “Best Artisan Panettone in Spain” (2017). 

During this class, Chef Balaguer will take you on a journey of sublime flavors, textures, and aromas. Drawing from his experience owning several types of pastry and chocolate shops in Spain, Chef Balaguer will teach a range of skills to be used in the production of viennoiserie and tea time accoutrements. Chef Balaguer will also share his incredible level of technique required to perfect his panettone, a cake that is notoriously tricky to master. 

World famous for his attention to detail, creativity, and commitment to excellence, Chef Balaguer will pass along his secrets to perfect your bakery creations.  


  • 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 go accompany afternoon tea 
  • Try your hand at making panettone, learning Chef Balaguer’s tips and tricks for the best texture and flavor 

Class price includes croissants 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. In response to Covid the class price no longer includes a group dinner, the class price has been lowered to reflect this change.

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!

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.

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. 

 *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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