Chocolate Cakes for Pastry by Guillaume Roesz

Pastry by Guillaume Roesz

May 1-3, 2023 - 3 DAYS

Guillaume Roesz

Executive Pastry Chef, North America


Bakon USA, Torrance, California

$ 1310 $ 917
30% discount off all classes for north american cercle v members
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Take this class to enhance your pastry case offering! Come learn hands-on from l’École Valrhona Executive Pastry Chef Guillaume Roesz how to make traditional and modern French travel cakes, tarts, cakes, and petits gateaux. 

Chef Roesz will also explain how to adapt recipes to accommodate customers with dairy and gluten intolerances, without compromising texture and taste. You will understand how different gluten-free flours and dairy free ingredients work so you feel confident using them in your own creations 

Elevate your pastries by learning how to use filling recipes such as streusel, caramel, compote, confit, ganache, and meringue. Of course, appearance matters too! You will explore the different possibilities to add attractive looks to your products including different shaped molds, glazes, and chocolate décor.  

Chef Roesz will demonstrate how to temper chocolate and properly apply glazes to ensure consistent shine, thickness, and shelf life. 

In this intimate class setting, Chef Roesz will also discuss various preservation techniques, and how to conserve the items in your display. 


  • Explore different and unusual flavors, fillings, and ingredients in pastry  
  • Learn how to preserve your pastries 
  • Practice tempering different kinds of Valrhona chocolate 
  • Give a new look to your pastry case and offer a new product range to your customers 
  • Understand gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients, and how to use them in your creations 

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 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. 

 *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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