Desserts class with chef Diane Moua

Plated Desserts by Diane Moua

March 6-8, 2023 - 2.5 DAYS

Diane Moua

Executive Pastry Chef


Brooklyn, NY

$ 1290 $ 903
30% discount off all classes for north american cercle v members
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Known for her unique desserts, elevated pastries, and impeccable technique, we are very excited to welcome back Pastry Chef, Diane Moua! Join Chef Diane to learn all there is to know about creating simple yet elevated desserts that will suit many different outlet needs.  

As a big believer in simplicity in pastry, Chef Diane will show you how to cross-utilize ingredients and pastry elements to create a variety of different desserts, such as taking the components from a petit gateau and turning them into a plated dessert. Incorporating some of her favorite flavors like passionfruit, pandan, coconut, citrus, and vanilla, Chef Diane will demonstrate how to put together simple desserts with focus on texture and taste. She will also discuss her process for creating dessert items based on what’s in season.  

From menu creation and planning, to texture, seasonal specials, and finishing techniques, learn from Chef Diane’s expertise how to make simple yet flavorful and elegant desserts that will wow your customers! 


  • Practice plating techniques that will bring simple desserts to the next level 
  • Learn how to cross-utilize pastry elements to create different desserts 
  • Discuss dessert menu planning and creation for restaurants 
  • Explore how to create desserts based on the season and local ingredients 

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!

Diane Moua could always be found cooking alongside her parents growing up. Her family’s farm in Junction City, WI gave Diane the perfect setting to develop an interest for food. As her interest grew into passion, she decided to enroll at Le Cordon Bleu in Minnesota. While a student, Diane interned under James Beard Award-winning Chef Tim McKee at his four-star restaurant, La Belle Vie. After completing school, Diane worked at many reputable Twin Cities restaurants including Aquavit, Solera and back to La Belle Vie before joining Soigné Hospitality Group. Within her time with Soigné as the Executive Pastry Chef, Diane managed the pastry department for the group’s highly esteemed restaurants; Spoon and Stable, Bellecour, and Demi. Diane has since moved into a role with Cooks of Crocus Hill to focus on the Bellecour Bakery.

Diane is known for her unique desserts, elevated pastries, and impeccable technique. The most prevalent inspiration for Diane when developing new recipes takes her back to the farm she grew up on by always utilizing seasonal ingredients. Her thoughtful approach to everything she creates has led to some worthy recognition. Including numerous accolades such as the Charlie Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef in the Twin Cities and multiple James Beard Foundation nominations for Best Pastry Chef.

As a first-generation Hmong-American, Diane’s greatest accomplishment is larger than her many awards. Diane prides herself first on being a mother to her two children, who she has proudly set an example of how far a formidable work ethic can get you.

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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