Themed Chocolate Showpieces with a Classic Design

September 30-October 2, 2024 - 3 days

Jordan Snider

Executive Pastry Chef, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort & Pastry U.S.A Team Member


Brooklyn, NY

$ 1420 $ 1207 $ 994
30% discount off all classes for north american cercle v members
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Work with Chef Jordan Snider, USA team member of the 2019 and 2023 Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie team, and construct a beautiful chocolate showpiece. With over 20 years of experience, he will teach you the tips and techniques he has learned working in some of the world’s finest resorts and pastry operations. Learn how a chocolate display can help grow your business and elevate any holiday or elegant event.


  • To learn design cues and techniques that will stay in-style
  • To construct a showpiece that will last and how to design strength into the concept
  • Proper mold or logo usage and how to customize for your style
  • Discuss color usage, theory and how to spray cocoa butter with confidence
  • The proper equipment and set up to ensure continued success
  • Chocolate flowers and accent pieces

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!

Jordan Snider

Executive Pastry Chef, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort & Pastry U.S.A Team Member


Born in South Carolina and raised in Charleston, Jordan Snider, is currently the executive pastry chef at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina. Growing up all he wanted to be was a chef. After working in a number of different kitchens, Snider found his way into a production bakery and he was hooked.

Snider started working at a retail and production bakery in his hometown of Charleston working with bread and viennoiserie. He then spent a number of years working in fine dining and casual restaurants, until transitioning to a private club focusing primarily on banquets.

After 10 years, Snider and his wife relocated to Las Vegas where he worked in the banquet kitchens of some of the top resorts including the Mandarin Oriental, Paris Las Vegas, and Mandalay Bay. He said the volume and scale of banquets at these hotels shaped his career.

In 2014, he moved to San Diego where he was the executive pastry chef at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, a Forbes 5-Star Resort, in San Diego, California. Four years later, Snider moved back to the Charleston area to work at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina’s only five-star resort, as the executive pastry chef.

Snider said that what he loves about the pastry profession – specifically working in hotels – is the fact that he can work in every area of pastry.

“Working in the pastry department of a hotel one day you can be doing a wedding cake, showpiece, or bread,” stated Snider. “Then other days you can be involved in anything from plated desserts to ice cream or viennoiserie.  We do it all. I like that it is ever-changing.”

Being a part of Pastry Team U.S.A. has always been a professional goal for Snider. “For nearly 10 years now I have always wanted to represent my country at the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie,” he said. As of 2023, Snider has already participated in the Coup du Monde twice.

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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