Cooking Class: Crafting Elegant French Pastries

Learn new recipes for traditional French pastries in this hands-on cooking class. Chef Laura will elevate your baking skills as you discover how to make elegant and decadent desserts. 

Begin by preparing a delicate mini tart tatin dusted with sugar and fresh apples. Next, craft and roll cinnamon sugar palmiers for a savory treat. Learn how to prepare a French favorite: madeleines with brown butter and orange zest. End your lesson by creating light and airy cream puffs with an addictive crème pâtissière.


Mini Tart Tatin

With egg, flour, butter, sugar and apples

Cinnamon Sugar Palmiers

With flour and butter

Orange and Brown Butter Madeleines

With egg, flour, sugar and baking powder

Cream Puffs With Crème Pâtissière

With butter, egg, flour, vanilla and sugar

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 8
  • Event Duration 2 hours
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • LabelsGourmet, Date Night, French, Baking, Pastry
  • This is a BYOB venue and alcoholic beverages are not available for sale. You are welcome to bring beer and wine to enjoy during class.

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03 Dec 2023

We gifted this class to my mom for her birthday. Our whole family had a marvelous time. We also enjoyed the company of the two people who signed up for the class. The kitchen was beautiful, we got our own cooking stations, and whatever was leftover we got to take home. FIVE STARS!!!

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01 Aug 2023

Great experience! Chef Laura was amazing and a great teacher. She made the cooking so easy for us. Chef Laura was very knowledgeable, informative and constantly engaging with everyone in the class. She made everyone feel comfortable in her home. She also had everything planned and detail by packing all our left overs in nice containers and bags. The food She taught us to cook was delicious! Specially the dessert. Overall a great experience!

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11 Mar 2023

Chef Laura is very talented and her home and kitchen are perfect for teaching classes. We made a sugar cookie dough, royal icing and a chocolate ganache. Dulce de Le he was provide for decorating. Laura gave us good tips in how to roll out the dough and she taught us different techniques in decorating cookies. Everything was delicious!

$ 125 Per person

all-inclusive: 2-hour class, meal and taxes.

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Event location: San Diego

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Chef Laura
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Chef Laura worked as a caterer and chef instructor after graduating with honors from the International Culinary Center. She hosts fun, exciting cooking classes that share her vast culinary knowledge and a host of varied cooking techniques. She’s an expert at maximizing flavor using seasonal ingredients to create truly beautiful dishes and invites her students to come prepared to elevate their cooking game.

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