Cooking Class: French Pastry Techniques

In this cooking class with Chef Katie, you will learn how to prepare an array of French pastries completely from scratch using high-quality ingredients and smart French pastry techniques.

Chef Katie will begin the class by teaching you how to prepare the pâte à choux dough, which you will then shape and transform into profiteroles, eclairs, and gougeres. Then, you will learn how to create an array of fillings and glazes, including a classic pastry cream, a luxurious and velvety mousseline sauce, a cheesy mornay sauce, and chocolate ganache.

Our cooking classes are designed to be social events that do not require any previous experience. Guests are welcome to purchase beer to enjoy during the class.





Fillings and Glazes

Including classic pastry cream, mousseline sauce, mornay sauce, and chocolate ganache

  • Minimum Guests 4
  • Maximum Guests 18
  • Event Duration 2 hours
  • Activity Level
  • Restrictions Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Classpop! guest reviews for this experience


24 Feb 2020

Great experience!


20 Feb 2020

Great Class, Friendly instructor will definitely do other classes


03 Feb 2020

She is a great chef who is patient in teaching various baking techniques. However, some recipes done in class were not listed on the recipe page, but rather explained verbally afterwards, when asked upon request. The chef said it was completely alright to take pictures, but when I did during her demonstrations on more difficult or skilled techniques, she would block or cover her hands, suddenly move away, or stopped demonstrating the technique altogether, and refused to show the technique again. What the chef says does not match her actions in class. Outside of that odd experience, the chef seems to have a pleasant personality and teaches well if you do not take any pictures. So I give the class an overall 4 stars.


12 Jan 2020

Katie was amazing, and the class was so much fun! I would definitely take another class with her again.


10 Jan 2020

Wonderful class! Chef Katie is so organized and efficient and we made (and ate) a ton of pastries! I highly recommend taking one of her classes, I plan on going back!


09 Jan 2020

She has the best energy and is a wonderful instructor. Highly recommended. My 2 pals also adored her and will be taking a bread making class with her. They received the class as Xmas gifts.


16 Dec 2019

Great experience and very knowledgeable


12 Dec 2019

Katie is amazing!

Classpop! guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Katie


01 Mar 2020

Katie was nice, knowledgeable and fun all at the same time.. I loved her class and my lady enjoyed it as a birthday gift.. I would recommend her for sure


29 Feb 2020

Had a fantastic Time! Chef Katie was extremely knowledgable and charismatic!


27 Jan 2020

Everything was great but I do wish it was a little more hands on.


18 Dec 2019

Katie was warm and hospitable. She made everyone feel relaxed and was comfortable in the kitchen and led is all through the night to success!


16 Dec 2019

What a wonderful experience! Katie was super friendly and made this course very special! Thank you for a fun time!


07 Dec 2019

What a wonderful day with Katie! We learned so much and took home so much candy and chocolate- that we MADE. Thank you Katie!


07 Dec 2019

She was great! Very knowledgeable, I will take more classes with her and recommend her to others!

Guest reviews for Chef Katie

Sharon G.

08 Nov 2019

A great class! Katie was a fun and knowledgeable teacher - we all had a good time!

Donna W.

08 Nov 2019

Location was convenient. It was very close to the subway. I absolutely love the macaron class I took here. We worked in groups of 3 or 4. The ingredients were prepared for us to work with. No measurement was done by us. We had a pretty roomy kitchen area to work in. We made 3 batches of macaron: Strawberry Macaron with Champagne Buttercream, Mint Chocolate with Dark Chocolate Ganache and Bacon Macaron with Maple Buttercream. It was great learning the process of how it's made from the meringue to the piping and the little tips to help along the way. The instructor I had was Katie. She was very attentive and she also had assistants helping with the cleaning.


08 Nov 2019

I had so much fun with Chef Katie. We learned to make macaroons and played with colors and flavors. We also made and decorated cupcakes too. It would be so fun with kids or for a birthday.


08 Nov 2019

Whether you are a novice to the dessert world or you'd like to learn more about baking and gather some decorating tips & tricks, make sure to book a class with Chef Katie!


08 Nov 2019

Amazing class.. such a great time


08 Nov 2019

It was fantastic. The class was really fun and the macaroons that we took home were SO delicious.

$75 $ 45 Per person

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

This class does not have any dates.

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Chef Katie kicked off her culinary journey at the award-winning International Culinary Center in New York. From there, she refined her craft working in the kitchens of various esteemed restaurants throughout New York City. Today, Chef Katie works as a writer and culinary consultant in her Brooklyn bakeshop, where she offers interactive culinary experiences. Her recipes have been featured on hit cooking shows like Food Network's "Chopped" and "The Today Show."

Event location: New York

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