Cooking Class: Gourmet Baking Basics

Join Chef Ivan's cooking classes to learn the basics of baking classic pastry staples such as breads and desserts. Professional techniques include mixing dough, shaping pastries and filling eclairs and cream puffs. You'll learn how to make walnut and Stilton quick bread with honey butter, mixed fruit tarts with vanilla pastry cream, eclairs with lemon lavender cream and cream puffs filled with chocolate and vanilla. 


Walnut and Stilton Quick Bread 

With buttermilk and honey butter

Mixed Fruit Tarts 

With vanilla pastry cream, berries, kiwi and mango


With lemon lavender cream

Chocolate Cream Puffs 

With vanilla

  • Minimum Guests 4
  • Maximum Guests 16
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
  • LabelsGroup, Baking, Pastry, Bread Making, Vegetarian
  • 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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16 Apr 2022

I'm sure this course would have been wonderful, but for the second time in a row, I got a notification last minute saying not enough people had signed up and therefore they were canceling the class.

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20 Feb 2022

Food was delicious , the chef was great and the class was very informative. Atmosphere was also like walking into your grandma’s dining room for one big family dinner. Very fun!

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11 Feb 2022

The chefs were all knowledgeable and eager to share what they knew about not only the dishes we were making but also how to organize and run your kitchen, along with great knife skills. The food was fantastic and did not disappoint.

$ 125 Per person

all-inclusive: 3-hour class, meal and taxes.

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Event location: New York

Chef’s Place

Exact location is provided after booking.

Meet your chef

Chef Ivan began attending culinary school at the tender age of 14. His adventures in the world of food preparation took him through Europe and eventually brought him to New York, where he manages a catering company and volunteers teaching children's cooking classes. With a focus on sushi, Italian and French cuisines, Chef Ivan is always excited to share novel kitchen techniques with his guests and students.

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