Throughout the day, you will cook all of these delicious bakes to take home with you:
- Gateaux Opera (Chocolate and raspberry flavoured)
- Apricot and almond Almondines
- A large show stopping tart – with passionfruit caramel, chocolate and lime ganache and sea salt chocolate shards
(Please note, we reserve the right to alter the dishes covered in the course, to meet the dietary requirements of our guests).
- How to make a multiple layer Opera cake
- Italian buttercream & Italian meringue
- Chocolate ganache and chocolate glaze
- How to make chocolate shards
- How to make pastry and frangipane
- Different presentation techniques to ensure a precise bake every time
This day long patisserie course is designed to give you total confidence in using all of these techniques. The aim is that you can go home and repeat the recipes for family and friends time and again.
Your chef tutor
Will Torrent is an award-winning pastry chef who trained under Heston Blumenthal. Highly regarded in his field, Will graduated with first degree honours as well as winning Young Chef of the Year in 2009. His other achievements include winning the World Skills UK Outstanding Achievement Award and the first Medallion of Excellence for a British pastry chef at World Skills Japan.
Will has made many TV appearances, including being a regular presentor on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch and ITV’s This Morning. He is the author of three popular baking books, including ‘Patisserie At Home’ in which his no-nonsense approach to the techniques in patisserie has earned it high praise. Will has worked with some of the world’s finest chefs and his passion for baking, extensive experience and friendly style will ensure you have a busy day learning and baking in an enjoyable environment.
About your day
Our baking courses take place on the Catton Hall Estate. On the picturesque Derbyshire and Staffordshire border, we are only minutes from the A38. We also have plenty of free parking.
You’ll have the support of our “kitchen fairies” who’ll ensure you have everything you need. We’ll provide an apron for the day, and all the equipment and ingredients.
Your day includes a delicious light lunch served with wine or soft drinks. Please bring three large containers so you can take home your delicious creations.
Our patisserie day courses run from 9.30am to 5pm. Join the team for early morning refreshments from 9.15am.
Book your place
This patisserie course is perfect for anyone wishing to learn patisserie skills, from budding bakers to curious cooks. It’s also a brilliant gift idea for anyone wanting to develop their patisserie skills and learn new ones.
Will is much in demand, both around the UK, and when he is here at Seasoned. His courses tend to get booked very quickly when we release them, so we’d recommend booking as soon as you can.
Lunch and refreshments throughout the day are provided, alongside equipment you may need. The only things you will need to bring are the containers to take your bakes home in. Please let us know when booking your place if you have any dietary requirements, allergies or are vegetarian so we can accommodate you.
Please ensure to bring 3 cake tins with you to take your day’s creations home. You will leave with them brimming with your delicious treats.