Overview of the course

With some of the most stimulating flavour combinations and sophisticated techniques, Patisserie is a fine baking art. If you are someone who is impressed by the skills of beautiful patisserie creations and wish you had the techniques and confidence to re-create them yourself, then our patisserie courses could be just the thing for you.

During your tuition on this one-day patisserie course, you will be part of a friendly group on an action-packed schedule led by Will Torrent – a professional award winning patisserie chef. Leaving, not only with a new set of skills in the art of patisserie, but also all the delicious mouth-watering creations that you will be making throughout the day. You don’t even have to worry about the washing up. We take care of all of that so you can focus and enjoy the day.

 

Techniques learnt on this course will be:

By the end of this patisserie course, you will have mastered the key techniques, namely:

  • How to make a multiple layer Opera cake
  • An Italian buttercream & Italian meringue
  • Chocolate ganache and chocolate glaze
  • How to make pastry and frangipane
  • How to create a curd filling
  • Different presentation techniques to ensure a precise bake every time

This day long course is designed to give you total confidence in applying all of these techniques, so that you will have no trouble replicating the recipes when you get home.

 

Will Torrent: the expert chef who will take you through the course

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 WorldSkills UK Outstanding Achievement Award and the first Medallion of Excellence for a British Pastry Chef at WorldSkills Japan.

Will has made many TV appearances, including Ready Steady Cook, BBC’s Blue Peter, 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 have 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.

 

Dishes made on the day*:

Throughout this patisserie course, you will learn to bake these delicious recipes, and be able take your creations home with you:

  • Gateaux Opera
  • Apricot, almond and lavender Almondines
  • Lemon & Passionfruit Meringue Tart with a Twist

*Please note, we reserve the right to alter the dishes covered in the course, if required, to meet the dietary requirements or allergy concerns of our guests.

Book your place on the course today

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.

Many of the skills learnt can be adapted to other recipes, so you will increase your repertoire of baking considerably.

Will Torrent can share his wealth of knowledge with you, answering any of your baking queries and giving you advice throughout the day.

Lunch and refreshments throughout the day are provided, alongside equipment you may need. The only thing you will need to bring are the cake tins specified. 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.

Purchase your place today so you don’t miss out.

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