A new partnership between leading online culinary school Rouxbe and The French Pastry School is providing an online pastry course curriculum through the Rouxbe platform. The new course, now open for enrollment, provides an introduction to bread baking, pastry arts and cake decorating.

Additionally, more comprehensive courses are being developed for 2020 and early 2021.

Courses included in the program provide lessons in a wide range of skills, including:

  • Basic Baking & Pastry Skills
  • Cookie Basics
  • Quickbreads & Breakfast Items
  • Sweet Snacks: Pound Cakes & Bars
  • Cookie Decorating
  • Introduction to Bread
  • French Breads & Italian Breads
  • Breakfast Pastries
  • Tarts & Pie
  • French Pastries
  • Macarons
  • Frozen Desserts
  • Candies & Confections

“This comprehensive course is simply phenomenal, providing a strong foundation for each and every skill an aspiring pastry enthusiast could need,” says Ken Rubin, chief culinary officer at Rouxbe. “Enrolled students are in great hands with French Pastry School co-founders Sébastien Canonne and Jacquy Pfeiffer, who have not only developed an outstanding curriculum, but who will be available to help students throughout the course.”

The course was developed by a team of chef educators at the French Pastry School, including co-founders Sébastien Canonne, M.O.F., and Jacquy Pfeiffer. The course will give special attention to both knowledge and competency based learning, and will feature dozens of assessment activities, including production activities that will be evaluated by the chefs with opportunities for direct student feedback and engagement.

“By providing a solid pastry foundation to students anytime, from anywhere, more individuals who are passionate about pastry have the opportunity to learn important skills,” says Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founder of The French Pastry School. “We can’t wait to meet our first students and join them on this journey of becoming true culinary artists.”

The online program is self-paced, meaning there are no specific dates to submit assignments or attend class. The only limitation is that students must complete the course within 120 days.