Valrhona has announced the launch of new digital pastry and chocolate classes, which will allow chefs who cannot travel, take time off or afford the cost of an in-person class to learn from experts online.

The leading chocolate company is welcoming chefs, pastry chefs and experienced home bakers to develop their knowledge through online demos taught by celebrated guest chefs from around the world, including Ginger Elizabeth, Greg Mindel, and Anaïs Galpin, as well as L’École Valrhona pastry chefs Guillaume Roesz, Derek Poirier and Sarah Tibbetts.

Each of the seven classes will be teaching a different theme that includes chocolate, vegan pastry, pastry case and bakery. Each chef instructor will lead students through live demonstrations from Valrhona’s professional pastry kitchen in Brooklyn and will take time to answer questions for an interactive learning experience that will help students bring their skills and confidence to the next level.

A recording of each class will be available for students who are not able to join the live session. Each class, conducted via Zoom, will be live at 1 pm EST and last 90 minutes. Online classes offer great flexibility at a lower price point as the cost of a live session is only $49 and the recorded session is sold for $35. Both class options include a recipe book and 20 percent off Valrhona’s online boutique. A culinary degree and experience in a professional kitchen are not necessary, but a foundation of basic pastry techniques will help students get the most out of the demos.

Interested individuals are encouraged to visit Valrhona’s website to sign up and learn more about the objectives that will be covered in each class. In order to ensure timely delivery of all class materials, they should register at least four business days in advance. Those who are based outside the US or Canada can email to enroll.

The schedule includes:

  • Macarons & More with chef Ginger Elizabeth on May 26th, 2022
  • Tastes & Variations on Viennoiserie with Greg Mindel, on June 10th, 2022
  • A Modern Twist on Tarts with Guillaume Roesz on July 14th, 2022
  • Pastry Evolution with Sarah Tibbetts on August 25th, 2022
  • Fine Vegan Pastry with Anaïs Galpin on September 29th, 2022
  • Panning and Chocolate Treats with Derek Poirier on October 13th, 2022