9:30 Arrival, registration and refreshments
10:00 Course starts
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
17:00 Course finishes
Join us for an exclusive five-day viennoiserie course exploring the art of lamination at The School of Artisan Food, led by the renowned pastry chef, sixth-generation master baker and author, Jimmy Griffin.
Beginning with the seemingly simple croissant, you will explore different technical processes and conduct a variety of test bakes as you use different lamination methods, including twin lamination. This hands-on course has been developed for existing bakers who want to build on their knowledge base as well as advanced home bakers who would like to learn new techniques and master the fundamentals of viennoisserie.
Throughout the five days, you will follow a carefully crafted curriculum that will progressively build the skills, knowledge and the confidence needed to master a comprehensive range of viennoiserie and brioche ranging from the classic croissant and brioche to contemporary bi-colour and cubed croissants.
With a limited class size, you can expect personalized attention and guidance from Jimmy Griffin, who will share his tips and tricks for creating flawless pastries with consistent results
The content will be split across 5 days, including the following:
- Croissants and laminated pastries
- Classic croissant
- Pain Au chocolat
- Pain au Raisin
- Cross Lamination techniques and methods
- Pear Basket
- Raspberry Pear marinade
- Twin lamination
- Coffee and fruit powders
- Chocolate Orange
- Laminated Cruffins
- Croissant Cubes
- Pain Suisse
- Kougn Amann
The course takes place in the School’s bakery training facility, using professional equipment, with all products baked in professional ovens. All products on the course are available to take home, along with recipes and technical notes.
The School of Artisan Food makes a conscious effort to reduce waste and packaging. Students are welcome to bring their own containers to transport their food home.
Refreshments will be available throughout each day, as well as lunch prepared by our team of chefs. All ingredients, equipment, and recipes will be provided.
The School of Artisan Food is nestled in the heart of Sherwood Forest on The Welbeck Estate, Nottinghamshire, just a few minutes from the A1 and M1.