French Croissant Baking Class

learn to make the traditional french croissant

5.5 hours 1 to 8 label $170 or 4 payments of $42.50 Afterpay

This master class will teach you how to make the original and traditional butter croissant you find in French bakeries.

You will be taught by experienced patisserie chef Joel Barda and will learn how to:
- Prepare the dough
- Incorporate the butter
- Give the right number of turns to get a flaky pastry
- Roll and cut the croissant dough
- Roll croissant, proofing and baking.
- Learn to make selection of croissants products such as chocolate croissants, danish pastries, almond croissant and other goods.

While the croissants are proffing, we offer an initiation to puff pastry. At the end of the class, take your products home to enjoy with your family and friends . Bring your camera:)

About the chef:
Joel Barda is a 25 years experienced pastry chef who learned and mastered his craft in Paris.
A patisserie teacher at the renowned international culinary school "Le Cordon Bleu" in Sydney. Specialised in traditional French patisserie products

Knowledge Required
Perfect for beginners.
What you'll get
All ingredients and equipment provided and you get to take home all the delicious croissants and Danish pastries you have made
What to bring
we provide equipment and aprons
come with closed shoes
Suitable for

This workshop is perfect for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

Suitable for kids from 12 years old and up. An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.


Patisserie le marais - Shop 6 / 1094 Anzac parade Maroubra

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Patisserie Le Marais
Patisserie Le Marais

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I am originally from France and have been a pastry chef for 25 years. For the past 14 years I have been living in Sydney.
From 2010 to 2015 I was a teacher at the renowned culinary school “Le Cordon Bleu” in Ryde, and taught patisserie demonstrations and private classes. In 2012 I started my own business, Patisserie le Marais in Bondi and have since moved it to Maroubra. My favourite things to teach are croissants, Danish pastries and puff pastry products. I really love these products because you can do so so much with them.

Verified reviews

• Dec 2019

It was such a fun experience! We made crossiants and danishes and Joel showed us how to make palmier. It was so amazing to eat all of this freshly made. It was so fun. Would definitely recommend. Joel was also very friendly and had plenty of stories to tell us and was very entertaining. Thank you so much!!!!

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Josephine Landford

• Nov 2019

The best pastry class I have ever gone to! I recommend highly to everyone! Mr Joel was very professional and highly experienced. I would recommend this class to anyone interested to professionally learn the art of French croissant baking!
The explanations were so clear and precise! And the smaller classes made the experience much more intimate; one on one experience which you could ask as much as questions as you like!
Thank you for this wonderful experience.
Kind regards,

• Nov 2019

Joel was an amazing teacher - very personable & knowledgeable. He was a great teacher & helped out when we needed it. I thoroughly enjoyed the class and felt really proud when I saw all the delicious croissants & danish pastries we had baked in class from scratch! I can’t recommend this class enough!

• Nov 2019

Joel was a fantastic teacher. Super friendly, super helpful and extremely knowledgeable. It great to learn new baking techniques in a fun and friendly environment. His years of experience both as a baker and teacher shone through, he articulately explained each step and assisted us to ensure we left with a pile of our own baked goods we would happily eat ourselves as well as the ones he demonstrated making. What seems like a long class upon booking, makes complete sense when you are actually in process of baking and passes really quickly as you get involved and enjoy the class. Highly recommend this class for learning new techniques, understanding the basics of croissant and Danish pastry baking and for a fun afternoon with a knowledgeable and amiable teacher.

French Croissant Baking Class review by Tricia D'Costa Sydney

• Nov 2019

It was a great class, lots of fun and we learnt a lot from the teacher. We needed up with a range of items to take home.

• Nov 2019

This class is super fun and yummy with the nice and cool teacher, who is an absolute expert from France! I was really happy with the students who worked with me in the workshop. I hope more class with Patisserie Le Marais Thank you!!!

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• Oct 2019

Had an amazing time learning how to make croissant and danish pastries from scratch with Joel! Joel is very patient and knowledgeable, he ensured the class was fun and you’ll learn a lot about baking in general, not only croissants.

Highly recommended for those who love the smell of warm butter and fresh delicious pastries straight out of the oven!

Not recommended for those who are on a diet

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Nick Santoso Sydney

• Sep 2019

Joel, was very interactive and explained things perfectly. The information and technical requirements were well demonstrated and covered.
The class was also fun and totally enjoyable. I would recommend to anyone interested in pastry making.
Thankyou for your kindness and wisdom Joel.

French Croissant Baking Class review by Vicki Fuller

• Jul 2019

This was a great workshop! Joël is a patient and engaging teacher. It was good fun to learn how to make (chocolate and plain) croissants and danish pastries from scratch. It also really gave a feeling of pride to see the finished products coming out of the oven, and to eat them (and share them with friends and colleagues). They tasted so good, and we couldn't believe we actually made them! The only minor points of critique would be that the workshop was a bit long and therefore quite exhausting (it lasted a good 6/6,5 hours). Also, it would have been nice and less time consuming if everyone in the group had their own equipment, instead of, for example, having to share rulers and having to wait on each other to finish. That took up quite a bit of (unnecessary) time. Other than that, everything was great and we would definitely recommend this workshop!

French Croissant Baking Class review by Teuntje Koomen

• Jul 2019

Joel was so friendly & well organized for the class I attended. We learnt how to make delicious French Croissant and Danishes.

I like it that I don't need to bring anything for this class Plus at the end of the class we can bring home all we have made to enjoy with family and friends. I highly recommended French Croissant baking class with Joel!!!

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Ying Meesanga Sydney

• Jul 2019

Loved this class, it was hands on, informative and so much fun! Joel loves his craft and it shows in the perfection of his pastries! The finished product was delicious and we went home with boxes full of goodies to feed our family and friends!

French Croissant Baking Class review by Lee Showyin Sydney

• Jul 2019

Our baking class with Joel at Les Marais was an exceptional experience
It was very well organized and flowed beautifully.. all 6 hours of it!
I must say time flew by as we were totally engaged in the whole process of making croissant dough from the beginning till the delicious end
Joel was very engaging friendly and helpful.. a very good teacher
The atmosphere was just great.. a small group of eight very nice people ...
We had a few special requests and Joel was very accommodating.
Would definitely recommend this class
Rivka Aaron

• Jul 2019

Joel was very helpful and informative, and overall was a great experience. The venue was easily accessible and professional. The course was good value and we learned how to make both danishes and croissants.

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Emily

• Jul 2019

Great hands on , informative experience. Can’t wait to try this out at home. I’ll definitely be back for another lesson.

French Croissant Baking Class review by Leanne Jan Sydney

• Jul 2019

Thank you Joel for sharing your expertise with us on Sunday. Absolutely loved the class and recommend it to anyone who dreams of making and eating their croissants and pastries. Magnifique!

• Jul 2019

Joel was an amazing chef and teacher to all of us! You can see he is passionate teaching and pastry! I highly recommend this class
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