French Croissant Baking Class

Learn to make the traditional French croissant



5.5 hours Class size 1 to 8     label $180

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If you're fully COVID-19 vaccinated, you'll be able to attend this class once NSW is 70% fully vaccinated (estimated 11th Oct)

Calling all croissant lovers! This master baking class in Sydney 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 a selection of croissants products such as chocolate croissants, danish pastries, almond croissant and other goods.

While the croissants are proofing, we offer an initiation to puff pastry. At the end of the class, take your products home to enjoy with your family and friends. And don't forget to bring your camera!

About the chef:
Joel Barda has 25 years of experience as a 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.

Please note: We are currently limiting the number of people per class leaving sufficient space between each participant.


Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
 
What you'll get
  • All ingredients and equipment provided.
  • Take home all the delicious croissants and Danish pastries you have made
  • We have bottles of hand sanitiser available.
What to bring
All equipment and aprons are provided for you. Please wear enclosed shoes.
 
Suitable for

This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.


Patisserie Le Marais adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days.

See additional precautions taken   

-Our kichen is regularly clean
-Use of sanitiser on tools and benches
- vinyl gloves available
We are limiting the number of participants to 6 to leave enough space between each
Bottles of hand sanitiser available
Location

Patisserie le marais - Shop 6 - 1094 Anzac Parade, Maroubra NSW

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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.

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Peter Zhang May 2021


Joel was great. He was very patient and clear in his instructions. The course was well organised.

Lyntin Atkin May 2021


10/10. Joel is an absolute legend. I thoroughly enjoyed my time learning from him. The experience was worth every cent and more. I can’t wait to join his next class.

Amelia Booth May 2021


A fantastic class! Our instructor Joél did an incredible job teaching and made croissants an obtainable peaking goal for home cooks. The space was intimate, resulting in a small class. Would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to learn French patisserie

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Amelia Booth

Sonia Chung May 2021


Joel is a great teacher, the class was fun and informative. I learned so much about ingredients and technique on pastry making. Enjoyed every minute of it.

Anonymized Customer May 2021


What a fantastic class! I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. I have always wanted to learn how to make beautiful quality pastries and this class delivered. Joel was lovely, funny and very generous with his knowledge. We got to take some many goodies home for friends and family to enjoy. I will definitely be back for more classes in future. In the meantime, I will be practicing all my new skills. Thank you so much Joel ☺️

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Anonymized Customer

Charlottte Foley Apr 2021


Thank you Joel! It was a great class. I learnt alot about making really delicious croissants. Took home so many pastries :D

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Renee Khodeir Apr 2021


We loved this course so much! So much value for money and so many pastries to take home. Joel is fantastic! :)

Julie James Apr 2021


Our teacher Joel, was very informative and gave excellent and clear instructions throughout the day. He is very entertaining and helpful. We came away with so many delicious Danishes and croissants that greatly impressed our families and friends. All we needed was supplied as well some things to taste as we went along. My 12 year old grandson and I had a long but very delightful day.

Elaine Scott Apr 2021


Great class.
Joel was fantastic & location in his kitchen comfortable.
The end results were amazing & something to be very proud of.

Monica Sutedja Apr 2021


Joel was really fun and helpful throughout the class. Though the class finished a bit longer than expected, it doesn’t feel that time passed that much! The class is also worth the money as we get to try various types of puff pastries, croissants and danish pastries that Joel made. In the end, we ended up bringing all of our own freshly made croissants back home (3boxes of them!). PLUSS we also got to bring an extra dough to work on at home which can make around 20 more croissants I shared my croissants to my friends and flatmates and they loved it! I’m so glad I get to experience my first baking class with Joel :D Thanks Classbento and Joel!

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Monica Sutedja

Louise Hearson Apr 2021


Joël was a great teacher! Would definitely recommend! You get to take home so many pastries and some extra dough to make croissants the next day

French Croissant Baking Class review by Louise Hearson

Moksha Shah Apr 2021


The class was really fun! I would highly recommend it to anyone interested. Joel is a great teacher who is both knowledgeable and passionate about his profession. The class was filled with technical and practical baking tips delivered in a beginner-friendly manner. Overall, the process of making croissants and danish pastries was enjoyable and the delicious treats at the end were a nice bonus.

French Croissant Baking Class review by Moksha Shah

Mariah McTamany Apr 2021


The class was extremely tiring but very rewarding and we got great value from the class. We spent 6 hours making croissants and Danish pastries. I ended with 5x boxes of pastries to take home with me. The class size is small and intermittent and you’re working in a small tight space in a commercial bakery. Joel was an excellent teacher and helped everyone along the way especially as kneading, folding and turning the dough required some effort. Joel was very knowledgeable and explain the many reasons why a particular ingredient or technique is used. He openly shares his recipes when asked as his bakery makes everything they put into the pastries, from the pastry creams to all the various fillings and glazes. I would recommend this class to anyone wanting to come to learn. Our class even had a 12 year old budding Junior Masterchef in the making. It was overall a very enjoyable Sunday afternoon spent baking delicious French pastries.

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Mariah McTamany

Joanne Garin Mar 2021


Joel as an instructor was really informative and provided lots of helpful tips. Was a really fun class and yet still lots to do, however, you feel a great sense of satisfaction when you leave the class with your finished product. Definitely recommend this class to do if you really want to learn.

Thanh-Tuyen Luu Mar 2021


Joel was absolutely fabulous teacher,he was very considerate , helpful and very knowledgeable about the techniques of croissant and Danish pastries.we enjoyed the hands on class and would recommend it it to anyone that loves baking

Nikki Davis Mar 2021


Joe is such a lovely teacher. He is very details and make sure we understand the process of baking. I really enjoyed his class.

Thanks Joe.

Annie Jeffery Feb 2021


Great day. Amazing to see how much work goes into those delicious croissants. Loved it.

French Croissant Baking Class review by Annie Jeffery

Lochlan Johnston Feb 2021


Joel was terrific host, answering and engaging everyone and any question. The food, even the pastries we made, was delicious. The class itself has a great energy, especially when you add all that sugar!

Stephanie Gatto Feb 2021


Joel was a great teacher, very positive and energetic. He is very generous, we baked more croissants than we could eat ourselves. We learnt a lot and had a lot of fun. I'd recommend this class to anyone interested in a fun day out who wants to learn how to make (and eat) croissants and Danish pastries.

Jessica Stewart Feb 2021


I really enjoyed the class! Joel was wonderful and had so much passion for what he did. We also got to take home so many croissants. Would highly recommend this course to people who love to bake and those who love to eat croissants !

Eva Zemanova Feb 2021


The class was really nice. I appreciated that Joel took effort to use everyday grocery items, so that the result we would get at home after the class would be the same as what we achieved during the class.
I also enjoyed all the extra tips and recipes, it's obvious that Joel loves teaching and it's his passion to make people feel comfortable with the skills they learn from him. It was my pleasure to attend this class.
Absolutely reommend.
(Also the amount of croissants and other stuff we made during the class was more than sufficient and super tasty! Love it!)

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Eva Zemanova

Kat Bailey Feb 2021


Joel was excellent and there was plenty of ingredients to play with and everything was delicious

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Kat Bailey

Marigold Chommanivong Aug 2020


Great class great teacher! super friendly and helpful! it was great fun making the croissant from scratch!

Suma Syamkumar Aug 2020


It was a great class with Joel. Joel is a great teacher, very patient in explaining and going through everything. Highly recommend.

Darren Aug 2020


This was a great way to refine your pastry skills or learn from scratch. It's a busy course and you're hands on a lot of the time. The structure is great - while your dough is proofing the baker demonstrates other pastry techniques. Don't eat before you arrive as there's cakes and pastries galore to nibble on. The venue is good, a little tight but very workable.

French Croissant Baking Class review by Darren Sydney

Blythe Ashton Aug 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Joel is such a great teacher! I learned so much. Now I can make delicious croissants and danishes at home all thanks to him!
(I also loved that he provided yummy snacks throughout the day.)
The venue was great! Covid safe with easy to find parking.
This class is SO worth it. I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone interested

French Croissant Baking Class review by Blythe Ashton

Alex Gorney Jul 2020


Extremely enjoyable and an excellent teacher! Would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys pastries! Joel is 10/10!

Amy Casey Jul 2020


Joel is a great teacher! You learn so much about the technique and actual chemistry of making pastry. At the end of the day, you take home two huge boxes of delish danishes and croissants. It was a lot of fun. I would highly recommend this class for anyone interested in pastry, baking and french food.

Meggie Setiawan Jul 2020

11 ClassBento workshops attended


One of the best class I've ever had. Joel was very friendly and thorough with his teachings. Be sure to expect some amazing pastries to take home if you take this class! Definitely worth the money.

French Croissant Baking Class review by Meggie Setiawan

Emma Kelsen Jun 2020


Really enjoyed the croissant class with Joel! He is very knowledgeable as well as a very good teacher. Time went so fast! And everyone managed to make pretty good croissants and Danish pastries. I highly recommend this class to everyone who would like how to make perfect croissants.

Diana Gamra Mar 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Learnt quite a lot from The class. Joel made the whole experience easy and straightforward. I have always wanted to tackle croissants but never had the nerve - but now, fresh croissants for breakfast everyone ! thanks Joel.

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Diana Gamra

Carol Leung Mar 2020


We as a couple enjoyed the class, the teacher was very patient and informative. Joel was very helpful in answering questions and gave clear instructions. Definitely worth what we paid for!

French Croissant Baking Class review by Carol Leung Sydney

Katherine Dahill Mar 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Joel was very kind, nice and extremely passionate about his profession. He runs his bakery during the day and then in his weekend downtime () teaches. The class was small and hands on. It was also a lot of fun! You learn how to make croissants and danishes - from making the dough through to decoration. Joel even gives you tips of where to buy ingredients at the local grocery store. In the mini-breaks while you're waiting for the dough to rise Joel shows you how to make puff pastry.

French Croissant Baking Class review by Katherine Dahill Sydney

Kasama Semwaranon Feb 2020


This is the best pastry class! Teacher was great and knowledgeable. He is so friendly and helpful.

We learned to make both danishes and croissants. His explanation was clear. It’s easy for beginners

I highly recommend this class and thank you for your kindness :)

French Croissant Baking Class review by Kasama Semwaranon

Meg Wheatley Feb 2020


Croissant making class was a dream I’ve always had on my list of things to do and Joel did not disappoint Was fantastic class for anyone who lives croissants
Joel took the time to connect with each student, answered all our questions and gave us an insight to his world of creating edible delights.

Amaya Miranda Feb 2020


Amaizing class The teacher was great and the result was amaizing, delicious croissants and pastries.

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Amaya Miranda

Barinya Seresirikachorn Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The directions were clear. Felt really satisfying to finally be able to make croissant rather successfully. Took home the baked goods and my friends were happy. Joel is a lovely guy to talk to. He gave insights into his profession and his inspiring personal stories. Would 100% attend his other classes again in the future.

French Croissant Baking Class review by Barinya Seresirikachorn

Patamawadee Junsawee Feb 2020


Very nice class and I love it, every enjoy that. I never learn before but I like to learn more. Thank you so much

Miki Wai Feb 2020


First time baking and experience I got is amazing.
Everything is perfect. Teacher is so patient, knowledgeable and all ingredients are enough to do everything.
I enjoyed it so much.

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Miki Wai

Josephine Landford 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

Azam Yadegary Dec 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended


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,
Azam

Isabelle Paton 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!

Tricia D'Costa 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

Ingrid Har 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.

Yun Cho Nov 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


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

Nick Santoso 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

Vicki Fuller 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

Teuntje Koomen Jul 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


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 Sydney

Ying Meesanga 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

Lee Showyin Jul 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


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

Rivka Aaron Jul 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended


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

Emily 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

Leanne Jan Jul 2019

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


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

Eleni Zorbas 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!

Miss Alzahid 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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