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Classic French Pastry

Presented by The Cooking School at the Essential Ingredient Surry Hills
About the class

During this 3 and 1/2 hour class, French Chef Pierre Gaudin will guide you through a series of classic French desserts and teach you how to present them with absolute sophistication as he has done for many years working in top restaurants in Paris and France.

 The Menu

Pate a Choux avec Crème Patissiere au Café

Choux pastry with coffee custard cream

Tarte Citron et Meringue

Lemon tart with meringue

Ganache Chocolat aux Fruits de la Passion

Passion fruit chocolate ganache

Dinner will not be provided for this course as there is a lot to get through in the time, we’d advise you to arrange something to eat before you arrive but please leave room for dessert!

Measures in place with COVID Restrictions

Your safety comes first, our COVID Safety Plan will be presented to each attendee upon arrival. Please contact us if you would like to have a copy in advance.

– Reduced class size to accommodate 1.5 Metre distancing

– Stringent hygiene measures in place

– Class credit to those who are not well enough to attend

– New class format with less teamwork and more individual tasks

About Pierre

I am a French Chef with 15 years of experience in fine restaurants and hotels and am passionate about respecting the product and reducing wastage.

Born and raised in the surrounds of Paris, I have always been keen to travel to discover new food and meet people. I worked overseas which has enhanced my curiosity and my adaptability – as well as my will to share my French skills.

Since 2014, I have lived in Sydney where I have met passionate people, great native produce and a vibrant coffee community.

As a diving explorer, I have always been attracted by the ocean. In my youth, for 6 years I used to teach sailing in France from Brittany or Corsica.

Pierre Gaudin


To do list!

Wear closed toed shoes (no 6-inch heels ladies!)

Please tie back long hair

Arrive early as the class will start on time (there’s a lot to fit in!)

Save the environment and bring a container in case of leftovers

We love Planet Earth

The Cooking School believes in recycling, reducing waste and reusing where possible. All food waste is collected by an organic recycling company that converts the waste into reusable energy.


St Margaret’s Car Park at 417-435 Bourke Street, Surry Hills is a great option for parking with 80 spaces available and a 5-minute walk from the Cooking School. Casual parking rates after 5pm are $4/hour.


Booking Conditions:

  • Cancellations are non-refundable.

  • A change in personal circumstances does not entitle a ticket holder to return or exchange a ticket.

  • All bookings are confirmed on receipt of full payment and if a seat is available.

  • Reservations may be transferred to other classes with 30 days notice.

  • If you are unable to attend a reserved booking, you are welcome to send someone else in your place.

  • Reservations for classes and events close 30 minutes prior to the start time.

  • All classes and events require closed-in shoes.

  • The Essential Ingredient reserves the right to alter or cancel a class. Every effort is made to contact and accommodate guests in the event of alterations or cancellations. If a class is cancelled or moved to a date and/or time you are unavailable, you are entitled to a full refund.

  • Please inform staff of any dietary requirements whilst making a booking, we will attempt to accommodate you to the best of our abilities. Please contact us on 02 9555 8300.

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About the presenter

The Cooking School at The Essential Ingredient Surry Hills offers a variety of cooking classes hosted by dedicated local and international chefs in a relaxed and friendly environment.


August 2
10:30 am - 2:00 pm


146 Foveaux Street

Surry Hills, NSW 2010 Australia
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