Confectionery Trends by Alexandre Bourdeaux
11 Jun 2024 - 13 Jun 2024
3 days
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950.00 USD
Artisan chocolatier shop
Class size:

We are thrilled to welcome back Alexandre Bourdeaux to teach at the Chocolate Academy in Dubai

During Alexandre’s extensive travels he has acquired knowledge and insights from different cultures and trends which he has translated into his signature range.

Alexandre worked as Head of the Callebaut Chocolate Academy in Wieze for 10 years but now has created his own consultancy company "Pastry & Chocadvice" where he continues to share his love and passion for all things chocolate.


Course agenda

Course Agenda

Chocolate Bonbons

1. Orange blossom pistachio enrobed bonbons
2. Hazelnut praliné, coffee lemon ganache
3. Salted caramel, buckweat crunch molded bonbons
4. Yuzu coconut molded bonbons
5. Chocolate and raspberry pâte de fruit

Chocolate snacking/bars

6. Exotic carasnacks
7. Crunchy hazelnut carasnacks
8. Pistachio double layer chocolate bar
9. Peanut marshmallow S’mores

Chocolate spreads

10. Pure dark chocolate spread
11. Salted carmel tonka bean spread
12. Cookie spread
Chocolate dragées
13. Salted gianduia hazelnut enrobed with milk chocolate
14. Sesame praline cubes
15. Dried cranberries with raspberry Ruby chocolate

Chocolate dragées

13. Salted gianduia hazelnut enrobed with milk chocolate
14. Sesame praline cubes
15. Dried cranberries with raspberry Ruby chocolate


16. Chocolate Cake marbré
17. Pistachio orange cake
18. Vanilla yogurt raspberry


Workshop hours: 8:30-13:00, 14:00-17:00
Lunch break: 13:00 - 14:00, Lunch is provided*

*Should you have any food restrictions, please inform us at least a week before the course.

Content for this course:

  • Bean to Bar in depth discussion
  • Fat based & ganache fillings
  • Moulded & enrobed bonbons
  • Truffles 
  • Mendiants
  • Choco rocks
  • Lollipops
  • Colour spraying



Practical information


Regarding our Courses

  • Class size is from 8 to 12 people.
  • Class is from 9:00 am to 17:00 pm- You will receive an email confirmation prior to course date. 
  • Lunch & apron will be provided. 
  • Confirm your spot- full upfront payment is required prior to arrival.

Tuition Fees Include 

  • Course Recipe Booklet 
  • Coffee Break & Lunch
  • Apron & kitchen tools 

Upon registration you will receive an email regarding course details to ensure you have enrolled in the correct Master Class based on your level of chocolate (or pastry) knowledge. 

Dress code

The CHOCOLATE ACADEMY™ center will provide an apron.

You should bring your own chef jacket.

Long pants and ensure you wear comfortable closed shoes.

Practical information


Pullman Dubai Downtown

Located in Business bay district, in close proximity to Burj Khalifa. 5mins away from the Academy.

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Fourpoints By Sheraton SZR

Conveniently located on Sheikh Zayed Road, a 10mins drive from the Chocolate Academy and is close to DIFC metro.

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Hilton Hotel - Al Habtoor City

Places you in the heart of Dubai, convenient to Academy (8mins drive)

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The V Hotel - Curio Collection by Hilton

Overlooking the Dubai Water Canal, this lively hotel is designed to reflect the spirit of the city itself. The building is home to Dubai's premier stage show, La Perle by Franco Dragone, with complimentary access for guests. Located eight kilometers from Downtown and 8mins away from the Academy. 

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Media One Hotel

Located in the centre of Media City. Close to Marina, JLT and JBR

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Booking Reference: Mention "BARRY CALLEBAUT" when booking directly with the hotel to avail special rates.


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