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Advanced Chocolate Showpiece with Chef Jerome Landrieu

Take a deeper look at the complete creative process of building a chocolate showpiece with Chef Jerome Landrieu at the Chicago CHOCOLATE ACADEMYTM Center. Chef Jerome discloses professional tips and tricks to gain a competitive advantage every step of the way. From concept to sketching, getting the proper equipment, beginning construction, all the way through to adding final artistic touches. Students create their own unique sculptures while following Chef Jerome build his masterpiece. Chef Jerome pushes students to try new techniques all while sharing his ideas and philosophies throughout the process.

High-Volume Pastry Production with Guest Chef Mathieu Blandin

Chef Mathieu Blandin, World Pastry Champion of the 2013 La Coupe du Monde, came all the way from France to the Chicago CHOCOLATE ACADEMYTM Center, to share his experience and expertise for maintaining the highest standards while producing quality entremets, tarts and classic French pastries in high volume. As Executive Pastry Chef at world renowned Pascal Caffet in Troyes, France, Chef Mathieu pushes the envelope and keeps the shop a step ahead of the competition.