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The Magic of Choux Pastry

May 11 @ 11:00 am 1:00 pm

Date: Saturday, May 11th
 11 AM – 1:00 PM
Total Sessions:
 Chef Maria Teresa Capdevielle
Location: Rotary Kitchen
Adult, 18+
Skill Level:
Sliding Scale:
 $60 / $80 / $100

About the class

Join our hands-on culinary class and unlock the secrets of classic French baking. Perfect for aspiring chefs and baking enthusiasts alike, this course is designed to teach you the delicate art of creating light and airy choux pastry, indulgent profiteroles filled with silky pastry cream, and decadent chocolate eclairs.

Course Highlights:

  • Choux Pastry: Master the foundational techniques to create the perfect choux pastry, the base for many exquisite French desserts.
  • Profiterole with Pastry Cream: Discover how to fill and assemble profiteroles with homemade pastry cream that will melt in your mouth.
  • Chocolate Eclairs: Dive into the world of eclairs, learning how to pipe, bake, and glaze these elegant pastries to chocolaty perfection.

Please share any special considerations (medical, physical, learning) that will help your instructor make your class accessible and accommodating for you. You can share these considerations when register or by emailing Sean at

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

About the instructor

Chef Maria Teresa Capdevielle

Instructor / Chef

Maria Teresa Capdevielle is the author of “The Secrets of Baking with Olive Oil,” a professional pastry chef and a culinary chef/instructor from Abruzzo (Italy). She graduated from the California Culinary Academy in 2003 and did her internship at the famed Chez Panisse in Berkeley, where she learned about hand-selecting and gently preparing perfect produce. Her local experience includes V-Sattui, The Rose Pistola, The Waterfront, The Market Hall, The Townhouse Grill & Restaurant and V. Sattui Winery. She also teaches classes in-person and online at culinary centers in the SF Bay Area and at Milk Street in Boston, and consults for small restaurants and wineries to help them develop their dessert menu and train their teams.

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