Online Class: Mastering Alternative Ingredients: Vegan, Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free Desserts


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From 2 pm to 4:30pm EST - $275

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Wednesday, July 8th: 2 pm-4:30 pm EST

Online Class: Mastering Alternative Ingredients: Vegan, Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free Desserts

This class is designed for professional chefs and advanced home bakers who have the desire to challenge themselves and elevate their chocolate and pastry skills. Experience in a professional kitchen is not necessary, but a foundation of basic pastry techniques will help you be successful in this course.


Food allergies and special diets have become a major focus in the food industry. Accommodating guests with dietary constraints and food allergies such as gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan can be challenging, but it is essential. In this innovative class, after more than three years of R&D on this topic, we break down pastry techniques, trends and recipes to help you adapt to your customers' needs.


Chef Guillaume will discuss the key substitutions for the ingredients that need to be replaced and explain how to rebalance recipes with innovative ingredients to achieve unmatched taste and texture in your desserts. He will teach you how to rethink pastry concepts with dietary restrictions in mind and how to use alternative flours and accessible vegan substitutions in your desserts. Not only will these desserts satisfy guests with special diets, they will also appeal to all customers.



  • Understand the impact of allergies and special diets in the U.S. and discuss the theory regarding alternative ingredients
  • Discover the allergenic ingredients that need to be replaced and their alternatives
  • Understand how to work with vegan and gluten-free ingredients such as aquafaba, almond flour, coconut milk and more
  • Discuss and learn key ingredient substitutions in your dessert while keeping taste and texture balanced
  • Discover the role of each ingredient in a dish and the impact of ingredient substitutions on consistency and flavor


Chef Guillaume will take ample time to answer your questions during and after the live session for an interactive learning experience that will help you bring your skills and confidence to the next level. Students will also gain access to an online forum to share ideas and discuss the content of the class before, during and after it has ended.


The cost to enroll includes a digital class recipe book, an apron, and a 32 Grand Cru Square Gift Box for an interactive chocolate tasting. Students need to register at least 4 business days before the class to receive the chocolate on time. Each student will receive a diploma to certify completion of the course. All classes will be conducted via Microsoft Teams.


International students are welcome to join our online classes! If you are based outside the U.S. or Canada, please email us at [email protected] to enroll. Because we are only able to ship aprons and gift boxes within North America, we are happy to offer a 10% off discount for international guests. A recording of each class will be available for those who are not able to join the live session.


Cancellation Policy:
As this is an online class, we apologize that we are unable to issue a refund for the class. If you miss the class, we will send you a recorded video of the course and you will be able to ask questions by e-mail to our Chef.