Online Class: A Modern Take on Tarts


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From 2 pm to 5 pm EST- $240

Wednesday, November 4th: 2 pm- 5 pm EST

Online Class: A Modern Take on Tarts

Take this class to enhance your pastry case and bakery offering with elevated tarts. L'École Valrhona Pastry Chef Guillaume Roesz will help you hone your skills with focused flavors and textures and deepen your knowledge of techniques to impress your customers with eye-catching, seasonally driven tarts. He will also show you techniques to optimize your time by utilizing tart elements in multiple ways.

The cost to enroll includes a digital class recipe book, an apron, and a chocolate gift box for an interactive chocolate tasting, as well as access to an online forum to share ideas and discuss the content from the class, before, during, and after it has ended. 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.


  • Use seasonal fruits, spices, and Valrhona chocolate to produce special fillings.
  • Master proper dough technique for the perfect tart base.
  • Learn innovative finishing techniques and decorations to make your tarts unforgettable.


Chef Guillaume Roesz began his career with a pastry apprenticeship in Alsace at Pâtisserie Dany Husser. In 2006, Guillaume moved to Paris to join the prestigious team at Maison Ladurée.  Five years later, Guillaume embarked in a new journey, this time to the Middle East, to open three shops for Maison Ladurée in Doha and Dubai. In 2015, Guillaume Roesz joined the Valrhona Team as the Middle East, Africa, South Asia Corporate Pastry Chef, bringing his expertise in pastry and passion for Valrhona chocolate. As part of this role, Chef Roesz traveled from continent to continent, sharing Valrhona’s pastry expertise by teaching demonstrations and workshops. From the Middle East to Africa to India, he met pastry chefs from all backgrounds and experienced different cultures. Creating his own recipes, Chef Roesz conducted many technical classes with customized desserts. He has been featured in many magazines, including ELLE Magazine, where he
was featured for his handcrafted chocolate dress masterpiece specially designed with a stylist, Ava Hashemi for Chocolate Week in Dubai. In 2019, Chef Guillaume was thrilled to join the North American Valrhona team as the executive pastry chef in charge of the US and Canada, where he looks forward to sharing his expertise with the Valrhona North American community. 

If you are based outside the U.S. we are offering a 10% discount as we are only able to ship aprons and gift boxes within North America. Please email [email protected] to enroll. If you are a Cercle V member and want to benefit from your 30% discount, please email [email protected] to enroll. A recording will be available to those who cannot attend the live session for up to one month after the date of the class at a rate of $160. To order a recording of the class please email [email protected]


Online Class 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.