Pastry is both an art and a science! As you master the techniques you will have more tools to let your creativity shine.

Who better than a World Cup Champion: Julien Gradoz and a "Meilleur Ouvrier de France": Julien Boutonnet to initiate you to modern ways of presenting pastry classics, the range of techniques and recipes required to produce them and how you can easily adapt them to your new personal creations. 

Explore our Pastry courses below - each course can be taken separately, and delivers its own EHL Certificate of Completion.

A Twist on Restaurant Desserts - Fruits & Chocolate

Desserts should be a celebration! Proposing an approachable menu with popular flavors will lead to the highest guest satisfaction.

Chocolate? Because it is popular and doesn't have to be boring. Fruits? Because people who aren’t chocolate lovers tend to be fans of fruits.

During this course, Julien Gradoz will help you integrate the subtleties and techniques to deliver a "grande pâtisserie".

Next Dates for the Fruit Desserts Course: 07-08 June 2021
Next Dates for the Chocolate Desserts Course: 09-10 June 2021

High Tea Pastries

Guests visit a tearoom to experience the tea AND the pastries - traditional or modern.

During this course, Julien Boutonnet will help you integrate the subtleties and techniques to deliver a "grande pâtisserie".

Next Dates: 14-15 June 2021
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"Gâteaux de Voyage"

"Gâteau de Voyage" - Travel Cakes - are trendy, you can find them in all the windows of famous pastry shops, some of them even specialized in this niche. 

During this course, Julien Boutonnet will share with you how famous pastry chefs have revisited these classic pastries made from natural ingredients into new delicate and flavorful recipes.

Next Dates: 16-17 June 2021

EHL Short Courses in Pastry



2 days




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Certificate of completion



EHL Campus Passugg
Chur, Graubunden



CHF 1'200*.-
*excluding accommodation


Explore the secrets of modern pastry and plated desserts


Who should attend these Courses?

EHL Pastry courses were specifically designed for pastry chefs and culinary arts professionals working within an independent store, a restaurant or hotel restaurant willing to explore and master advanced techniques.

Participants must master professional pastry skills and knowledge as they will be exchanging, collaborating and getting feedback for their work from world leading Chefs.

Course Benefits



Enjoy state-of-the-art equipment and technology



Learn and exchange with the best Chefs in the world



Master and bring home a complete set of new recipes



Rehearse and acquire new cooking techniques

Your Chef Instructors

All Your Questions Answered

Course Objectives

During these courses you will:

  • Learn the tricks of the trade and “tours de main”
  • Explore some of the most famous traditional recipes
  • Cook with carefully sourced products respectful of seasonality
  • Explore ways in which worldwide culinary influences can be incorporated into traditional recipes

And exchange with your instructor and a small group of your peers.

Daily Schedule
  • 8 AM > Welcome Coffee & Meeting the Chef
  • 8:30 AM > Workshop 
  • 10 AM > Coffee Break: Exchange with your peers
  • 10:15 AM > Workshop
  • 12 PM > Lunch: Participants will taste what they have prepared
  • 1:30 PM > Workshop 
  • 3:45 PM > Coffee Break: Exchange with your peers
  • 4 PM > Workshop
  • 5:30 PM > Debrief of the day
Where to Stay?

As the course starts early and finishes late, if you need overnight accommodation, we have negotiated some preferred rates in the following hotels:

Hotel ABC Chur
Preferred rate for a single room including breakfast:  CHF 139.-

Hotel Stern Chur
Preferred rate for a single room including breakfast:  CHF 164.80

Please let us know, so we can book your stay.


Price: CHF 1’200

The price includes the course fee, access to facilities and course material, lunches and coffee breaks.
Participants will be able to pay via the payment platform Flywire which provides no hidden bank fees and offers favorable exchange rates.

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Explore the secrets of French gastronomic tradition with a twist

Since 2010, the French gastronomic meal and its rituals have been recognized as an intangible UNESCO cultural heritage. 

In EHL Gastronomy Courses, you will have the opportunity to explore the classic French gastronomic cuisine, the“nouvelle” cuisine, bistronomic Cuisine, and how to incorporate international flavors.