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Demonstration Baking Class - Bake a Bûche de Noël
Demonstration Baking Class - Bake a Bûche de Noël
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Learn to make a Bûche de Noël, or Yule Log, with talented Pastry Chef Jean Yves!
In this holiday baking class, Chef Jean Yves will teach you to make a traditional Bûche de Noël, or Yule Log Cake. The recipe, combining a pliant sponge cake, a rich and decadent chocolate mousse, and a voluptuous ganache, will blow away your holiday guests and impress your family! Chef Jean Yves will talk about how this concept can be modified for other holiday festivities and parties, and for other flavor profiles, including pumpkin, vanilla, and caramel. You will receive a copy of the recipe for your home use.
Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
Chocolate Bûche de Noël
Chocolate sponge cake, chocolate mousse, chocolate ganache
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please mention this in the message field when you submit your booking request.
- Minimum Guests 2
- Maximum Guests 4
- Meal Courses 1
- Event Duration 2 hours
- Labels Baking, Cake Decorating, French, Pastry
Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience
17 Aug 2019
Chef Jean was amazing! My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the cooking experience and the conversation.
11 Jul 2018
Chef Jean Yves was very entertaining, knowledgeable, and attentive to detail. He explained several baking techniques and the reasons behind them. He taught us with humor, which made the class so much fun! Not only did we learn how to make a Bûche de Noël, we also learned how to make a cake carrier from a cardboard box. I would definitely take a class from him again.
20 Oct 2017
Chef Jean Yves is amazing! My son and I took his lesson on the classic, traditional Christmas Yule log. Chef Jean was very gracious, and generous with his knowledge. To be taught by such a skillful chef was an unforgettable experience for my son and I. We want to sign up for all his classes!
11 Apr 2015
Delicious desserts prepared under the guidance of a wonderful chef. Thank you for the great experience!
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Jean Yves
31 Aug 2019
Great teacher! Easy to follow- explained a lot of chemistry and physics behind each process. Would do it again!! Highly recommended
05 Aug 2019
Chef Jean was amazing. I definitely recommend his class. We enjoyed his company and his baking tips. The result was absolutely delicious ? Loved it!
27 Jul 2019
Hilarious and talented teacher
24 Jul 2019
Very fun learning experience.
13 Jul 2019
Chef Jean Yves is an amazing teacher! We had so much fun making some delicious pastries. He broke down the recipe and highlighted the key steps to making a truly yummy and beautiful cream puff. It's all about the science and texture. We will absolutely sign up for another class soon! Merci beaucoup!
20 Jun 2019
Chef Jean was so much fun! He was well prepared and taught us useful techniques to improve our baking. He is very knowledgable about pastry making and a very funny guy. You will definitely have a great time if you take a class with him!
19 Jun 2019
Chef Jean was awesome!!! So hilarious and fun!! We loved how he sprinkled in science while explaining how the flavors are harmonized and elevated! Truly a wonderful experience full of laughter, education, and yummy treats!
31 May 2019
Chef Jean is a great time - wonderfully energetic as a host, clearly knowledgeable about his craft, and delightful to cook with.
31 Mar 2019
Super fun, funny, and fabulously delicious
14 Feb 2019
At the outset, I would like to thank Chef for hosting us and making time, however, the experience was far from joyful. We love food, both cooking and eating, and were really looking forward to this class as a celebration for our anniversary. Taste, ambiance, hospitality, recipe, technique - i wasn't impressed with anything. 1. There was very little involvement from the participants. 2. The raspberry coolie was made halfheartedly and that's why it tasted really bad 3. Everything that we made did not taste good. I am a huge fan of desserts and we try different ones from different bakeries. 4. We were standing throughout, which is totally okay when we cook. I feel hospitality says that we sit down at least when we are eating. 5. The two other participants were nice and jovial. That was what kept the atmosphere alive. I am sure Chef has done some great work in life and full respect to that. But hosting a cooking class calls for a different skill set.
19 Jan 2019
Chef Jean was very knowledgeable and very fun. We enjoyed his yummy and happy educational session very much.
14 Jan 2019
This was a birthday present for my fiancee, she loves baking and creating a layer cake would add a new level to her baking. Chef Jean Yves exceeded all expections. He brings 46 years of experience where it's not just about the recipe and measurements but technique and feeling. He is truly a gem!
29 Oct 2018
A truly wonderful experience! I took my 10 year old niece to a chocolate baking class with Chef Jean Yves and she was simply delighted. He was so patient with her and spoke to her like she was a confident adult, rather than a kid.... and in turn, it made her more confident. She was so proud to share what she learned with her parents and loved having the family taste the delicious chocolate torte she made!
21 Oct 2018
I did the lava cake and floorless chocolate cake with my girlfriend. Chef Jean was highly entertaining, and the desserts were delicious (coming from a guy who is picky about sweets). We had a lot of fun with him, and would highly recommend this experience!
20 Oct 2018
Good Experience. Loved the small size class- we were only 3. even though it was an observation class we got to do some stuff. Now need to try at home.
19 Oct 2018
Super friendly. Made the experience very fun and the cream puffs were delicious!
13 Oct 2018
Chef Jean was friendly and fun! He was very informative of the science behind baking and surprised us with his comedic side!
19 Aug 2018
This was a surprise birthday gift for my wife and the Chef definitely exceeded all expectations. We had so much fun enjoying the conversation and learning from a true master. Can’t wait to book again for my wife and daughter!
30 Jul 2018
The team had a blast and said they learned a ton. We will likely book another event in the future. Thanks so much!
22 Jul 2018
Chef Jean Yves was funny and entertaining but most importantly, he made sure we understood the science behind what we were doing. It was a fun class!
14 Jul 2018
Lovely time with Chef Jean Yves. Lots of laughs, lots of sugar, lots of love for France. Happy Bastille Day. And thank you for everything.
27 Jun 2018
We arrived to make a basic layer cake, and we left with a spectacular dessert. It was fun to make, interesting, but a bit challenging with his French accent. Overall, an enjoyable cooking class!
24 Jun 2018
My son and I had a great time with Chef Yves. Loved meeting in his home - very personal. He gave us lots of opportunities to help, answered a thousand questions, taught us cool techniques, and the cake we made was incredible. Plus, we loved all his stories. You’ll have a great time!
23 Jun 2018
Great learning experience for home baking with a professional teacher. The chef's funny and approachable, demystifies French baking with step by step explainations and had us help along the way. We also got to eat the delicious product and take a slice home for our family!
10 Jun 2018
Loved this experience, Chef Jean Yves is amazing!!!
31 May 2018
I had an amazing time. Chef Jean Yves was informative, interesting, and the chocolate desserts were amazing. I can't wait to try this for my family and friends.
13 May 2018
I had a very nice time learning from Chef Jean, it was fun and things are delicious!
13 May 2018
Chef Jean Yves was fantastic and humorous. This would be 5/5 except our class was way overbooked. I intended the event to be intimate since it was an anniversary celebration, I booked 3 weeks in advance for this purpose. The maximum number of students should have been 4, but there were 7 of us. Even Chef Jean was confused and perplexed at the situation. He even thought that I only paid for 1 person...which I had not. Note to Cozymeal--please fix this problem otherwise, I would not recommend your platform to anyone.
02 May 2018
I learned the techniques. Very amazing. Thank you
28 Apr 2018
Chef Jean Yves was really fun, he shared a lot of interesting stories and the cream puffs we made were really good! I am very glad I participated.
23 Mar 2018
He had a good personality!!! We enjoyed our experience and learned some good tips. We will definitely do another one of his classes!!
17 Mar 2018
So much fun learning about the chemistry and history of good. Chef was so warm and funny!
12 Mar 2018
Chef Jean was very fun and informative. He kept us interested throughout the class. Totally recommend him.
19 Feb 2018
Fun, informative and Chef Jean made it feel so easy.
06 Feb 2018
Chef Jean Yves was great! We learned so much and had a blast!
18 Jan 2018
My girlfriends and I had such a good time learning to bake chocolate desserts with Chef Jean Yves! He came to our home and was super prepared, extremely informative, and such a gracious and fun Chef to learn from! The cakes have such distinctive texture and flavor and we're so glad we learned from someone who could make baking feel approachable and enjoyable! Would highly recommend this cozymeal class to others!
06 Jan 2018
Very personable, professional and knowledgeable. Bring your questions on anything you’d like to know about sourcing top quality ingredients in San Francisco—Chef Jean Yves has the answers. Fun, informal setting. Great way to meet people.
31 Dec 2017
My wife and I were celebrating an anniversary and had a fanstastic experience with Chef Yves. He’s funny, relaxed and very informative! Highly recommended.
30 Dec 2017
Chef Jean was a gracious and personable instructor. He was phenomenal at presenting complex concepts in an easy-to-understand manner. We had a memorable experience and would do it again.
04 Dec 2017
Chef Jean was very knowledgeable and it was a pleasure to learn from him! It would have been nice to be able to take home all the cream puffs that we made.
19 Nov 2017
What a wonderful experience! Chef Jean Yves was patient, humorous and experienced. He is a great teacher and the desserts were delectable! Definitely an unforgettable night!
11 Nov 2017
Awesome experience. Wonderful flavors. Great people.
23 Oct 2017
It was an amazing experience!!! Perfect couple activity. Intimate, personalized treatment and Chef Yves’s experience at full display.
22 Oct 2017
Jean Yves is awesome! Can't wait to go again, I highly recommend his class.
09 Oct 2017
Jean Yves was very welcoming, entertaining and willing to teach! We had a great time cooking with him and learned quite a bit! We can't wait to try out these new recipes at home.
08 Oct 2017
Great fun. Chef was patient, gracious, well organized and funny. I’d recommend it.
11 Sep 2017
My girlfriend and I could not be happier about Chef Jean-Yves class. It was like spending time with family. Chef made us feel at home and welcome. He walked us through the recipes with insights, jokes, and a good nature the whole time. Having spent my childhood growing up in France, it was delight for Chef Jean-Yves to switch between English and French. He even gave my girlfriend and I tips on some traditional French recipes we have been trying our hand at. The whole experience really brought me back to my childhood and it was a delight. It was meant to be that he suggested going to Chapeau! (a French restaurant) after and I had already had a reservation booked. And, of course, the two cakes we made were absolutely fantastic. We can't wait to make them at home and impress our friends!
03 Sep 2017
Chef Jean was a great instructor! I love the class, learned so much. Thank you!
02 Sep 2017
Chef Jean Yves was very welcoming and taught us how to bake two types of chocolate desserts. It was a super fun experience and we truly had a great time. You can tell that Chef Jean Yves is extremely experienced and talented - he described to us the logic behind baking and this was one of our favorite cooking classes we have taken. We would recommend him to anyone regardless of their baking experience.
27 Aug 2017
Awesome experience! Chef Jean was great and so were the cakes!
23 Aug 2017
Chef Jean was extremely knowledgeable about pastry making and gave many great tips. He had a warm and inviting personality that made it extra fun!
15 Aug 2017
The classic chocolate dessert class with Chef Jean Yves was awesome! It was fun and informative. We learned a lot about baking with chocolate and we made 2 delicious chocolate desserts. Chef Jean Yves is very talented and also has a great sense of humor, so get ready to have fun!
03 Aug 2017
Chef Jean-Yves creates a fantastic, warm, home feeling to his cooking classes. We enjoyed his quick witted humor and his vast knowledge of all things pastries. Would absolutely attend another one of his courses.
01 Aug 2017
Great class! Jean Yves is a funny and dynamic teacher and the cakes were delicious!
28 Jul 2017
Fantastic class, delicious food, Chef Jean Yves is fun and extremely knowledgable. He's the real deal of Pastry Chefs. Highly recommend.
22 Jun 2017
Chef Jean Yves hosted us in his home to make two amazing desserts. Our family demonstrated our skills with the different tasks (demonstrated by Jean) and learned key tips for the best finished product. Was a very relaxing, fun, and tasty time!
07 Jun 2017
Fantastic time at the Chef's place! Had a great time cooking and joking and learning. Definitely worth it.
21 Apr 2017
My granddaughter was visiting from NC and thoroughly enjoyed the chocolate desserts class. Chef Yves was warm, engaging and knowledgeable. We appreciate his time.
02 Apr 2017
Chef Jean Yves was wonderful! He's incredibly knowledgeable, personable, and enthusiastic. We not only learned many tips about baking, but we felt very welcomed into his home and kitchen. We plan to return to learn more!
27 Mar 2017
24 Mar 2017
It was a wonderful experience. Chef Jean Yves is a true professional. We totally enjoyed the time!
19 Mar 2017
Super fun! Chef Jean Yves is amazing
12 Mar 2017
Jean Yves was absolutely delightful! This is such a fun class and highly recommend it. The cake turned out beautifully and very tasty!!
10 Mar 2017
Was delightful experience, and honor to work with great chef,his talent and experience is superb, Thank you for great evening,Kozeta
05 Mar 2017
Chef Jean Yves was delightful, down-to-earth, and a pleasure to learn from. Highly recommend him and will definitely be taking some more classes with him.
26 Feb 2017
My daughter and I had a first rate experience baking with Chef Jean Yves. Not only is he an expert at his craft, but he is engaging and funny too. We learned some valuable techniques we can use at home when working with chocolate and sponge cake. I would highly recommend the experience.
25 Feb 2017
13 Feb 2017
Chef Jean Yves is very friendly and full of incredible culinary tips! You will have a great time and learn something too.
07 Feb 2017
Chef Jean Yves was fantastic, very knowledgeable and engaging. He really kept the experience fun and we learned a ton of tips and tricks.
04 Feb 2017
Great experience, lots of fun and learned a lot
30 Jan 2017
Chef Jean Yves was a pleasure. He was so informative and made the entire experience so enjoyable!
29 Jan 2017
Excellent session making a delicious chocolate layer cake from scratch. All done in a relaxed and informative manner. Chef Jean Yves was most knowledgable and able to answer all of our questions, and provide clear explanations of how to make a professional quality cake. Most certainly looking forward to taking future classes with Jean Yves.
15 Jan 2017
07 Jan 2017
Chef Jean was amazing... the class felt so authentic and like you were a bakers apprentice. It is comfortable and in his home. It was so much fun and a special experience where you meet people you might never have crossed paths with and enjoy great conversation over baking and desert!
07 Jan 2017
Chef Jean was such a pleasure! He was kind, informative, and charismatic. I was very surprised at how much I learned from listening and watching him make the desserts. And at the end, the food turned out delicious. Chef Jean was the perfect host and my friend and I enjoyed ourselves greatly. I would absolutely come back for another course.
08 Dec 2016
Chef Jean was great with my teenage daughter and I. He is a whiz in the kitchen, super personable, and really explains the techniques well. This was a great experience, I highly recommend Chef Jean!
27 Nov 2016
Amazing experience! Chef is an excellent teacher and great guy to hang out with. The cake was amazing. Thanks for everything.
20 Nov 2016
Chef Jean Yves is amazing! My date and I had an amazing time learning how to making chocolate cake.
08 Sep 2016
We arranged a class with Chef Jean as an off-site event for our small startup (6 people). It was a great chance to get to know the team. We were apprehensive at first, as it was held at the Chef's apartment but he was a gracious host and was able to lighten the mood almost instantly. We had a fantastic time learning from him and will definitely be planning another event! Thank you Chef Jean for sharing your knowledge, opening your home and most of all for entertaining us in a way that brought us closer together. Wishing you the best, The Ascend Team
10 Aug 2016
Chef Jean Yves was wonderful! his home was welcoming and he taught my daughter and I how to make elegant and yet simple desserts that we will definitely be able to make at home. I highly recommend Chef Jean Yves!!
02 Aug 2016
My husband and I took a class with Chef Jean Yves as part of our anniversary celebration and we had a great time. Chef Jean Yves was clearly extremely knowledgeable and experienced, and the cakes turned out amazing! He gave us great tips for making the cakes ourselves at home and I’m looking forward to making them soon. On top of this, he was funny and entertaining and made sure we had a great time during class. Would definitely recommend!
25 Jul 2016
My girlfriend and I had so much fun baking with Jean! We learned & laughed a lot, and we will definitely be using his recipes more in the future. Jean made us feel extremely welcome, and he's amazing at what he does. We were disappointed that we left half of the flourless chocolate cake behind in Jean's kitchen! :( So don't be like us and leave your food behind! :) I would absolutely love to do another class with Jean and would highly recommend him.
20 Jul 2016
It was a great experience to learn from a master of pastries. He was very knowledgable not only in what we were baking but various desserts. It was great to have gotten his pastry book after class as well to try his other recipes at home
28 Jun 2016
We had such a great time with Chef jean Yves! We learned a bunch, enjoyed his stories and learning his techniques, and at amazing food. Highly recommended!
20 Jun 2016
My husband and I had a great time with Chef Jean Yves. He is extremely welcoming and makes you feel comfortable the second you step into his home. The cakes we baked were delicious. I've been dreaming of lava cake and candied lemon peel since we left.
08 Jun 2016
We had a delightful time! Chef Jean Yves is funny, knowledgeable, and has had a fascinating career. Anyone would have a great and informative time at one of his classes.
28 May 2016
What an experience! Chef Jean is an incredible, personable teacher and extremely knowledgeable at his craft. His class shows how simple baking can be with with the right methods taken. Not to mention, the desserts are absolutely delicious. I highly recommend his class and would definitely love to learn from him again.
21 May 2016
Imagine an MOF teaching a buche de noel? Awesome instructor. Fun class.
16 May 2016
Chef Jean Yves was eager to share his knowledge and love for creating delicious desserts! He shared easy to remember tips and tricks and was extraordinarily friendly. He brought humor and a ton of personality to the kitchen. And the end products were 2 different amazing chocolate cakes and great company. My husband and I would definitely recommend Chef Jean Yves!
19 Mar 2016
Chef Jean really knows how to cook! More importantly, he knows how to teach. I booked his chocolate desserts class for a date night. My date had way more advanced culinary skills than I did, but Chef Jean explained everything to me. We had such a great time. My favorite part was learning how to make our cakes look pretty. I can't wait to put my new skills to work. My roommate is already enjoying some of the cake I brought home.
09 Mar 2016
I took my friends to the chocolate dessert class for a bachelorette party and everyone had a great time! I didn't realize that the class was at the chef's apartment so when we first got there, we were a little uncomfortable. But that only lasted 10 minutes or so and then the chef brought us all out of our shells. He was very nice and funny and we learned a lot of tips for baking. We all walked out of the class laughing and talking about how much fun it was.
14 Feb 2016
Thanks so much chef! Great way to spend vday.
08 Jan 2016
Chef Jean was fantastic! It was a pleasure taking a class with him and far exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend his classes for anyone interested in a great lesson and a good time.
12 Sep 2015
What a pleasant evening! Jean-Yves is not just a skilled pastry chef, but a gracious host and entertaining raconteur. The desserts we prepared were as good or better than in any number of fine restaurants where we've eaten. Looking forward to seeing if we can replicate our success at home with his recipes!
20 Aug 2015
Chef Jean Yves responded to me quickly and kept me informed about the status of the class. Unfortunately, the class had to be cancelled because there weren't any other students that signed up. He requested that I join a later class. But I am not able to do that as I am in San Francisco for only a few days on a business trip with my husband. The cost of the class was removed from my account and I haven't seen a refund to my account yet.
06 Aug 2015
Great experience and tasty food!
26 Jul 2015
Great baking class! Thank you for the fun evening!
23 Jun 2015
We loved it! Thank you Chef Jean Yves for the excellent class. Thanks to this class, we can now make actually good chocolate desserts :)
23 Jun 2015
We booked the cake making class with Chef Jean Yves through Cozymeal. Jean Yves is a very gifted chef who really knows what he is doing while at the same time being able to explain everything very well. The class was so much fun and we really enjoyed the end product.
24 May 2015
Jean Yves is no doubt a master at his craft. He is extremely knowledgable about french pastries, especially sugar. I asked several questions about eggs and whatever intimidated me about pastries and he delivered clear and scientifically-backed answers which I will forever carry with me on my baking journey. I enjoyed the chocolate flourless cake so much that I'm trying it on my own now!
18 May 2015
I loved the class! I learned a lot of tips and tricks from chef Jean Yves, and we also made a perfect lava cake and flourless chocolate cake! He is also a very humorous and kind man. We talked a bit while we were waiting for the cake to bake. My mo loved the cake that we baked with Jean. It was really good!
11 Apr 2015
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11 Apr 2015
We booked the dessert making class with Chef Jean Yves and had a fabulous time.
11 Apr 2015
What a wonderful baking class. Thank you for the great time Chef Jean Yves!
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30 Mar 2015
Our evening with Chef Jean exceeded our expectations for a casual evening of learning about baking delicious desserts as a family. It was very relaxing and fun time and would definitely recommend it to others.
12 Mar 2015
We loved it! Thank you chef Jean-Yves for the wonderful class.
22 Feb 2015
Jean-Yve, one of the west coast's best pâtissier, prepared some delicious chocolate desserts, sharing his secrets. He was patient with the beginners and generous with his culinary advice. Highly recommend this class for either beginner or advanced chefs.
19 Jan 2015
What a great evening! Jean Yves was very welcoming, accommodating, and generous. It felt more like a dinner party at Jean Yves' home than a formal cooking lesson, which was fantastic. That said, Jean Yves was an excellent teacher and gave us a host of useful tips for making awesome deserts. I highly recommend Jean Yves to anyone looking for a relaxing yet educational evening with a top chef.
03 Jan 2015
We had Chef Jean Ives come to our home for a private dessert making class with friends. This was one of the best experiences we have had as a group so far. Looking forward to our next Cozymeal experience :)
03 Jan 2015
This was such a fun baking class! Chef Jean Yves is a wonderful and very knowledgable Chef...and the result of our work was simply delicious!
25 Sep 2014
I like to think I know a thing or two about pastry, but after just 2 hours with Jean Yves I realized how much more there is to learn. He's a charming and patient teacher, and makes some incredibly rich, phenomenally delicious chocolate desserts. I can't wait to take my next class with Jean Yves, and to show off my new desserts!
25 Sep 2014
I enjoyed everything Jean-Yves baked, especially the molten lava cake. It was the perfect consistency and went so well with the raspberry coulis! Chef Jean-Yves is so charismatic and skillful and offers a lot of helpful baking tips. I hope to prepare his chocolate desserts for my friends in the future!
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Meet your chef
A winner of the esteemed MOF Pastry title, designating him a "Master Craftsman," Chef Jean Yves has served various political leaders and VIP clients. He specializes in traditional French pastry and the artistry of sugar, has owned several pastry shops in San Francisco, and published a French pastry cookbook. With over 40 years experience in pastry, Chef Jean Yves is ready to share his mastery of combining butter, sugar, eggs, flour, and chocolate to make unique desserts. Bon appétit!
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