Baking Class - Yule Log - Private

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 their own wine to enjoy with the class and with the cake.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 3
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours

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11 Apr 2015



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!

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31 Aug 2019

Great teacher! Easy to follow- explained a lot of chemistry and physics behind each process. Would do it again!! Highly recommended

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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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