Online Cooking Class - Gourmet Holiday Desserts

Join Chef Zach and learn how to create two standout gourmet holiday desserts from scratch.

In this interactive and live online cooking class with Chef Zach, you'll craft a gourmet homage to a famed Italian confection and a holiday wreath "sablé" cookie that will be a standout on your holiday dessert trays. First, prepare a rocher butter cake as well as a dark chocolate rocher glaze with crushed nuts. Then, create a European-style chocolate sablé dough that Chef Zach will show you how to pipe and decorate into a festive wreath shape.

  • Cooking class is fully interactive.
  • Chef accompanies you throughout the entire process.
  • Ask as many questions as you want!
  • Order ingredients online and have them delivered to your door.
  • Recipes Recipe links are sent in your booking confirmation.
  • Ingredients Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability and can be delivered by your preferred local grocer with the link below.
  • Technology Connect with the chef using Zoom on your computer, tablet or mobile device.
  • Class Participation Chime in with questions through audio or chat. Use of video is optional.
  • Class Size Public class sizes are between 4 to 20 connections to provide an opportunity for all guests to participate and ask questions. Private classes can accommodate up to 498 guests.
  • Event Duration 1.75 hours
  • Labels Baking, Cake Baking, Fun, Gourmet, Holiday


Cream of tartar, optional
Granulated sugar
Almond or hazelnut flour
Firmly packed dark or light brown sugar
Heavy cream
Unsalted butter
Pure vanilla extract
Freshly grated nutmeg, optional
Bleached all-purpose flour
Baking powder
Milk chocolate (preferably couverture)
Flavorless oil such as grapeseed or safflower oil
Hazelnuts or slivered almonds
Dutch-process cocoa powder
Confectioners’ sugar
Crushed pistachios
Pink peppercorns
Gold luster dust (edible cake decorating dust)
Slim decorative holiday ribbon of your choice
Corn syrup

Kitchen Equipment

Oven, conventional, not fan
8 by 8-inch (20 cm) cake pan
Nonstick cooking spray without flour
Nonstick baking spray with flour
Parchment paper
Two large mixing bowls
Strainer/sieve or sifter
Silicone spatula
Cooling rack
Long serrated knife
12-inch ruler
Small microwave-safe bowl
Microwave or double boiler
Tray or sheet pan lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mat
Long wooden skewer or toothpick
Stand mixer with whisk beater, or hand mixer
Small spoon
Two 3/8” (6 cm) paper muffin/cupcake cups
Two 3/4-inch cookie cutter or flan ring
Medium-sized open-star tip (such as Ateco #825)
Piping bag
Paring knife
Small spatula
Bowl scraper
Fork or flat whisk
Small paint brush (or use the edge of a pastry brush)

Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Zach

Claire M.


22 Feb 2022

Wonderful class, the cakes were a treat! Thank you Chef Zach!

Sylvia M.


19 Feb 2022

Thank you Chef Zach for a wonderful session. The timing/pacing was excellent and your personal tips made the session quite simply perfect. Sylvia Mary McFadden

Kendra S.


16 Feb 2022

Simple recipe but absolutely delicious! Chef Zach was a great instructor.

Local Grocer Delivery Available!

$ 39 Per device

105-minute class hosted on Zoom. Tax included.

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Meet your chef

Chef Zach
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Chef Zach discovered his passion for cooking in the kitchen with family growing up, which led him into the delicious field of the culinary arts. He is trained in classical French cooking with a knack for creating chocolate and pastry delicacies — he has even prepared a decadent chocolate dessert for former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. In addition, Chef Zach has had several recipes featured in cookbooks.

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