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Series III: Viennoiserie (waitlist)

September 11, 2023 @ 7:30 am - September 22, 2023 @ 3:30 pm

Series III: Viennoiserie at San Francisco Baking Institute

Course Description

The first half of this series covers fundamentals of viennoiserie production. You will be introduced to our pastry lab and new equipment such as planetary mixers and reversible sheeters. The main focus is to learn mixing and handling of both laminated and non-laminated viennoiserie.

Products made this week include a variety of enriched dough, such as brioche and sticky buns. Using croissant dough, you will practice different shaping and assembly processes for traditional, chocolate, and almond croissants. A wide range of shaping techniques will be introduced using Danish dough. Different lamination techniques, as well as several types of retarding methods are practiced. A selection of creams and fillings are made in this series to finish Danish and puff pastries. Using puff pastry dough as a base, a variety of products will be produced, including turnovers, palmiers.

Later in this series teaches more advanced theory and techniques in viennoiserie. You will make a variety of pastries from both laminated and non-laminated doughs. Products made during this week include regional specialties and holiday breads, such as panettone with levain, pan d’Oro, stollen, gibassier and pithivier. The lecture includes how to work with Italian levain, which is used in several classic Italian holiday breads. Selections of laminated products include kouign amann, laminated brioche and inverted puff pastry.The last day of this week is the practical exam to review the viennoiserie series.

Pre requisite classes prior to the series III : Artisan I and Artisan II or Series I.
Please send your application to customerservice@sfbi.com to register for the class.

September 11 to September 22, 2023. Price: $ 2495 **WAITLIST AS OF 8/8/23**


If you have any concerns or questions before traveling to SFBI, email us at: customerservice@sfbi.com we want to make sure you have the best experience while learning here. That you feel safe and comfortable.

The class will begin at 7:30 AM on Monday morning and at 7:00 AM after Monday. We will have breakfast pastries ready for you 30 minutes before class starts. (if you have any special diet please let us know in advance) We also welcome you to bring your own drink. Feel free to contact: customerservice@sfbi.com

Cancellation policy

Any notice of cancellation or transfers must be made in writing.

  • More than 10 weeks prior to the series start date, cancellations will be reimbursed in full, minus a $50 per series cancellation fee. Transfers to any workshops or future series will be made at no charge; transferred deposits are non-refundable.
  • Less than 10 weeks prior to the course start date, cancellations are non-refundable, and there is a $150 transfer fee per series; transferred deposits are non-refundable.
  • The balance paid on the series is non-refundable.
  • In the unlikely event of instructor illness or insufficient enrollment, SFBI will notify students by phone or email at least 10 business days before the scheduled start of a canceled class. In this case, students will receive a full refund of their tuition payment or may apply unused funds toward an alternate class. SFBI is not responsible for any hotel or airline fees that may incur in case of a canceled class. We recommend contacting SFBI to confirm enrollment before booking a trip to San Francisco.

Course Materials

Listed below are the items you must bring to class.

  • Pens or pencils. You will use these to take notes in the classroom and the lab.
  • Permanent marker. This piece of “equipment” is invaluable in the labs.
  • Hair restraint. For safety and sanitation, you must restrain your hair if it’s long.


  • Closed-toe, comfortable shoes. Your shoes must be closed for safety. They should be comfortable enough to stand in all day.
  • For safety, your pants must cover your entire legs. For your comfort, we recommend breathable pants. Checked chef’s pants are popular because they don’t show flour spills or stains.
  • White chef’s coat. This is optional item. However, we strongly recommend chef’s coats because they look professional and protect your body and clothing. Most importantly, they keep you warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s hot.


There is parking at our location. The address of SFBI is: 525 DNA Way South San Francisco, CA 94080


September 11, 2023 @ 7:30 am
September 22, 2023 @ 3:30 pm
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San Francisco Baking Institute


San Francisco Baking Institute
525 DNA way
South San Francisco, CA 94080 United States