Karim Bourgi Pastry Class
July 13th - Full class


Executive Pastry Chef, La Maison du Chocolat Paris
From Jul 13 to Jul 15 - 3 days
Price: $  1255.00*
(30% discount off all classes for North American Cercle V Members)
* Prices include a class recipe book, an apron, lunch on all class days and dinner with the student group and the instructor on the first or second night of class. In order to enhance your learning experience, the size of the class will be kept between 8-16 students depending on the class theme


Take a pastry journey through the flavors and textures of the Middle East and Europe with Chef Karim Bourgi. Currently based in Dubai, Chef Karim was raised in Lebanon and trained in Paris. Drawing from his culturally diverse background Chef Karim will showcase his creative use of layers, contrasting textures, bold flavors, and modern presentation on petits gateaux patisserie and entremets. You will learn his preservation tips to help prolong shelf life, and how to apply the latest techniques and new technology to your creations. Chef Karim will share his pastry philosophy, in a laid-back setting where an exchange of ideas is welcome and students will be inspired by not only the teacher, but by each other as well. Class will conclude with a unique final buffet and tasting where students will discuss each pastry element, and the emotions they evoke.


  • Discover new techniques and interesting technology for building and finishing entremets and petits gateaux
  • Discuss “The Art of Pate a Choux”, and Chef Karim’s view on current pastry trends
  • Work hand-in-hand with Chef Karim to make his 12 signature creations, including his famous Animation Citron, a dessert typical of Middle Eastern cuisine, and the variety of textures Chef Karim showcases
  • Learn preservation techniques to extend your product’s shelf life
  • Build petits gateaux and entremets with diverse flavors, and dissect each component to understand how they work together

Chef Karim Bourgi Executive Pastry Chef, La Maison du Chocolat Paris
Artisan pastry chef based in Dubai, Chef Karim Bourgi is corporate pastry chef for Al Mana Group, a role in which he manages the opening of La Maison Du Chocolat Paris in Dubai and Kuwait. He just opened the Hermes Paris Cafe in the Fashion Avenue in Dubai Mall. This lover of pastry, born in Senegal from Lebanese parents, has graduated in Le Cordon Bleu Paris in 2000 and trained in the finest establishments in France. A member of Les Toques Blanches Du Monde and brand ambassador for Valrhona, Elle & Vire, Bravo and Sasa Demarle. Chef Bourgi always looking for unique and delicious creations to reach excellence. His desserts and creations have earned him the acclaimed hundreds of thousands of followers in social networks. Currently, he is active as a private consultant and instructs pastry master class all over the world.



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