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Aug 30, 2010 07:58 PM

Pastry/baking classes in NJ?

My SO and I are looking for ANY pastry or baking classes in NJ. Been doing some searching, but I only find various cooking classes or high level culinary degree programs. Does anyone have any suggestions? We're open to a 1 time class or a multi-week class.

Thank you in advance for your help, everyone!

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  1. I would recommend the cooking classes taught through Brookdale Com. Colleges Community Development office. I have taken a basic's class and the cake decorating but they offer all sorts of classes.

    The facilities are ok but the instructors were very good. I also thought they were a good value compared to classes offered at Mumford's Culinary Center in Tinton Falls.

    1. The viking cooking school offers some baking classes (what is offered changes periodically). You can check their website here: . I think there are 2 locations in NJ.

      I've not done a baking class with them, but I have done several of their hands-on cooking classes. They are pretty small classes where people work in teams (so I find it best to go with at least one other person).

      1. King's Cooking Studio offers some baking classes but only a few of them are hands-on. The rest are demonstration only. In any case, check them out here:

          Located in Colts Neck, Cook N Tell runs all sorts of classes for couples.

          Classic Thyme hasn't printed their fall schedule yet, but give them a call

          and my personal favorite

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          1. re: HillJ

            Thnks for the tip about In the Kitchen. I didn't know about this place, it's only about an hour from me & the classes look great.

            1. re: flourgirl

              My pleasure, flourgirl. We tied a weekend to DE into a few classes last time. I think this schools particular approach is well worth the duckets. Good luck. Call for the new schedule.

          2. Taste and Technique in Fair Haven is great. I have taken many classes here as well as Cook n' Tell in Colts Neck. Both are great!


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            1. re: Angelina

              MGP, while researching just be sure you are clear on what you are paying for. Many newcomers to cooking classes arrive surprised that they signed up for a lecture or demonstration; not hands on instruction. Taste & Technique is a lovely company, many of their classes are not hands on. Always good to call and ask.

              1. re: HillJ

                FYI-Taste & Technique instructor Diana Albanese (she is very good) also teaches for Brookdale, while you have to travel to Freehold very often the classes are more reasonably priced.

              2. re: Angelina

                Thank you so much for all the great tips, everyone!