French Bread Making & Baking Class

About this class

  • We all love classic French bread but often think they are too hard to achieve. In this class, we will show you how with a few basic techniques you can wow your guests with delicious, useful tips to make bread at home.
  • This hands on class is a great way to start your journey of bread making.
  • Experience how quick and easy you can make a variety of breads from scratch that smell and look amazing and flavourful.

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French Baguette
Make baguette that is light with a crusty exterior and a soft, slightly chewy interior. Make dough, shape and bake.

Fougasse
Make fougasse with black olive and rosemary or semi dried tomato. Make dough, shape and bake.

Fig & Walnut Bread
Make dough with blended white and rye flour with fig and walnut. Make dough, shape and bake.

Hummus and Tzatziki dips

What you'll learn

  • How to make French baguette.
  • How to make Fougasse which is a leaf shaped bread.
  • How to make Fig and Walnut Bread.
  • How to make all dough to knead, shape and bake.

What you'll get

  • Baking skills that will last you a lifetime.
  • How to prepare and bake delicious French breads.
  • Take home beautiful breads that you have made!
  • The recipes for all the dishes prepared during the class.

Description

Specialising in French pastry with an essence of her Japanese origin, Pastry Chef Mayumi creates pastries and desserts with love and truly enjoys sharing her passion with people. Mayumi is well travelled and has lived in several countries to train her palate and skills, working in Japan, France and Singapore with many passionate chefs. She was inspired by Olivier Bajard, a world pastry champion in France and worked with Olivier at his pastry school Ecole International de patisserie Olivier Bajard.

In Australia, Mayumi has worked at Lake House (2 hats restaurant) in Victoria, Kazuki’s (1 hat restaurant) in Melbourne, The Bather’s Pavilion (1 hat restaurant) and currently teaches Pastry at Le Cordon Bleu and owns a pastry business “Mimi’s Pastry” making order cakes and event catering. She’s also at the Tramsheds grower market most Sundays.

Mayumi’s motto is “Pastries for smiles”. Sourcing goods from mostly local farmers, suppliers and her choice of ingredients from Europe and Japan.  Always looking for something good for our body, environmentally friendly ingredients are important to Mayumi in making her sweet creations. That is also one reason, she only does order or custom cakes as such there is no wastage and her customers get freshly made pastries. It takes time and a lot of effort but this is important for her.

She also supports the charity organisation “Two Good” to donate her cakes regularly to share the love to women who have experienced domestic violence.

Now she joins us at VIVE Cooking school to share her love and enjoyment of making these beautiful pastries with you.

Cooking

with VIVE.

Holistic Cooking

A truly unique experience to share with your friends

Lifetime Skills

Cooking Skills that will last you a lifetime

Amazing Meals

Delicious dishes to enjoy with your fellow classmates during the class

Take Recipes Home

The recipes for all the dishes prepared during the class

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What to bring

  • Your love of good quality French breads.
  • We recommend you wear some comfortable closed-toe shoes as you will be standing for most of the time.

Useful Information

  • Buy 2 tickets or more on your order and get $10 off. Enter the code: WERFOODIES2 at the checkout.
    Buy 4 tickets or more on your order and get $30 off. Enter the code: WERFOODIES4 at the checkout.

*Please note that this discount does not apply if you are purchasing multiple tickets by redeeming one or multiple gift vouchers.

*Please note that this discount does not apply for junior/kids classes.

  • Cooking is all about team-work and sharing a good time, and our working stations are designed for 2 people. Therefore, if you’ve purchased 1 ticket only for this class and are coming by yourself, we will pair you with one of our other guests. A great way to make new friends!

    The VIVE Experience is best appreciated with a minimum of 6 guests in the kitchen. If this number hasn’t been reached 7 days prior to the class, VIVE Cooking School reserves the right to cancel it. 

Important COVID-19 Update

  • Hand-sanitizer will be made available
  • One of our team member will check your temperature
  • You are welcome to wear a mask
  • Disposable gloves will be made available
  • Disposable cutleries will be made available
  • The doors will be partially open to allow additional air-flow

To combat the spread of the virus and to keep everyone safe, we can’t do it all alone, and we need your help. This is why we ask our students for the following:

  • Please respect the social distancing rules, and stay at your allocated workstations
  • If you feel unwell before the class, please stay home and get in touch with us via email

Common Questions

Yes, and you are welcome to bring take away boxes if you want to bring home the leftovers.

In most cases we can, however as our number one priority is our students’ safety, we will advise you what precaution we will need to take. Please let us know your allergy once you reach the check-out page.

Yes, you can, we have wine glasses for your convenience. Please keep in mind that we will be using sharp tools and exposed to hot surfaces, and we reserve the right to refuse entry or ask students to leave the school if the staffs feel the person(s) is/are intoxicated or may cause harm to themselves or anyone else attending the scheduled class or event.

Our adult class are reserved for people above the age of 16. Please note that any child under 16 will have to be accompanied by an adult.

Our students say it best

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Nicole Parker
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We've been to two classes now at VIVE and we can't wait to attend more. Love learning and trying to cook new cuisines. Especially love the new appreciation of food that we have!
Erwin Simon
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We did the French cooking class and really enjoyed it. The class was fun, engaging and very organised. All of the ingredients were fresh and the food were delicious. Chef Julien was very helpful throughout the class and he would make sure that everyone knows what they were doing. Also, he was entertaining thus making the whole class very enjoyable. I would definitely recommend Vive Cooking School!
Jessica Golino
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We attended one of the corporate events at VIVE and it was fantastic. The whole group was able to get involved and the demonstrations were clear and easy to follow. Jean-Luc was extremely helpful and accommodating through the planning process and Jodie our chef was brilliant on the day. Highly recommend
Kas Sweeney
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What a fantastic experience! We did the Asian Steet food class and had a brilliant time. Jean-Luc was a wonderful teacher, and the class was super fun and easy to follow. Shout out to Marguerita for being the real MVP of the night, facilitating the class and helping us navigate the equipment. We can't wait to come back and do another class soon!
Rido Yanto
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I came from Singapore for a holiday and i found out about their molecular cuisine class. It was very informative and fun! The result was yummy, especially the chocolate ice cream!
Anthony L
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There's a good reason why this cooking school has such good reviews. We went in with high expectations and they were exceeded. The Ramen Masterclass was hands-on, fun and relaxing – Chef Steffen taught valuable kitchen skills and kept the class going at a good pace. Recipes were emailed at the end of the class and there were plenty of leftovers to take home. Due to the intimate class size, I recommend this cooking school over many other highly commercialised classes in Sydney. Looking forward to the next class!
Lucille Pierucci
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We attended the "raviolis" class on Saturday and we loved everything! The place, Jodie our chef, the quality of ingredients and the final tasting all together... We can't stop sharing our photos to everyone and encourage our friends to book too! Thank you to the amazing team, it was one of the best gift I could have and now we will cook raviolis for the next diner at home :)
Kathleen Konarew
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Attended the Spanish Tapas class yesterday. Fantastic day with yummy food and great hosts. Thank you Iris, Martine and Jean-Luc. It was relaxing and educational. The space and people made you fell very special. The take home food was a bonus.
Torsten Willms
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Had a great time on a Saturday doing the Mexican cooking class. The food was absolutely amazing; you will fall in love with the pulled pork.

Also lots of tips and tricks on cutting and preparing food on the way.

Highly recommend.
Catherine and Libby
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We attended the 'Cooking delicious ravioli' course on the weekend at VIVE Cooking School in Rosebery and it was fantastic! A extraordinary birthday gift and celebration :) We had a great time and we will always appreciate a chef's effort in presenting home-made ravioli on a menu from now on! Keep up the good work!
Nicci Peverill
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I bought 14 ladies in from Camden to attend a Paella and Churros Spanish Cooking Class. The cooking space was beautiful clean and so well organised. Our Chef was amazing and really engaged our group. Your class was excellent and every guest raved about their dish...and all the little details!. The Paella was incredible. Thank you so much for the most enjoyable Saturday with your team. We will be back shortly! Nicci Made in Macarthur Food Tours.
Fennalia Carle
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I attended the Lousiana cooking class yesterday - where I learnt to cook seafood gumbo, dirty rice and okra chips. This is hands down the best cooking class I have ever attended (I've been to 4 in sydney). Chef Julien was very entertaining and informative - not only I got to learn to cook, but I also learnt how to fillet a snapper (first time in my life), how to cut veggies properly, and various other useful tips!!! The cooking school itself is modern, clean, and decorative. Overall it was a fun class to do and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommended..
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