This course is for anyone who loves to bake! This is a full immersion course that teaches the foundation skills you need to be a better from-scratch baker and covers the fundamentals of baking with fine chocolate. We'll cover the secrets to making silky smooth chocolate ganaches, perfectly whipped egg whites for meringues, whipping cream, and making and working with tart doughs. Participants will learn the importance of volume vs. metric measures, improve their folding techniques, learn proper pan preparation and proper handling of ingredients--all of these being the foundation for being a great baker. Lessons take place in the kitchen with participants involved in many of the steps demonstrated while discussing their questions and current challenges they have with baking. Recipes include 2-inch chocolate tart crusts, a milk chocolate ganache tart filling, and a flourless chocolate cake made from beginning to end that will be plated for the class to taste! Making the desserts from beginning to end will reinforce the fundamentals being taught. Includes a packet on the fundamentals of baking, a copy of all recipes, and samples to take home. *Must be 16 years or older to attend.