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CONTEMPORARY DESSERT PRESENTATION TOPICS

An old chefs saying, “you eat with your eyes first” has never rung more true than in today’s modern cuisine. Now more than ever, the plating styling of food is as important, if not more, than its flavors. That’s why we’ve devised our Contemporary Dessert Presentation program, dedicated solely to presentation techniques that can help you create culinary experiences that look just as good as they taste.

In this course, students explore the science behind some molecular gastronomy techniques like spherefication, gelification and emulsification. Other lessons include learning how to make a memorable impression with unique desserts, dessert plating, and dessert buffet design, from the food to the decorations.

CONTEMPORARY DESSERT PRESENTATION COURSE OUTLINE

Modernist Dessert Staples

Ready to get really creative? In this course, you’ll uncover the exciting culinary discipline of molecular gastronomy, a must-know for today’s chefs. Techniques you’ll be exploring include emulsions, spherefication and gelification. Many molecular gastronomy-inspired items serve as components of your desserts and you’ll get the opportunity to create several pastry staples as you expand your skills in this modernist course.

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Modernist Dessert Staples

Ready to get really creative? In this course, you’ll uncover the exciting culinary discipline of molecular gastronomy, a must-know for today’s chefs. Techniques you’ll be exploring include emulsions, spherefication and gelification. Many molecular gastronomy-inspired items serve as components of your desserts and you’ll get the opportunity to create several pastry staples as you expand your skills in this modernist course.

Contemporary Dessert Plating

Let the artist in you come out in this exciting pastry dessert presentation course! Creating a unique and artistic plate design is one of the most exciting parts of a contemporary dessert. In this course, you’ll explore the trendy techniques used to create beautiful dessert presentations with visually appealing shapes, colors and textures. You will explore dessert presentation techniques, including how the five senses affect your taste perceptions, how to combine tastes and textures to create unique flavors, and the various dessert plating themes and designs. To practice, you’ll create several plated dessert items and get a chance to create your own contemporary desserts.

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Contemporary Dessert Plating

Let the artist in you come out in this exciting pastry dessert presentation course! Creating a unique and artistic plate design is one of the most exciting parts of a contemporary dessert. In this course, you’ll explore the trendy techniques used to create beautiful dessert presentations with visually appealing shapes, colors and textures. You will explore dessert presentation techniques, including how the five senses affect your taste perceptions, how to combine tastes and textures to create unique flavors, and the various dessert plating themes and designs. To practice, you’ll create several plated dessert items and get a chance to create your own contemporary desserts.

Buffets and Plated Desserts

Let’s have a party! Knowing how to create and plate stylish and contemporary desserts is one thing, but to plan an event and execute it well is another. In this capstone course, you’ll get to practice planning and executing your very own dessert buffet party! This will require production plans, a dessert menu, design themes, plating styles, and timeline schedules. This is a time to show off to your family and friends what you’ve learned! Invite them to your dessert buffet party so that you have real customers and impress them with your trendy and tasty desserts!

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Buffets and Plated Desserts Desserts

Let’s have a party! Knowing how to create and plate stylish and contemporary desserts is one thing, but to plan an event and execute it well is another. In this capstone course, you’ll get to practice planning and executing your very own dessert buffet party! This will require production plans, a dessert menu, design themes, plating styles, and timeline schedules. This is a time to show off to your family and friends what you’ve learned! Invite them to your dessert buffet party so that you have real customers and impress them with your trendy and tasty desserts!

I feel like I got just as much of an education going through the online program as I would...

have spending $80,000 on a two-year program. With the program online you can take your time, which is what I was looking for being a full time mother and having a full time job. I can say the online program at Escoffier has been very instrumental in helping me move forward in my career

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Megan A
Culinary Arts Program Graduate
I thoroughly enjoyed the Escoffier Online Cooking School. I love to cook, but never applied theory...

to my skill, and I learned I had a lot to learn. I’m a full time professional so I became a weekend cooking enthusiast. I often cooked meals for assessment during the week for dinner. As the program progressed so did I. I would recommend Escoffier Online School of Cooking for anyone who is looking to increase their skill level as a home chef, or for those who want to pursue a career in cooking and receive a certificate. I’d recommend Escoffier to friends and those looking to perfect their cooking skills. My biggest regret- the courses ended. I look forward to enrolling in other Escoffier cooking courses. Cooking is a passion. I’ve found mine!

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Anne G
Culinary Arts Program Graduate

“I feel like I got just as much of an education going through the online program as I would…
have spending $80,000 on a two-year program.”

“With the program online you can take your time, which is what I was looking for being a full time mother and having a full time job. I can say the online program at Escoffier has been very instrumental in helping me move forward in my career.”

— MEGAN A., CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM GRADUATE
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“I thoroughly enjoyed the Escoffier Online Cooking School. I love to cook, but never applied theory to my skill, and I learned I had a lot to learn.”

“I’m a full time professional so I became a weekend cooking enthusiast. I often cooked meals for assessment during the week for dinner. As the program progressed so did I. I would recommend Escoffier Online School of Cooking for anyone who is looking to increase their skill level as a home chef, or for those who want to pursue a career in cooking and receive a certificate. I’d recommend Escoffier to friends and those looking to perfect their cooking skills. My biggest regret- the courses ended. I look forward to enrolling in other Escoffier cooking courses. Cooking is a passion. I’ve found mine!”

— ANNE G., CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM GRADUATE
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