Monday, September 30, 2013

Canada's Baking and Sweets Show & Celebrity Pastry Chef Christian Faure M.O.F.

Did you know Canada..  this past weekend was the Canada's Baking and Sweets Show at the Toronto Congress Center.  The highlight of the show was watching Award-winning Chef Christian Faure M.O.F. create an impressive Alice in Wonderland edible sculpture.

The sculpting began Friday September 27, 2013..

And by the end of Day 2, the progress on the Alice in Wonderland Sculpture Saturday, September 28, 2013..

Behold the completed Alice in Wonderland edible sculpture, a masterpiece!

At the show, Christian Faure M.O.F. also announced  the opening of Maison Christian Faure, the first international school in Canada for professionals interested in a career in the pastry arts. With only 10 students per class, this small, focused and hands-on approach to teaching will offer its first 6-month, 600-hour program, beginning November 1, 2013 in Montreal.

The 6-month program will concentrate on practicing and perfecting techniques needed to become a successful pastry chef.  Each day there will be 2½ hours of demonstration followed by 3½ hours of hands-on work.   The course curriculum will include Breads and Viennoiseries; the Art of Chocolate; Desserts and Cakes for Special Occasions; Ice Cream and Cocktail pastries and Sugar Work, with the preparation of the final masterpiece to be displayed at graduation.   Six special guest chefs, all holding the title of M.O.F. (Meilleur Ouvrier de France or Best Craftsman of France), will make appearances throughout the program.

Enroll online or by email   Maison Christian Faure will also offer evening and weekend courses for serious amateurs and there will be Saturday courses throughout the year for “Little Bakers” and their parents.  Summer courses will be available for all.

You may already know Chef Christian Faure M.O.F. has an impressive list of achievements and awards with the title of Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Best Craftsman of France), being the ultimate recognition.  He was awarded “Best Pastry Chef in the World” by the American “Hospitality & Sciences” Academy, he has worked for the Prince of Monaco, in the palaces of several Arabian princes, in the VIP Olympic Villages of Salt Lake City and Vancouver and recently competed and won in the "Sugar Dome" competition on the Food Network.

An exciting weekend and fantastic news to learn of the opening of Maison Christian Faure in the heart of old Montreal in a 300-year old historic building that has been entirely refurbished.  You may not be a chef, but if you are in the neighbourhood be sure to stop by to visit a wonderful Snacking Café and Parlour, Boutique and Pastry Shop on the ground floor where you can buy croissants, brioches, pastries and much more!

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