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FAQ

Do I need to have any experience to attend classes at Savour School?

Are the courses hands-on or are they a demonstration?

Do I need to bring anything with me to the class?

There are so many classes! Which one should I take?

Do I need to attend the Chocolates & Pralines courses in order?

Do I get to take home some of the products I made during the course?

Will I get a copy of recipes made in the class?

Can Savour accommodate dietary requirements in the classes?

Can I get a certificate for the classes I attend at Savour?

Can children and teens attend your classes?

Can I buy finished cakes and chocolates from you?

Do you offer long-term or diploma programs?

Why are some courses of different lengths?

 

Do I need to have any experience to attend classes at Savour School?

For most of our classes, you do not require any prior qualifications as we cater for beginners right through to experience professionals. There are a few classes which have prerequisites, such as the Level Two and above classes, Continuing Education classes and Chocolate Flowers and Showpieces. Any prerequisite classes are clearly listed on the class information pages.

Are the courses hands-on or are they a demonstration?

The courses taught at Savour School are hands-on. Our class size is limited to 12 students, or 9 in Showpieces and Flowers classes, so there are plenty of opportunities to participate. We occasionally offer demonstrations either at Savour School or off-site, but these courses are clearly listed as demonstrations only.

Do I need to bring anything with me to the class?

Savour will supply an apron, recipe booklet, all required utensils and ingredients, refreshments and lunch for each attendee. Attendees should wear appropriate clothing and closed-toe shoes. Students are welcome to bring cameras for still photography, but please note that we do not allow filming of classes.

There are so many classes! Which one should I take?

Savour offers over 40 different classes, and we add more every year. For students interested in chocolate work, we recommend that you start with our signature class, Chocolates & Pralines Level 1. For attendees interested in patisserie, our most popular classes for first-time students are currently Choux Pastry, Petit Gateaux and Tarts Level One. The vast majority of our classes cater for both beginners and more experienced cooks, so if there is an area that you are particularly interested in, then that is the best place to start! For specific advice on which course would best suit your needs, please contact the Savour team.

Do I need to attend the Chocolates & Pralines courses in order?

Yes. We require attendees to complete these classes in order as each level builds on the skills and techniques learned in the previous level.

Do I get to take home some of the products I made during the course?

Students will take home a selection of products made at the end of each course, except in Desserts Level One. The Desserts course covers creating plated desserts, so these dishes are consumed by students during the class.

Will I get a copy of recipes made in the class?

Students will be given a recipe booklet at the start of the class to take home. Our recipes are designed to make fairly large quantities using commercial kitchen equipment. We recommend that students take notes throughout the day so they can replicate the recipes in their own kitchens. Please note that you may have to experiment a little with quantities in your kitchen at home if you are using different sized pans and equipment.

Can Savour accommodate dietary requirements in the classes?

While wemay be able to accommodate some dietary requirements in classes, please note that we cannot always substitute ingredients. Please contact our staff prior to the day of your class to discuss any dietary requirements you may have.

Can I get a certificate for the classes I attend at Savour?

Yes, we can provide a certificate of participation for each class you attend. Please inform us during the class if you require a certificate.

Can children and teens attend your classes?

Our classes are tailored for adults. In some circumstances we do accept teenagers in classes, generally if an adult attends with them, subject to the approval of the instructing chef. Most of our classes are very fast-paced and the height of the benches makes our classes unsuitable for younger attendees.

Can I buy finished cakes and chocolates from you?

No, we sell equipment and ingredients so customers can recreate our recipes in their own kitchens. This is because a large number of our students run their own patisseries and chocolate shops and we do not wish to compete with them.

Do you offer long-term or diploma programs?

Our courses are all short, from 1 to 3 days in length. A number of students do attend our classes in blocks, and we offer VIP membership packages for students wanting to take a large number of classes. As we are a private training company, our courses are not generally eligible for credit towards a certificate or diploma.

Why are some courses of different lengths?

We find that people attend this course for various purposes. Some people simply love consuming chocolate and would like to learn the basics to enable them to make chocolates at home or want to have a fun day at Savour making their own beautiful chocolates to take home. Other attendees may work in the culinary industry or are interested in starting a business. Therefore, we offer a range of level one courses that all cater to beginners and run for one, two, three or five days. Customise the class length to fit your calendar and requirements, but keep in mind that the more time spent under Savour’s expert tutelage, the more skills, recipes, techniques and abilities you will learn.