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December 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Spend the morning with your hands in a bowl full of chocolate! We will guide you through the entire truffle making process, from ganache to coatings to flavorings. Learn the tricks necessary to create picture perfect truffles for your own holiday gifts or impress your sweetheart. You will leave with a gift box of your own beautiful hand rolled truffles made with the glorious Guittard chocolate.
Types of truffles learned in this class:
Soft Shell Truffles
Hard Shell Truffles
Griffo’s Coffee Liquor
Pistachio Orange Chocolate
Craig Ponsford graduated from the California Culinary Academy with top honors and opened Artisan Bakers with his family in Sonoma California in 1992. In 1996 his breads won the Gold medal at the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie in Paris. He then went on to coach the US Team to victory in 1999. He has coached each U.S. team since and served as U.S. judge at the 2002 and 2005 Coupe du Monde and 2007 Louis LeSaffe Cup held in Argentina. He currently is an instructor at the Artisan Baking Center in Petaluma, California and has his own bakery/innovation center, Ponsford’s Place, in his home town of San Rafael. Craig was an early member of the Bread Baker’s Guild of America and has volunteered as the guild’s chairman for the past eight years. In his teaching at various culinary institutions and in his international consulting for product development and systems optimization he emphasizes quality of ingredients, techniques and product.