Student Spotlight: Smashbakes

The classes I've taken at Gourmandise have not only taught me how to be a more innovative pastry chef but a smarter small business owner. My cottage food business, Smashbakes, has evolved from local bake sales and family orders to showcasing my baked goods at Unique LA, various Farmer's Markets, and several pop-up events. Clemence's genuine care for her students along with her vast knowledge of all things food makes Gourmandise the best choice for any amateur cook or chef looking to start or continue their culinary education.”

- Ashley Khawsy, Owner
Baking is basically sorcery…making bakers the best wizards of them all. How else would you describe having the power to transport someone back in time to their childhood through a single bite of a cookie? It’s magic. And I love sharing this delicious magic with the world.