School News

The Chocolate Series 1 and 2 Classes

The Chocolate Series 1 class and Chocolate Series 2 class remain some of the most popular on Chef Chris Hanmer’s schedule at the School of Pastry Design in Las Vegas, Nevada.  There’s a simple reason:  taken in sequence, these classes build the foundation of a pastry chef’s knowledge and skill.  From that foundation the applications […]

Continuing Education at the School of Pastry Design

One of the most exciting aspects of the food and beverage industry is that it is constantly evolving.  Customer expectations and new ingredients change with popular trends, and it can be difficult for the busy pastry professional to master or maintain complicated skills.  Chef Chris Hanmer at the School of Pastry Design in Las Vegas, […]

Who Doesn’t Love Chocolate?

If you poll pastry professionals, culinary authorities, restaurant owners – as well as anyone just walking by you on the street – you come to a conclusion that is surprising to absolutely no one: most people love chocolate. From an avid dessert aficionado who has multiple courses of chocolate, to the sugar-shy nibbler who just […]

Now is the Perfect Time to Work with a Pastry Consultant

The economy is finally showing signs of recovery, and diners are beginning to return to the upper scale restaurants. But dining out is still a luxury, and people are selective about where they visit. Now is the perfect time to welcome them back with new pastry creations to conclude their meal with the “Wow” factor […]

The School of Pastry Design in the Press

Wow!  What an amazing start to 2011!  It seems like Chef Chris Hanmer’s School of Pastry Design is being mentioned everywhere.  Las Vegas residents, visitors, vacationers, and pastry professionals are all finding out about the state-of-the-art facility that World Champion Pastry Chef Chris Hanmer has opened up in Las Vegas, Nevada in the Chef Rubber […]

Host a Chocolate Tasting Party in Las Vegas

Similar to wine tastings, chocolates have a wide variety of nuances from flavor to texture to preparation.  Some chocolates are exotic, some trendy, some are classic.  All are delicious.  But like a wine tasting, sometimes the special qualities and magic of each chocolate can be lost without the guidance of an expert in the field. […]

Vegas Vacation Pastry Design Classes and Chocolate Classes

As tourism in Las Vegas, Nevada, grows, so too does the need for fabulous destination activities.  The School of Pastry Design, run by World Champion Pastry Chef Chris Hanmer, is creating some exciting pastry classes and chocolate art classes that are tailored to the vacationing casual chef, food enthusiast, and foodie, as well as for […]

Chef Chris Hanmer Discusses More Than Just Showpieces

When I was young in this industry I made a choice to be a well-rounded pastry chef, and followed through with that plan by working with some of the best pastry chefs in the world. In today’s kitchens it is even more critical for a pastry chef to be well rounded. With that said, it’s […]

Hanmer School of Pastry Design Announces New Class Schedule

World Champion Pastry Chef Chris Hanmer has published the most recent schedule of classes for The School of Pastry Design in Las Vegas, Nevada.  This latest schedule makes classes available through April of 2011. As classes fill quickly and demand increases, Chef Chris has added dates to the calendar at The School of Pastry Design. […]

Classes for Chocolate Series 1 and 2 are Great Fun

Each month World Champion Pastry Chef Chris Hanmer offers his two basic chocolate instruction classes for his School of Pastry Design in Las Vegas, Nevada, Chocolate Class Series 1 and Chocolate Class Series 2.  These chocolate classes are a great way for pastry industry professionals to take their chocolate skills to the next level – […]