Learn To Be A Better Baker - With The Experts At PAUL

Daily Artisan Bread

The perfect course for those who would love to make their own bread but don't know where to begin. You will learn about the properties of different types of flour, the science behind the magic of bread making and basic kneading, shaping and baking skills.

Advanced Artisan Bread

This course is designed to be the next step for enthusiastic bread makers who have already attended our Daily Artisan Bread Course, or who want to expand on their baking knowledge and skill set. You will learn how to make brioche dough, how to work with and refresh a sourdough starter and how to bake sourdough bread, as well as advanced 'faconnage' or bread shaping.

The ABC Of The Éclair

Join our master pastry chefs to learn how to make, bake, fill and decorate this classic of the French pȃtissier's art. Whether you have already attempted choux pastry, or you want to improve your skills, this course is designed to teach you how to bake beautiful éclairs with success, every time. You will bake and take away chocolate, coffee and fresh fruit éclairs for a feast of sweet French favourites, mastering both crème pȃtissière and fondant icing.

The Art Of The Tarte

Whether you have never made pastry in your life or want to improve or expand on your pastry-making skills, this course will provide you with the knowledge and expertise to turn out classic French tartes and tartelettes at home that taste every bit as good as they look. You will bake and take away a Tarte au Chocolat, Tartelettes Fraises, Framboises and Frangipane.

Team Building / Bespoke Events:

There's nothing quite like getting covered in flour whilst learning new baking skills! Our Team Building Events are a great way for teams to relax, break down the barriers, build confidence when tackling unfamiliar tasks and, most of all, to be really proud of what they can achieve by working together.

Team Building Masterclasses are available at our bakeries in Bedford Street Covent Garden and Tower 42 Old Broad Street and are held in the evening from 5.30pm - 9.30 pm. Our team building classes are available for groups of 12-15 people.

We are always happy to cater for private groups also. These are perfect to celebrate a birthday, hen party, or just a get-together with friends or family. If you want a group of proud bakers, our bespoke classes are available for groups of 5-8 people. Large numbers for bread courses can be accommodated by special arrangement.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are PAUL Masterclasses?
These are fun and floury evenings created to help you get to grips with the whole process of bread and pastry making, giving you the knowledge and confidence to bake fresh and delicious French bread and pastries at home.
How much do the classes cost?
All classes cost £90 per head. If you are interested in booking a bespoke event, please enquire by contacting us on
Can I try what I make?
You can definitely try what you make, although not during the class due to health & safety reasons. We will teach you how to make it, bake it, and at the end of the class you will enjoy a post-class feast of sharing platters and drinks, accompanied by your own freshly baked goods straight from the oven. Platters can be replaced with alternative food at the time of the masterclass.
Do I get to take any home?
Absolutely, at the end of your class you will enjoy delicious sharing platters (meat & vegetarian) and drinks and take away plenty of extra PAUL goodies along with the skill and confidence to bake spectacular, flavourful home baked goods. Platters can be replaced with alternative food at the time of the masterclass.
How long do the classes last?
Our classes take place in the evening and typically last three to three and a half hours, from 6.00 pm to around 9.30 pm and generally include time at the end of your class for food and drinks.
How do I get there?
You can find information on the nearest tube as you book your class on our website. If you chose our Covent Garden bakery, the closest tube is ‘Covent Garden’. Or, if you chose to visit us at Bankside, the nearest tube is ‘Southwark’.
Can I cancel my booking and get a refund?
Unfortunately, we are unable to refund your ticket. For more information, please refer to our Terms & Conditions for full details relating to cancellations, modifications and refunds.
Can I modify my booking?
If you would like to modify your booking, please do so 7 days prior to your class, or we will not be able to change your booking after this period. We require a minimum of 3 participants per class, so we may ask to reschedule your booking should this be necessary.
What is the age limit?
Due to health & safety reasons in our kitchens and alcoholic beverages served after the class, we can only accept participants aged 18+.
Can I make a group booking?
You are more than welcome to book the whole class should the capacity match your requirements. If you are interested in booking a bespoke event, please enquire by contacting us on
For more information on our booking policy, please read our full Terms & Conditions.