“Some of the pastry and chocolate challenges pushed me to my creative limits because previously, I was only thinking about them with a one track mind and staying in my own zone. Working with Chef Amaury changed my perspective on pastries and chocolate and how to think outside of the box when creating.” Amanda Miller, Pastry Chef Instructor at The Culinary Institute of Michigan
“Thinking outside of the box! Thinking about it now, it all seemed so simple. However, in the moment it was difficult to break from my own personal style to a new perspective. I was able to trust the process and implement new techniques that were taught.” Cedrick Simpson, Pastry Chef at Capital City Club
“Being on the show challenged me to have to develop products on the fly. It made me have to think outside the box, but also humbled me to realize that sometimes less is more, and served as a reminder that sometimes there is a need to go back to the basics.” Daniel Joseph Corpuz, Pastry Chef and Chocolatier at Daniel Corpuz Chocolatier
“The show helped me face my fears of what I truly was capable of, forcing me to try new things and achieve even in the face of the unknown, and make me realize ‘oh you actually CAN do this!’” Juan Gutierrez, Pastry Chef at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
“The show challenged me to not second guess myself, but to make decisions and press forward with conviction…there was no time to second guess! I found it a truly growing opportunity, when you weed away doubt great things can happen.” Mellisa Root, Pastry Chef, Owner of The Hairy Lobster and Mellisa Root Chocolates and Confection
“Creating delicious flavor compositions has always been fun and easy for me, but conceptualizing structural elements and realistic looking pastries was probably my biggest and best challenge through it all.”Stephanie Norcio, Former Executive Pastry Chef at The Strand House Manhattan Beach
“There are probably too many to mention, from technically challenging to personally. I’m an extremely competitive person, but mainly with myself, I always want to do more and learn more, and sometimes just take on too much.” Thiago Silva, Executive Pastry Chef
“Some of the best ways the show challenged me was to quiet the voices in my mind. I’ve always deconstructed and criticized my work mentally. Chef Amaury, his assistants and my classmates’ voices became more present than the negative ones in my thoughts.” Tyricia Clark, Owner and Pastry Chef of T Cakes
When can I watch School of Chocolate?
It’ll air on Netflix on November 26th, but in the meantime, check out the trailer above.
School of Chocolate All Seasons
School of Chocolate Season 1
Episode 01 | Episode 02 | Episode 03 | Episode 04 | Episode 05 | Episode 06 | Episode 07 | Episode 08