Creams & Fillings with Chef Valentina

Date: Tuesday, 18th of September 2018
Time: 09.00 – 16.00 hrs
Culinary Instructor: Master Pastry Chef Valentina Verbenko
Location: Monappetit Hospitality Academy, Palm Strip Mall, Soaad Kafafi St, 6th of October City
Language: Arabic, recipes bilingual English and Arabic
Fee: LE 500 for ECA Members and LE 650 for Non-members


Pastry WorkshopJoin Master Pastry Chef Valentina Verbenko for a hands-on workshop in mastering the techniques in making a variety of Creams and Fillings.

Creams and Fillings are the building blocks in making delicious pastries for any bakery and pastry shop. They are used in a great variety of desserts, cakes and pastries as filling component or as main ingredients in desserts such as Bavarian creams and mousses. Creams and Fillings are also used to make sauces and toppings.

Topics covered:

  • Importance of the base preparations, the building blocks, as key ingredient of a quality pastry product.
  • Means of stabilization of different base preparations.
  • Flavorings and the formulas for different types of base preparations.
  • Shelf life, storage and correct handling of the base preparations.
  • Appropriate use of the base preparations to compose different kinds of desserts.

Techniques covered:

  • Preparation of custards
  • Preparation of foams
  • Preparation of French, Swiss and Italian meringues
  • Preparation of buttercreams
  • Preparation of thermostable fillings


  • Crème Patisserie
  • Crème Diplomat
  • Crème Mousseline
  • Crème Chiboust
  • Crème Chiboust with Raspberry
  • Crème Chiboust with Lemon
  • Meringue Crème
  • French Buttercream
  • Italian Buttercream
  • Swiss Buttercream
  • Creme Bavarois
  • White Chocolate Bavarian Crème
  • Crème Anglaise
  • Crème Charlotte
  • Crème Chantilly (whipped cream)
  • Stabilized Crème Chantilly
  • Chocolate Crème Chantilly
  • Fresh Strawberry Filling
  • Frangipane Filling (almond filling)
  • Lemon Crème
  • Lemon Curd

Limited spaces, so register now!

Please register and submit payment for the workshop before Sunday, 9th of September’18.
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Biographical Information about Chef Valentina

Chef Valentina Verbenko has had 4 years experience in the field of professional baking and pastry. She is a graduate of the Russian MBA-City Academy with an international degree as Master Pastry Chef (Level 6). She attended the Exclusive Culinary Academy (Moscow branch) & achieved Junior Master Pastry Chef (Level 5). She is qualified to manage an industrial pastry/bakery production line – management, recipe development, recipe implementation, hygiene and quality control.

Area of expertise:
French classic desserts – Choux pastry – Puff pastry – Short crust pastry – Yeast Breads and quick breads – Classic French Bread – Savoury and sweet filled bread – Confectionary – Chocolate –Butter cream decorated cakes – Fondant decorated cakes – New trend Gateaux – Mousse cakes (Mirror Glaze or Chocolate Velvet)

TV Presenter:
For three years she appeared on the Sett El Bait Cooking Channel as a Pastry Chef and a host of the following programs:
Matbakh Sett El Beit / Ramadan Hawala el Alam maa Valentina / Helw El Masiaf / Halaweyat Valentina (Ramadan series) / Fel Forn maa Valentina
Pastry Chef withالبرامج/في-الفرن/

Event participation (live cooking):
Art Cafe Maadi and 6th of October – Halwani Brothers – Supermarket Expo – Universal Co.

Food Styling and Food Photography:
Instagram: Valentina_tv_chef

Recipe development:
Delica / Rich Bake / Halwani Brs / Tropical Heat (Spices)
Teaching (courses in Arabic and English):
Pastry courses on a constant basis at Monappetit Cooking Centre (

Consultancy and Training courses:
Stella Di Mare Hotel (Sharm El Sheikh) – Complete Russian Menu development and training in Cold Kitchen, Hot Kitchen, Presentation and Pastry departments.
Grand Rotana Hotel (Sharm El Sheikh) – Russian Menu essentials training
German Bakery (Sharm El Sheikh) – Fondant Cake course

For more information please contact us:

Cairo Headquarters
Tel.: 02 37622116 / 7 / 8 – 010 6552 7567

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