The Perfect Pie Crust | Natural Gourmet Institute

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Recreational classes, certificate programs, and Friday Night Dinners will continue through March 2019 at NGI’s Flatiron location. We have a lot of exciting programs scheduled, which are sure to sell out! We look forward to having the NGI community be a part of the final programs on 21st Street.

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Demonstration, Hands-On

The Perfect Pie Crust

Wednesday, March 20

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


5 out of 12 available
The Perfect Pie Crust (3/20/19) 6:30-9:30pm$135.00

What tastes better than a fresh baked pie? A pie with a perfectly tender and flaky crust! Master baker Cheryl Perry will guide you through the techniques and science behind making the perfect crust while highlighting delicious flavors. Students will learn the science and technique behind a flaky pie crust and how to make unique fillings from scratch.

Each class is built upon techniques, with multiple recipes covering the various techniques. Although students will not have hands on experience with each recipe, they will learn techniques for each and be able to taste all completed dishes at the end of the class. All students will leave with a complete recipe packet at the end of the class.

Similar to a concert or sporting event, a​ll NGI programs are date-specific​. Therefore, all single-session classes, multi-day programs, and dinners are non-refundable and cannot be rescheduled to a later date. If you are unable to attend a class or dinner, you are welcome to send someone in your place.

Please email if you are cancelling your registration or transferring your spot to another person. Students who cannot attend a class are eligible to receive the recipes and materials covered in class.


Dishes We'll Cover

Classic Apple Pie with a Lattice Crust

Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon Crumbs

Rustic Pear Galette with Toasted Almonds Praline

Salted Chocolate Chili Tart

*This is a sample menu. Recipes are subject to change.

About the Instructor

Cheryl Perry is trained chef and graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute. She has over 20 years experience working in New York City as a culinary instructor, business owner, and food service consultant. She is the co-creator of Pie Corps, a savory and sweet pie company that features the use of high-quality, fresh, whole ingredients.

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