Baking Retreats

Bakers, pack your bags! Our trips bring together a global community of bakers through custom curriculums led by some of the most inspiring professionals in the baking world. Whether you’re making gibassier in Provence, holiday pies in London, or getting the first look at our new test kitchen in Birmingham, Alabama, our editor-in-chief, Brian Hart Hoffman, will accompany you through each experience, teaming up with master bakers to help you perfect each recipe. We’ll be your guides to our destinations’ thriving cultural and culinary scenes, taking you on exclusive tours and tastings, arranging meet and greets with renowned baking personalities, and more.

Because of our small group sizes, you’ll be able to connect like never before with bakers from around the world in intimate, hands-on learning opportunities. After we’ve said goodbye, you’ll return home richer in memories, friends, and experiences.

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Italy Baking Retreat 2023

May 28–June 5, 2023
$7,500.00 – $11,000.00

  • All hotel accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • All baking classes
  • Welcome wine reception, some lunches and dinners, wine tasting, hazelnut experience, Liguria focaccia experience, and panforte experience
  • Private coach transfers to each location on itinerary
  • Airfare/travel to/from Italy
  • Airport transfers
  • Some meals

Cake Baking Retreat in Minneapolis, Minnesota 2022

Minneapolis, Minnesota
June 22–26, 2022
$2,900.00 – $3,400.00

  • Hotel accommodations in Minneapolis
  • All baking classes
  • Nordic Ware tour
  • Welcome wine reception, daily lunch
  • Private coach transfer to/from most retreat activities
  • Airfare/travel to Minneapolis
  • Airport transfers
  • Some meals

Lyon, France

Lyon and Provence, France
September 16–22, 2022
$6,500.00 – $8,000.00

  • Hotel accommodations in Lyon and Provence
  • All baking classes
  • Welcome wine reception, most lunches, wine tasting, group dinner in Aix-en-Provence
  • Train transfer from Lyon to Aix-en-Provence
  • Private coach transfer to/from train station for group travel to Aix-en-Provence
  • Private coach transfer to some baking activities.
  • Airfare/travel to France
  • Airport transfers
  • Some meals

Birmingham, Alabama
Virtual Pass: November 4–7, 2022  
In Person: November 4–7, 2022
In Person: November 11–14, 2022
$399.00 – $3,000.00

  • Hotel accommodations in Birmingham
  • All baking classes
  • Welcome wine reception, lunches, farewell toast
  • Airfare/travel to Birmingham
  • Airport transfers
  • Some meals

Double decker bus ornament in a Christmas tree

London and Paris
London: December 6–10, 2022
Paris: December 10–14, 2022
$4,375.00 – $12,250.00

  • Hotel accommodations
  • Breakfast daily at hotel in London and Lancashire
  • Breakfast daily at hotel
  • Welcome wine reception, some meals, and afternoon tea in London
  • Private coach transfer to some baking activities
  • Airfare/travel to the UK and France
  • Airport transfers
  • Some meals