L’Academie Cooking and Baking School

Cooking and baking is an essential skill for life and a great hobby. L’Academie is a great place to start.


Phoenix New Times

Anyone looking to improve their culinary skills should consider L’Academie Cooking and Baking School.

Abbi Prieto, Columnist

L’Academie is a cooking and baking school in Gilbert, Arizona, where people of all ages can learn to cook, bake and have fun.

L’Academie’s Amazing Chefs

According to the L’Academie website, award-winning pastry chef Dan Boman founded the school. Boman is a professional pastry chef who has been teaching culinary skills for over ten years and opened L’Academie in 2019. He has worked in many hotels such as Four Seasons and Hilton. The American Culinary Federation named him Pastry Chef Of The Year in 2017 and he won the gold medal at the National Team Pastry Championship for his chocolate showpiece. He teaches the pastry classes while Chef Juan M. Martinez teaches the cooking classes. The American Culinary Federation named Chef Martinez Chef Of The Year in 2017. He has traveled to 47 countries and shows what he has learned in his classes at L’Academie.

Class Experience

Aside from the amazing chefs there, the class experience is also great. The teachers are friendly and explain the instructions well. They answer questions and give expert advice and recommendations. The classes are a step-by-step process, with teachers explaining as they go. They provide all the needed supplies. All students need to bring are containers to take home whatever they make. There are classes for a variety of age groups, including adults, juniors, and little kids. People that are under 14 and want to go to an adult class must have an adult to accompany them. There are also parent and child classes for younger kids, as well as camps for each age group that have classes once a week.

Services Offered by L’Academie

The option to book the classroom for just your family or a one-on-one class is also available. L’Academie does kid’s birthday parties as well. Along with that, they sell pastries and custom design cakes.

L’Academie is a great place for anyone to learn culinary arts. To get more information, visit the L’Academie website.