Adobe Thrills Guests with Croissant-Making Class

Beautiful layered croissants

Check out the layers in these perfect French-style croissants!

Thanks to a suggestion from an Adobe employee who moved to the Bay Area from France, guests at Adobe’s San Jose, CA-based campus recently learned a new skill: how to make expertly formed croissants completely from scratch.

Guided by Executive Chef Jessica Yarr, who first served as Adobe’s executive pastry chef, and Pastry Assistant Jasmine Bahou, attendees learned how to laminate dough to produce the wildly popular French-style pastries.

Students rolling dough

Class participants rolling dough after locking in the butter

Croissants at Adobe – San Jose are serious business. When they hit the pastry lineup, they regularly sell out by 9 a.m. They’re not for beginning bakers, though. So Jessica and Jasmine did significant R&D to perfect a teachable method, landing on a plan that would allow them to share the complex steps and achieve reproducible results that would make class members proud.

Marketing Specialist Sydney Clark worked with Jessica to develop class content, including a video on how croissants are made at Adobe, a timeline history of the croissant, and a class packet featuring a highly-detailed croissant recipe. In a 90-minute session, a baker’s dozen (literally) of Adobe employees learned all the tips and techniques to create croissants at home. Employees are now able to book this class as a team building event through Adobe’s Learning Kitchen program. At Adobe, the food isn’t the only thing baked from scratch. Employee-centered experiences are, too!

Submitted by Sydney Clark, Marketing Specialist