Pastry Instructor Provides Chocolate Treats for Jay-Z’s Post-Oscars Bash

In BU MET’s Professional Pastry Arts Program, students learn the concrete skills and acumen they need to launch a career in baking and the food industry, taught by expert instructors with a deep, practiced history of success in the field.

One of those instructors will have a somewhat unique experience to share with students after a recent opportunity to provide sweets for the stars.

In March, MET Pastry Instructor Thiago Silva was invited to supply a post-awards Oscars party, hosted by musician and mogul Jay-Z, with a rarified dessert: bonbons infused with the rapper’s signature congac, D’ussé. In total, more Silva sent more than 600 bonbons to the event. On the social media page of Salt Patisserie, his newly opened bakery in Newton, Massachusetts, he shared a behind-the-scenes look at his preparation process.

For his efforts, Silva was featured in a Boston Eater article.

Presented by BU’s Programs in Food & Wine, the on-campus Professional Pastry Arts Program helps students develop the professional strengths and skills they need to immediately commence a career in food and baking, whether by joining a restaurant or professional bake shop or by launching their own businesses.

Topics covered include:

  • Artisan Breads
  • Baking Principles and Ingredients
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Cakes
  • Chocolate Work
  • Cookies
  • Custards, Puddings, and Mousses
  • Dessert Presentation
  • Pastry Basics
  • Pies
  • Quick Breads
  • Specialty Baking (Gluten-Free and Vegan)
  • Syrups, Creams, and Sauces
  • Tarts and Special Pastries
  • Yeast Doughs, Lean and Rich

Spring classes begin January 18, 2024. Download the application here.

Read more at Eater Boston.