Baking Classes

We are back! Starting from October 2017 we are going to offer bread and pretzel baking and making classes. 

Our classes are fully hands-on and can accommodate 8 students to ensure a complete learning experience. They are two hours long and encompass theory, demonstration and practice. 

If you have any questions about the schedule or gift certificates, or any inquiries about private or group classes and tours, please email

The classes will take place at Firebrand Artisan Breads, located at 2343 Broadway, Oakland, from 1pm to 3pm.

Please note that all classes are final sale.


Class Description

Bread Baking/Making: In this class you will learn how to make your own sourdough starter and to mix sourdough bread by hand. You will learn to shape baguettes, batards and boules and how to score the bread.  After the class you will go home with a free Firebrand loaf of your choice and sourdough bread recipe. 

Pretzel Making/ Baking: In this class you will learn to mix the pretzel dough and to shape various pretzels such as knots, gruyere-filled pretzels and the traditional Firebrand pretzel shape. You will also learn how to bake the pretzels. At the end of the class you will take home with you the pretzels you made. 

Cookies 101: In this class you will learn to mix and bake Firebrand Chocolate Chip and Ginger Cookies.

Sugar Cookies: 101: In this class you will learn to decorate seasonal sugar cookies like pro.



All the classes are taught by Colleen Orlando, long time baker, pastry chef, and manager at Firebrand Artisan Breads. 


Winter Schedule


  • January 12th 12-2:30 pm Sourdough Bread 101

  • January 19th 12-2:30 pm Pretzel Baking

  • January 26th 12-2:30 Cookies 101

  • February 9th 12-2:30 pm Small Couples Cake for Valentine

  • February 16th 12-2:30pm Sourdough Bread 101

  • March 9th 12-2:30pm Sourdough Bread 101

  • March 16th 12-2:30pm Sugar Cookies 101

  • March 23rd 12-2:30pm Pretzel Baking

To register for a class, click here.

Please note that all classes are final sale.