King Arthur Artisan Baking Course
I recently took the 'Artisan Baking at Home I' course at the King Arthur Baking Education Center in Norwich, VT. I pondered whether it would be worthwhile, as I'm a not-a-beginner home baker and (thought I) was familiar with a lot of the material in the course description. I finally decided to go as I was sure to pick up some tips from the pros, and taking the course would allow me to see and feel the various doughs. And I could mess around with dough and commercial equipment for four days in a row with other breadheads. I'm glad I went.
I won't say much about the course content, as it's been described in other posts here on TFL. I will say that it was useful, educational and good fun. The instructors, facility and materials were all top-notch, and our time was used very efficiently.
Some photos to give you an idea
There's a store, bakery and café in the same complex. The café is pretty good.
Croissant, Pain au Chocolat and Savories