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The Online Pastry School

Making professional cooking skills accessible to everyone

What is The Online Pastry School?

The Online Pastry School is a collective of top chefs striving to make professional cookery skills accessible to everyone. We provide recipes, step by step videos and support to anyone looking to improve their pastry or baking skills.

Who is The Online Pastry School for?

The Online Pastry School is for anyone in the world with a passion for pastry and baking

For home bakers we have a library of basic bakes videos including quick home desserts, cakes, tray bakes and easy homemade breads

For chefs and students we also have over 50 professional dessert recipes and videos. These include recipes from Michelin starred restaurants and top bakeries.

There is also a Theory base with everything you need to know about ingredients, techniques and molecular gastronomy products.

Sign up today to get access to everything for life, with a locked in discount price of just £4.99 per month!



Taster Lesson

Check out this video for an example of our courses.

Our video lessons come with full written recipes and step by step instructions on how to create beautiful desserts.

We update our written recipes every month too, with new dishes and garnishes to take your desserts to the next level. Membership also includes access to our knowledge base with the theory behind techniques, MSK products and ingredients.

While we grow the content in the members area we are offering a massive early bird discount!

Normal price: £14.99/month

— About us —

Our pastry chef instructors

The Online Pastry School is led by Ben Mariner, begining his journey at the tender age of 13.

Ben has extensive knowledge within the industry, working in exclusive hotels in the UK before departing on a two year worknig experience in Australia. Ending his time in the land down under by being head hunted for a return to London, and is now working as a head pastry chef and developer for a famous Multi-Billionaire and their Executives, alongside running the Online Pastry School with help from a fantastic team of six.

Working alongside Ben you will find David Drohan. David started his career aged 14 working with a caterers and wedding cake maker, David has been producing quality produce for half of his life.

David is a former graduate of the prestigious Royal Academy of Culinary Arts. He spent 3.5 years working as a pastry chef for the country’s only seaside 5 star hotel, specialising in bread, baking and patisserie.

Upon his return to London, David worked for several different businesses as a pastry chef, including high profile restaurant openings and the VIP lounge of the O2 arena. 

 He is currently manager of St JOHN Bakery in Neal’s Yard, and manages the retail branch of a company renowned for its high quality doughnuts, as well as croissants and freshly baked breads daily.

He comes to the Online Pastry School as a pastry chef instructor, looking to pass on the benefits of his years of experience and skill to all levels of aspiring bakers and pastry chefs.

Pastry Chef Courses

The Online Pastry School offers a whole host of video led courses available for the complete begginer  to those looking on brushing up their pastry chef skills.

For more information on our available courses click here.




Are you looking to start a career as a pastry chef? Find out more about the job requirements and skills needed to become a pastry chef in our career guide.

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An amazing resource for aspiring and experienced pastry chefs. Ben’s recipes provide fresh ideas and the knowledge base teaches the theory that they failed to teach you in culinary school.

Michelea Wadey


Brilliant courses with some amazing desserts. I am so pleased with myself, because I actually made the Apple Mousse and it tasted delicious. Looking forward to creating the Contemporary Apple Crumble, Walnut & Apple Blossom cake… Yummy!

Karen Patterson

CEO - Mix and Blend Catering

Really enjoying the members area, the weekly prompts have kept me on track when i’ve been slacking!! An amazing resource run by a very knowledgeable team who make everything look easy and lead to great results. Couldn’t recommend more!

Kate Rothwell