You are invited to join Kate McDermott for a 3-day pie baking weekend right at your very own baking counter! Kate McDermott has shared the time-honored craft of pie-making with thousands and is excited to now share it with you in this 3-day virtual pie making weekend broadcast live right to your home. There will be 10+ hours of pie-making during the 6-sessions that are based on the very popular sold out Art of the Pie Camps she created in 2008.
(Please be sure to review The Fine Print at the bottom of the page.)
FRIDAY 9AM-12:30PM PST: 2 Sessions
FRIDAY SESSION 1: Meet & Greet 9-10:00 AM PST (1 hour)
Our first session will be an informal meet and greet session where you will meet pie makers from across the country and maybe around the world.
FRIDAY BREAK (15-30 minutes)
The chat room will remain open during this time.
FRIDAY SESSION 2: Dough 101, 10:30AM-12:30 PM PST (2 hours)
In this session you will learn how to make dough by hand and also in a food processor. We will learn two different recipes. After Kate demonstrates a dough, she will then guide you through making your own. Our doughs will chill overnight and be ready to use in our Saturday and Sunday sessions.
SATURDAY 9AM-1:30PM: 2 Sessions
SATURDAY SESSION 1: Question Time, Sweet & Savory Hand Pies & Little Tasties 9-11AM PST (2 hours)
First up will be an opportunity for you to ask Kate questions. Kate will give a quick review of making one dough. Next she will demonstrate how to roll out dough, and make Little Tasties and Hand Pies that can be made either sweet or savory. Then she will be there to help you as you make your own.
SATURDAY BAKING BREAK (1 hour)
Preheat your oven and bake your Little Tasties and Hand Pies during the break. The chat room will remain open during this time.
SATURDAY SESSION 2: Question Time and Mise en Pie: 12-1:30PM PST (1.5 hours)
We’ll begin with questions for Kate and show each other our baked treats. While you enjoy the pastries you’ve made, Kate will take you on a tour of her baking equipment, including pie pans, measuring equipment, rolling pins, tools for decorating pie tops, and lots more.
SUNDAY 9AM-3PM: 2 Sessions
+ Virtual Pie Camp Graduation
SUNDAY SESSION 1: Question Time and Fruit Pie Fillings
9AM-10:30AM (1.5 hours)
We’ll begin once again with questions for Kate. Then we will learn to make a fruit pie filling using either fresh or frozen fruit for whatever size pie pan you have. (Information on specific fruit filling to be made will be provided at least 1 week before Virtual Pie Camp begins.)
SUNDAY BREAK (15-20 minutes)
Tidy up your counter and get ready to roll! The chat room will be open during this time.
SUNDAY SESSION 2: Lattice Crust, Edges, and Easy Pie Tops 10:45AM-12:15PM (1.5 hours)
Kate will show you how easy it is to make a lattice crust, lots of different edges for your pie, and some fun ways to create a pie top that is uniquely yours. She will first demonstrate a step, and then with her verbal guidance and prompts, you will do the same step .
SUNDAY BAKING BREAK (1.75 hours)
Preheat your oven, tidy up, and bake your pie during the break. The chat room will remain open during this time.
FINAL QUESTIONS & VIRTUAL PIE CAMP GRADUATION 2 PM PST (30-60 minutes)
After our pies are baked, we’ll meet once again for any last questions you might have. Pie Camp will then conclude with a Virtual Graduation Ceremony. Pie Camp graduates will receive by email, a personalized Art of the Pie Graduation Certificate (PDF), an invitation to join a private Virtual Pie Camp Facebook Group, and a FREE once a month private Bake & Chat Zoom Session only for graduates of the 3-Day Virtual Pie Camp.
The fee for the Full 3-Day Virtual Pie Camp Pass is $250 plus Eventbrite service charge and is limited to 25 Virtual Pie Campers.
PIE CAMPER COMMENTS FROM VIRTUAL PIE CAMPS
“This was literally one of the best things I have ever done. Ever.”
“I have been in 100s of in-person and online courses. Kate is the best online instructor I have ever had.”
“I learned SO much, but one of my biggest takeaways was the love, kindness and respect emanating from Kate towards each of us.”
“I loved all the science that was included in the class.”
“Over a 37 year career I’ve attended probably hundreds of training sessions in person and with video. You are among the very, very top instructors of courses I’ve participated in. It didn’t matter that we were on Zoom. I felt like I was there with you.”
“The investment of the weekend will yield a lifetime of wonderful memories and PIES for my loved ones.”
“What a fantastic time! I wanted to learn to make a pretty crust, and I feel like I accomplished that goal.”
“I’m delighted with how everything turned out. I can’t believe how well the fruit pie set – no soggy bottom!”
“I brought in my pie to work today. My co-workers were so grateful. Pie was gone in 20 minutes.”
“So much fun!!!”
“It was such an amazing class. I learned so much. I’m ready for another one!”
“Being able to use my oven and tools, and tasting the results gave me a huge amount of confidence. It was superb. I learned so much. You are a great instructor. You’ve upped my pie game enormously.”
“Virtual Pie Camp was excellent. I learned so much, met new friends and feel so much more confident in my pie baking. I can hardly wait for the next one.”
“A wonderful 🥧 weekend!”
“We are blown away by how successful and enjoyable, from start to finish, this experience has been. Being this successful with pastry is a testament to your skill and great energy Kate.”
“I received many nice compliments from clients about your presentation. This event was a 100% success. Your help and attention to detail was great.”
—Corporate Event for Wells Fargo Advisors, Chicago
THE FINE PRINT
- Once you purchase your Art of the Pie virtual event, it is for your eyes only. Please keep your login details to yourself. If you feel that a friend would like to know about an Art of the Pie virtual event, feel free to share this website and information with them.
- All sessions will be held on Zoom. The FREE version is just fine.
- With your paid registration you will receive instructions for Zoom login, a list of ingredients, equipment needed, and recipes.
- I love sharing with you in my classes but please respect that this my intellectual property and remember that these Art of the Pie Virtual Workshops and Pie Camp, including all video and written content are copyrighted material and not to be shared or taught by others without specific consent.
- Please choose carefully as there are no refunds.
Be Happy, Stay Home, Make Pie!
Updated: April 13, 2021