The Online Pastry School

Online courses


Pastry and Baking

The Online Pastry School

Making professional cooking skills accessible to everyone

What is The Online Pastry School?

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

We have a library of over 40 baking courses and lessons including desserts, cakes, breads and confectionary. These are all taught by top chefs from Michelin starred restaurants and top bakeries around the world.

The lessons are available to watch anytime and with certificates for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, there is something for everyone.  

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

Personalised Gift Certificates and 6 months FREE when you buy membership as a gift!

An Online Pastry School gift certificate is the perfect gift for any occasion. Not only will our designers create you a personalised gift certificate that can be printed and wrapped, but for a limited time we are offering 50% off our annual gift cards so you will receive 6 months FREE when buying as a gift!

The perfect gift for chefs and home cooks

40+ video lessons taught by top chefs with 1:1 support 

Multi Device Access

All videos accessible across desktop, tablet and computer

Email Support

All membership gift cards include 1:1 support from top chefs to answer any questions on pastry and baking 

— Meet your instructor —

Ben Mariner

Ben Mariner is the owner and plated desserts coach at The Online Pastry School.

His Career started at age 13 working at a number of restaurants and boutique hotels in Dorset before earning a full scholarship with The Royal Academy of Culinary arts at just age 16.

After training with the Royal Academy he was sent to one of London’s iconic five star Hotels, The Goring. It was here that Ben’s career started to take shape. After five years at the hotel he progressed to Pastry Chef de Partie, along the way taking part in the preparations for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011. This was followed by the honour of cooking for HRH Queen Elizabeth and members of numerous royal families from all corners of the world. T he icing on the cake came in 2013 when the restaurant won its first ever Michelin star since its opening in 1910.

After leaving the Goring in December 2015, Ben travelled to Melbourne, Australia to take on the role of research and development chef for celebrity chef and Master chef Australia judge, Darren Purchase.

During his time in Melbourne, Ben produced cakes and patisserie for the Melbourne based pastry shop as well as the products used for the opening titles of Master chef Australia, the VIP lounge at Formula One grand prix, the Australian open and the Melbourne cup.

Two years later Ben was head hunted for a return to London, now working part time as head pastry chef and running the Online Pastry School with help from a fantastic team of six.


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