The French Pastry School

Teaching the Fine Art of Pastry

The French Pastry School at Kennedy-King College of City Colleges of Chicago strives to offer an innovative, effective, intensive education in which students are equipped to achieve excellence in the pastry, baking and confectionery arts.

About The French Pastry School

The current 2018 full-time certificate programs at The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago were designed to respond to the demands of the industry and our students.  Our intensive and innovative programs provide the knowledge and skills to create the pastry and baking professionals of tomorrow.
 
The French Pastry School is very excited to announce a new partnership with Robert Morris University Illinois, with its highly-ranked culinary program, to offer certificate programs in Pastry and Baking, Cake, and Bread. Since 1995, FPS has been providing a world-class education to aspiring pastry chefs locally, nationally, and globally. This new partnership will enhance the offering of both schools and bring the programs to even more students starting in 2019. “This partnership helps Robert Morris take its culinary program to new heights in pastry, baking and confectionery arts,” said RMU President Mablene Krueger.
 
The full-time Programs will run at various times during the year beginning in February 2019.
· Pastry and Baking: February 18th and July 15th starts
· Cake: February 18th and September 23rd starts
· Bread: July 15th start (upon accreditation approval)
 
The Programs will continue to be taught at the current FPS location (226 West Jackson Boulevard) in downtown Chicago along with Continuing Education Workshops for both professionals and the home baker. 

Visit www.thefrenchpastryschool.com for more information. 

 

 

 

The French Pastry School was founded in 1995 by Chefs Jacquy Pfeiffer and Sébastien Canonne, M.O.F., to provide dedicated education to the arts of baking, cake, and bread.  Both Chefs Jacquy and Sebastien achieved excellence in their careers by learning from legendary artisans, working for royalty and prestigious establishments, and running kitchens in some of the finest institutions in the world.  They came together to open the school when they realized that it was very difficult to find trained pastry professionals.  Since it opened, the school has been the training ground for thousands of students who have gone on to open successful pastry shops and online businesses, to work in luxury hotels and restaurants, and to become recognized experts in the industry.

Mission Statement

The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago strives to offer an innovative, effective, intensive education in which students are equipped to achieve excellence in the pastry, baking, and confectionery arts.

 

The French Pastry School's programs (L’Art de la Pâtisserie and L’Art du Gâteau) are approved by the Illinois Community College Board through Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago. Students in our full-time certificate programs earn from 16 to 24 college credit hours.

City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) is one of the largest community college systems in the nation, with 5,800 faculty and staff serving to 120,000 students annually at seven campuses and thirteen satellite sites.  Programs include associate degrees, transfer-track, occupational certificates, continuing education and adult education.  CCC is also home to the French Pastry School, the Washburne Culinary Institute and two restaurants.  For more information, call (773) COLLEGE or visit www.ccc.edu.  

 

Starting in 2019, the full-time programs at The French Pastry School will be offered in partnership with Robert Morris University Illinois.  FPS will no longer be associated with City Colleges of Chicago after January 15, 2019.