Admissions | The French Pastry School



Every student has different aspirations and needs. We are here to answer all of your questions and guide you through the process. Get started on your culinary career today!


Pastry and Baking Program, (L'Art de la Patisserie)

Starts February and July 


Cake Program (L'Art du Gateau)

Starts May and September 


Bread Program (L'Art de la Boulangerie)

Starts July

From Admissions Through Your Career

The French Pastry School offers world-class culinary education to ensure that our students are equipped to achieve excellence in pastry, baking, and confectionary arts.  We are committed to the success of our students starting with the admissions process and continuing through their careers.  From the moment you visit the school as a prospective student, you receive one-on-one assistance to guide you through the admissions and financial aid process.  As a student, you will have access to chef mentors and staff to ensure that your classes progress smoothly, you have stage and internship opportunities, and you are prepared for your next steps after graduation.  Our support does not stop once you graduate as you will have ongoing access to jobs postings which showcase opportunities all over the world.

Application Process

If you’re passionate about pastry and baking and want to start a new career now, find out the steps you will need to take to apply to our full-time, professional courses.

Financial Options

Our full-time, professional Pastry and Baking Course, Cake Course, and Bread Course are eligible for various types of Federal Financial Aid. Learn about funding your education.

International Students

Every year, we welcome students from around the world to all of our programs.  Find out the additional admissions requirements for international students.

Veterans and Military Services

Veterans and Military Personnel have access to many types of benefits and support. We provide one-on-one assistance to help you transition to a new career.

Career Services

As a student and an alumnus, you will have access to chefs, faculty, staff, and other resources to help you identify and obtain the right position in the industry.

Living in Chicago

Chicago has inspired many architects, filmmakers, crooners, artists, and chefs throughout the years. Read about what Chicago has to offer as you embark on your pastry career.