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The French Pastry School | November 19, 2014

Twenty-two pastry enthusiasts gathered at Alliance Paper & Foodservice Equipment on November 8, 2014, to submit their favorite recipes for chocolate brownies at Pastry Chicago's 4th Annual Amateur/Student Brownie Competition. Alliance, a Lombard-based business and a Chicagoland staple for the food service industry, was a great host, providing a special coupon and a vendor showcase just for guests and competitors to enjoy during the event.

The French Pastry School | November 6, 2014

Our students receive hundreds of hours of intensive, hands-on education every term. The goal of The French Pastry School is not only to teach students the techniques and theories behind gaining a new skill but also to make sure they can translate that skill into a successful career.

Recently, The French Pastry School organized a career fair exclusively for its students and alumni so they could be introduced to the job opportunities available to them. Students were able to converse with potential employers, schedule stages, and submit resumes and applications.

The French Pastry School | November 1, 2014

Pastry Chicago’s 8th Annual Amateur Haunted Cupcake competition was held on October 24, 2014, at Esperanza Community Services, a nonprofit organization that helps children and adults with developmental disabilities be independent. This year's competition was all about decoration and 40 contestants used a variety of techniques to create visually haunting, whimsical, or scary cupcakes. Participants from Esperanza Community Services also got in on the fun as a way to build their skills and make meaningful connections.

The French Pastry School | September 3, 2014

A huge thank you to the hosts, event sponsors, participants, and student volunteers for coming together to create a fun, free, and tasty event for ice cream lovers! We could not have done it without you!

Make sure to check out photos from the event by clicking on the image above and visiting The French Pastry School Facebook Page. Please join us for future events!


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The French Pastry School | July 27, 2014

Scott Wilson, editor of The Pitch in Kansas City, interviewed Chef Jacquy about his book, The Art of French Pastry, and asked him questions about the job market and the education marketplace for chefs and pastry chefs. Read the interview here.

The French Pastry School | July 15, 2014

Chicago, Illinois (July 15, 2014) – The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago is pleased to announce that another fine group of students has been prepared to excel in the pastry industry. On July 27th, forty-nine students from all over the country and around the world celebrated their graduation from L'Art de la Pâtisserie – The Professional Pastry and Baking Program.

The French Pastry School | June 11, 2014

We are pleased to announce The Art of French Pastry, by Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer and Co-Author Martha Rose Shulman, earned a Best in the World Cookbook Award from Gourmand International. Winners of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, presented back in March, qualified to compete against books from other countries at the Beijing Cookbook Fair in May. The Art of French Pastry went up against winners in the French Cuisine category from Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Denmark, Sweden, and the United Kingdom and received first place!

The French Pastry School | June 2, 2014

Since 2005, the faculty and staff at The French Pastry School have given back to the communtiy by supporting an organization just northwest of us in the West Town neighborhood.

The French Pastry School | May 16, 2014

Chicago, Illinois (May 16, 2014) – The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago launched the most recent cohort of students, who specialized in the art of cake baking and decorating. On May 2nd, twenty-four students from all over the country and around the world celebrated their graduation from L’Art du Gâteau, the sixteen-week, full-time, Professional Cake Decorating and Baking Program.