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Sarah Levy - TCW Magazine | March 19, 2014

It was a brutally cold day when Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer and I made Bostock Brioche (aka twice-baked brioche) together. The French Pastry School was closed due to subzero temps and, while there were no signs of students, the staff was working away like busy bees. That’s what happens when you work for someone like Chef Pfeiffer and Sébastien Canonne, MOF, co-founders/owners of The French Pastry School.

The French Pastry School | March 7, 2014

We'd love to hear about your baking adventures so far in 2014. Click here to download a favorite at The French Pastry School, the Lemon Coriander Pound Cake.

The French Pastry School | February 25, 2014
In 2007, For the Love of Chocolate Scholarship Foundation was created to provide scholarships to dedicated students of the pastry arts. Since then, 113 people have been awarded over $470,000 in scholarships. Here are three of their stories.
The French Pastry School | February 25, 2014

Chicago, Illinois (February 25, 2014) – Over 850 Chicagoans looking to warm up their winter blues helped make things hot at the 9th Annual For the Love of Chocolate Gala on Saturday, February 22nd.  The event brought the twenties roaring back to life in the 130-year-old Union League Club of Chicago in the name of raising scholarships for students of The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago.

The French Pastry School | February 22, 2014

Support future students of the pastry arts by attending the best party of the year! On February 22nd, put on your shiniest spats and your longest lavalieres then join For the Love of Chocolate Scholarship Foundation for a decadent night of 1920s glamour at The Union League Club of Chicago.

The French Pastry School | February 18, 2014

The International Association of Culinary Professionals announced their 2014 Award Finalists. Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer's cookbook, The Art of French Pastry, was nominated along with two other cookbooks in the category "Baking: Sweet and Savory." The results will be announced on March 15th. For a full list of nominees, visit this website.  

The French Pastry School | February 14, 2014

What would you do if you only had 72 hours in Paris? Here's what our graduate, Meg Galus '05 of NoMI Restaurant, did - it's an incredible pastry adventure in the Chicago Tribune

The French Pastry School | February 10, 2014

Everyone’s road to The French Pastry School is different.   Whether from France, South America, Chicagoland, the West Coast or the East Coast, the love of bread is universal.  In its first three sessions alone, L’Art de la Boulangerie welcomed students from Mexico, Peru, PIndonesia, Brazil, California, South Carolina, Florida, Utah, and more.  When two Southerners from different states and different backgrounds enrolled in 2011, they both did so to bring artisan bread back to life in their communities.

The French Pastry School | February 4, 2014

Culinary Arts Instructor, Angelique Kerger, and Curie High School culinary students hosted Chef Joel Reno from The French Pastry School as a guest instructor in their kitchen Tuesday, February 4. Chef Joel demonstrated recipes, skills, and techniques used at The French Pastry School and shared information about working in the culinary industry. See photos here.

The French Pastry School | January 3, 2014

Kurt Fogle, L'Art de la Patisserie '06, shares his experiences as Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer's apprentice in this lovely article by Lori Fredrich from  "He didn't just teach me how to bake," Fogle says, "he taught me how to think."  Read the article here.