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The French Pastry School | December 23, 2013
The French Pastry School | December 23, 2013

Gorgeous designs by Maggie Austin, L'Art de la Pâtisserie '09, were featured in The White House's holiday decorations this season. Austin designed vases that were covered with a blanket of life-like, scarlet-hued gumpaste flowers - see pictures and read about the guests' reactions here!

The French Pastry School | December 20, 2013

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.

Two months prior to graduation, The French Pastry School organized a career fair for its students so they could be introduced to the myriad job opportunities available to them.  Many sought specific job openings, others a general insight into the various branches of the food industry.

The French Pastry School | December 17, 2013

Deck the halls and the cookies this holiday season with help from The French Pastry School.  Follow the link below to a free recipe by Chef Nicholas Lodge and get inspired to make unforgettable cookies that both taste delicious and look spectacular.

The French Pastry School | December 3, 2013

Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer's new book, The Art of French Pastry, was released today by Knopf. Find out more about the publication here!

The French Pastry School | November 19, 2013

In class, we teach our students to bake works of edible art.  Our pastries aren’t just pretty; they’re flavorful, with many interesting textures that keep your palate engaged and wanting more.

We believe in simplicity but we also like to think outside the box.  In addition to the beautiful cakes and chocolate showpieces that he makes, one of our chef instructors, National Pastry Champion, Joshua Johnson, loves brownies.  We asked him to take some of his favorite, basic recipes and, from them, create something unique.

The French Pastry School | November 14, 2013

Chicago, Illinois (November 14, 2013) - If you walked through the doors of Schweppe on Saturday, November 9th, you were instantly hit by the heady aroma of chocolate and coffee floating through their rows and rows of kitchen supplies. Thirty contestants came to the iconic foodservice industry supplier to submit their best and favorite recipes for chocolate and coffee brownies.

Dessert Professional | November 13, 2013

Chocolate philosophy: The mission of DARLENA Artisan Chocolates is “To bring back the Romance of Life through its chocolates...Its Purity, Beauty, and Best to you.” I have a true, romantic and health-minded dedication – a real purpose through the creation of my business to have DARLENA Artisan Chocolates give the gift to fully allow every single guest to experience our dedication to chocolate tasting.

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The French Pastry School | November 6, 2013

November 5, 2013 – Students of The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago had the unique opportunity to see inside the world of vanilla when school sponsor, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, invited them for a tour of and a demonstration in their state of the art facilities.

The French Pastry School | November 5, 2013

In order to make extraordinary pastries, desserts, breads and confections, our students need training, skills, and, just as importantly, exceptional ingredients and equipment. Students of The French Pastry School only use the best. They learn in an ideal environment so they can be prepared to adapt to any situation in the world of pastry after they graduate.

We are thrilled to announce that Nespresso, the internationally-recognized, luxury coffee brand, will be joining the family of French Pastry School sponsors.