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The French Pastry School | June 14, 2013

Have you made your reservations for the Washburne Showcase Dinner, Taste the Future of Culinary Arts in Chicago, on Wednesday, June 26Here is a taste of what you’ll be missing if you don’t attend……..


The French Pastry School | June 14, 2013

Chicago, Illinois (June 12, 2013) – If you give pastry enthusiasts a cookie competition, they’re going to need more than just a glass of milk.  The over twenty competitor’s at Pastry Chicago’s Sixth Annual Student/Amateur Cookie Competition used California Raisins, Plugrá Butter, King Arthur Flour, and Nielsen-Massey Vanilla to create unique cookies and compete for prizes from KitchenAid.  From traditional oatmeal-raisin to chocolate-enrobed ice cream sandwiches, not one of the cookies that were displayed throughout Mariano’s Fresh Market was alike.  Chef Joshua Johnson of T

The French Pastry School | May 21, 2013

CHICAGO, May 3, 2013 – The Chicago Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) recently awarded scholarships totaling $22,500 to female students enrolled in professional culinary- and baking/pastry-arts programs throughout greater Chicago.

The French Pastry School | May 9, 2013

Maggie Austin, L'Art de la Patisserie 2009, of Maggie Austin Cake is a featured blogger for the Huffington Post's Wedding blog and recently contributed an article about upcoming Spring Wedding Cake trends. With photos and helpful hints for brides and boutique owners alike, this article is a great read for all aspiring cake decorators and enthusiasts!

The French Pastry School | May 7, 2013

Chef Mark Seaman, Certified Master Cake Artist and Chef Instructor at The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago, was named one of Dessert Professionals Top Ten Cake Artists of North America 2013.  With over a decade of experience in cake design, Chef Seaman guides students of L’Art du Gâteau, the Professional Cake Decorating and Baking Program, and L’Art de la Pâtisserie, the Professional Pastry and Baking Program, through the intricacies of creating beautiful wedding and celebration cakes.  From a field of cake decorators from all over

The French Pastry School | May 1, 2013

Chicago, Illinois (May 1, 2013) – As real Spring flowers were just beginning to bloom around Chicago, the kitchens of The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago were filled with a garden of sugar blossoms.  The multi-tiered wedding cakes that bore the gumpaste botanicals were the final projects of L’Art du Gâteau, the sixteen week Professional Cake Decorating and Baking Program.  On April 26th, eighteen students from all over the country and around the world celebrated their graduation from the full-time program and prepared

The French Pastry School | April 27, 2013

The French Pastry School will be hosting Pastry Chicago's 3rd Annual Scone Competition on April 27th from 12 - 2 pm. The free event will feature a demonstration by Chef Joel Reno and a tour of our facilities. The competition is open to all students and amateurs and everyone is welcome to attend the demonstration. Contestants and spectators can sign up and RSVP here.

The French Pastry School | April 16, 2013

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The French Pastry School | April 16, 2013

Congratulations to Anna Shovers, L'Art de la Pâtisserie '10, Pastry Chef of The Publican, on being named Best New Pastry Chef of the Year by Time Out Chicago's 2013 Eat Out Awards!

The French Pastry School | April 15, 2013

Nathan Winner '07, graduate of L'Art de la Pâtisserie and owner of NOLA Pie Guy was featured in a segment on WGNO's News With a Twist! Find out more about his hand-made, personally delivered pies and why the small business fits right into the New Orleans community: watch the video here!