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The French Pastry School | October 29, 2013

Chicago, Illinois (October 31, 2013) – The Chicago Fine Chocolate and Dessert Show returned to Navy Pier for its second year from October 18-20th and brought with it some of the finest producers of cocoa-based products in the country. While many attendees came for a glimpse into the world of chocolate making – and, of course, to taste classic creations and new innovations – they all left knowing more about the tropical bean and how best to use it in recipes to ensure delicious results.

The French Pastry School | October 8, 2013

Maria Mac, L’Art de la Pâtisserie ’07, was highlighted in this month’s issue of Luxury Las Vegas in a piece titled, “The Butcher, The Baker, The Candlestick Maker.”  Mac, the titular baker, is currently the pastry chef at Botero, a fine-dining restaurant within the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas. 

The French Pastry School | September 27, 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.

The French Pastry School | September 17, 2013

Last week, the Chicago Tribune highlighted 2006 graduate of L’Art de la Pâtisserie, Greg Mosko, as one of five under-the-radar pastry chefs who should become a household name. Mosko has been the pastry chef of North Pond, a Chicago staple located in the heart of Lincoln Park, for several years.

The French Pastry School | August 14, 2013

Chicago, Illinois (August 14, 2013) – Out of four basic ingredients – flour, water, salt, and yeast – students of L’Art de la Boulangerie, the Artisanal Bread Baking Course at The French Pastry School will make lifelong careers for themselves.  After eight weeks of learning the science and technique of creating artisan breads and breakfast pastries from masters in their craft, students from around the world graduated with the skills they need to follow their vocation.  The graduation ceremony took place at The French Pas

The French Pastry School | August 12, 2013

Not all alumni business are sugar-coated! Congratulations to L'Art de la Pâtisserie graduate, Ambrose Erkenswick '10 on his new endeavor, Pizzeria del Mercato, a restaurant specializing in thin crust pizza in Chicago's West Loop. wrote this piece about this 22 year old's 7 year journey in the food industry and his dedication to the perfect pizza crust.

The French Pastry School | August 6, 2013

Beijo de Chocolat, owned by L'Art de la Pâtisserie graduate, Laura Case '04, won top honors from The International Chocolate Salon.  Read more about it in the press release below:

Beijo de Chocolat Wins Top Honors at International Chocolate Competition

The French Pastry School | July 23, 2013

Sweet Sandy B's, owned and operated by Sandy Bierlein, L'Art de la Pâtisserie '10, was featured on Under the Radar Michigan, a PBS television show broadcast throughout the Midwest and Canada. Starting at minute 14, the host highlights Sandy's pastries, her education at The French Pastry School, and her take on baking local. You can watch the full video of Episode 320 here.

The French Pastry School | July 18, 2013

The use of chocolate dates all the way back to ancient cultures and, since then, the industry surrounding it has continued to constantly grow and evolve. This October 18th – 22th, come learn all there is to know about today’s finest cocoa products as the second annual Fine Chocolate & Dessert Show and National Chocolate & Dessert Show takes over the halls of Navy Pier.

The French Pastry School | July 8, 2013

On Monday, July 8th, The French Pastry School welcomed its newest session of L'Art de la Pâtisserie. From countries like Australia, Chile, Brazil, Thailand, Colombia, Scotland and all over the United States; and previous career backgrounds like engineering, art history, editing, hotel and restaurant management, savory cooking, and floristry, L'Art de la Pâtisserie July 2013 is one of the most diverse groups of students yet! We're looking forward to watching as they progress throughout their six month journey in all things sweet and baked!