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The French Pastry School | October 23, 2012

Graduate of The French Pastry School, Renee Wilson '11, opened her business, Dessert Menu in Dyer, Indiana in March of 2012. This month, she was featured in an article by Northwest Indiana Times that talks about how her business has grown and become a part of the community in a few months time. You can find the full article here.

Photo: JIM BIS | THE TIMES

 

The French Pastry School | October 22, 2012

This weekend, The French Pastry School's sister organization, Pastry Chicago will be hosting its 6th Annual Haunted Cupcake Competition at Harborside International Golf Center. The competition is no longer accepting entries but there is plenty of space open to attend the free demonstration by Certified Master Sugar Artist and instructor at The French Pastry School, Chef Mark Seaman. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP with names and email addresses to info@pastrychicago.org.

The French Pastry School | October 22, 2012

From October 15- 18th, the professional students of The Cakes of Marina Sousa, worked diligently on fantasy flowers, gilded decorations, and piped flourishes to create their own stunning wedding cakes. The professional chefs, bakers, and business owners came from around the country and world to learn techniques from famed cake artist, Marina Sousa of Just Cake.

The French Pastry School | October 16, 2012

Congratulations to Maria Quinn, graduate of both L'Art de la Pâtisserie '12 and L'Art de la Boulangerie '12 and current intern of The French Pastry School, who competed in America's Best Raisin Bread Contest in Manhattan, Kansas. After months of preparation, Quinn took home the grand prize in the Student Commercial Category for her Banana-Raisin Bread that she called, "Not Your Grandma's Banana Bread"!

 

The French Pastry School | September 20, 2012

Chicago, Illinois (September 20, 2012) – Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, Co-Founder of The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago, has been named many things in his exceptional career in pastry: Pastry Chef of the Year at the 2004 World Pastry Forum; Celebrity Pastry Chef of the Year at the 2005 Jean Banchet Awards; and a King of Pastry in the 2009 documentary, Kings of Pastry, to name a few.   In recognition of his achievements, the Chicago Culinary Museum inducted Chef Pfeiffer into the Chefs Hall of Fame at their Seventh Annual Fundraising Dinne

The French Pastry School | September 20, 2012
Happy Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer Day! Mayor Rahm Emanuel declared that September 20, 2012 be a day of appreciation for our co-founding chef in Chicago. We at The French Pastry School have lots of plans in store for today - how will you celebrate?
The French Pastry School | September 19, 2012

Join The French Pastry School at Hilton Towers Hotel for the 7th Annual Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame Fundraising Dinner and Awards Presentation! Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, Co-Founder and Academic Dean of Student Affairs, will be the first pastry chef ever inducted.  Chef Graham Elliot of Chicago's Graham Elliot, Grahamwich, and G.E.B. will also be inducted into the Chefs Hall of Fame alongside previous inductees like Charlie Trotter, Rick Bayless, Art Smith, Carrie Nahabedian, and Priscila Satkoff.

The French Pastry School | September 17, 2012

Chef Pierre Zimmermann, World Pastry Champion and Chef Instructor at The French Pastry School opened his family bakery, La Fournette, in July in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood. ABC 7’s Hungry Hound, Steve Dolinsky, paid the Zimmermann family a visit to feature the authentic French bakery in his segment about great eateries around Chicago. This video, showcasing the homemade breads, breakfast pastries, and classic French sweets like macarons, aired on ABC 7 on Saturday, September 15th.

The French Pastry School | September 13, 2012

In advance of his induction into the Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer appeared on WGN TV to share a recipe with viewers.  Chef Pfeiffer made a French-style Apple-Cranberry Pie with Almond Crumble, the recipe for which you can find here.  The co-founder and Academic Dean for Student Affairs at The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College

The French Pastry School | September 11, 2012

Scores of talented women from all facets of the food industry gathered at The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago on Friday, September 7th to celebrate Les Dames d’Escoffier, a worldwide society of female culinary professionals that encourages the achievements of women in the hospitality field.  “La Grande Fête: A French Salute to Julia and Joan” was the kick-off event of Les Dames d’Escoffier Chicago Chapter’s Culinary Insiders Weekend which celebrated the organization’s 30th anniversary and helped raise money for their schola

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