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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

The French Pastry School | September 11, 2012

Congratulations to alumnus of L'Art de la Patisserie, Jen Templeton '06! Her new business, Gingersnap Sweets, was featured today on Tasting Table. We can't wait to try it; here's the taste!

The French Pastry School | September 5, 2012

A local women's food organization is organizing lunches, classes and behind-the-scenes tours beginning Friday. Here's a tasty preview.

The organization is called Les Dames D'escoffier. It's a group of professional women in food, wine and hospitality, named for Auguste Escoffier, the man who elevated french cuisine to new heights, more than a century ago. 

Click here to read the full article by ABC 7’s Hungry Hound.

The French Pastry School | August 25, 2012

Chef Della Gossett of The French Pastry School gave a free demonstration at Whole Foods - South Loop as part of Pastry Chicago's Fifth Annual Amateur/ Student Cookie Competition.  Taking inspiration from the contest's Almond and California Raisin theme, Chef Gossett made Wholesome Back to School Cookies with a crunchy and smooth almond and raisin filling.  To get the recipe, send a request to info@pastrychicago.org.

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