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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

The French Pastry School | August 24, 2012

Matthew Haase had many experiences that led him to attend L’Art de la Patisserie and he recently landed the pastry chef position at Rocket Baby Bakery in Milwaukee.  Two graduates of The French Pastry School, Haase '12 and Kurt Fogle '06, are featured in this article from  Read about how their friendship and love of food influenced their careers in pastry! 



The French Pastry School | August 14, 2012

Chicago, Illinois (August 14, 2012) – The heady aroma of bread fresh from the oven heralded the graduation of L’Art de la Boulangerie, the Professional Bread Baking Course at The French Pastry School.  Fourteen students from around the country and world celebrated the conclusion of their eight week experience with a lively ceremony and impressive buffet of expertly-baked breads and breakfast pastries.  The festivities were joined by The French Pastry School’s guest speaker, Michael Garbin, Executive Chef

The French Pastry School | August 9, 2012

Anne Shaeffer ‘09, alumnus of The French Pastry School and owner of Sulpice Chocolat, won PopSugar’s Stand Out Contest earning her a $5,000 prize to help fund her business.  As part of the prize, PopSugar created a video profile of how Anne found her passion for pastry.  Watch the video here!

The French Pastry School | August 3, 2012

Congratulations to students of L'Art de la Boulangerie.  The 8-week Professional Bread Baking Course culminated in an impressive buffet of artisan breads and breakfast pastries made by the graduates.  Stay tuned for pictures and more information about the course!

The French Pastry School | July 23, 2012

Chicago, Illinois (July 23, 2012) — During two days of competition at the World Pastry Team Championships in Las Vegas, the stars aligned for Team USA as they won best dégustation and second place overall in the challenge inspired by astrology and horoscopes.  The All-American team of National Pastry Champions consisted of Team Captain, Chef Donald Wressell, and The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago’s own, Chefs Scott Green, Joshua Johnson and, alternate, Della Gossett.  After two years of preparation, including the qualifying National Pastr

The French Pastry School | July 17, 2012

Alumni of The French Pastry School will be participating in Pastry Chicago's Ice Cream Social at Treasure Island Foods (Clybourn) on Friday, July 20th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.  Along with free tastings, guests will enjoy a free demonstration by Chef Della Gossett of The French Pastry School and a chance to meet the California Raisin Mascot.  

The French Pastry School | July 9, 2012


Seventy-two new students of L’Art de la Pâtisserie began their first day of classes today!  The students of the 24-week Baking and Pastry Arts Program will graduate on December 21, 2012.

The French Pastry School | July 6, 2012

Amy's Candy Bar was nominated for Best Candy Store for Time Out Chicago Kids 2012 Hipsqueak Awards! Be sure to vote for this great alumni business from L'Art de la Patisserie ‘06  alum, Amy Hansen!

The French Pastry School | July 5, 2012

The Washingtonian published this enlightening interview with Maggie Austin, L'Art de la Patisserie '09, featuring how she makes her cakes taste just as lovely as they look.