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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

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.