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Bolingbrook Patch | July 22, 2011

Despite a challenging economy, Robin Williams (no relation to the actor) took a leap of faith when opting to launch Gelato Forte & Patisserie. Read more here…

NWI Times | July 22, 2011

Alumna, Jennifer Dean, joins Gayety’s Chocolates and Ice Cream. Read about Jennifer and other culinary news in this NWI Times article.

WGN | July 19, 2011

See graduate of L’Art de la Pâtisserie, Tommy Zarlengo and his family’s business, Zarlengo’s Italian Ice featured on this WGN segment!

French-American Chamber of Commerce | July 7, 2011

“Upon return to his hometown of Chicago, [Fahy] completed a six-month program with the French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College. ‘Being able to learn from the best was all anyone could ask for. They didn't just teach me about pastries but about life too,’ Chef Fahy explained when asked to expand on this experience.

edible Chicago | July 7, 2011

Alumna of L’Art de la Pâtisserie, Flora Lazar, shares thoughts with Edible Chicago on food, ingredients, pâte de fruits, and supporting local farming. Read the full article here.

The French Pastry School | June 20, 2011

Chicago, Illinois (June 20, 2011) – On Saturday, June 18, 2011, faculty and staff of The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College, school sponsors, industry chefs, friends, and family, congratulated the graduates L'Art de la Pâtisserie – The Professional Pastry and Baking Program. A grand ceremony was held at the Union League Club of Chicago to honor the new alumni at the conclusion of their 24-week program. Present to recognize the graduates and offer words of advice was fellow alumna and business owner, Chris Kadow-Dougherty of Whimsical Candy.

The French Pastry School | June 20, 2011

Chicago, Illinois (June 20, 2011) – On Saturday, June 18, 2011, faculty and staff of The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College, school sponsors, industry chefs, friends, and family, congratulated the graduates L'Art de la Pâtisserie – The Professional Pastry and Baking Program. A grand ceremony was held at the Union League Club of Chicago to honor the new alumni at the conclusion of their 24-week program. Present to recognize the graduates and offer words of advice was fellow alumna and business owner, Chris Kadow-Dougherty of Whimsical Candy.

The French Pastry School | June 13, 2011

Chicago, Illinois (June 13, 2011) – On Monday, June 6, 2011, Dessert Professional Magazine held their 18th annual awards ceremony honoring the Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America in New York City, with KitchenAid as a sponsor to the event. Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, Co-founder and Academic Dean of Student Affairs of The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College, was awarded the "Top Ten" honor in 1996 and again in 1997.

The French Pastry School | June 6, 2011

Chicago, Illinois (June 6, 2011) – The great city of Montréal, Québec welcomed members of the North American chapters of the Académie Culinaire de France (French Culinary Academy) and Maîtres Cuisiniers de France (Master Chefs of France) during their annual conference on May 29-31, 2011.

The French Pastry School | May 24, 2011

Chicago Pastry Chefs Meg Galus, Patrick Fahy, and Jimmy MacMillan were honored as 2011's Rising Stars of Chicago by StarChefs.com, the online magazine for culinary insiders, on May 23, 2011 at the Fairmont Hotel in Millennium Park. Antoinette Bruno, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of StarChefs.com, as well as Will Blunt, Managing Editor, were present to honor the recipients and their mentors, each selected by the honorees.

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