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Pastries are always best experienced hands-on and we hope you can join us soon; in the meantime, we hope you’re inspired by what you see here. There are many ways to keep up with what's happening at The French Pastry School: read our articles, interviews, and blog entries; follow us online through various social networks or join us in person for an upcoming event. See what our friends are saying on our website, or read news about us in various other media.

The French Pastry School | July 3, 2012

Kathryn Krivy,L'Art de la Pâtisserie '09,  decided to pursue pastry and open her business, Sweet Purrfection, after getting a second lease on life.  Read about her journey in this article by the Huffinton Post. 

The French Pastry School | June 22, 2012

Chicago, Illinois (June 26, 2012) – The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago celebrated the graduation of over 60 students of their full-time Baking and Pastry Program, L’Art de la Pâtisserie on Friday, June 15, 2012 at the historic Union League Club of Chicago.

The French Pastry School | June 16, 2012

During the weekend of June 16, 2012, The French Pastry School was honored to host Le Congrès de Chicago de la Délégation Américaine et Canadienne de L’Académie Culinaire de France et L’Association des Maîtres Cuisiniers de France (the Annual Meeting of the American and Canadian Delegation of The French Culinary Academy and Master Chefs of France).   Stay tuned for more details and photos of the event.

The French Pastry School | June 16, 2012

The French Pastry School will host the Chicago Conference of the American and Canadian Delegation of L’Académie Culinaire de France (The French Culinary Academy) and L’Association des Maîtres Cuisiniers (The Association of Master Chefs of France).  This three-day gathering of the best minds in French pastry and cuisine will culminate with a gala honoring the organizations’ new inductees and award-winners.

The French Pastry School | June 15, 2012

Students of L’Art de la Pâtisserie – The Professional Pastry & Baking Program celebrate their graduation from their 24-week full-time program.

The French Pastry School | June 11, 2012

Fifteen new students from all over the country and world started the second session of L'Art de la Boulangerie today. The students will spend 8-weeks learning about bread and breakfast pastries, from the basic to advanced skills, with masters from The French Pastry School. The cohort, many of whom wish to open bakeries after their education, will graduate on August 3, 2012. Learn more about the program here and be sure to follow their progress on The French Pastry School's social media.

The French Pastry School | June 11, 2012

Students begin a new 8-week session of L’Art de la Boulangerie– The Artisanal Bread Baking Course.

The French Pastry School | June 7, 2012

Former Chef de Cuisine of The French Pastry School, John Kraus, and his Minnesota business, Patisserie 46 were featured in this video by Heavy Table.  The pastry philosophy he passed on to so many students as a Chef Instructor helps him maintain an excellent pastry shop that embraces the local community. Listen to what Chef John has to say and see some beautiful pastries in this clip by clicking here

The French Pastry School | June 7, 2012

In the months leading up to the 7th Annual For the Love of Chocolate Gala, The Food Channel got a look of what no one but a select few had ever seen before: the behind the scenes party planning with some of Chicago’s best pastry chefs and organizations.

the French Pastry School | May 31, 2012

Neil Robertson, graduate of L’Art de la Patisserie, recently opened Crumble & Flake Patisserie in Seattle.  The Stranger, a local newspaper, featured his popular business in this article about Robertson’s offerings and why he is reluctant to increase production.  Read the article here to learn more.