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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 | September 4, 2013

Students of L'Art du Gâteau - The Professional Cake Decorating and Baking Course - begin a new session of their full-time program.

The French Pastry School | August 12, 2013

Not all alumni business are sugar-coated! Congratulations to L'Art de la Pâtisserie graduate, Ambrose Erkenswick '10 on his new endeavor, Pizzeria del Mercato, a restaurant specializing in thin crust pizza in Chicago's West Loop. wrote this piece about this 22 year old's 7 year journey in the food industry and his dedication to the perfect pizza crust.

The French Pastry School | August 9, 2013

Students of L’Art de la Boulangerie – The Artisanal Bread Baking Course celebrate their graduation from their full-time course.

The French Pastry School | August 6, 2013

Beijo de Chocolat, owned by L'Art de la Pâtisserie graduate, Laura Case '04, won top honors from The International Chocolate Salon.  Read more about it in the press release below:

Beijo de Chocolat Wins Top Honors at International Chocolate Competition

The French Pastry School | July 23, 2013

Sweet Sandy B's, owned and operated by Sandy Bierlein, L'Art de la Pâtisserie '10, was featured on Under the Radar Michigan, a PBS television show broadcast throughout the Midwest and Canada. Starting at minute 14, the host highlights Sandy's pastries, her education at The French Pastry School, and her take on baking local. You can watch the full video of Episode 320 here.

The French Pastry School | July 18, 2013

The use of chocolate dates all the way back to ancient cultures and, since then, the industry surrounding it has continued to constantly grow and evolve. This October 18th – 22th, come learn all there is to know about today’s finest cocoa products as the second annual Fine Chocolate & Dessert Show and National Chocolate & Dessert Show takes over the halls of Navy Pier.

The French Pastry School | July 8, 2013

On Monday, July 8th, The French Pastry School welcomed its newest session of L'Art de la Pâtisserie. From countries like Australia, Chile, Brazil, Thailand, Colombia, Scotland and all over the United States; and previous career backgrounds like engineering, art history, editing, hotel and restaurant management, savory cooking, and floristry, L'Art de la Pâtisserie July 2013 is one of the most diverse groups of students yet! We're looking forward to watching as they progress throughout their six month journey in all things sweet and baked!

The French Pastry School | July 8, 2013

Students of L’Art de la Pâtisserie – The Professional Pastry & Baking Program begin their full-time program.

The French Pastry School | July 3, 2013

Chicago, Illinois (July 3, 2013) – The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago is always ready to celebrate excellence and, when the Chicago Blackhawks won their second Stanley Cup Playoff in three years, the chefs were prepared.  At the request of the hockey-loving team of chef instructors and staff members, National Pastry Champion, Chef Joshua Johnson, created a life-size replica of The Stanley Cup completely out of chocolate.  As the Blackhawks played for their lives in a close series against the Boston Bruins, Chef Johnson and a small group of

French Pastry School | June 26, 2013

Chicago, Illinois (June 26, 2013) – Guests with hundreds of years of collective experience in the culinary and pastry arts lined the stage of the Union League Club of Chicago ballroom as soon-to-be graduates of L’Art de la Pâtisserie, the Professional Baking and Pastry Program from The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago, filed in.  Chefs and professionals from all aspects of the food industry gathered to celebrate a milestone in