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The French Pastry School | June 21, 2013

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

Illinois Restaurant Association | June 18, 2013

(Chicago, IL; May 31, 2013) The Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (IRAEF) announced today that it will award $144,500 in scholarships – more than $15,000 more than in 2012 – to students in pursuit of post-secondary education in the Culinary and Hospitality Management fields. The scholars will be honored at an award ceremony at 1:00p.m. during IRAEF’s Annual Scholarship Luncheon held on Saturday, June 1st  at 12:00 p.m. at Chase Tower on the 57th Floor (21 S. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60603). The luncheon is being sponsored by Eurest.

The French Pastry School | June 17, 2013

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

The French Pastry School | June 14, 2013

Chicago, Illinois (June 12, 2013) – If you give pastry enthusiasts a cookie competition, they’re going to need more than just a glass of milk.  The over twenty competitor’s at Pastry Chicago’s Sixth Annual Student/Amateur Cookie Competition used California Raisins, Plugrá Butter, King Arthur Flour, and Nielsen-Massey Vanilla to create unique cookies and compete for prizes from KitchenAid.  From traditional oatmeal-raisin to chocolate-enrobed ice cream sandwiches, not one of the cookies that were displayed throughout Mariano’s Fresh Market was alike.  Chef Joshua Johnson of T

The French Pastry School | May 9, 2013

Maggie Austin, L'Art de la Patisserie 2009, of Maggie Austin Cake is a featured blogger for the Huffington Post's Wedding blog and recently contributed an article about upcoming Spring Wedding Cake trends. With photos and helpful hints for brides and boutique owners alike, this article is a great read for all aspiring cake decorators and enthusiasts!

The French Pastry School | May 7, 2013

Chef Mark Seaman, Certified Master Cake Artist and Chef Instructor at The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago, was named one of Dessert Professionals Top Ten Cake Artists of North America 2013.  With over a decade of experience in cake design, Chef Seaman guides students of L’Art du Gâteau, the Professional Cake Decorating and Baking Program, and L’Art de la Pâtisserie, the Professional Pastry and Baking Program, through the intricacies of creating beautiful wedding and celebration cakes.  From a field of cake decorators from all over

The French Pastry School | April 27, 2013

The French Pastry School will be hosting Pastry Chicago's 3rd Annual Scone Competition on April 27th from 12 - 2 pm. The free event will feature a demonstration by Chef Joel Reno and a tour of our facilities. The competition is open to all students and amateurs and everyone is welcome to attend the demonstration. Contestants and spectators can sign up and RSVP here.

The French Pastry School | April 26, 2013

Students of L’Art du Gâteau, The Professional Cake Baking and Decorating Program celebrate their graduation from their full-time program.

The French Pastry School | April 16, 2013

Congratulations to Anna Shovers, L'Art de la Pâtisserie '10, Pastry Chef of The Publican, on being named Best New Pastry Chef of the Year by Time Out Chicago's 2013 Eat Out Awards!

The French Pastry School | April 15, 2013

Nathan Winner '07, graduate of L'Art de la Pâtisserie and owner of NOLA Pie Guy was featured in a segment on WGNO's News With a Twist! Find out more about his hand-made, personally delivered pies and why the small business fits right into the New Orleans community: watch the video here!