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The French Pastry School | February 23, 2013

The scholarship foundation that supports students of The French Pastry School’s full-time programs hosts its annual fundraising gala at The Union League Club of Chicago.  Tickets are for sale now at For the Love of Chocolate Scholarship Foundation's website.

The French Pastry School | February 19, 2013

Chicago, Illinois (February 19, 2013) - The steps to making decadent chocolates are many and varied: from harvesting the pods to designing tempting packaging that belies its rich, melt-in-your-mouth appeal. Every other year, the Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA) hosts their Recognition of Excellence ceremony to award individuals and businesses that have contributed to this diverse community of chocolate makers.

The French Pastry School | February 13, 2013

In advance of the 8th Annual For the Love of Chocolate Gala, Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer appeared on WGN News along with Mindy Viamontes of Muller+Muller Architects. While Mindy models the dress she designed with Cambro serving tongs, napkins, and Jelly Belly Jelly Beans, Chef Jacquy teaches the audience how to make delectable chocolate truffles.

The French Pastry School | February 7, 2013

Salty, sweet, and covered in chocolate - this New York Times article about the 10 best chocolate caramels in the country makes these candies sound like the most eligible bachelors on a delicious dating show. Melissa Coppel L'Art de la Pâtisserie '06's business, Jean Marie Auboine Chocolatier, is on the list for a "Brawny and Straightforward" confection - sounds like something we could snuggle up with.

The French Pastry School | February 7, 2013

Sandra Abballe, L'Art de la Pâtisserie '10, was featured in her local newspaper, Vaughn Citizen, for her accomplishments at Barry Callebaut's World Chocolate Masters Canada. Abballe - who also announced that she will soon be opening a storefront of her business, Succulent Chocolates - won the award of Best Molded Chocolate Bon Bon in the competition. Read the full article above!

The French Pastry School | February 2, 2013

Jeffrey Munchel, L'Art de la Patisserie '04, will appear on the Cops & Robbers themed episode of Food Network's Sugar Dome on February 2nd at 1pm EST - be sure to tune in to see his creations!

The French Pastry School | January 28, 2013

Kurt Fogle, L'Art de la Patisserie '06 is burning up the box of cake mix in Milwaukee - and we're not just being metaphorical. Take a look at this fun interview (and photo) by about Kurt's journey to his true calling.

The French Pastry School | January 23, 2013

Anne Shaeffer, L'Art de la Patisserie '09, and her business, Sulpice Chocolat, were featured in this profile in Candy Industry. Enjoy the article above!

The French Pastry School | January 23, 2013

Time Out Chicago named their Pastry Chefs to Watch in 2013 - two of the four the given this honors are graduates of The French Pastry School graduates: Julia Fitting '11 of The Boarding House and Anna Shovers '10 of The Publican! Congratulations, Julia and Anna!

The French Pastry School | January 22, 2013

Graduate of The French Pastry School, Peter Yuen '00, of Patisserie P was featured in Tasting Table today for his specialty, custard buns! Chef Ryan Poli of Tavernita suggested it as his favorite pastry of all time in the article which featured chef recommendations for Argyle Street, an area of Chicago known for the diverse palates of its inhabitants. Check out the full article here.