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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 | January 19, 2013

Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, Co-Founder and Academic Dean of Student Affairs at The French Pastry School, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Fine Chocolate Industry Association on Saturday, January 19th in San Francisco. For more details about the event and the award, please visit this website.

The French Pastry School | January 17, 2013

Peter Becker, L'Art de la Patisserie '09, was named Best Baker by Chicago Tribune's 2013 Dining Awards for his work at Balena and The Bristol! Congratulations, Peter! To read the full article, visit Chicago Tribune's website.

The French Pastry School | January 7, 2013

Over eighty students began their first week of The French Pastry School's full-time programs, L'Art de la Pâtisserie and L'Art du Gâteau, today. The programs begin with the students gaining sanitation certifications and lectures on everything from the history of pastry to the roles of ingredients in a recipe. The students will graduate with a strong understanding of pastry making or cake-decorating in 24-weeks and 16-weeks, respectively.

The French Pastry School | January 7, 2013

Students being a new 24-week session of L’Art de la Pâtisserie – The Professional Pastry & Baking Program and a new 16-week session L’Art du Gâteau – The Professional Cake Baking and Decorating Program.

The French Pastry School | December 22, 2012

Amy Hansen '06 is ready for the holidays with her homemade and internationally-curated selection of candies at Amy's Candy Bar, located in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood. Steve Dolinsky of ABC7's Hungry Hound featured her business and its delicious merchandise in this video feature.

The French Pastry School | December 21, 2012

Students of L’Art de la Pâtisserie – The Professional Pastry & Baking Program and L’Art du Gâteau, The Professional Cake Baking and Decorating Program celebrate their graduation from their full-time programs.

 

The French Pastry School | December 13, 2012

Congratulations to graduate, Nicole Betourney '09, on opening her storefront of her business, Isn't That Sweet, in LaGrange, IL. She was featured in this article by LaGrange Patch:

http://lagrange.patch.com/articles/isn-t-that-sweet-opens-selling-upscale-pastries-at-now-serving-caf

The French Pastry School | December 12, 2012

Amy's Candy Bar, owned by graduate Amy Hansen '06, was named one of the 5 Best New Candy Shops by Food & Wine magazine!  Stop by her shop for homemade treats like caramels and nougat.

 

The French Pastry School | December 11, 2012

Chris Kadow-Dougherty '06 just opened her first Whimsical Candy storefront on 175 N Franklin - the new move was featured in this article by DNAinfo.com Chicago.

The French Pastry School | December 9, 2012

The winner of Pastry Chicago's Gingerbread Competition, and current L'Art de la Pâtisserie student, Kelsey Sewell, was featured in

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