Press release: Chef Nicholas Lodge One of the “Top Ten” in The Nation | The French Pastry School

Press release: Chef Nicholas Lodge One of the “Top Ten” in The Nation

Chef Nicholas Lodge One of the “Top Ten” in The Nation
The French Pastry School |
June 18, 2010
Chef Instructor Nicholas Lodge of The French Pastry School Receives Award from Dessert Professional

Chicago, Illinois (June 18, 2010) – Chef Nicholas Lodge of The French Pastry School at City Colleges of Chicago was recently named one of the Top Ten Pastry Chefs as well as one of the Top Ten Cake Artists of 2010 by Dessert Professional Magazine, making this the first time a chef has received both of these awards in the same year. He was honored in New York City along with the other Top Ten pastry artists from around the country at a reception held on June 7th where he showcased his “Chapeau Chic” dessert.

A reception was held for 350 guests to commend the winning chefs where each one also presented one of their signature desserts. Chef Lodge created his “Chapeau Chic” which consisted of a pistachio sponge cake base, pistachio mousse encasing, a red sour cherry crémeux with red sour cherry granola, and adorned with a gumpaste cherry blossom.

“It is a privilege to call Nicholas Lodge a colleague,” said Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, Dean of Student Affairs at The French Pastry School, “His amazing talent, his careful attention to detail, and his great patience make him an outstanding chef and teacher.”

Nicholas Lodge will be teaching in The French Pastry School’s L’Art du Gâteau – The Professional Cake Decorating and Baking Program beginning August 30, 2010. He has traveled the world to 26 countries teaching courses in cake decorating and sugar arts. Lodge’s many cake commissions include one of the official wedding cakes for wedding of Lady Diana and Prince Charles. In 2001, Nicholas was voted into the International Cake Exploration Societé (ICES) Hall of Fame, being the youngest person to receive this honor. For more information on Chef Nicholas, see and the “About Us” page.

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About The French Pastry School
The French Pastry School is a premier international institution of pastry arts education. Superb instruction, superior equipment, and top quality ingredients enable the co-founders and Academic Deans, Chefs Jacquy Pfeiffer, and Sébastien Canonne, M.O.F., to uphold an exceptional educational facility for pastry and baking. The French Pastry School’s team of award-winning instructors has grown to a faculty of many renowned chefs, including Master Baker Jonathan Dendauw, Pastry World Champion Dimitri Fayard, Della Gossett, Pastry World Champion En-Ming Hsu, Joshua Johnson, Master Cake Artist Nicholas Lodge, Laura Ragano, Kristen Ryan, Master Cake Artist Mark Seaman, and World Baking Champion Pierre Zimmermann.

The French Pastry School offers the rare opportunity for students to learn the art of pastry in an intimate setting, being personally mentored by masters in their field. Students’ skills are finely honed through hands-on practice and repeated exposure to the best pastry techniques, tools, and ingredients. Our programs are ideal for anyone from the career changer to the professional to the novice. For more information on The French Pastry School, please visit


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