The French Pastry School

About our Faculty and Administrative Staff

The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago offers the rare opportunity to learn from world-renowned chefs in a professional kitchen setting.  With a 1-to-18 chef-to-student ratio, our students receive personalized instruction, individual feedback, and mentoring from experts in the field. 

Our team of expert faculty include World Pastry Champions, Master Bakers and Cake Artists, and Certified Master Sugar Artists.  In addition, The French Pastry School also provides the opportunity to learn from other award-winning and recognized instructors through our Workshops and Continuing Education Classes.


The French Pastry School's programs (L’Art de la Pâtisserie and L’Art du Gâteau) are approved by the Illinois Community College Board through Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago. Students in our full-time certificate programs earn from 16 to 24 college credit hours.


Starting in 2019, the full-time programs at The French Pastry School will be offered in partnership with Robert Morris University Illinois.  FPS will no longer be associated with City Colleges of Chicago after January 15, 2019.

Our Faculty

Sébastien Canonne, M.O.F.

Jacquy Pfeiffer

Courtney Clark

Jonathan Dendauw

Barbara Evans

Jeffrey Hamelman

En-Ming Hsu

Nicholas Lodge

Yann Migault

Julien Otto

Eric Perez

Didier Rosada

Alissa Wallers

Our Administrative Staff

Nicole Bujewski

Joseph D’Alessandro

Marie Ann Donovan

Thomas Hemerka

Anne Kauffmann

Emily Lo

Megan McCarthy

Caroline Zambon