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FPS | January 9, 2019

Chicago, IL.  In a rare instance, the USA chapter of the Académie Culinaire de France, awarded the prestigious Fauteuil de l’Académie to both chef Sebastien Canonne, M.O.F. and chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founders of The French Pastry School.  The “chair” award is normally given to one chef annually as a recognition of his lifetime achievement.  The award was presented at ACF’s annual grand meeting in New York City this past weekend.

By Brian Amick | BakeMag | January 9, 2019

Throughout 2018, the Bread Bakers Guild of America underwent the selection process to choose its team that will compete in the Coupe Louis Lesaffre regional qualifier in 2019 and then compete in the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie in Paris in 2020.

The French Pastry School | January 3, 2019

Chicago, IL.  The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago graduated new chefs from its Pastry and Baking (L'Art de la Pâtisserie) and Cake (L’Art du Gâteau) programs on Friday, December 21, 2018 at the historic Union League Club of Chicago.  The graduating class included students from across the U.S. and the world including as far away as India, the Netherlands, and Venezuela.

Chicago Reader | December 5, 2018

The French Pastry School | November 6, 2018
The French Pastry School is very excited to announce a new partnership with Robert Morris University Illinois, with its highly-ranked culinary program, to offer certificate programs in Pastry and Baking, Cake, and Bread. Since 1995, FPS has been providing a world-class education to aspiring pastry chefs locally, nationally, and globally. This new partnership will enhance the offering of both schools and bring the programs to even more students starting in 2019.
By John Kessler | Chicago Magazine | October 10, 2018

Marisol Espinoza, an alumna of the French Pastry School, makes many easy-to-love baked goods, from cupcakes to flaky “cruffins” with fruit and sweet cheese. But her talent shines when she combines her Mexican heritage with French technique to create one-of-a-kind breads and pastries.

Bucks Local News | September 28, 2018

YARDLEY >> In honor of October Breast Cancer Awareness month, LeSaint French Chocolate is partnering with Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), a non-profit committed to connecting women impacted by breast cancer with trusted information and a community of support, by unveiling a handcrafted, hand painted decadent pink chocolate collection created by Bucks County artisan chocolatier Stéphane Lesaint.

Jan Smith | Evanston Now | September 28, 2018

Spoonfoolery Creative Cooking & Baking, a demonstration and teaching kitchen for kids, has opened at 2113 Greenleaf St. in Evanston's West End.

Mamata Reddy | Spoonfoolery | September 7, 2018

Evanston, Ill.— September 7, 2018 — Spoonfoolery Creative Cooking & Baking, a demonstration and teaching kitchen, and special event space, is now open in Evanston’s West End.

Grace Wong | Chicago Tribune | September 7, 2018

When Marisol Espinoza was attending The French Pastry School after high school, she and her sister, Lizette, were already planning to open a pastry business once the former graduated. After Marisol’s stints at spots around town (OneSixtyBlue, Bleeding Heart Bakery, Tre Soldi and Amy’s Candy Bar), the Espinoza sisters in July opened Pan Artesenal Bakery in Logan Square, where Marisol flexes her baking muscles through European and traditional Mexican pastries.

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