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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.

JW Marriott | September 4, 2018

We are excited to welcome Brian Sundeen as new Executive Chef at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. Brian started his new role on August 13, 2018.

He transferred from The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, where he was the Executive Chef.

The French Pastry School | August 28, 2018

Chicago, IL. The French Pastry School graduated new bakers from its Bread program (L’Art de la Boulangerie) on Friday, August 24, 2018.  Students of many different backgrounds came from all over the U.S. to learn everything from baguettes to brioche to beer bread, and everything in between. 


WGN9 | August 15, 2018

In case you missed it, FPS co-founder Jacquy Pfeiffer did a Lunchbreak segment for WGN News.  Please watch as he demonstrates making a Tropical Ice Cream sandwich and shares other treats made by students in the Pastry and Baking program. 

By Timothy Inklebarger, Staff Reporter | August 8, 2018

It's an Oak Park business that's operated largely off the radar and a storefront business nearly a decade in the making, but Rare Bird Preserves is poised to make its debut in the Oak Park Arts District in September.

Owner Elizabeth Madden is putting the final touches on her new shop at 211 Harrison St., but she's been operating in and around the village since 2009.