The French Pastry School

Follow Us: In the News

There are many ways to keep up with what's happening at The French Pastry School. Read our articles, interviews, and entries from our blog. Follow us through online social networks. Join us for an upcoming event. See what our friends are saying, or read news about us in various other media. Pastries are always best experienced hands-on, so we hope you will find something here that inspires you to join us soon!

Article by: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences | March 7, 2013

(left) Oscar®-nominated director Chris Hegedus (left), Oscar-winning director/producer Steven Spielberg (center) and Honorary Award recipient DA Pennebaker attend the 2012 Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, CA, Saturday, December 1. | Photo credit: Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S.
(right) Cover of "Kings of Pastry"

The French Pastry School | March 1, 2013

GMA Live featured Jelly Belly couture from the 8th Annual For the Love of Chocolate Gala's Fashion Show in this segment. The dresses are shown starting about nine minutes into the video clip. You can find all the dresses in this Facebook album.

The French Pastry School | February 23, 2013

The 8th Annual For the Love of Chocolate Gala will be held at the Union League Club of Chicago on Saturday, February 23rd. Proceeds from the event benefit For the Love of Chocolate Scholarship Foundation which has raised over $325,000 in scholarships for students of The French Pastry School since its inception in 2008. Tickets for the Dessert Dance Party are still available here!

The French Pastry School | February 19, 2013

Chicago, Illinois (February 19, 2013) - The steps to making decadent chocolates are many and varied: from harvesting the pods to designing tempting packaging that belies its rich, melt-in-your-mouth appeal. Every other year, the Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA) hosts their Recognition of Excellence ceremony to award individuals and businesses that have contributed to this diverse community of chocolate makers.

The French Pastry School | February 13, 2013

In advance of the 8th Annual For the Love of Chocolate Gala, Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer appeared on WGN News along with Mindy Viamontes of Muller+Muller Architects. While Mindy models the dress she designed with Cambro serving tongs, napkins, and Jelly Belly Jelly Beans, Chef Jacquy teaches the audience how to make delectable chocolate truffles.

The French Pastry School | February 7, 2013

Salty, sweet, and covered in chocolate - this New York Times article about the 10 best chocolate caramels in the country makes these candies sound like the most eligible bachelors on a delicious dating show. Melissa Coppel L'Art de la Pâtisserie '06's business, Jean Marie Auboine Chocolatier, is on the list for a "Brawny and Straightforward" confection - sounds like something we could snuggle up with.

The French Pastry School | February 7, 2013

Sandra Abballe, L'Art de la Pâtisserie '10, was featured in her local newspaper, Vaughn Citizen, for her accomplishments at Barry Callebaut's World Chocolate Masters Canada. Abballe - who also announced that she will soon be opening a storefront of her business, Succulent Chocolates - won the award of Best Molded Chocolate Bon Bon in the competition. Read the full article above!

The French Pastry School | February 2, 2013

Jeffrey Munchel, L'Art de la Patisserie '04, will appear on the Cops & Robbers themed episode of Food Network's Sugar Dome on February 2nd at 1pm EST - be sure to tune in to see his creations!

The French Pastry School | January 28, 2013

Kurt Fogle, L'Art de la Patisserie '06 is burning up the box of cake mix in Milwaukee - and we're not just being metaphorical. Take a look at this fun interview (and photo) by about Kurt's journey to his true calling.