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The French Pastry School | November 7, 2012

Sean O'Mahony graduated from the inaugural course of L'Art de la Boulangerie in 2011 with the dream to revive the artisanal bread scene in New Orleans. According to journalist Susan Lagenhennig of The Times-Picayune, O'Mahony's new bakery, Breads on Oak, is one of three establishments in the area that are doing just that. Read the full article here.

The French Pastry School | November 6, 2012

Chef Joshua Johnson, 2011 National Pastry Champion, of The French Pastry School was highlighted in this month's issue of Michigan Avenue Magazine.  Chef Johnson speaks about his role in the Chicago Fine Chocolate Show coming up later this month and gives insight into his personal favorite sweets.  The feature appears in their "Talent Patrol" section on page 54 - go pick up a copy today or find it online here.

The French Pastry School | November 4, 2012

Heather Rousseau, L'Art de la Pâtisserie '09, will be competing with her husband, Adam, tonight on a special couples episode of Food Network's Cupcake Wars. The husband and wife team own and operate SugarHigh Bakery in Frankenmuth, MI, which they opened after Heather graduated from The French Pastry School. The episode will air tonight, November 4th, on Food Network at 8:00pm EST.

The French Pastry School | November 2, 2012

 The French Pastry School's graduate, Brooke Wilson, completed L'Art de la  Pâtisserie in 2011 and soon after returned to her home state to open Love & Buttercream, a bakery that features her pastry education.

The French Pastry School | October 27, 2012

Pastry Chicago is holding its Sixth Annual Amateur/Student Haunted Cupcake Competition today, Saturday, October 27th at Harborside International Golf Center. Chef Mark Seaman, Certified Master Sugar Artist, of The French Pastry School will be giving a free educational demonstration of decoration techniques. The top five cupcake entries will win prizes from KitchenAid and The Spice House. Stay tuned for pictures from the competition and the winning recipes. Find out more about Pastry Chicago at

The French Pastry School | October 24, 2012

Chicago Talks featured French Pastry School graduate, Amy Hansen '06, and the success of her Lincoln Square business, Amy's Candy Bar, in this video and article on their website. Hansen was a career changer who had a dream of opening her own candy shop; read more about her journey to Amy's Candy Bar here.

The French Pastry School | October 23, 2012

Graduate of The French Pastry School, Renee Wilson '11, opened her business, Dessert Menu in Dyer, Indiana in March of 2012. This month, she was featured in an article by Northwest Indiana Times that talks about how her business has grown and become a part of the community in a few months time. You can find the full article here.



The French Pastry School | October 22, 2012

This weekend, The French Pastry School's sister organization, Pastry Chicago will be hosting its 6th Annual Haunted Cupcake Competition at Harborside International Golf Center. The competition is no longer accepting entries but there is plenty of space open to attend the free demonstration by Certified Master Sugar Artist and instructor at The French Pastry School, Chef Mark Seaman. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP with names and email addresses to

The French Pastry School | October 22, 2012

From October 15- 18th, the professional students of The Cakes of Marina Sousa, worked diligently on fantasy flowers, gilded decorations, and piped flourishes to create their own stunning wedding cakes. The professional chefs, bakers, and business owners came from around the country and world to learn techniques from famed cake artist, Marina Sousa of Just Cake.

The French Pastry School | October 16, 2012

Congratulations to Maria Quinn, graduate of both L'Art de la Pâtisserie '12 and L'Art de la Boulangerie '12 and current intern of The French Pastry School, who competed in America's Best Raisin Bread Contest in Manhattan, Kansas. After months of preparation, Quinn took home the grand prize in the Student Commercial Category for her Banana-Raisin Bread that she called, "Not Your Grandma's Banana Bread"!