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The French Pastry School | August 3, 2012

Congratulations to students of L'Art de la Boulangerie.  The 8-week Professional Bread Baking Course culminated in an impressive buffet of artisan breads and breakfast pastries made by the graduates.  Stay tuned for pictures and more information about the course!

The French Pastry School | July 23, 2012

Chicago, Illinois (July 23, 2012) — During two days of competition at the World Pastry Team Championships in Las Vegas, the stars aligned for Team USA as they won best dégustation and second place overall in the challenge inspired by astrology and horoscopes.  The All-American team of National Pastry Champions consisted of Team Captain, Chef Donald Wressell, and The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago’s own, Chefs Scott Green, Joshua Johnson and, alternate, Della Gossett.  After two years of preparation, including the qualifying National Pastr

The French Pastry School | July 17, 2012

Alumni of The French Pastry School will be participating in Pastry Chicago's Ice Cream Social at Treasure Island Foods (Clybourn) on Friday, July 20th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.  Along with free tastings, guests will enjoy a free demonstration by Chef Della Gossett of The French Pastry School and a chance to meet the California Raisin Mascot.  

The French Pastry School | July 9, 2012


Seventy-two new students of L’Art de la Pâtisserie began their first day of classes today!  The students of the 24-week Baking and Pastry Arts Program will graduate on December 21, 2012.

The French Pastry School | July 6, 2012

Amy's Candy Bar was nominated for Best Candy Store for Time Out Chicago Kids 2012 Hipsqueak Awards! Be sure to vote for this great alumni business from L'Art de la Patisserie ‘06  alum, Amy Hansen!

The French Pastry School | July 5, 2012

The Washingtonian published this enlightening interview with Maggie Austin, L'Art de la Patisserie '09, featuring how she makes her cakes taste just as lovely as they look.

The French Pastry School | July 5, 2012

Chicago, Illinois (July 5, 2012) – When the talent of over five hundred years of cumulative culinary experience assembles in one room at The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago, someone must be in for a treat. When that gathering lasts for two days moving from one Chicago institution to the next, it’s a sign that L’Académie Culinaire de France (The Culinary Academy of France, ACF) and Les Maîtres Cuisiniers de France (The Master Chefs of France, MCF) are in town for the annual conference of their North American Chapters.

The French Pastry School | July 3, 2012

Kathryn Krivy,L'Art de la Pâtisserie '09,  decided to pursue pastry and open her business, Sweet Purrfection, after getting a second lease on life.  Read about her journey in this article by the Huffinton Post. 

The French Pastry School | June 22, 2012

Chicago, Illinois (June 26, 2012) – The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago celebrated the graduation of over 60 students of their full-time Baking and Pastry Program, L’Art de la Pâtisserie on Friday, June 15, 2012 at the historic Union League Club of Chicago.

The French Pastry School | June 16, 2012

During the weekend of June 16, 2012, The French Pastry School was honored to host Le Congrès de Chicago de la Délégation Américaine et Canadienne de L’Académie Culinaire de France et L’Association des Maîtres Cuisiniers de France (the Annual Meeting of the American and Canadian Delegation of The French Culinary Academy and Master Chefs of France).   Stay tuned for more details and photos of the event.