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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.

The French Pastry School | June 25, 2018

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) program on Friday, June 22, 2018 at the historic Union League Club of Chicago.  The ceremony was highlighted by a speech from Greg Mosko, an FPS alumni.  Chef Mosko leads the pastry team at NoMi Kitchen at the Park Hyatt in Chicago and has received many accolades including being named one of Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Pastry Chefs (2014), Starchefs rising star (2015), and Chi

Flathead Beacon, Tristan Scott | May 1, 2018


From the most basic ingredients — flour, salt, starter and water — bakers create wonders.

Derek Deitsch | April 16, 2018

Passion Flour Patisserie

Christina Warhola, Director of Communications | February 27, 2018
PHILADELPHIA – This special one-week exhibition of artistic cakes is inspired by the imaginative illustrations of Charles Santore and Woodmere Art Museum’s upcoming exhibition Charles Santore: Fifty Years of Art and Storytelling which opens February 17, 2018. Sweet Inspiration will be on view from March 15-22, 2018 and includes a cake conversation, tasting, and reception held from 6:30-8:30pm on Thursday, March 15.
The French Pastry School | January 8, 2018

On December 22, 2017, 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 in front of hundreds of guests and family at the Union League Club of Chicago.  The ceremony was highlighted by speeches from Guillaume Lacroix, the Consul General of France in Chicago, and Ca