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The French Pastry School | July 14, 2010

Chicago, Illinois (July 14, 2010) – Chef En-Ming Hsu, World Pastry Champion and Chef Instructor at The French Pastry School at City Colleges of Chicago, was recognized at the World Pastry Forum in Phoenix, Arizona: She was named the 2010 Pastry Chef of the Year by the World Pastry Team Championship.

The French Pastry School | June 30, 2010

Chicago, Illinois (June 30, 2010) – Graduates, faculty and staff of The French Pastry School were honored to have guest speakers, White House Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses, and Joe Trummer, a Food Scientist with the Sara Lee Corporation, address attendees on June 18th at the graduation ceremony of L’Art de la Pâtisserie, The Professional Pastry and Baking 24-week program at The French Pastry School. The newest group of alumni celebrated with their chef instructors, friends, and family at The Union League Club of Chicago.

The French Pastry School | June 25, 2010

Chicago, Illinois (June 25, 2010) – Della Gossett, Chef Instructor at The French Pastry School, formerly of Charlie Trotters, attended a special breakfast at the White House on Friday, June 4th for the kick-off event of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign, designed with the goal to end childhood obesity. Let’s Move! is partnering with Share Our Strength, a national organization that works to make sure no child in America goes hungry.

The French Pastry School | June 23, 2010

Chicago, Illinois (June 23, 2010) – The French Pastry School participated in the Sweets & Snacks Expo, thanks to the National Confectioners Association, where the Chef Founders, Jacquy Pfeiffer and Sébastien Canonne, M.O.F., and Instructors Joshua Johnson and Kristen Ryan demonstrated some classic French confectionery recipes for all attendees. Also present was For the Love of Chocolate Foundation members.

The French Pastry School | June 22, 2010

The French Pastry School at City Colleges of Chicago is eager to formulate relationships with different groups and members of the community who share a similar philosophy and goal – namely, to provide education and incentives for young people to become successful professionals.

The French Pastry School | June 18, 2010

Chicago, Illinois (June 18, 2010) – Chef Nicholas Lodge of The French Pastry School at City Colleges of Chicago was recently named one of the Top Ten Pastry Chefs as well as one of the Top Ten Cake Artists of 2010 by Dessert Professional Magazine, making this the first time a chef has received both of these awards in the same year. He was honored in New York City along with the other Top Ten pastry artists from around the country at a reception held on June 7th where he showcased his “Chapeau Chic” dessert.

The French Pastry School | June 16, 2010

AAA Five Diamond restaurant, hosted members, inductees, and honored guests of L’Académie Culinaire de France (French Culinary Academy) and Maîtres-Cuisiniers de France (Master Chefs of France) on June 6th to honor the retiring President of the French Culinary Academy, Jean Jacques Dietrich, and to bestow annual awards.

The French Pastry School | June 14, 2010

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The French Pastry School | June 11, 2010

Chicago, Illinois (June 11, 2010) – The French Pastry School hosted sponsors, colleagues, and industry associates on Friday, May 21st for a special reception showcasing the innovative kitchen technology of Bravo Gelato & Pastry Equipment, in particular the Bravo Trittico machine. Desserts and savory samples were served on the fine porcelain dishes of REVOL USA. Bravo and Revol are both sponsors of The French Pastry School whose products represent superior quality, keeping with the school’s philosophy of excellence.

The French Pastry School | June 10, 2010

Chicago, Illinois (June 10, 2010) – Chicago hockey fans, proud residents of the city, and Chefs of The French Pastry School unite in celebration of their victorious Blackhawks today, winners of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final. To commemorate the grand occasion, Chefs Jacquy Pfeiffer and Sébastien Canonne, M.O.F., co-founders of The French Pastry School, created a replica of the Stanley Cup - entirely out of chocolate - for the City of Chicago.

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