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The French Pastry School | June 13, 2011

Chicago, Illinois (June 13, 2011) – On Monday, June 6, 2011, Dessert Professional Magazine held their 18th annual awards ceremony honoring the Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America in New York City, with KitchenAid as a sponsor to the event. Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, Co-founder and Academic Dean of Student Affairs of The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College, was awarded the "Top Ten" honor in 1996 and again in 1997.

The French Pastry School | June 6, 2011

Chicago, Illinois (June 6, 2011) – The great city of Montréal, Québec welcomed members of the North American chapters of the Académie Culinaire de France (French Culinary Academy) and Maîtres Cuisiniers de France (Master Chefs of France) during their annual conference on May 29-31, 2011.

The French Pastry School | May 24, 2011

Chicago Pastry Chefs Meg Galus, Patrick Fahy, and Jimmy MacMillan were honored as 2011's Rising Stars of Chicago by, the online magazine for culinary insiders, on May 23, 2011 at the Fairmont Hotel in Millennium Park. Antoinette Bruno, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of, as well as Will Blunt, Managing Editor, were present to honor the recipients and their mentors, each selected by the honorees.

The French Pastry School | May 9, 2011

Chicago, Illinois (May 9, 2011) – Chicago, Illinois (May 9, 2011) – A grand ceremony at the Union League Club of Chicago on Thursday, April 21, 2011 honored the graduates of L'Art du Gâteau – The Professional Cake Decorating and Baking Program of The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College. Attendees included faculty, staff, school sponsors, industry chefs, friends, family, and newly capped alumni celebrating the conclusion of their 16-week program. Students completed their term of intensive learning, and they are now ready to begin their new careers in the art of cake.

The French Pastry School | May 2, 2011
Chicago, Illinois (May 2, 2011) – Professionals in the industry from Chicago and beyond arrived at The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College on April 19th to see Chef Instructors Pierre Zimmermann, World Baking Champion, and Jonathan Dendauw, Compagnon Boulanger du Devoir, demonstrate bread and Viennoiserie recipes using the excellent non-stick food-grade silicone baking products of Demarle, Inc., distributed by European Imports, Ltd.
The French Pastry School | April 20, 2011

On Monday, May 23, 2011, will honor this year’s culinary Rising Stars. The honorees include graduates of The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College, Pastry Chef Patrick Fahy of Blackbird and Executive Pastry Chef Meg Galus of the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower and the Café des Architectes. These celebrated pastry chefs along with many other rising stars of Chicago will feature their specialties at a Gala Tasting.

The French Pastry School | April 19, 2011
Takashi restaurant organized a grand dinner benefitting Japan disaster relief with the help of many of Chicago’s most talented chefs. Participating chefs included Jimmy Bannos Sr. of Heaven on Seven, Jimmy Bannos Jr. of Purple Pig, George Bumbaris of Prairie Grass and Prairie Fire, Sébastien Canonne, M.O.F.
The French Pastry School | February 23, 2011

Chicago, Illinois (February 23, 2011) – Chef educators of the culinary and pastry arts traveled from around the country to meet in Chicago this past weekend, participating in the 13th Annual Foodservice Educators Network International (FENI) Summit. Teachers of all things sweet and savory took part in master classes at several venues including The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago.

The French Pastry School | February 11, 2011

Chicago, Illinois (February 11, 2011) – The magnificent halls of The Merchandise Mart were hardly recognizable on February 5, 2011 when it was transformed into an elegant carnival filled to the brim with savory treats, sweet morsels and unique entertainment. The 6th annual For the Love of Chocolate Gala welcomed over 900 guests and raised over $70,000 in scholarships to benefit the students of The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at the City Colleges of Chicago.

The French Pastry School | February 7, 2011

At the American Culinary Federation’s Windy City Chapter’s Gala on February 7, 2011, Pedro Gomez, Executive Pastry Chef at Calihan Catering (left), with Franco Pacini and Anne Kauffmann of The French Pastry School, and Head Chef Liz Tokarczyk from Limelight Catering.