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Chicago Woman | March 8, 2017

The Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame is pleased to announce their eleventh event featuring the induction of Chef Fabio Viviani as Chef of the Year, Chef Sébastien Canonne as Pastry Chef of the Year, Chef Pierre Pollin as Legendary Chef, Jim Kallas as Industry Leader, and Charlie Mok as Industry Legend into the Chefs Hall of Fame for 2017. Brief biographies on each inductee may be found here:

By Ted Cox, dna info | February 23, 2017

LINCOLN PARK — A new Halsted Street storefront is on the simmer to begin teaching kids to cook.

Laura Ragano, a graduate of and former teacher at the French Pastry School Downtown, expects to open Oui Chef, 2622 N. Halsted St., in early March.

"I want the kids to come in here and feel like they're in a real kitchen," Ragano said. "They're going to be my little sous chefs."

By Greg Trotter, Chicago Tribune | February 17, 2017

Susana Palomo couldn't sleep for a week, torn between a dream and reality.

The French Pastry School | December 29, 2016

Pfeiffer and Cannone had seen Eric's gratitude and hard work firsthand, and so were prepared to take the next step. When spring rolled around, they gave Eric a call. "They said, 'How would you like to come to the French Pastry School?'" Eric says, "and I said, 'Doesn't it cost a lot of money?' That was the first thing on my mind.

The French Pastry School | December 21, 2016

On December 16th at the Union League Club of Chicago, over sixty pastry and cake students assembled with their friends, families, and faculty and staff of The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago. It was graduation day for the two full-time professional certificate programs – L'Art de la Pâtisserie, the 24-week Baking and Pastry Program, and L’Art du Gâteau, the 16-week Cake Decorating and Baking Program.

The French Pastry School | December 9, 2016

Dorie Greenspan has created more cookie recipes than most of us have eaten in a lifetime and yet she has never written a book about them – until now.   On December 7th, 2016, the French Pastry School welcomed chef/author Dorie Greenspan for a book signing of her 12th cookbook,  Dorie’s Cookies.   

The French Pastry School | November 22, 2016

Give yourself a sweet treat! Enjoy 15% OFF Continuing Education Classes - through December 31, 2016. 

The French Pastry School | November 15, 2016

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The French Pastry School | November 9, 2016

"It took the Cubs 108 years to win a World Series, but this cake took roughly 200 hours to create by the French Pastry School’s Certified Master Sugar Artist Chef Sunny Lee who mentored intern Eunli Cho, a graduate of the 16-week cake decorating program." -

The French Pastry School | November 1, 2016
On November 19th, For the Love explores the dark side of chocolate with The Goth Wedding: A Murderous Union. A Cocktail Party, a Play, a Costume Ball and a Fundraiser for two worthy causes.