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Monday, October 21, 2019
Internationally renowned cake designer, Maggie Austin, returns to her alma mater for this unique and exclusive professional course. Maggie loves exploring new decorating media and her delicate layered appliques combine wafer paper with fondant and gumpaste to bring couture sparkle to your cake design. Then, taking cues from the latest trends in floral artistry, Maggie breaks from conventional sugar flower placement. Adorn your creation with loose, organic arrangements of gumpaste flowers, leaves, and berries. 
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The Cream Puff:  These delicious indulgences are taking the world by storm!  This classic French pastry is the new, up-and-coming craze!   Discover the techniques of making this French classic in this three-day, hands-on course with The French Pastry School.  Chef Julien Otto will teach you the many styles of this versatile pastry and guide you in mastering the art of the perfect pate a choux.  You will be inspired to compose an array of delectable puffs and enjoy these recipes for many years to come.

The recipes will include:

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Autumn has arrived! In this three-day course, you'll learn recipes and techniques for capturing the season's bounty with The French Pastry School. From oven-roasted quiches and caramelized onion tarts to citrus pies and seasonal flatbreads, this course highlights the sweet, and the savory. Chef Julien Otto will teach you how to perfect a variety of crusts, from making the doughs to rolling them successfully.
Saturday, December 21, 2019

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) and Cake (L’Art du Gâteau) programs on Friday, December 21, 2018 at the historic Union League Club of Chicago.  The graduating class included students from across the U.S. and the world including as far away as India, the Netherlands, and Venezuela.