The French Pastry School

The French Pastry School

226 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago (IL), 60606, United States

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(312) 726-2419

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The French Pastry School offers world-class pastry instruction geared to the aspirations of our students. Our unique commitment to you is continuous attention to the development of your career.

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Mission The French Pastry School at City Colleges of Chicago strives to offer an innovative, effective, superior education in which students are equipped to achieve excellence in the pastry, baking and confectionery arts.

Our students are optimally prepared to pursue a career in pastry after learning to use the finest ingredients and equipment and receiving intensive hands-on instruction from internationally acclaimed master pastry chefs. Whether in our full-time certificate programs or a Continuing Education course, students are personally mentored by experts in their crafts. The French Pastry School’s goal is to transmit the knowledge, commitment and passion necessary for our students to continually elevate the art of pastry.
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Awards Chef Sébastien Canonne, M.O.F.:

1995, won the Taittinger Champagne Pastry Chef of the Year in America

1996, won the United States National Pastry Cup

1996, was named one of the Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America by Chocolatier and Pastry Art & Design magazines

1997, was awarded the Medal of Excellence by the Vatel Club

1997, was named one of the Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America by Chocolatier and Pastry Art & Design magazines

1997, won the silver medal with the US Team at the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie in Lyon, France

2000, won the National Pastry Championship in Beaver Creek, Colorado

2000, was inducted into the Académie Culinaire de France

2000, was awarded a place on the Chicago Tribune’s Good Eating Honor Roll

2001, received the Jean Banchet Award of Excellence for Best Culinary School

2002, Coach of US Pastry World Champion team in Las Vegas, Nevada

2004, was awarded the prestigious title of Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Best Craftsman of France)

2004, was named Pastry Chef of the Year at the World Pastry Forum in Las Vegas, Nevada

2007, was named one of the top 40 under 40 in Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine

2009, was named Chevalier de l’Ordre Mondial de l’Académie Culinaire de France

2010, was featured in the Kings of Pastry documentary directed by internationally acclaimed filmmakers, DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus

2011-2012, coached the winning team of the 2011 National Pastry Championship, who went on to earn First Place in Dégustation and Second Place overall for Team USA in the 2012 World Pastry Championship
2012, Named Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques (Knight of the Order of Academic Palms) by the French Government
2013, Awarded the Medal of the Centennial Honor by the Académie Culinaire de France
2015, Named Knight by the French Government in the prestigious National Order of the Legion of Honor (Chevalier dans l'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur)
2015, Inducted into the Pastry Hall of Fame by Dessert Professional
Founded 1995
  • 226 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago (IL), 60606, United States
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