Thursday, June 10, 2010

FPS honors alumni with celebration

On May 24, The French Pastry School of Chicago hosted a celebration in honor of their alumni, many of whom have gone on to open their own businesses or work at top pastry establishments since graduating.

Among the 250 attendees at the event were the following alumni: pastry chef/owner Sarah Levy and pastry chef Gillian Morrow of Sarah's Pastries and Candies; Jennifer Templeton, pastry chef at Julius Meinl; Dayle Shapiro, a graduate and supporter of For the Love of Chocolate Scholarship Foundation; and Flora Lazar of Flora's Confections & Pastries.

(l to r) City Colleges of Chicago chancellor Cheryl Hyman and B True Bakery's Brady Braden each addressing attendees

Guest speakers included City Colleges of Chicago chancellor Cheryl Hyman; French Pastry School alumni Brady Braden of B True Bakery; Dr. Marie Donovan, associate professor of education at DePaul University and voluntary advisor to the deans of The French Pastry School; co-founders and academic deans of The French Pastry School Jacquy Pfeiffer and Sébastien Canonne, M.O.F.

(l to r) Small bites provided by The French Pastry included rustic tartine with fruit and nut jam and boeuf en daube provençale in Revol dishes