Tuesday, July 6, 2010

White House pastry chef addresses FPS graduates

Bill Yosses, executive pastry chef at The White House, addressed graduates, faculty and staff of The French Pastry School during the graduation ceremony of the 24-week L'Art de la P√Ętisserie program on June 18. Chef Joe Trummer, a food scientist at Sara Lee Corp., also addressed attendees during the ceremony, held at The Union League Club of Chicago. The ceremony was followed by a grand buffet at the school prepared by the graduates.

The graduates of L'Art de la P√Ętisserie

In his address, Yosses (pictured, below) encouraged the graduates to follow their passion. "You've chosen the right career, you're on the right path and you're coming from the best school," he said. "You're not just making people happy, you're changing their world."

Trummer spoke to the graduates from the perspective of a fellow career changer, saying that companies like Sara Lee "want to have people like you to bring innovation to their products."

For more information, visit www.frenchpastryschool.com.