Thursday, July 22, 2010

Chicago mayor cuts ribbon on new FPS facility

The French Pastry School completed construction of its new teaching kitchen and research facilities in the City Colleges of Chicago district headquarters and held an inauguration July 12 to celebrate. Chicago's Mayor Richard M. Daley was present and took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of the expanded facilities.

"As you all know, Chicago is home to a great number of innovative chefs, restaurateurs and food producers who provide a palette of extraordinary tastes," said Daley in a speech. "They are true artists who have helped enhance our city's reputation in the food and wine industry, and as a result, have brought thousands of hungry visitors here."

(l to r) City Colleges chancellor Cheryl Hyman, Chicago mayor Richard Daley, and founders and deans of The French Pastry School Jacquy Pfeiffer and S├ębastien Canonne, M.O.F., cut the ceremonial ribbon to mark the opening of the new facility.

With the new and expanded facilities, The French Pastry School doubles in size. The additional space will accommodate more students for existing and future programs. For more information, visit