Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Graduates of 'L'Art du Gâteau' at The French Pastry School complete intensive training program

A ceremony at the Union League Club of Chicago on Thursday, April 21, 2011 honored the graduates of L'Art du Gâteau – The Professional Cake Decorating and Baking Program of The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College. Attendees included faculty, staff, school sponsors, industry chefs, friends, family, and newly capped alumni celebrating the conclusion of their 16-week program.
The graduating class of the January 2011 session of L'Art du Gâteau, The Professional Cake Decorating and Baking Program
Keynote speaker at the ceremony was chef Courtney Clark, owner of Ann Arbor, Michigan's Cake Nouveau, and a graduate of the July 2002 class of L'Art de la Pâtisserie program. She has competed in ten Food Network Challenges and has won five of them. She advised the graduates to "be open to new challenges; you never know what opportunity is just around the corner. Get all the experience you can," Clark advised, "and in the end, develop your own style."

The ceremony was followed by a reception at the school, showcasing the graduates' final projects: a wedding cake and a Sweet Sixteen-themed cake. New sessions for L'Art du Gâteau program will begin on August 29, 2011. Also beginning this year is the brand new L'Art de la Boulangerie course on May 31, 2011, followed by the summer L'Art de la Pâtisserie session starting July 5, 2011. More information may be found at www.frenchpastryschool.com.