Established in 1995, The French Pastry School is
owned and operated by internationally acclaimed pastry chefs Jacquy Pfeiffer and
The French Pastry School offers instruction based on the artist-apprentice
model that has been in operation in Europe for hundreds of years. It is through
constant exposure to, and observation of, the same master chefs that our
students learn their craft.
Unlike other schools, ours is dedicated only to the art of pastry. It is our
goal to be the finest pastry school in the United States producing the
best-prepared chefs entering the profession.
We achieve our goal through the accomplishments of our instructors and our
students’ unprecedented access to them. Our most discerning critics let us know
that we’re doing our job – the executive pastry chefs who hire our graduates
and, after experiencing their preparation, actively seek new French Pastry
School graduates for their kitchens.
The French Pastry School is affiliated with the City Colleges of Chicago and
is accredited by the Illinois Community College Board.