The French Pastry School Alumni

Our Alumni

Once students graduate from a full-time program at The French Pastry School, they go on to do many different things. They take what they have learned and apply it to the industry using their talents, passion, and newfound knowledge. They work at renowned establishments or open their own businesses in Chicago and across the country.

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Alumni Success Stories

Once students graduate from a full-time program at The French Pastry School, they go on to do many different things. They take what they have learned and apply it to the industry using their talents, passion, and newfound knowledge. They work at renowned establishments or open their own businesses in Chicago and across the country.

Below, you’ll find a list of establishments that are owned, operated, and/or staffed by alumni.     
 

Alumni, if you have a new job or business that you'd like to see posted on here, send us an email with the details to cssupport@frenchpastryschool.com

Alabama

Shannon Pardo, 2004
Sweet Spot Confections

2545 Valleydale Road
Birmingham, AL 35244

(205) 871-35

California

Chris Blue, 2005
Chocolatier Blue

1964 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704

(510)705-880
Alice Park, 2011
Park Baker and Sons, LLP

Mar Vista Town Square
Los Angeles, CA 90066

310 592 9733
Mindy Beebe - Chocolatier; Assistant Executiv, 2004
Quince

470 Pacific Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133

Colorado

Megan Joy Kaminski, 2010
Megan Joy Cakes

Vail, CO

888 830 4306

District of Columbia

Maggie Austin, 2009
Maggie Austin Cake
Washington, D.C.
202-427-2394

Florida

Chrisnelle Joie Peralta, 2011
Joie’s Kitchen
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
850-621-6557

Georgia

Ted Arpon, 2011
Sugar Cakes Patisserie

101 North Park Square
Marietta, GA 30060

770-218-9994
Layne Whitehead-Lee, 2011
Sweet n' Sinful

114 North Avondale Road
Avondale Estates, GA 30002

404-298-9100

Illinois

Michelle O'Malley, 2011
A Kid's Kitchen

1603 North Aurora Rd.
Naperville, IL 60663

630-983-3663
Amy Hansen, 2006
Amy’s Candy Bar

4704 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

773-942-6386
Heidi Greco, 2010
AntaBella Sweets
Libertyville, IL
224-456-8864
Thuy Nguyen, 2009
Ba Le Bakery

5018 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640

773-561-4424
Gina Hartwig, 2006
Bakin’ & Eggs

3120 North Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

773-525-7005
Laura Case, 2003
Beijo de Chocolat

3334 W. Foster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

773-267-0138
Erica Sparkman, 2011
Bon Appétit Catering @ the Art Institute

111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603-6404

Dan Maddox, 2005
Brevan's Patisserie

1009 Century Drive
Edwardsville, IL 62025

618-307-5772
Uzma Sharif, 2011
Chocolat uzma sharif

1823 S. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60608

Rieko Wada, 2000
Chocolatines

1101 Tower Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60173

224-653-2700
Irina Fursman, 2008
Comfy Gourmet
Chicago, IL
773-865-9530
Darlena Morgan, 2008
DARLENA Artisan Chocolates
IL
Karianne Soulsby, 2006
Diva Chocolates & Confections

4957 Oakton St.
Suite 204
Skokie, IL 60077

773-467-0313
Julie Goding, 2010
Dough Dough Bird Baking Company
Chicago, IL
773-750-9325
Graciela Schargorodsky, 2008
Dulce Caramel Co.
IL
Noelle DeSantis, 2010
Ella Vanilla
Chicago, IL
Elysia Root, 2011
Elysia Root Cakes

Chicago, IL

773-368-5723
Flora Lazar, 2007
Flora Confections
Chicago, IL
773-404-8083
Adriana Saldaña-Meadath, 2007
Flúr
1 Riverside Road
Riverside, IL 60546
708.442.6801
Cris Patalot, 2005
French Cakes Patisserie

12337 S. State Route 59
Plainfield, IL 60585

815-436-7331
Robin Williams, 2008
Gelato Forte & Patisserie

317 N Schmidt Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440

630-243-5504
Jennifer Templeton, 2006
Gingersnap Sweets & Such

1416 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, IL 60613

773-697-8529
Rebecca Colburn, 2009
Gracious Hall Catering

321 Stevens St, Suite N
Geneva, IL 60134

630.232.2117
Nicole Betourney, 2009
Isn't That Sweet

21A S. La Grange Road
La Grange, IL 60525

773-429-1628
Kate Sigel, 2009
Kate's Cakes Chicago
Chicago, IL
630-605-2098
Alexis Frankfort Leverenz, 2011
Kitchen Chicago

324 N Leavitt St., Ste 1
Chicago, IL 60612

773-463-0863
Peter Yuen, 2000
La Patisserie P

1052 West Argyle St.
Chicago, IL 60640

773-878-3226
Ladd Mengel, 2006
Laddie’s Cakes

IL

847-784-9180
Sade Chavez, 2007
Le Creme Cakery

Chicago, IL

Brady Braden, 2008
Le Flour

6701 N. Olmsted Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631

773-631-1400
Gina Hartwig, 2006
Lovely: a bake shop

1130 North Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642

773-572-4766
Meg Galus (Pastry Chef), 2005
NoMi Kitchen
Park Hyatt Chicago Hotel 800 North Michigan Avenue Seventh Floor Chicago, IL 60611
Maria Muniz, 2006
Pastel! cakes and more

4814 S. Pulaski Rd.
Chicago, IL 60632

773-523-5595
Penny Shack, 2002
Penny’s Pastries
Chicago, IL
Elizabeth Madden, 2006
Rare Bird Preserves
Chicago, IL
312-714-6190
Alison Bower, 2002
Ruth and Phils Gourmet Ice Cream

5333 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

773-293-0888
Sarah Levy, 2003
S. Levy Foods

1016 W. Jackson Ste. 409
Chicago, IL  60607

312-604-3468
Amanda Tommey Terbush, 2008
Southern France

2409 N Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

Mamata Reddy, 2005
Spoonfoolery
Chicago, IL
312-497-8906
Stacie Nevel, 2010
Stacie Cakes

216 S. Main Street
Wauconda, Illinois  60084

847-487-2253
Cindy Summers, 2010
Sugar Fixé Pâtisserie

119 N Marion St.
Oak Park, IL 60301

708-948-7720
Cindy Michael Henning, 2010
Sugar Mom Treats
LaGrange, IL
312-420-7310
Anne Palermo, 2009
Sulpice Chocolat
Chicago, IL
630-301-2345
Lynne Remington, 2011
Sweet Myrtille
Chicago, IL
312-545-6712
Dawn Ly, 2010
Sweet Petite

Chicago, IL

Kathryn Krivy, 2009
Sweet Purrfection

Chicago, IL

Tiffany Schuler, 2008
Sweet Whimsy Pastry

251 Robert Coffin Rd.
Long Grove, IL 60047

815-701-2995
Dana Kruger, 2006
Sweety Pies Bakery, Cakery & Cafe

8042 Lincoln Ave.
Skokie, IL 60077

847-213-0900
Julia Fitting (Pastry Chef), 2011
The Boarding House
720 North Wells Chicago, IL 60654
Jove Hubbard (Pastry Chef), 2004
The James Hotel
616 N Rush St Chicago, IL 60611
Scott Green (Executive Pastry Chef), 2002
The Langham Chicago
330 N Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60611
Anna Shovers (Pastry Chef), 2010
The Publican
837 W Fulton Market Chicago, IL 60607
Sophie Evanoff, 2009
Vanille Patisserie

2229 N. Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

 

773-868-4574
Chris Kadow-Dougherty, 2006
Whimsical Candy
175 North Franklin Street Chicago, IL 60606
Tommy Zarlengo, 2007
Zarlengo's Italian Ice and Gelato

257 West Joe Orr Rd.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

708-754-9080

Indiana

Cindy Hawkins, 2008
Circle City Sweets

Historic City Market Building
222 East Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

317-632-3644
Renee Wilson, 2011
Dessert Menu

1950 Hart Street
Dyer, IN 46311

219-227-8772
Terry Mee, 2008
Yum-Mee's Bakery

1320 Easte State Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

260-483-4765

Iowa

Eric Bochner, 2002
Bochner Chocolates

1419 Waterfront Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52240

319-269-7900
Christopher Oetker, 2011
Christopher Ryan Confections, LLC

1394 Twixt Town Road
Marion, IA 52302

319-929-7913
Kathryn Geesey, 2010
My Girls Cake Shop

2722 E 46th St.
Davenport, IA 52807

563-210-1417
Amy Moore, 2011
Olive & James Bakery

77 Olive Court
Iowa City, IA 52246

319-341-5926

Louisiana

Sean O’Mahony, 2011
Breads on Oak

8640 Oak St.
New Orleans, LA 70121

504-669-5173
Nathan Winner, 2007
NOLA Pie Guy

5031 Freret St.
New Orleans, LA 70115

Maryland

Donna Simmonds (Pastry Chef), 2000
Lord Baltimore Hotel
Lord Baltimore Hotel 20 W Baltimore St Baltimore, MD 21201

Massachusetts

Lin Kelleher, 2010
CakeSplash

10 Lake Shore Drive
Arlington, MA 02474

617-699-7702

Michigan

Courtney Clark, 2002
Cake Nouveau

206 North Fourth Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

734-994-4033
Brooke Wilson, 2011
Love and Buttercream

3202 Crooks Road

Royal Oak, MI

248-884-1148
Katy Loy, 2007
Pastry Peddler Bakery & Cafe

619 Packard Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

734-929-2976
Maria Tornga, 2010
RitaGirls Bakery

40 Monroe Center

Grand Rapids, MI  49503

616-710-1580
Heather Rousseau, 2009
SugarHigh Bakery

925 S. Main Street
Suite G1
Frankenmuth, MI 48734

989-652-2400
Sandy Bierlein, 2010
Sweet Sandy B's Bake Shop
801 Columbus
Bay City, MI 48708
989-598-0603

Mississippi

Holly Loomis, 2011
La Belle Bakery

2485 Memphis St.
Hernando, MS 38632

662-469-9450
Alejandra Sprouts, 2011
La Brioche, llc

2906 North State St.

Jackson, MS 39216

601-291-4691

Nevada

Melissa Coppel, 2006
Jean-Marie Auboine Chocolatier

4780 W Harmon Ave.
Ste 1
Las Vegas, NV 89103

702-222-0535

New Jersey

Tinka Labasse, 2001
Sugar and Plumm

620 Bergen Town Center
Paramus, NJ 07652

201-334-5400

New York

Angela Marmo, 2010
Sweet Sammie Jane's Cafe and Pastry Shop

3765 Chili Avenue
Rochester, NY 14624

585-474-3100

North Carolina

Eric Greenwell, 2009
Black Velvet Patisserie

248 North Main St.
Mooresville, NC  28115

704-799-5149

Ohio

Kim Coryea, 2007
Hummingbird Bake Shop
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
773.550.3712

Oklahoma

Tim Inman, 2009
Stonehorse Cafe

1748 Utica Square
Tulsa, OK 74114

918-712-7470

Pennsylvania

Dennis Darr, 2007
Alice Bakery and Confectionery

129 S. Main St.
North Wales, PA 19454

267-613-8380

South Dakota

Ashley Ginsberg, 2010
The Fireside

23021 Hisega Road
Rapid City, SD 57702

605-342-3900

Tennessee

Christian Parks & Laura Koerth, 2007
Earth & Sky Confections

211 Chimney Top Ln.
Jonesborough, TN 37659

423-202-5007
Heather Longpre, 2010
Eat the Art
Nashville, TN
615.948.7732
Neely Draughon, 2010
Off the Square Catering

19 Florence
Memphis, TN 38104

901 728 6085
Wendy Buckner, 2005
The Hot Chocolatier

100 Cherokee Blvd.
Suite 212
Chattanooga, TN 37405

423-266-3066

Texas

Vanessa Musi, 2011
Bake your best life and business

Austin, TX

(773) 677-21
Julieta Adauto, 2010
Orange Peel: Pastries, Cakes, & More…
El Paso, TX
915-351-0810

Washington

Neil Robertson, 2005
Crumble & Flake Pâtisserie

1500 E Olive Way
Seattle, WA  98122

(206) 329-18
Morgan Gadouas, 2010
Midori Bakery

14676 NE 95th Street
Redmond, WA  98052

425-307-1394

Wisconsin

Lauren Carter, 2006
Batch Bakehouse

1402 Williamson St.
Madison, WI  53703

608-257-1652
Bijan Jadali, 2008
Bijan Patisserie

417 King St.
La Crosse, WI 54601

608-567-4242
Gene Webb, 2013
North Shore Boulangerie

4401 N Oakland Ave.
Shorewood, WI 53211

414-963-2153
Brian Taylor, 2000
Renard's European Bakeshop

W5444 Bend Rd.
Princetown, WI  54968

920-291-5881
Viviane Finck, 2009
The Cake Next Door

231 Michigan St.
Sturgeon Bay, WI  54235

920-743-6111

International Alumni

Austria

Nicole Ott, 2005
Café Himmelblau

18., Kutschkergasse 36, 1180 Vienna
+43 660 7741410

Panama

Nicole Cohen, 2008
Chic Patisserie

Switzerland

Gillian Buholzer, 2011
Gillian’s Cakes

Zug, Switzerland

+41 79 222 6

Turkey

Yesim Erol - Pastry Chef, 2004
Lezzetibol.com

Turkey

Canada

Nadia Colella, 2012
Nadia & Co.

Toronto, Canada

(416) 305-33
Konrad Drewnowski and Family, 2012
Patricia's Cake Creations

Toronto, Ontario

647-348-2253

Colombia

Vanessa Moller, 2004
Zuka Shop

Cali, Colombia

+57 300 345