Pastry Arts Programs in Chicago IL

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The French Pastry School, Chicago:
The French Pastry School, located in downtown Chicago, Illinois, is a premier international institution of pastry arts offering professional, certificate and continuing education programs. The French Pastry School offers you the rare opportunity to learn the art of pastry in an intimate setting, being personally mentored by masters in their field. Your skills will be finely honed through hands-on practice and repeated exposure to the best pastry techniques, tools, and ingredients. Our school is dedicated only to the art of pastry, and it is our goal to be the finest pastry school in the United States, producing the best-prepared professionals entering the industry.

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Photo of Pastry Arts Programs in Chicago ILYear-round Cooking / Culinary Arts Certificate Programs:

L'Art de la Pâtisserie:
The Professional Pastry and Baking Program. 24-Week Program Accredited by the Illinois Community College Board.

Classes include:

- Baking Theory, History and Science
- Food Service Sanitation
- Bread Making and Breakfast Pastries
- Petits Fours and Mini Pastries
- Cakes and Tarts
- Plated Desserts
- Wedding and Specialty Cakes
- Chocolate and Sugar Candies
- Chocolate and Sugar Decoration
- Externship Program

L'Art du Gâteau:
The Professional Cake Decorating and Baking Program. Learn from internationally-renowned master chef instructors in L’Art du Gâteau - The Professional Cake Decorating and Baking Program at The French Pastry School. This all-inclusive, 16-week, full-time course is custom-designed to meet the needs of students who want to specialize in the prestigious art of cake baking and decorating.

Classes Include:
- Cake baking, construction and assembly
- Cake components such as fillings including buttercreams, ganaches, meringues, mousses
- Construction methods
- Pastillage & pressed sugar
- Airbrushing
- Mold making
- Sugar decoration
- Chocolate decoration
- Cake sculpture
- The history of pastry, baking, and celebration cakes
- The sense of taste
- Basic skills
- Modeling
- Petit fours & party favors
- The pastry professional
- The pastry kitchen layout and equipment
- Kitchen fundamentals
- Food technology
- The sanitation challenge
- Providing safe food; microbial contaminants
- Food allergens; foodborne illness
- The safe food handler; diseases transmitted through food
- The flow of food through an operation from purchasing and receiving to preparation to service
- Sanitary facilities and pest management; food safety regulation and standards; how to implement food safety practices.
- How to operate a cake business

L’Art de la Boulangerie (8-Week Session)
L’Art de la Boulangerie presents the opportunity to learn under the direct guidance of Master Bakers and World Champions, providing the practice and tools needed to build a solid foundation, so that you can advance in the baking industry. L’Art de la Boulangerie, a comprehensive, eight-week course is custom-designed to meet the needs of students wishing to specialize in the venerable art of bread baking. For eight hours a day, five days a week, this unique, hands-on experience allows students to focus on all aspects of creating artisan breads and breakfast pastries. 

Courses include:
- Food Service Sanitation, Safety, Technology, and Basic Skills
- Fundamentals of French Breads
- Pre-ferments: Poolish and Sponges
- Levains and Starters: Techniques and Applications
- Specialty Whole Grains and Organic Breads
- Breakfast Pastries and Viennoiseries
- Advanced Breakfast Pastries and Viennoiseries
- Specialty Breads from France and around the World

Continuing Education Courses:
The Continuing Education Courses are designed to bring new techniques to the pastry industry in a hands-on setting. Classes are offered to the pastry professional, culinary professional and food enthusiast. Students are taught by our Chef Instructors and Master Chefs from around the world. Each chef will teach you the latest in pastries along with the basics that are sure to impress your customers and friends.

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Institute of Culinary Arts, Robert Morris University, Chicago
Courses / Programs
The Institute of Culinary Arts at Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL, offers accredited degree programs that provide the skills, solid foundation, and hands-on experience you need to succeed in any culinary field. The programs are accessible, affordable, accelerated and applicable to real-world culinary environments.

RMU Culinary provides students with the cooking, management and critical thinking skills to become chefs, managers and leaders in the industry. We do more than prepare you for a job in the culinary field, we help you launch and advance an exciting, rewarding career. The Institute of Culinary Arts at Robert Morris University is accredited by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF).
Bachelor Degree Programs:
- Advanced Culinary Arts
- Hospitality Management

Associate Degree Program:
- Culinary Arts
School of Culinary Arts at Kendall College, Chicago
Courses / Programs
The School of Culinary Arts at Kendall College, based in Chicago (along the Chicago River at Goose Island), IL, offers bachelor and associate degree programs designed to launch student careers in the foodservice industry. Students intern locally, nationally and internationally at hospitality and culinary venues. Instructors have strong professional and academic credentials, formal culinary training and at least ten years of professional experience.

The American Culinary Federation has accredited the Culinary Arts Associate and Baking & Pastry Associate programs since 1988. Kendall College is a member of the Laureate International Universities network.
Bachelor & Associate Degree Culinary Arts Programs:
- B.A. Culinary Arts
- A.A.S. Culinary Arts
- A.A.S. Accelerated
- A.A.S. Baking and Pastry

Culinary Certificate Programs:
- Baking & Pastry
- Professional Cookery
- Personal Chef
Tribeca Flashpoint Academy, Chicago
Courses / Programs
Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Chicago, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy (TFA) is an accredited 4-year college.

We provide a range of bachelor degree and associate degree programs in creative fields including recording arts, film, digital marketing, graphic design, and animation & VFX.

TFA provides a high-tech campus where creative enrichment is combined with hands-on, practical industry training.

Theory and practice are taught side-by-side in a rigorous curriculum which will give you a firm foundation from which to launch a career or continue toward an advanced degree.

Tribeca Flashpoint Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award academic associate and bachelor's degrees.

In addition, TFA has received degree-granting authority and certificate of approval to operate from the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree Programs:
- Digital Media, major in digital art
- Digital Media, major in postproduction
- Digital Media, major in digital marketing

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree Programs:
- Recording Arts (full-time & part-time options available)
- Film + Broadcast (full-time & part-time options available)
- Animation + Visual Effects
- Design + Visual Communication
- Digital Media
Media Make Up Academy, Chicago
Courses / Programs
Media Make-up Academy is a make-up artist training school in Chicago, IL which offers make-up artistry certification classes for beginners as well as bridal and fashion seminars. Our professional certificate make-up classes are taught by Amanda Shackleton - a celebrity artist. Classes are given in a professional photostudio, complete with full make up stations.

We offer 40 hour intensive classes for beginners plus numerous seminars geared to specific areas of make up including bridal make up, fashion make up, make up for print work, runway and tv. Career direction and help will be given - you will learn everything you need to know to be ready to work right away.
- 40 hour beginner intensive make-up classes
- 1-2 day bridal and fashion seminars
International Skin Beauty Academy
Courses / Programs
International Skin Beauty Academy (ISBA), in Schaumburg (30 miles north west of Chicago), Illinois, is an accredited beauty therapy training school offering full and part-time Medical and Clinical Esthetics Certificate Programs and Continuing Education opportunities.

ISBA provides pioneering education in skin care and job placement assistance. Our revolutionary approach to study combined with advanced clinical and professional techniques foster an atmosphere of accelerated professional and personal growth that goes beyond covering State requirements.

The Academy’s founder, Dr. Natalia Doran has over 25 years of experience as a doctor of Dermatology in Russia, and a practicing Esthetician in Europe and United States. By nurturing knowledgeable, confident, and highly skilled skin care therapists, we have built a great reputation with physicians and medical spa owners, who seek out our graduates.

ISBA is accredited by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to provide Teacher of Esthetics and Continuing Education Programs.
Clinical Esthetics Program with Master Certification:
- full and part-time

Additional certification in:
- Lymph Drainage
- ITA Age Control Facial Procedure
- Facial Procedure with Galvanic
- Microdermabrasion
- Chemical Peels
- Ultrasound skin treatment
- Acne and Rosacea skin treatments
- Anti-Stress Body Wraps
- Speed Waxing Techniques
- Eyelashes tinting and application
- Laser (certification by AMMP)
- Brazilian waxing for men and women
- Creation of the Perfect Eyebrow
- Aromatherapy