Friday, August 29, 2014

Welcome back to school! Things have been pretty busy and very exciting!

Big news,  three of our very own Baking & Pastry students at COD have swept the Pastry Live National Chocolate Showpiece Championship titles.
1st Place : Nayeli Gallegos
2nd Place : Rachel Dau
3rd Place : Markie Bain
These awards were hard earned and won. Kudos to the three of them and all their very diligent, focused and persistenent hard work! Thank you College of DuPage for all your support!

FYI: Pastry Live is a National Convention and Competition which is held annually in August in Atlanta Georgia. You can look them up on their webpage

Another win for the Pastry Department: Caitlyn Waite is the recipient of the Les Dames D'Escoffier Scholoarship. The Les Dames d" Escoffier is a prestigious organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the industry. We are very proud of you Caitlyn! Thank you to all that applied as it shows how active our women are here at College of DuPage!

A really exciting opportunity: Emerging Entrepreneurs is an on campus organization looking for 20 students who want to be their own boss and run their own business. If interested in a mentor you can complete an online application at or call Bev Carlson 630-942-2140

Monday, May 5, 2014

One of our very own, Marija Benson, places in the Pastry Chicago Competition in April! Way to represent! Please follow the link to read the details.

New Job or Internship Opportunitiy

Please check the Job and Internship page for details and contact info

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Jacquy Pfeiffer is coming to COD!

On April 30th, Jacquy Pfeiffer will be visiting College of DuPage for a macaron demo and a signing for his book, "The Art of French Pastry." It will be from 12 - 2 PM in the Amphitheater. No reservation is required and copies of his book will be available for sale at the demo.
Pfeiffer is the co-founder of the French Pastry School in Chicago. He is also recognized in the film "Kings of Pastry." In 2013, he was awarded the Medal of the Centennial Honor by the Académie Culinaire de France. 

Scholarship Updates!

Check out the scholarship page for 2 new scholarships available to students! 
Also, if you are interested in the Advanced Decorative Techniques class, see the "We're Kinda a Big Deal" page for pictures from the class. 

Discover Duck - Maple Leaf Competition

Discover Duck - Maple Leaf Competition for both students and professionals.

Please take a moment to explore this exciting competition opportunity.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Chair Yellen Visits COD

On Sunday, March 30th, Chair Janet Yellen of the United States Federal Reserve dined with nine other Federal Reserve members at the student assisted dinner in Waterleaf. The guests enjoyed various courses including a rabbit gnocchi and duck breast with foie gras. Because of Chair Yellen's enthusiasm and support for community colleges, it was a huge honor and privilege to represent College of DuPage to her.