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.

Hotel Event on March 28th

Every year, hoteliers and hotel executives from many independent and branded hotels celebrate together at the annual gala on behalf of the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association. This year the event was hosted by the Hyatt Regency downtown, with a dessert table provided by College of DuPage. Thank you very much to the Baking III class for the preparation of desserts for this event. It was a huge success with overwhelming gratitude and satisfaction from all the guests. College of DuPage was represented at this event by Mary Beth Leone, Chef Meyers, Chef Carey, Rachel Dau, and Aldine Martins de Oliveira.