The French Pastry School (FPS) in Chicago is in a situation of great hardship, as we have recently been informed. A request from the City Colleges of Chicago urges them to leave their building after more than 17 years of activity. The reason is the appearance of a buyer interested in these facilities, but the reality is that the owners have not given them an alternative when their agreement of permanence had effects until January 2019. The mythical pastry school can be doomed to close in the next days if it fails to revoke this requirement, whose economic cost is so high that it has become impossible for the founders Jacquy Pfeiffer and Sébastien Cannone to take on.
For all this, FPS is calling on the sector to contact the center and explain the importance of this historic and unique school in the United States in terms of specialized training in pastry. Jacquy and Sébastien are collecting these experiences and transferring them to the mayor’s office to help understand the serious loss that this closure would entail for the sector and the city.
From the pages of So Good we sympathize closely with the French Pastry School in its desire to stay open. It would be a terrible misfortune of difficult repair for a school with the quality and trajectory that the FPS treasures had to close. We hope that those involved and the local administration know how to mediate to avoid this and find a solution that allows for the survival of the center.