- Taste of Kendall
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95% of Kendall December 2014 graduates reported being employed in their field within 6 months of graduation.
Kendall College is ranked #1 in Chicago for preparing students for careers in culinary arts and hospitality management. (TNS Global - 2013 Survey)
With more than 700 hotels, 4,700 restaurants and world-class convention centers, Chicago is a global hub for the hospitality industry.
As part of the Laureate International Universities network, Kendall students have the chance to study across 80 universities in 29 countries.
The Kendall community is special. A student-to-faculty ratio of 1:16 ensures that students receive the support they need.
One in six students at Kendall is international, bringing a global perspective to every classroom.
Since 1934, Kendall has prepared students to be ready for the world in a variety of fields.
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School of Hospitality Management
Sapna Mangal brings more than a decade of international hospitality and teaching experience to Kendall. Prior to graduating from the Singapore Hotel Association Training and Educational Center, she successfully completed a management training program at Singapore’s Omni Marco Polo Hotel. Ms. Mangal moved on to earn a B.S. in Hotel Management at the University of North Texas, a M.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management with a minor in Marketing and then her M.B.A. with a Management Information Systems concentration at the University of Houston. Her international experience is a great asset to our Hospitality Management program.
School of Culinary Arts
After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America and a stint at The 95th atop the John Hancock Building, Kevin Schrimmer moved to France to work with and learn from some of the world's finest chefs, including Joel Robuchon in Paris. After returning to the US, Schrimmer become Chef de Cuisine at Chicago's Café Provencal. He then opened his own restaurant, Mimosa, in his hometown of Highland Park, Illinois. Schrimmer ran Mimosa until 2007 when he decided to pursue another side of his chosen profession—teaching the culinary arts.
International School of Business
Nicole Armstrong is an Ed.D. candidate at Argosy University (Educational Leadership) where she currently teaches undergraduate courses in Business, Management, and Human Resources Management. Nicole also has an MBA from Davenport University and a BA from Davenport University. Nicole has worked for over 15 years as management professional in Human Resources, Training, and Accounting departments. She has worked with such companies as Accenture, AT&T, and Lutheran Social Services of Illinois. Nicole has more than 5 years of consulting experience in human resource management. Nicole has been teaching at various colleges and universities for the last 6 years as an online and on-campus post-secondary education instructor.
School of Early Childhood Education
Neal Green began teaching at Kendall in 2010 after 15 years of experience teaching elementary and middle school students in Maryland and Illinois. During his time here he has been nominated by students and colleagues for, “Excellence in Teaching,” “Outstanding Student Commitment,” and the “Faculty Award for Student Commitment.” He leads many courses, but his main area of focus is multiculturalism and diversity. Neal's educational background includes a B.S. in Criminal Justice from West Liberty State College in West Virginia, a Masters in Teaching from Goucher College in Maryland, and he is currently working toward his Ph.D. in Professional Studies in Education from Capella University.
McCormick Place is the largest convention center in the United States with more than 2.6 million square-feet of exhibit space in four buildings. This venue is less than 10 minutes to downtown Chicago and is home to many large-scale events throughout the year including the National Restaurant Association convention. Source: choosechicago.com
America has long been considered a melting pot. And without a doubt, Chicago is one of the main ingredients that goes into it. From Chinese New Year to the Puerto Rican Pride Parade, Chicago celebrates just about every day. With more than 200 unique neighborhoods representing more than 100 countries, there's a little something for everyone, and traditions are shared with Chicago's citizens and visitors alike. Source: choosechicago.com
Chicago Lakefront, Parks and Gardens
When you live in Chicago, you have access to twenty-six miles of uninterrupted lakefront nestled against undoubtedly one of the most magnificent skylines. The lakefront includes 16 miles of sandy beaches and an 18-mile stretch of bike path. Bikers, boaters, sunbathers and volleyball players abound. Turn to Chicago's green space and you'll find even more activity. There are hundreds of beautifully maintained parks, like Millennium and Grant Parks downtown and Lincoln Park just to the north. Source: choosechicago.com
Currently Chicago's largest shopping district, the Magnificent Mile is known for it's awe-inspiring architecture, such as the John Hancock Tower, and it's wide variety of retail shops, restaurants, hotels and galleries. Source: choosechicago.com
The Museum Campus is home to the The Field Museum, a treasure trove of natural history and home to the most complete T. rex skeleton ever discovered. Right nearby, you'll find 32,500 animals at the Shedd Aquarium and countless stars at Adler Planetarium, America's first. For science buffs, the Museum of Science & Industry is hard to top. It's the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere. So whatever your interest, Chicago has a museum or two to enhance it. Source: choosechicago.com