Your browser is out of date

You should upgrade your browser or try a new browser below.

Update Internet Explorer Try Firefox Try Google Chrome

Kendall College Welcomes Agueda Benito as New Provost


Agueda-BenitoCHICAGO—August 24, 2015—Kendall College is proud to announce the appointment of Agueda Benito as provost of the institution, effective immediately.  Benito joins the Kendall College team with more than 20 years of professional experience in higher education and academic administration in which she has been an advocate and facilitator of an innovative, student-centered model of education.  As provost, Benito will fill the role of chief academic officer and oversee academic policies and practices of Kendall College, with direct oversight of its academic programs.

Culinary Arts Instructor, Melina Kelson, Featured on The Baking Channel


Melina Kelson, Instructor at Kendall College and Certified Master Baker, demonstrates dough development for the honey oatmeal batard on The Baking Channel by Bake Magazine. Source:

Where have all the cooks gone?


Within the tight network of Chicago restaurateurs exists a pervasive problem invisible to most diners. You hear it in anecdotal evidence shared among chefs, seemingly with increased frequency.Here’s one: A few weeks back, One Off Hospitality chef Paul Kahan ran into fellow chef Chris Pandel in the Fulton Market district. Pandel — of The Bristol and Balena — was hosting an open call for cooking positions at Armour & Swift, his forthcoming steakhouse inside the new Google building. That day, Pandel collected 12 resumes, 10 from promising candidates. “It’s more than I thought,” he said. “Five years ago, I probably could have counted on 30 to 40.”Source: Chicago Tribune

Kendall College School of Culinary Arts Wins American Culinary Federation National Knowledge Bowl


CHICAGO—Aug. 3, 2015— A team of five students enrolled in the KendallKnowledge_Bowl-7350 College School of Culinary Arts’ associate and baccalaureate programs today beat three other teams to win the 2015 National Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl at the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) National Convention & Show at the Orlando (Fla.) World Center Marriott.Their success reclaims the title and is the third win for a Kendall College team in the last six years of this national competition. Earlier this year in Indianapolis, the Kendall team swept the annual regional competition for a sixth consecutive year to qualify for the national final.

Kendall College and CAFÉ Announce 2015 Green Award Recipients


Recipients of the 2015 CAFÉ/Kendall College Green Award (l. to r.): Nathan Koscielski representing Genesee Valley Educational Partnership (runner-up) and Sarah Waller representing Kent Career Technical Center. Faith Jennetta, representing 2010 Green Award recipient Technology Center of DuPage, presented 2015 awards.CHICAGO—June 30, 2015—Kendall College and the Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFÉ) presented 2015 CAFÉ/Kendall College Green Awards to two secondary (high school) hospitality programs during a June 18 reception at CAFÉ’s 11th-annual Leadership Conference for foodservice educators at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Kendall College Welcomes Sam Toia as 2015 Commencement Speaker


Sam Toia President and CEO Illinois Restaurant AssociationCHICAGO–June 19, 2015–Kendall College is proud to welcome Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA) President and CEO Sam Toia to its 2015 commencement ceremony, which will be held Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the Chicago Symphony Center at 10:00am.  During the ceremony, Kendall College will honor students from around the globe who have earned associates and bachelor’s degrees from the Kendall College Schools of Culinary Arts, School of Hospitality Management, School of Business and School of Early Childhood Education.

Dean from Kendall College to Join Global Consultation Network


Shanghai, China – May 19, 2015—Dr. Susan Tinnish, Dean of the School of Hospitality Management at Kendall College in Chicago, Illinois, has been invited by the Macau Research Center (MRC) to be a part of its Global Consultation Network, which is related to the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) industry.

Kendall College Hosts Collaborative Workshop with a Chinese Delegation During the NRA Show


Chicago—May 14, 2015—Kendall College’s School of Culinary Arts will host a three-day training workshop for a delegation of China’s industry leaders during the U.S. National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show in Chicago. The workshop, jointly designed by China’s World Association of Chinese Cuisine, U.S. National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) and Kendall College, is part of the efforts by leaders in the Chinese food industry to give the nation’s cuisine a higher global profile. The workshop will be held May 16–18.

Kendall College and the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine Launch a Culinary Medicine Educational Program


Chicago—May 8, 2015—Kendall College School of Culinary Arts and the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine launched a new extra-curricular activity to provide first-year students the chance to learn practical knowledge about how food plays a role in health and how to effectively discuss nutrition-related issues with patients. The intensive program will be imparted jointly by physicians from Pritzker and Chef Renee Zonka from Kendall College, using Kendall’s kitchens and facilities. The program is currently being funded through a grant from the Women’s Board of the University of Chicago.

Chef Dina Altieri Named Dean of the Kendall College School of Culinary Arts


Chicago—May 01, 2015—Kendall College is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Chef Dina Altieri to dean of the School of Culinary Arts. Previously, she was a chef-instructor and associate professor at the college for seven years. “Chef Altieri is not only the consummate educator, but renowned nationally for her culinary and management skills in a wide range of foodservice operations,” says Emily Williams Knight, president of Kendall College. “Adored and looked up to by students and admired and respected by our faculty and administration, she is the ideal dean for the School of Culinary Arts as we celebrate our 30th anniversary this year and embark on the next 30. Given her vision, passion, expertise and drive, Chicago’s—and the nation’s and world’s—culinary community looks forward to the positive impacts her leadership of our esteemed program will make on the domestic and...

Request Information
This is a required field
This is a required field
This is a required field
This is a required field