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A pastry chef’s sweet holiday memory


Working her first official shift at age 4, Hedeker was the youngest of the child laborers, who were the sons and daughters of all the bakers on staff. Coronated Cookie Princess, Hedeker was charged with arranging the cookies and memorizing their ingredients, so she could explain them to customers.

Kendall College and Cuisine Solutions Launch Online Sous-Vide Training Course


Kendall College, in partnership with the Culinary Research and Education Academy (CREA), the education arm of Cuisine Solutions, has launched the Sous-Vide Technique Master Class. This self-paced online course addresses the modern-day technique of sous-vide and the HACCP safety process, exposing the learner to 40-plus years of research conducted by Bruno Goussault, chief scientist of Cuisine Solutions and founder of CREA.

Chicago Tribune and Kendall partner for holiday cookie decorating contest


Just in time for the holidays, kids will love this two-hour, hands-on cookie decorating workshop with chef instructors from Kendall College. Decorating stations will be fully stocked with cookies, frosting and decorations for every child. This fun-filled, messy morning is designed for children 4-12 years old.

Kendall College Student to Be “Celebrity Chef” for a Day in South Asian Nation—Thanks to Tea


Kendall College student Dustin Freund will prepare a multi-course dinner as a visiting “celebrity chef” at Jetwing in Negombo in Sri Lanka, on Saturday, November 1. The opportunity to impress invited guests with dishes uniquely flavored with various teas is part of a seven-day immersion in how tea is produced and marketed in arguably the world’s best-known tea-producing nation.

Kendall College Trust names “Check, Please!” host Catherine De Orio new Executive Director

The Kendall College Trust announced today the appointment of Catherine De Orio as its Executive Director. Ms. De Orio brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this position. As the well known television host of the Emmy Award-winning dining show, Check, Please!, she brings significant contacts within the culinary and hospitality industries, both locally and nationally.

Kendall College students benefit from Charlie Trotter Foundation


The Charlie Trotter Culinary Education Foundation gave several scholarships over the years to students at Kendall College.

Kendall partners with Veterans, Hilton for Hospitality Training Program – Hotel Interactive


In August, Hilton Worldwide and Blackstone announced a partnership with Kendall College in Chicago and the Department of Veteran Affairs to provide a six-month internship and a 26-credit hospitality education program specifically designed for military veterans paid for by the GI Bill. Course work combines both on-property training at a Hilton hotel and instruction from Kendall College professors.

Hilton Worldwide and Blackstone announced a partnership with Kendall College in Chicago and the Department of Veteran Affairs


Major hotel brands are helping a very different type of ‘service’ industry and looking to hire U.S. military veterans. Companies such as Hilton Worldwide and La Quinta are making an effort to hire returning personnel as a means to help retiring personnel with the next stage of their lives. By one estimate, 200,000 military personnel exit the military each year. After serving their country, oftentimes in far-off, dangerous places, these veterans face the prospect of converting their military skills and training into a civilian occupation. For many, that can be a difficult transition.

Kendall College Marks Eight Decades of Quality Education in Greater Chicago and Beyond

Kendall College celebrated 80 years of providing quality postsecondary education to Chicago, the Midwest, the nation and abroad with a gala reception at its downtown campus Oct. 16. Started as a junior college in 1934, Kendall has grown to become the leading school in Chicago for preparing students for careers in culinary arts and hospitality management as recognized by leaders in the Chicago restaurant and hotel industry. The reception brought together students, alumni, industry members, faculty, staff and representatives of the Chicago and Illinois community.

Seven Kendall College Students Earn Glion Advanced Certificate in Int’l Hospitality Management


Seven Kendall College students have earned the esteemed Glion Advanced Certificate in International Hospitality Management following a rigorous exam held on June 6, 2014. The certificate provides Michael J. Pak, Devisha Khanna, Renee Michelle Sparacio, Kareen M. Morales, Sylvia Agung, Mark Husband and Anita Satya with a competitive career advantage in an increasingly global marketplace. All students will graduate from Kendall College. The Glion Institute of Higher Education, based in Switzerland, is ranked among the best hospitality schools in the world for an international career.

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