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Preparing for a career in culinary arts

12/04/2014

Danielle Crasto of Kendall College, Chicago talks about her experience of studying in the culinary arts program.

Kendall College and the Chicago Tribune present the best holiday cookies

12/01/2014

This year's contest, in its 28th year, came with a first: Readers helped pick the finalists, casting some 4,200 votes online and sending the top 25 vote-getters into the finals. Those cookies were then baked by culinary students at Kendall College before the winners were chosen by a panel of Tribune food writers and other staff members, along with guest judges, James P. DeWan, a culinary instructor at Kendall and writer of the monthly Prep School column for Good Eating, and confectioner Ginna Haravon, owner of Chicago-based Salted Caramel (saltedcaramel.net). Here are the winners' recipes and their stories.

Kendall College Marks a Milestone

Started as a junior college in 1934, Kendall College today features fully modern classrooms and kitchen labs, a 150-seat auditorium, student facilities and a Michelin Guide-recommended Dining Room, which is open to the public for lunch and dinner. Seen here, Emily Williams Knight, president of Kendall College, addresses attendees of a special anniversary celebration.

A pastry chef’s sweet holiday memory

11/19/2014

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

11/18/2014

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

11/11/2014

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.

Hospitality Dean Susan Tinnish on visual communication in Hotel Executive

11/03/2014

From the cave drawings in the Ardeche Valley of France to the Guttenberg's printing press, humans have found ways to communicate visually - via pictures or the printed word. Although not normally considered “visual,” text is a graphic representation as the “letters” symbolize something or someone. Writing is the visual manifestation of the spoken word. This article discusses graphic representation beyond the written word to effectively communicate.

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

10/29/2014

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

10/24/2014

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

 
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