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Kendall College and CAFÉ Announce 2015 Green Award Recipients

06/30/2015

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

06/19/2015

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

05/19/2015

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

05/15/2015

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

05/08/2015

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

05/01/2015

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...

Kendall College and La Quinta Inns & Suites Offer Hospitality Educational Program to Veterans

04/21/2015

CHICAGO, April 15, 2015 — In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Kendall College is joining with La Quinta Inns & Suites to expand the reach of its hospitality educational program to help veterans and their spouses. The program, which launched April 1, is designed to provide students critical education and experience that can lead to a career in hospitality management. The first cohort is expected to begin their studies in July 2015. Kendall College announced a similar initiative in 2014 when it joined forces with the Department of Veterans Affairs and Blackstone Holding Group to bring new career opportunities to veterans across the country.

Kendall College School of Culinary Arts Students Earn Sixth Straight Win at American Culinary Federation Regional Knowledge Bowl

04/20/2015

Chicago—April 22, 2015—A team of six students enrolled in the Kendall College School of Culinary Arts earned the winner’s trophy and gold medals at the Central Regional Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl on April 14 at the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) 2015 ChefConnect: Indy in Indianapolis. This is the sixth consecutive year that a Kendall team has swept this annual regional competition to qualify for finals.

Kendall College Student Selected to Attend Clinton Global Initiative University

03/09/2015

International School of Business School student Chris Berndt was selected in a competitive process across the Laureate International Universities networkChicago—March 5, 2015 — Chris Berndt, a 24-year-old undergraduate business management student at Kendall College, has been selected to attend the eighth annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) at the University of Miami, March 6–8, 2015. Berndt was chosen from a pool of students in the Laureate International Universities network, who were nominated based on academic results and demonstrated experience leading projects that make a positive, long-term impact in their local communities. Berndt joins three additional students from Costa Rica, Brazil and Morocco.

Kendall College President Elected to NRAEF Board of Trustees

02/11/2015

 NRAEF-Board-of-TrusteesEmily Williams Knight, president of Kendall College, is among the newest members elected to the Board of Trustees of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association (NRA).  Knight was welcomed to the board at the NRAEF’s annual meeting on Jan. 30 in Orlando, Florida. She will serve a two-year term with the possibility of serving two additional two-year terms. Knight is the first representative of Kendall College to serve the NRAEF in this capacity in the foundation’s 28 years.

As a new trustee of the 35-member board, Knight represents not only Kendall College’s Schools of Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management and Business to the NRAEF, but also the farther-reaching role of higher education in supporting the NRAEF’s strategic initiatives. These include creating educational programs that...

 
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