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Kendall Ranking

Kendall Ranking

Chicago Michelin Guide Restaurants rank Kendall College the No. 1 Chicago program for preparing students for culinary arts careers.
(TNS Global – 2013 Survey)

Chicago’s leading hotels rank Kendall College the No. 1 Chicago program for preparing students forhospitality management careers.
(TNS Global – 2013 Survey)

Chicago Michelin Guide Restaurants rank Kendall College the No. 1 Chicago program for preparing students for culinary arts careers.

This industry research was designed, supervised, and implemented by one of the most respected market research firms in the industry, Taylor Nelson Sofres Global (TNS). The survey was conducted in May and June, 2013 and questions were asked of the most recent Michelin Guide awarded Chicago restaurants.

Who was interviewed?

Individuals with direct responsibility for hiring chefs and other culinary professionals at all of the most recent Michelin Guide awarded Chicago restaurants that provided contact details. In the Chicago area, 430 restaurants are listed in the Michelin Guide. At least one attempt was made to call and interview a qualified representative of all 430 restaurants on the list. In total, 2090 calls were made, an average of just under 5 calls per restaurant. The final sample consisted of 61 restaurants.

What was asked?

Question 1: I am now going to read back to you the local schools you mentioned that you are aware of. Please identify the program you would consider to be the number 1 local program in how well it prepares students to succeed in the culinary arts industry.

Question 2: And which programs would you consider to be number 2 and 3 among local programs in how well it prepares students to succeed in the culinary arts industry, if you have an opinion?

What were the results?

Of the 61 surveys conducted, 29 of the respondents (49%) ranked Kendall College the No. 1 Chicago program for preparing students for culinary arts careers – nearly twice as many as the No. 2 ranked school.

View full details in the TNS Global Research Report.

Chicago’s leading hotels rank Kendall College the No. 1 Chicago program for preparing students for hospitality management careers.

This industry research was designed, supervised, and implemented by one of the most respected market research firms in the industry, Taylor Nelson Sofres Global (TNS). The survey was conducted in Spring/Summer 2013 and questions were asked of a contact list of top rated hotels in the Chicago area.

Who was interviewed?

Individuals with direct responsibility for hiring hospitality professionals at top rated hotels in the Chicago area. The list was created referencing these sources: Conde Nast, Frommer’s, U.S. News & World Report and the Michelin Guide Chicago 2013. The hotels on the list that had a composite score of “4” or higher were classified as “top-rated” hotels for the purposes of the study. At least one attempt was made to interview 246 of the 257 hotels on the list. A total of 1281 attempted calls were made, representing an average of just over 5 calls per hotel contacted. The final sample consisted of 60 hotels.

What was asked?

Question 1: I am now going to read back to you the local schools you mentioned that you are aware of. Please identify the program you would consider to be the number 1 local program in how well it prepares students for managerial positions in the hospitality industry.

Question 2: And which programs would you consider to be number 2 and 3 among local programs in how well it prepares students for managerial positions in the hospitality profession?

What were the results?

Of the 60 surveys conducted, 17 of the respondents (28%) ranked Kendall College the No. 1 program in Chicago for preparing students for hospitality management careers – leading all other schools mentioned in the study.

View full details in the TNS Global Research Report.

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