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Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts Careers

Careers in culinary arts can be very rewarding but the pace is fast and the pressure is intense. The restaurant industry is for people who like adventure and relish daily challenges.

At Kendall, our intensive, hands-on, innovative Bachelor’s and Associate degree programs are designed to successfully launch your culinary career and make you a more competitive job candidate. Our unique combination of a rigorous culinary curriculum, business training and specialized advanced coursework transcends what many culinary schools can offer.

Recent graduates from our culinary program have pursued careers as a:

  • Artisan Bread Baker
  • Assistant Chocolatier
  • Baker
  • Banquet Chef
  • Cake Designer
  • Caterer
  • Cheese Maker
  • Chef
  • Chef de Cuisine
  • Chef Instructor
  • Cook
  • Culinary & Marketing Specialist
  • Executive Chef
  • Food Wholesaler
  • Food Writer
  • Healthcare Chef
  • Pastry Chef
  • Personal Chef
  • Product Developer
  • Research Chef
  • Restaurant Owner/Manager
  • Senior Culinary Producer
  • Sous Chef
  • Wedding Cake Consultant
  • Wine Sommelier

Graduates have found careers with a variety of restaurants and foodservice establishments including:

  • Aramark
  • Abbot Labs — Waukegan
  • Accor Sofitel Hetels
  • Answers Media LLC
  • Aramark Evanston
  • Arun’s
  • Barrington Hills Country Club
  • Blue Plate Catering
  • Bon Appetit at the Art Institute
  • Delaware North Companies
  • Disney
  • Elysian – Hilton Waldorf
  • Everest
  • Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
  • Frontera Grill
  • Gibson’s Bar & Steakhouse
  • HotChocolate
  • Hyatt McCormick Place
  • Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
  • L2O
  • Labriola Bakery
  • Les Nomades Chicago
  • Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises
  • Levy Restaurants
  • Francesca’s Restaurants
  • Naha
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Panera Bread
  • Park Grill
  • Park Hyatt
  • The Phoenician
  • Ritz Carlton
  • Roy’s
  • Scoozi!
  • The Signature Room at the 95th
  • Smith & Wollensky
  • Sodexo, Inc.
  • Spiaggia
  • Takashi
  • Viand Bar & Kitchen
  • Whole Foods Market
Degrees Degrees

Enhance your education and career opportunities with a degree from Kendall College.

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Culinary Faculty Culinary Faculty

Our outstanding faculty come to us with backgrounds at restaurants, foodservice corporations, hotels, and other educational institutions.

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Culinary Facilities Culinary Facilities

Kendall's Riverworks Campus features 12 professional grade commercial kitchens, specialized chocolate/sugar and garde manger kitchens and an outdoor bread oven.

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Concentrations Concentrations

Students can choose to pursue their classical culinary arts training and add concentrated knowledge in the science of nutrition.

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