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Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts Degrees

The overall economic impact of the restaurant industry is estimated at $1.8 trillion, and the culinary field is expected to add 1.3 million jobs over the next decade.* A degree from Kendall will enhance your career opportunities and give you a competitive advantage in your job search after graduation. In fact, 93% of our December 2013 graduates reported employment within 6 months! Furthermore, the Culinary Advisory Board impacts your professional development by providing networking and job opportunities.

Our deep industry ties give you exposure to some of the best culinary minds of today. Our culinary faculty consists of restaurant owners, master chefs and published authors.

In this program, you will gain a better understanding of:

  • Basic culinary arts business principles, including operations, accounting, management theory, marketing and business decision making
  • Local and international culinary techniques
  • Preparation of high quality culinary arts products and a strong quality assurance process
  • Best practices in safety and sanitation standards
  • Management of food and beverage industry sustainability programs
  • Familiarity with ingredients, seasonality, purchasing and inventory management
  • Nutrition principles

In addition, you will engage in the following practical applications:

  • Integration of theoretical knowledge into real-world kitchen environments
  • The implementation of quality standards for food preparation including safety and sanitation
  • Sufficient repetition and practice time for skill development
  • Integration of modern and innovative trends arising on the international culinary arts scene
  • Ability to make socially responsible culinary business decisions
  • Acting as an effective culinary arts team leader
  • Identifying culinary arts business development opportunities
  • How to cook creatively

Students from more than 80 countries have attended Kendall, and one in eight students is international. This global perspective in the classroom and kitchen is unique to Kendall.

*National Restaurant Association Industry Impact

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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