Chicago Culinary, Hospitality and Business Camps for High School Students

If you love everything food, are the perfect party planner or dream of one day running or owning your own business, take a close look at Kendall College's Chicago school year and summer camps. These fun, educational and challenging camps are a great way to get a glimpse into a future career in Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management or Business.

Designed for high school students between the ages of 13-18, our school year and summer camps are hands-on and taught by qualified Kendall instructors at Kendall’s Goose Island campus.

Learn more at our Camps Preview Day on October 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please RSVP to

School Year Camps

During the fall, winter and spring, Kendall offers single and two-day Business and Culinary Camps to keep students' skills sharp during the academic school year.

Join the journey around the world and tour an exotic cuisine through a hands-on learning experience. Campers will learn the basics such as kitchen safety, sanitation and knife skills while gaining confidence in the kitchen and exploring international flavors.

Mediterranean October 11, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
South America October 15, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Fusion Cuisine October 25, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sushi Making October 29, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
French Classics November 8, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
American Cuisine November 12, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Single Journey - $60
Add on any additional journey for $10 off per camp

Indulge in sweets, cakes, pastries, cupcakes and more in the hands-on baking and pastry series. Campers will work in our specialized kitchens and learn the fundamentals of baking while gaining confidence in the world of candies, frostings and chocolates.

Pies and Tarts
October 18, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
October 22, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

French Classic Desserts
November 1, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
November 5, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Cupcake Extravaganza
November 19, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
November 22, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Single Camp - $60
Add on any additional camp for $10 off per camp

Learn the ins and outs of making macaroons from start to finish - and of course, enjoy them at the end of camp too!

Date: December 6, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Macaroons - $130

 School Year Camps Brochure
 School Year Camps Registration Form 

Summer Camps

We're proud to offer outstanding opportunities for the aspiring chef, the next top hotel GM, your future CEO or the creative genius in the family! High school students between the ages of 13-18 are invited to take part in our fun and educational summer camp experience at Kendall's state-of-the-art facility located on Chicago's Goose Island.

Overnight campers live in Kendall's residence hall and enjoy additional supervised activities such as attending a Broadway in Chicago show, dining at one of Chicago's amazing restaurants, and boat tours of downtown Chicago.

 Summer Camps Brochure

Scholarship Opportunity

All campers who attend Kendall's summer week-long camps are awarded a $1000 Scholarship towards tuition at Kendall College. The scholarship is awarded in equal installments over the first three quarters of full-time enrollment.

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General Questions and to Register

Call 312.752.2206 or email