Culinary Arts Alums Selected to Design Residential Kitchens
Distinguished Kendall College School of Culinary Arts Alums Selected to Design Residential Kitchens by Artisans & Co.
Food Network’s “Iron Chef” Jose Garces and New York chef Michael White will also host inaugural culinary dining experience in the homeowner’s kitchen
Chicago-December 12, 2011-Kendall College School of Culinary Arts’ alumni Jose Garces in Philadelphia and Michael White in New York have been selected by Artisans & Co, America’s premier design-and-build cabinetry company, to design one-of-a-kind, handcrafted and exquisitely constructed residential kitchens. Part of the Artisan Kitchen program, Artisans & Co. seeks to redefine the art of the residential kitchen by drawing upon the culinary expertise and know-how of distinguished chefs. Also part of this team is famed chef Dan Butler from Wilmington, Del.
“Kendall College is extremely proud of our distinguished alums, and Chefs Garces and White exemplify the quality of culinary education for which Kendall is known worldwide,” says Renee Zonka, RD, CEC, CHE, MBA, dean of the School of Culinary Arts. “Both chefs’ accomplishments represent the epitome of professional heights to which every student in the Kendall College School of Culinary Arts can aspire.”
Once a homeowner has selected an Artisans & Co. chef, the chef and the Artisan & Co. team consisting of architects, designers and craftsmen work with the homeowner to develop a kitchen featuring custom cabinetry and counter tops, custom finishes, appliances and fixtures, as well as utensils and tableware. Each chef is involved every step of the way, from initial concept discussions and the design-and-build process to hosting an inaugural culinary dining experience in the homeowner’s custom-designed Artisan Kitchen.
“We are delighted to collaborate with these incredibly talented chefs on this new offering,” says Gary Munch, president of Artisans & Co. “Our mission is to create exquisite custom-fabricated, high-performance residential kitchens that function as a commercial kitchen whilst retaining the beauty and comfort of the home.”
About Artisans & Co.
Artisans and Co. is a partnership of seasoned design and construction industry professionals who pride themselves on consistent delivery of fine cabinetry with great attention to detail, and a sharp focus on form and function. Visit www.artisansandcompany.com to learn more.
About the Kendall College School of Culinary Arts
Kendall College, founded in 1934, is located in Chicago, Illinois. Kendall offers undergraduate degrees in business, culinary arts, early childhood education, foodservice management and hospitality management to a diverse and passionate community of more than 2500 students. The curriculum combines strong academics with practical experience and international educational opportunities that help give students in business, hospitality and culinary arts programs the skills and expertise to be leaders in their professions. Kendall College was ranked the number one program in Chicago for preparing students for careers in hospitality management and culinary arts in a survey of management at Chicago’s leading hotels and Michelin Guide restaurants (ORC International - 2011 Survey). The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission has accredited the Culinary Arts associate program since 1988 and the Baking and Pastry associate program since 2008. Kendall College, a member of the Laureate International Universities network, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), www.ncahlc.org.
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