Kendall College’s Chef Mike Artlip to Serve as Lead Judge at Navy Culinary Competition

Chicago—July 3, 2014—With over 30 years of experience as a Chef, Kendall College’s Mike Artlip will participate in this month’s annual Commander Navy Installation Command’s (CNIC) Culinary Competition as the lead judge. The July 10th competition will pit 18 Navy chefs, two per region, against one another to determine the Navy’s top chef ashore.  

“It’s an honor to be a major part of a competition with Naval Station Great Lakes,” says Chef Artlip. “I’m excited to spend two days prior to the competition helping train these already talented chefs. It’s my hope that I can help them take away something positive from the event that they can use back on each of their bases.”

Chef Artlip has been with Kendall College since 1987. He also works with educational culinary arts organizations such as Skills USA, CCAP and ProStart. He has served on the boards of several high-school culinary programs, and has worked with numerous hotel, restaurant and educational institutions throughout the Chicagoland area.

“In planning for this year’s CNIC culinary competition, Naval Station Great Lakes was very fortunate when Chef Artlip volunteered to provide training and to serve as the lead judge,” says Naval Station Great Lakes Food Service Director Greg Wright. “Chef Artlip’s recommendations were instrumental in establishing the competition framework. His leadership is a welcome addition to the event.”

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About the Kendall College School of Culinary Arts:

Kendall College, founded in 1934, is located in Chicago and is a member of the Laureate International Universities network. Kendall offers undergraduate degrees in business, culinary arts, early childhood education and hospitality management to a diverse and passionate community of more than 1,650 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 is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA),; 312-263-0456. For more information, visit