- Taste of Kendall
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Kendall College is ranked #1 in Chicago for preparing students for careers in culinary arts and hospitality management. (KTNS - 2017 Survey)
With more than 119 hotels, 5,195 restaurants and world-class convention centers, Chicago is a global hub for the hospitality industry.
As part of the Laureate International Universities network, Kendall students have the chance to study across 70 universities in 25 countries.
The Kendall community is special. A faculty-to-student ratio of 1:9 ensures that students receive the support they need.
One in five students at Kendall is international, bringing a global perspective to every classroom.
Since 1934, Kendall has prepared students to be ready for the world in a variety of fields.
School of Hospitality Management
Sapna M. Mangal, MS, MBA, brings more than two decades of international hospitality and teaching experience to Kendall College. Mangal previously worked as a an Program Manager for an Irvine, California-based multi-national, hospitality marketing consulting firm in Singapore and taught Management Information Systems at Sam Houston State University College of Business Administration. Mangal is the recipient of the “Best Paper” award that she co-wrote on Sustainable Event Marketing. She has been published on Hotel Business Review, has contributed to the India Student Guide and continues to actively present at industry events, trade-shows and professional conferences. She is the faculty advisor for Eta Sigma Delta (ESD), has served on the HSMAI IL Chapter Board as the VP of Student Affairs and is a member of I-CHRIE.
School of Culinary Arts
After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America and a stint at The 95th atop the John Hancock Building, Kevin Schrimmer moved to France to work with and learn from some of the world's finest chefs, including Joel Robuchon in Paris. After returning to the US, Schrimmer become Chef de Cuisine at Chicago's Café Provencal. He then opened his own restaurant, Mimosa, in his hometown of Highland Park, Illinois. Schrimmer ran Mimosa until 2007 when he decided to pursue another side of his chosen profession—teaching the culinary arts.
School of Business
Nicole Armstrong is an Ed.D. candidate at Argosy University (Educational Leadership) where she currently teaches undergraduate courses in Business, Management, and Human Resources Management. Nicole also has an MBA from Davenport University and a BA from Davenport University. Nicole has worked for over 15 years as management professional in Human Resources, Training, and Accounting departments. She has worked with such companies as Accenture, AT&T, and Lutheran Social Services of Illinois. Nicole has more than 5 years of consulting experience in human resource management. Nicole has been teaching at various colleges and universities for the last 6 years as an online and on-campus post-secondary education instructor.
School of Early Childhood Education
Neal Green began teaching at Kendall in 2010 after 15 years of experience teaching elementary and middle school students in Maryland and Illinois. During his time here he has been nominated by students and colleagues for, “Excellence in Teaching,” “Outstanding Student Commitment,” and the “Faculty Award for Student Commitment.” He leads many courses, but his main area of focus is multiculturalism and diversity. Neal's educational background includes a B.S. in Criminal Justice from West Liberty State College in West Virginia, a Masters in Teaching from Goucher College in Maryland, and he is currently working toward his Ph.D. in Professional Studies in Education from Capella University.
Real World Experiences
At Kendall College you can translate a love for the culinary arts or hospitality industry into real world skills. Our students graduate with the knowledge and abilities that employers value most. Whether you’re looking to start a new career or advance your current one, an education from Kendall College can make all the difference.
Our students from around the globe come from all walks of life. Our degree programs in Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry, Business, Hospitality Management and Early Childhood Education educate students through an innovative combination of academic curriculum and practical hands-on experiences.
Opportunities After Graduation
96% of our June 2016 graduates self-reported working in their field within six months of graduation. Did we mention our Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management programs are ranked No.1 in Chicago? Your passions led you here. Start your path to success today at Kendall College.
Culinary Arts Information Session
Thu. Jan 25, 2018 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a Culinary Arts Information session led by Program Director, Leigh Uhlir, to explore your degree options further. This Information Session will explore: