“The Distance” Podcast Dives into a Kendall College Instructor’s Ice Carving Business
“The Distance,” a podcast that looks at long-running businesses, recently featured Nadeau’s Ice Sculptures – a Chicago-based company started by Jim Nadeau. Jim is a master of ice carving, and he has taught this skill to students at Kendall College. Kendall College’s Chef Chris Koetke, who once worked at Nadeau’s Ice Sculptures, also shares his point of view on the art and beauty of Jim’s ice carving.
Kendall College Welcomes Chef Rick Bayless as 2016 Commencement Speaker
CHICAGO—June 6, 2016— Kendall College is proud to welcome Chef Rick Bayless to its 2016 commencement ceremony, which will be held Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the Chicago Symphony Center at 10:00am. During the ceremony, Kendall College will honor students from across the globe who have earned associate and bachelor’s degrees from the Kendall College School of Culinary Arts, School of Hospitality Management, International School of Business and School of Early Childhood Education. Bayless, an award winning chef, author and educator will address graduates with personal stories and words of wisdom in celebration of their academic accomplishments.
Kendall College is the Exclusive Culinary Education Sponsor of the 2016 James Beard Awards
CHICAGO—April 25, 2016—Kendall College is proud to announce a new collaboration with the James Beard Foundation (JBF) in which the school is the exclusive culinary education sponsor of the 2016 James Beard Awards, taking place in Chicago on May 2, 2016 at the Lyric Opera. As Chicago’s number one program for preparing students for careers in culinary arts and hospitality management (TNS Global Survey, 2013), Kendall is committed to fostering relationships between the culinary and hospitality industries and its current and future leaders.
Kendall College Students Earn Seventh Straight Win at the American Culinary Federation’s Regional Knowledge Bowl Competition in Hawaii
CHICAGO—April 5, 2016—An international team of four students enrolled in the Kendall College School of Culinary Arts took home the winner’s trophy and gold medals at the Central Regional Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl on April 5 at the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) 2016 ChefConnect: Hawaii. This is the seventh consecutive year that a Kendall team has swept this annual regional competition to qualify for finals.
Local artisans forging knives for top kitchens
By Jake Hamilton, CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Some of the most prestigious kitchens around Chicago are getting a little sharper. That's because two local knife makers are changing the way chefs are slicing and dicing. Brendan McDermott is a chef instructor at Kendall College and Chris Mayor is an expert bladesmith but the two make up a team of knife makers whose work is finding itself in some of the most prestigious kitchens around Chicago. Watch the full segment on Fox 32 News!
Kendall College Renews Partnership with the Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education
CHICAGO—March 11 , 2016—Kendall College proudly announces a renewed partnership with the Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFÉ) and sponsorship of the annual CAFÉ/Kendall College Green Award for an eighth consecutive year. The Green Award is the first and only national award that recognizes secondary and postsecondary culinary arts, baking and pastry, and hospitality-management programs for their commitment to sustainability practices and training. Selection criteria are based on the integration of sustainability concepts into educational programs and/or operations.
Leigh Uhlir Joins Faculty of Kendall College School of Hospitality Management
CHICAGO—February 21, 2016—The Kendall College School of Hospitality Management is proud to announce that Leigh Uhlir, a hospitality educator with more than 25 years of industry experience, has joined its full-time faculty, effective March 2016. Uhlir, previously a core contributing faculty member at Kendall, has developed courses and training programs based on her professional experience at some of the nation’s leading hospitality companies and restaurants.