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.
Culinary students say Chicago is a great place to go to school
By Elizabeth Matthews, CHICAGO (Fox 32 News) - Chicago strengthened its claim as the food capital of America this week when 27 local restaurants and chefs were announced as James Beard Award semi-finalists. That's the biggest award there is in the food industry.
Out of 20,000 entries, there are 27 Chicago semi-finalists from best chef to outstanding baker.
“Chicago has become the center of culinary excellence around the country, around the world,” said Chris Koetke, who's a chef and the vice president of the culinary school at Kendall College.
Culinary students say it's the diversity that makes Chicago such a great place to go to school.
Watch the full segment on Fox 32 News!
Where Chefs Get their Start: A Look at Education in Chicago’s Growing Culinary Scene
By Katie Kijowski, CHICAGO (Now.Chicago on WCIU) - A spotlight on quality culinary education in Chicago's "ever growing culinary scene "where many chefs get their start." Hear from Kendall College's Chef Dina Altieri, dean of the School of Culinary Arts, and Kristen Hodges, director of career services, on the topic of culinary education. Watch the full segment on WCUI!
The Next Craze After Cupcakes And Cake Pops: Predicting 2016’s Dessert Fads with Chef Melina Kelson
By Forbes.com contributor Geoff Williams: "What will be the dessert craze in 2016 that everyone will be raving about? I asked around and came away with some interesting and potentially delicious answers." Read on to learn from Kendall's own Chef Melina Kelson.
Kendall College Selected as Exclusive U.S. Provider of China’s New Professional Training Program for Attracting and Retaining Chinese Consumers and Tourists
CHICAGO—Dec. 8, 2015–Kendall College, ranked the number one program in Chicago for preparing students for careers in hospitality management by Chicago’s leading hotels (TNS Global Survey, 2013), has been selected as the exclusive U.S. provider of continuing education for a new Chinese government and industry-endorsed professional training program offered to organizations in the hospitality, retail and tourism industries. The program, China Ready, prepares businesses and individuals for the opportunities and challenges of engaging with China and the Chinese consumer through a curriculum of 12 core learning modules taught by Kendall College and a globally recognized certification.