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Where have all the cooks gone?

08/06/2015

Within the tight network of Chicago restaurateurs exists a pervasive problem invisible to most diners. You hear it in anecdotal evidence shared among chefs, seemingly with increased frequency. Here’s one: A few weeks back, One Off Hospitality chef Paul Kahan ran into fellow chef Chris Pandel in the Fulton Market district. Pandel — of The Bristol and Balena — was hosting an open call for cooking positions at Armour & Swift, his forthcoming steakhouse inside the new Google building. That day, Pandel collected 12 resumes, 10 from promising candidates. “It’s more than I thought,” he said. “Five years ago, I probably could have counted on 30 to 40.” Source: Chicago Tribune

Kendall College School of Culinary Arts Wins American Culinary Federation National Knowledge Bowl

08/05/2015

CHICAGO—Aug. 3, 2015— A team of five students enrolled in the KendallKnowledge_Bowl-7350 College School of Culinary Arts’ associate and baccalaureate programs today beat three other teams to win the 2015 National Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl at the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) National Convention & Show at the Orlando (Fla.) World Center Marriott. Their success reclaims the title and is the third win for a Kendall College team in the last six years of this national competition. Earlier this year in Indianapolis, the Kendall team swept the annual regional competition for a sixth consecutive year to qualify for the national final.

Kendall College and CAFÉ Announce 2015 Green Award Recipients

06/30/2015

Recipients of the 2015 CAFÉ/Kendall College Green Award (l. to r.): Nathan Koscielski representing Genesee Valley Educational Partnership (runner-up) and Sarah Waller representing Kent Career Technical Center. Faith Jennetta, representing 2010 Green Award recipient Technology Center of DuPage, presented 2015 awards. CHICAGO—June 30, 2015—Kendall College and the Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFÉ) presented 2015 CAFÉ/Kendall College Green Awards to two secondary (high school) hospitality programs during a June 18 reception at CAFÉ’s 11th-annual Leadership Conference for foodservice educators at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Kendall College Welcomes Sam Toia as 2015 Commencement Speaker

06/19/2015

Sam Toia President and CEO Illinois Restaurant AssociationCHICAGO–June 19, 2015–Kendall College is proud to welcome Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA) President and CEO Sam Toia to its 2015 commencement ceremony, which will be held Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the Chicago Symphony Center at 10:00am.  During the ceremony, Kendall College will honor students from around the globe who have earned associates and bachelor’s degrees from the Kendall College Schools of Culinary Arts, School of Hospitality Management, School of Business and School of Early Childhood Education.

Dean from Kendall College to Join Global Consultation Network

05/19/2015

Shanghai, China – May 19, 2015—Dr. Susan Tinnish, Dean of the School of Hospitality Management at Kendall College in Chicago, Illinois, has been invited by the Macau Research Center (MRC) to be a part of its Global Consultation Network, which is related to the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) industry.

Kendall College Hosts Collaborative Workshop with a Chinese Delegation During the NRA Show

05/15/2015

Chicago—May 14, 2015—Kendall College’s School of Culinary Arts will host a three-day training workshop for a delegation of China’s industry leaders during the U.S. National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show in Chicago. The workshop, jointly designed by China’s World Association of Chinese Cuisine, U.S. National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) and Kendall College, is part of the efforts by leaders in the Chinese food industry to give the nation’s cuisine a higher global profile. The workshop will be held May 16–18.

Kendall College and the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine Launch a Culinary Medicine Educational Program

05/08/2015

Chicago—May 8, 2015—Kendall College School of Culinary Arts and the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine launched a new extra-curricular activity to provide first-year students the chance to learn practical knowledge about how food plays a role in health and how to effectively discuss nutrition-related issues with patients. The intensive program will be imparted jointly by physicians from Pritzker and Chef Renee Zonka from Kendall College, using Kendall’s kitchens and facilities. The program is currently being funded through a grant from the Women’s Board of the University of Chicago.

Chef Dina Altieri Named Dean of the Kendall College School of Culinary Arts

05/01/2015

Chicago—May 01, 2015—Kendall College is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Chef Dina Altieri to dean of the School of Culinary Arts. Previously, she was a chef-instructor and associate professor at the college for seven years. “Chef Altieri is not only the consummate educator, but renowned nationally for her culinary and management skills in a wide range of foodservice operations,” says Emily Williams Knight, president of Kendall College. “Adored and looked up to by students and admired and respected by our faculty and administration, she is the ideal dean for the School of Culinary Arts as we celebrate our 30th anniversary this year and embark on the next 30. Given her vision, passion, expertise and drive, Chicago’s—and the nation’s and world’s—culinary community looks forward to the positive impacts her leadership of our esteemed program will make on the domestic and...

Kendall College and La Quinta Inns & Suites Offer Hospitality Educational Program to Veterans

04/21/2015

CHICAGO, April 15, 2015 — In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Kendall College is joining with La Quinta Inns & Suites to expand the reach of its hospitality educational program to help veterans and their spouses. The program, which launched April 1, is designed to provide students critical education and experience that can lead to a career in hospitality management. The first cohort is expected to begin their studies in July 2015. Kendall College announced a similar initiative in 2014 when it joined forces with the Department of Veterans Affairs and Blackstone Holding Group to bring new career opportunities to veterans across the country.

Kendall College School of Culinary Arts Students Earn Sixth Straight Win at American Culinary Federation Regional Knowledge Bowl

04/20/2015

Chicago—April 22, 2015—A team of six students enrolled in the Kendall College School of Culinary Arts earned the winner’s trophy and gold medals at the Central Regional Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl on April 14 at the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) 2015 ChefConnect: Indy in Indianapolis. This is the sixth consecutive year that a Kendall team has swept this annual regional competition to qualify for finals.

 
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