- Taste of Kendall
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The Kendall College Trust announced today the appointment of Catherine De Orio as its Executive Director. Ms. De Orio brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this position. As the well known television host of the Emmy Award-winning dining show, Check, Please!, she brings significant contacts within the culinary and hospitality industries, both locally and nationally.
The Charlie Trotter Culinary Education Foundation gave several scholarships over the years to students at Kendall College.
In August, Hilton Worldwide and Blackstone announced a partnership with Kendall College in Chicago and the Department of Veteran Affairs to provide a six-month internship and a 26-credit hospitality education program specifically designed for military veterans paid for by the GI Bill. Course work combines both on-property training at a Hilton hotel and instruction from Kendall College professors.
Kendall College celebrated 80 years of providing quality postsecondary education to Chicago, the Midwest, the nation and abroad with a gala reception at its downtown campus Oct. 16. Started as a junior college in 1934, Kendall has grown to become the leading school in Chicago for preparing students for careers in culinary arts and hospitality management as recognized by leaders in the Chicago restaurant and hotel industry. The reception brought together students, alumni, industry members, faculty, staff and representatives of the Chicago and Illinois community.
Seven Kendall College students have earned the esteemed Glion Advanced Certificate in International Hospitality Management following a rigorous exam held on June 6, 2014. The certificate provides Michael J. Pak, Devisha Khanna, Renee Michelle Sparacio, Kareen M. Morales, Sylvia Agung, Mark Husband and Anita Satya with a competitive career advantage in an increasingly global marketplace. All students will graduate from Kendall College. The Glion Institute of Higher Education, based in Switzerland, is ranked among the best hospitality schools in the world for an international career.
Kendall College and Shedd Aquarium have partnered together to teach Kendall College’s School of Culinary Arts students the importance of sustainable seafood, with Shedd's Right Bite program sharing valuable instruction on how chefs and restaurants can contribute to the sustainable seafood movement through what they include on their menus.
Emily Williams Knight, president of Kendall College, has recently been named to the Board of Directors for Girls in the Game, a nonprofit organization providing sports, nutrition and leadership programming to girls.
During the week of July 21st, Kendall College and PRO ECUADOR will transform Kendall’s campus into an Ecuadorian themed hot spot, with an Ecuadorian Gastronomy Demo and Networking Reception, a VIP dinner with Ecuador Ambassador Nathalie Cely Suárez, an Ecuadorian episode of The Dining Room’s “Monday Night Dining Series” and Ecuadorian themed menus in the school’s cafeteria.
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.
Beverly Kim, a graduate of The Kendall College School of Culinary Arts and former chef-instructor and executive chef of Kendall’s highly rated The Dining Room, opened her restaurant, Parachute, in Chicago in late May.