The School of Business at Kendall College partners with its renowned School of Culinary Arts to offer a unique program designed to give students a distinctly competitive edge. Now, in addition to its focused management concentration, Kendall College students can pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Business with a concentration in professional cookery, baking and pastry or personal chef and catering.
“For students who wish to pursue management careers in the restaurant or food and beverage industry, this concentration offers a special blend of hands-on culinary knowledge that complements the business program’s focus on real-world, professionally savvy skills,” says Michelle Coussens, dean of the School of Business. “This unique combination will give our students the competitive edge to excel in a service-oriented, global business economy.”
According to the National Restaurant Association (NRA), even in today’s economy, the restaurant industry, as the nation’s second-largest private-sector employer, is expected to add an additional 1.8 million positions over the next 10 years, boosting the industry’s workforce by 14% to 14.8 million people in 2019.
The culinary concentrations at Kendall’s School of Business will help graduates take advantage of this career opportunity by combining business acumen with a basic level of hands-on training in the culinary arts or baking and pastry. Certificate classes for working adults are held in the evenings and on weekends. The program also offers individuals who already work in the food service industry the opportunity to expand their skill sets by pursuing business degrees.