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Inside Kendall

The Heart of Our Business Incubator

By Kim Shambrook, Kendall’s Interim President When I was starting out as an entrepreneur, I took a Marsha Brady approach. In one episode of “The Brady Bunch,” she wanted to belong, so she joined every school club. As the owner of... Read More

Stepping Out of the Kitchen

By Kim Shambrook, Kendall’s Interim President Wherever there’s food, a culinary student has a job. Consider a few of the more traditional options: executive chef, pastry chef, private chef or caterer. But—and I want to emphasize this—there is so much more,... Read More

Start a Successful Year at Kendall

By Kim Shambrook, Kendall’s Interim President At the start of the new school year, it’s very important to set goals and, although this is easier said than done, find a natural flow to your week. Although it may take a bit... Read More

Educating the Next Generation of Culinary Entrepreneurs

By Kim Shambrook, Kendall’s Interim President Colleges play a pivotal role in helping students create and launch businesses. That’s why I am so proud to share that Kendall now offers a Culinary Entrepreneurship concentration in our bachelor’s in business program. This... Read More

Practicing Stress Relief

By Kim Shambrook, Kendall’s Interim President It doesn’t matter if you are a restaurateur, an executive at a hotel, a student, or even one of our very own faculty members—stress is an everyday factor in our lives. While that may sound... Read More

Celebrating Our Knowledge Bowl Team

Competing at the Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl is a lot like the competitions you see on televised food networks. AlthouDSC_0172gh there’s no food preparation involved (and no visible sweating!),... Read More

Advice to Resolve Your Business Challenges

Every small business owner has an array of challenges. Let’s face facts: Sometimes it’s easiest to overlook the most obvious problems by staying busy, starting the next task, or relying on your own gumption to keep going until the problem... Read More

Fostering Personal Growth for Teens in Summer Camp

There’s a reason why so many movies are about summer camp. It’s a formative experience that frequently leads to lifelong friendships. That’s why it’s so important for us to offer the Taste of Kendall Teen Camps every summer. Many... Read More

Consciously Supporting Sustainability

culinarygirls_introIf you happen to come across Kendall’s campus, tucked into the southeast end of Chicago’s once-industrial Goose Island, you might be surprised to see an organic garden. While this garden... Read More

Giving Students Early Access to the Industry

The National Restaurant Association is a great resource for students and faculty alike year round. The organization’s annual report helps us hone in on food trends (which I know our faculty are always avidly watching). While this year’s culinary themes aren’t... Read More
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