The School of Culinary Arts at Kendall College has won the Academy of the Culinary Arts Cordon d’ Or – Gold Ribbon Cooking School of the Year Culinary Academy Award for 2008.
Cordon d’ Or – Gold Ribbon was established in 1985 by Noreen Kinney, who launched the Culinary Academy Awards Program in 2005 to recognize exemplary contributions to the culinary arts from throughout the globe. Members of the Academy, who represent various facets of the culinary world and include past award honorees, nominate and vote for recipients of annual Culinary Academy Awards, which recognize top achievement by chefs, entrepreneurs, writers and journalists, food photographers, recipe developers, boutique farmers and cuisine advocates and promoters from every nation.
“On behalf of the administration of Kendall College, we thank the Culinary Academy Awards committee for this outstanding tribute that would not have been earned without the extreme dedication of our faculty and staff, as well as the passion and enthusiasm of our extraordinary students,” says Kendall College President Dr. Nivine Megahed.
Steven Grand Pre, Kendall’s Maître d’hôtel Instructor for 20 years, represented the School of Culinary Arts when he joined other award-category honorees at the Culinary Academy Awards Dinner on May 16, 2009 at the Don Cesar Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach, Fla., during the Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival.