Culinary students say Chicago is a great place to go to school
By Elizabeth Matthews, CHICAGO (Fox 32 News) - Chicago strengthened its claim as the food capital of America this week when 27 local restaurants and chefs were announced as James Beard Award semi-finalists. That's the biggest award there is in the food industry.
Out of 20,000 entries, there are 27 Chicago semi-finalists from best chef to outstanding baker.
“Chicago has become the center of culinary excellence around the country, around the world,” said Chris Koetke, who's a chef and the vice president of the culinary school at Kendall College.
Culinary students say it's the diversity that makes Chicago such a great place to go to school.
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