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Kendall Ranking

Kendall School of Culinary Arts and School of Hospitality Management Rankings

Ranked the No. 1 program in Chicago for preparing students for a career in the culinary arts in a survey of management at Chicago MICHELIN Guide restaurants (KTNS  – 2017 Survey).

Ranked the No. 1 program in Chicago for preparing students for a career in hospitality management in a survey of management at Chicago’s leading hotels (KTNS  – 2017 Survey).

Chicago Michelin Guide Restaurants rank Kendall College the No. 1 Chicago program for preparing students for culinary arts careers.

This industry research was designed, supervised, and implemented by one of the most respected market research firms in the industry, Kantar TNS (KTNS). The survey was conducted in May and June, 2017 and questions were asked of the most recent Michelin Guide awarded Chicago restaurants.

Who was interviewed?

Individuals with direct responsibility for hiring chefs and other culinary professionals at all of the most recent Michelin Guide awarded Chicago restaurants that provided contact details, and which was supplemented by additional contacts from a number of other relevant publicly-available sources such as TripAdvisor and Yelp. A total of 388 eligible establishments were identified from the sources outlined above and over 3000 calls were made in attempting to secure as many interviews as possible. A total of 51 interviews were completed.

What was asked?

Question 1: I am now going to read back to you the local schools you mentioned that you are aware of. Please identify the program you would consider to be the Number 1 local program in how well it prepares students to succeed in the culinary arts industry.

Question 2: And which programs would you consider to be Number 2 and 3 among local programs in how well it prepares students to succeed in the culinary arts industry, if you have an opinion?

What were the results?

Of the 51 surveys conducted, 35 people (69%) ranked Kendall College the No. 1 Chicago program for preparing students for culinary arts careers – leading all other schools mentioned in the study.

View full details in the KTNS Research Report.

Chicago’s leading hotels rank Kendall College the No. 1 Chicago program for preparing students for hospitality management careers.

This industry research was designed, supervised, and implemented by one of the most respected market research firms in the industry, Kantar TNS (KTNS). The survey was conducted in May and June, 2017 and questions were asked of a contact list of top rated hotels in the Chicago area.

Who was interviewed?

Individuals with direct responsibility for hiring hospitality professionals at top rated hotels in the Chicago area. The list was created referencing these sources: US News & World (Stars 1-5), Frommer’s Guide, Conde Nast, TripAdvisor and Yelp and the Michelin Guide Chicago. A total of 264 eligible establishments were identified from the sources outlined above and over 2000 calls were made in attempting to secure as many interviews as possible. A total of 34 interviews were completed.

What was asked?

Question 1: I am now going to read back to you the local schools you mentioned that you are aware of. Please identify the program you would consider to be the Number 1 local program in how well it prepares students for managerial positions in the hospitality industry.

Question 2: And which programs would you consider to be Number 2 and 3 among local programs in how well it prepares students for managerial positions in the hospitality profession?

What were the results?

Of the 34 surveys conducted, 11 of the respondents (33%) ranked Kendall College the No. 1 program in Chicago for preparing students for hospitality management careers – leading all other schools mentioned in the study.

View full details in the KTNS Research Report.

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