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Culinary Entrepreneurship

Students who enroll in the Business Program who have already earned an Associate Degree in Baking and Pastry or Culinary Arts can choose the Culinary Entrepreneurship concentration, which prepares budding restaurateurs with the intersectional knowledge and experience necessary to open a bakery, start a food production business, or become a certified chef, among other possibilities.

Rarely do professionals have a singular dream, or a niche interest. A concentration that prepares students for the realities of restaurant entrepreneurship is ideal for anyone looking to make their mark on the culinary industry. Combining the philosophies of our Culinary Arts program and our Business program, this concentration can be fulfilled almost completely online.

Sample courses include:

Principles of Small Business Management

In this course you will undertake a thorough overview of the legal, financial, operational, resource management and marketing issues associated with starting, managing and growing a small business. By addressing small business trends you will learn how to succeed in the real world.

Merchandising and Retailing

Equip yourself with the fundamentals of retail and merchandising for foodservice industry franchises by studying proven industry practices and concepts. This course includes information on visual merchandising, restaurant location, supply chain management and more.

Restaurant Concept Development

Explore the practical challenges and processes associated with developing a restaurant concept from start to finish in this exciting and relevant course. With evaluations and readings from industry leaders you will formulate and pitch your own restaurant concepts and development plans.

Food Service Research and Development

Become acquainted with the research methods of new menu items and practices in the food service industry and apply these concepts to the development of new ideas in this upper-level course. Explore the rise of the research chef within the food manufacturing industry and follow the development process from ideation to prototype.

For more information about our Culinary Entrepreneurship concentration simply email

On January 16, 2018, we announced the pending transition of degree programs from Kendall to National Louis University (NLU), therefore, Kendall College will no longer be enrolling in our Business program. The great news is that NLU has similar programs and you can learn more about their bachelor’s degree options on their website.

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