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Culinary Arts

Nationally Acclaimed Culinary Arts School


We are committed to providing our students the highest level of academic excellence in culinary education so they can graduate fully prepared to thrive in the kitchen, in the office or anywhere their career takes them. The accolades our Culinary Arts program has received reflect how dedicated we are to crafting well-rounded professionals from our passionate students. Chicago Michelin Restaurants rank Kendall College as the No.1 Chicago program in preparing students for culinary careers. *

At Kendall College you’ll be immersed in an innovative curriculum that integrates classroom learning with hands-on experience in the kitchen. In addition to culinary courses, you’ll experience our top-notch general education classes that hone essential communication and problem solving skills critical to any profession. With a comprehensive understanding of the current foodservice industry we’ll help you get a leg-up on other applicants when entering the competitive job market.

Our career services staff members will ensure that you gain practical experience in respected kitchens and restaurants while in school. Our extensive selection of exciting internships and professional opportunities will help you build a network as you prepare for a career in the real world. Our instructors and chefs incorporate a global perspective – as you learn alongside students from more than 50 countries around the world you can gain the confidence to work anywhere.

In Chicago, one of the world’s most vibrant culinary centers, you’ll be exposed to endless opportunities for learning and growth. Experience firsthand our unique community that fosters diversity, creativity, discipline, caring and passion for learning at Kendall College.

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. Learn how it comes together.

*KTNS – 2017 Survey


B.A. Culinary Arts

Traditional four-year program combines in-depth study of advanced skills and different cuisines with practical restaurant experience.

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A.A.S. Culinary Arts

A fast-track, two-year, program that delivers rigorous culinary training and opportunities to practice in our Zagat-rated, fine dining restaurant.

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A.A.S. Accelerated

For those who already have a Bachelor's degree, this fast-track program covers in-depth culinary education in only five quarters.

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What Our Students Say

"To be a professional cook, you must be so passionate about food that long hours and hard work don’t matter. Kendall College helped awaken that passion within me."

- Amina Imtiaz , Baking and pastry ‘14

"I went to Kendall and now I sell hot dogs! I also sell venison, lamb, fois gras and other exotic things. The college gave me the culinary wherewithal to create a successful business."

- Doug Sohn, Owner of Hot Doug’s, Chicago , Culinary Arts, '95

"My experience at Kendall built the foundation that allowed me to pursue my passion for the restaurant business."

- Shawn Mc Clain , Culinary Arts, ‘90

What Our Students Say
Degrees Degrees

Enhance your education and career opportunities with a degree from Kendall College.

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Culinary Faculty Culinary Faculty

Our outstanding faculty come to us with backgrounds at restaurants, foodservice corporations, hotels and other educational institutions.

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Culinary Facilities Culinary Facilities

Kendall's campus features 12 professional grade commercial kitchens, specialized chocolate/sugar and garde manger kitchens and an outdoor bread oven.

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