Beverage & Bar Management Certificates at Kendall College
Kendall College offers students the opportunity to go in-depth on a particular topic or field. Advanced learning may lead to certifications like Le Vin Gourmand or Kendall Spirits Professional.*
Le Vin Gourmand
Kendall offers different levels of sommelier certification for students and alumni; from a focus on wine with a smaller emphasis on beer, spirits, coffee, tea, sake and cider all the way to in-depth analysis on food and wine pairing. The certification comes after passing a rigorous and comprehensive exam including questions of theory, essays on geography and production, and a blind tasting.
Kendall Spirits Professional
Students can expand their knowledge of cocktails by sitting for the Kendall Spirits Professional certification and passing the exam which includes the creation of a cocktail in a timed setting from a repertoire of 30 possible recipes.
*Prerequisite courses, grades and fees may apply.
Chicago Michelin Guide Restaurants rank Kendall College the No. 1 Chicago program for preparing students for hospitality careers.