|Location||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Campus||Metropolitan, Goose Island|
Kendall College in Chicago is a for-profit college offering programs in hospitality management, culinary arts, business, and early childhood education. Kendall College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Culinary Arts Associate and Baking and Pastry Associate programs are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission. Kendall College is a subsidiary of Laureate Education, which operates an international network of accredited campus-based and online universities.
In 1934, two seminarians endorsed by the Scandinavian Conference of the Methodist Church —one Swedish, the other Danish-Norwegian—formed Evanston Collegiate Institute in Evanston, Illinois. Many early students found employment at the Washington National Insurance Company of Evanston, a major financial supporter of the school.
In 1950, the school was renamed in honor of Washington National’s founders, Curtis P. Kendall and his family.
Business programs at Kendall College began in the 1970s. The School of Business was created in 2007. In 1985, the School of Culinary Arts was established. Building on the culinary program, a Bachelor of Arts in Hotel and Restaurant Management was created in 1987. In 2005, the program was revised into a Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management. A partnership was later formed with Les Roches International School of Hotel Management and Glion Institute of Higher Education, including the creation of exchange programs with Les Roches campuses in Switzerland and Spain.
In 2005, Kendall College moved from Evanston to its current location in the former Sara Lee Research and Development building.
In 2008, Kendall College was acquired by Laureate Education.
School of Culinary Arts
Kendall College’s School of Culinary Arts was founded in 1985 in Evanston, Ill., by Dr. Albert Furbay. Today, Kendall’s School of Culinary Arts offers the following programs: B.A. in Culinary Arts; B.A. in Culinary Arts with a concentration in Culinary Nutrition; A.A.S. in Culinary Arts, with both standard and accelerated programs; and A.A.S. in Baking and Pastry.
The School of Culinary Arts administration and faculty include: Vice President Christopher Koetke, CEC, CCE, MBA, who has cooked professionally since 1982 in restaurants and pastry shops in the United States and Europe; Dean Renee Zonka, certified as a registered dietitian by the American Dietetic Association; Mike Artlip, a 23-year veteran of Kendall and manager of the student-run café; Melina Kelson-Podolsky, one of the very few Certified Master Bakers in the United States; Michel Coatrieux, a former cooking-school owner and now Kendall’s adjunct coordinator; and Peggy Ryan, former chef and owner of a three-star Italian restaurant in Evanston, Ill., who is the daytime executive chef of Kendall’s restaurant, The Dining Room, a Certified Green Restaurant, where all culinary-arts students receive hands-on training.
Distinctions: Christopher Koetke (who also hosts the Live Well Network cooking show Let's Dish) was named Cooking Teacher of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals in 2009. Kendall College won the Academy of the Culinary Arts Cordon d’ Or – Gold Ribbon Cooking School of the Year Culinary Academy Award for 2008. Kendall College was the first institution with an accredited culinary-arts program to operate a Certified Green Restaurant. In 2008, Kendall’s public restaurant, The Dining Room, was honored with an Achievement of Excellence Award from the American Culinary Federation. Kendall received the first Green Award earned by a culinary-arts program from the Foodservice Consultants Society International in 2007. Distinguished as an “Exemplary Program” by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission. Kendall was named an official educational partner of the National Restaurant Association Conserve Environmental Initiative in 2009.
School of Hospitality Management
In 1987, Kendall College launched a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. The program focus was broadened in 2005 when it was revised into a Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management. The program then formed a strategic partnership with Les Roches International School of Hotel Management and the Glion Institute of Higher Education.
Kendall College’s School of Hospitality Management is an Official Affiliate Institution of Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland, ranked number two among all international hospitality management schools for an international career.
The curriculum emphasizes the skills and capabilities needed for leadership positions in large hotel operations, food service establishments, and meeting venues. The academic program includes a rigorous business and management knowledge found in traditional universities, as well as coursework particular to the seven concentrations offered in different areas of hospitality.
School of Business
Kendall College’s School of Business was launched in 2007. The school offers a Bachelor of Arts in Business with four concentrations that include Management, Small Business Management, Food Service Management and Psychology.
School of Business faculty includes: Bruce Bloom, Sascha Cocron, Tron Fu, Dan Heck, Leonard B. McKendrick, Albana Pepaj, Aurora Dawn Reinke, Amy Rubinstein, and Dan Westin.
School of Education
Kendall College’s School Education offers two degrees and one post-baccalaueate teacher certificate program: Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education, certification track, with Illinois Type 04 Certification Preparation; Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education, non-certification track; and Post-Baccalaureate Illinois Type 04 Certification Preparation, for students who have already earned a B.A. or a B.S.
The school also offers four concentrations:
- Special Education. For teacher candidates working toward Type 04 Certification, this concentration plus one additional course meets the requirements for Special Education Approval.
- Infants and Toddlers. These courses in the Infant/Toddler concentration prepare teacher candidates to work with infants, toddlers and their families.
- ESL or Bilingual Endorsement. Students who are seeking Illinois Type 04 Certification can pursue adding an ESL or Bilingual endorsement to their certificate by taking this concentration plus two additional courses. Bilingual endorsement candidates must also pass a language proficiency test through the Illinois Certification Testing System.
- Childhood Nutrition.
Kendall College is a subsidiary of Laureate Education, which operates an international network of accredited campus-based and online universities.
Kendall College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Culinary Arts Associate and Baking and Pastry Associate programs are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission. Kendall’s School of Education is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education for its certification preparation program that leads to Illinois Type 04 Teacher Certification.
- Kendall College Website, Kendall College Enrollment Brochure 2008
- North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), website http://www.northcentralassociation.org/
- American Culinary Federation, http://www.acfchefs.org
- Laureate Education Acquires Kendall College Press Release July 16, 2008
- Kendall College Academic Catalogue 2008–2009, pp3
- The Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago © 2005 Chicago Historical Society.
- Kendall College Partners with LesRoches Hospitality Management School of Switzerland Press Release, July 22, 2004
- College to sell, lease facility, Publication: Chicago Tribune (Illinois), October 10, 2007
- "Laureate Education buys two U.S. colleges". Baltimore Business Journal. July 16, 2008. Retrieved November 4, 2011.
- Kendall College Website, Kendall College Academic Catalogue 2008–2009
- International Association of Culinary Professionals
- Culinary Academy Awards, Cordon d’or International 2008, http://www.cordondorcuisine.com/
- Green Restaurant Association, http://www.dinegreen.com/default.asp
- ACF Announces 2008 Achievement of Excellence Award Winners, July 8, 2008 http://www.acfchefs.org/Content/NavigationMenu2/About/Media/Releases/2008/pr080708a.htm
- Foodservice Consultants Society International, http://www.fcsi.org/
- American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission, Announcement Feb. 15, 2008, http://www.acfchefs.org/download/media/20080215.pdf
- National Restaurant Association Names Kendall College Educational Partner of Conserve Environmental Initiative, Press Release March 16, 2009, http://www.restaurant.org/pressroom/pressrelease.cfm?ID=1757
- Global survey of five-star hotel hiring managers, Taylor Nelson Sofres, September 2010 - TNS-ranking_research.pdf
- Kendall College Academic Brochure 2008–2009 and Kendall College Website http://hospitality.kendall.edu/
- Kendall College Website Faculty Page - http://business.kendall.edu/about/faculty
- Kendall College Academic Brochure 2008–2009 and Kendall College Website – Education Academic Program Outline http://education.kendall.edu/academics
- Kendall College Website – Education Concentrations http://education.kendall.edu/academics/concentrations/
- Higher Learning Commission -http://www.ncahlc.org/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=113
- North Central Association of Colleges and Schools - http://www.ncacasi.org/
- American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission - http://www.acfchefs.org//AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home6
- Illinois State Board of Education - http://www.isbe.state.il.us/
- Official Website
- Kendall history
- The School of Business
- The School of Culinary Arts
- The School of Education
- The School of Hospitality Management