Kendall College Culinary Programs – Chicago

Kendall College Culinary School

900 N. North Branch Street
Chicago, Illinois 60622

About Kendall College

Kendall is part of Laureate International Universities, a network of more than 70 campus-based and online universities offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs to over 1,000,000 students around the world.

Kendall College was founded in 1934 as a private school committed to training local talent for business, hospitality, culinary and education fields. By working with local businesses and leveraging contacts in the restaurant industry, the school does everything it can to provide you with a successful, fulfilling career.

Why choose Kendall? They are located in an ideal environment, have a distinguished faculty, provide small class environment, include state-of-the-art facilities, have industry access and are an accredited institution.

As for their Culinary Arts School, “The alumni list of Kendall College reads like a ballot for the James Beard Awards.” The school is nationally acclaimed and has been teaching professionals since 1985. By enhancing their culinary programs with business and general education classes, Kendall offers their students a well rounded education that provides you with the skills needed to make it in the culinary world.


The school occupies a renovated, historic eight story tower on the six-acre riverfront campus. The school is within blocks of some of the world’s most famous hotels and restaurants. The school has two lab kitchens, each divided into four quadrants and loaded with 16 ranges, 8 grills, 8 deep fryers, a walk-in cooler, a roll in blast chiller and a steam kettle.

There is a meat and fish cutting kitchen, a pastry kitchen, 20 classrooms, conference rooms and a large banquet room that can hold up to 120 guests. The school has a dining room with its own kitchen, a sugar and chocolate kitchen, garde manager kitchen and the Kraft research and development kitchen.

Degree Programs

Certificate in Culinary Arts

AAS in Baking and Pastry Arts

AAS in Culinary Arts

BA in Convention and Meeting Planning

BA in Culinary Arts

BA in Culinary Management

BA in Food and Beverage Management

BA in Hotel Management

The Dining Room Restaurant

The Dining Room at Kendal College is know for its exceptional food and great service. It makes for the best classroom experience giving students the opportunity to gain important experience in a real world professionally run restaurant. The restaurant is open to the public and seats 90. The Dining Room is used for fine dining, theme dinners, special events and is the stage for their Grand Buffets.


Kendall College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools as well as the American Culinary Federation.

Going to School in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is a world class city that has much to offer you while you explore your talents and passions. The town is a cultural center where you will encounter incredible dining experiences, art galleries, theater, music, festivals and don’t forget those Cubs.

The city is rich in architecture and famous for the Lake Michigan beaches. There is the Magnificent Mile, famous for shopping and is a great architectural environment. If you are into heights, the Sears Tower is still the tallest skyscraper in the United States. Grant Park with the great Buckingham Fountain is a great place to visit.