Kendall College

Kendall campus building

The culinary arts program is ranked No. 1 by Michelin Guide chefs in the Chicago area.

Kendall dining room

The hospitality management program is ranked No. 1 by top hotel managers in Chicago.

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Founded in 1934, Kendall College offers top-ranked undergraduate degree programs in culinary arts and hospitality management to students in Chicago, Illinois. Read about the Kendall College Charitable Trust.

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Kendall College offers bachelor’s and associate degrees in culinary arts, hospitality management, business and education.

Kendall College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and by the American Culinary Federation Accrediting Commission. The Illinois State Board of Education has accredited Kendall for Illinois Type 04 Teacher Certification, and the school’s academic programs are approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

  • Ranked No. 1 culinary arts program by Michelin Guide chefs in the Chicago metro area
  • Ranked No. 1 hospitality management program by top hotel managers in Chicago
  • The Dining Room at Kendall College was the first and only culinary school restaurant included in The Michelin Guide Chicago (2011)
  • First institution with an accredited culinary arts program to operate green-certified restaurants

Kendall College students, faculty and alumni have been recognized for various achievements:  

Kendall College instructor publishes new book Kendall College instructor publishes book
Kendall College Chicago Kendall ranked most ethnically diverse college by U.S. News & World Report
Kendall College Pastry-Chef Instructor Honored with Leadership Award from Prestigious Trade Journal Kendall pastry-chef honored with leadership award from prestigious trade journal
Kendall Students Earn Third Consecutive ACF Regional Knowledge Bowl Win Kendall students earned third consecutive ACF Regional Knowledge Bowl win
Culinary Arts Chef-Instructor and Alumna Win Inaugural Culinology® Competition Culinary arts chef-instructor and alumna win inaugural Culinology® competition