Kendall College partners with the Mexican Consulate and the city of Chicago to promote the “Year of Mexico in Chicago”


The Year of Mexico

In March 2010, Mayor Richard M. Daley named 2010 the Year of Mexico in Chicago, in recognition of Mexico’s Bicentennial and the important relationship between the United States and Mexico. As part of this city wide celebration, Kendall College is proud to work in conjunction with the Mexican Consulate, ProMexico and the Mexican Board of Tourism on a series of chef demonstrations and dinners to celebrate Mexico’s bicentennial. 

Starting in May and running through November, Kendall College will host 6 different prominent Mexican chefs.  These chefs are selected for their culinary prowess and their deep knowledge of Mexican regional cuisines and gastronomy.  While the chefs are in Chicago, they will be preparing a dinner (open to the public) in Kendall College’s state of the art fine dining room. 

The chefs will also be scheduled to give demonstrations and presentations to Kendall College culinary and hospitality students as well as culinary and foodservice professionals and food enthusiasts. 

We are excited to have these gifted chefs come to Kendall College to teach us about the exquisite cuisines of regional Mexico and Mexican gastronomy. A formal dinner will take place on Thursday, May 27 at 6:00 P.M. with the Consul General of Mexico in Chicago and the first two Mexican Chefs and the local media.

For more information about these events, you may contact Rafael Alvarado, Director of International Admissions for Latin America at Kendall College, at or 312-752-2294. To learn more about the Year of Mexico in Chicago, please visit