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Kendall College

At Kendall College you can translate a love for the culinary arts or hospitality industry into real world skills. Our students graduate with the knowledge and abilities that employers value most. Whether you’re looking to start a new career or advance your current one, an education from Kendall College can make all the difference.


  • In 1934, at the height of the Great Depression, the leaders of a Swedish seminary and a Danish-Norwegian seminary located in downtown Evanston agreed to merge their assets and form the Evanston Collegiate Institute. 
  • In 1950, Evanston Collegiate Institute changed its name to Kendall College in honor of the late Curtis P. Kendall and the Kendall family. 


Kendall College is a private institution of higher learning that offers students undergraduate degrees in business, culinary arts, early childhood education, and hospitality management. Founded in 1934, the institution is located in Chicago, Illinois, and is ranked the number one program in Chicago for preparing students for careers in culinary arts and hospitality management by Chicago Michelin Guide restaurants and Chicago’s leading hotels (KTNS Survey, 2017). The curriculum at Kendall College provides strong academic education combined with transformative practical experience to effectively prepare students to become leaders in their professions.


Our expert Career Services team consists of program specific career counselors who provide you with career counseling, personalized assistance during internship and post-graduation job searches, resume and cover letter assistance, interview coaching, access to an online job listing database and more than 50 annual on-campus recruiting events. Kendall's Chicago location - home to more than 4,700 restaurants, 700 hotels and 400+ major corporate headquarters - and industry connections provide you with significant opportunities for internships and employment. We work hard to understand your career goals and help you reach them.

Career Support Throughout Your Education and After Graduation

Kendall's Career Services Office is dedicated to providing resources and services to empower students and alumni to achieve their career goals.

The Career Services department offers a full range of resources and assistance to current students and alumni including:

  • Career Counseling
  • Career Fairs and On-Campus Job Interviews
  • Employment Postings
  • Industry Relevant Guest Speakers
  • Internships

The Career Services Office helps to develop connections with employers to create meaningful internship opportunities for our Business, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management students.

6. Job Search Skills

  • Professional Development Classes

Career Services Contact information:

Phone: +1-312.752.2012


Located at The Buckingham, Kendall's primary housing option provides students with an exciting residential environment right in the heart of Chicago – just steps from the best the city has to offer – from summer festivals and year-round entertainment to great restaurants and shopping. Apartment-style living, all-inclusive amenities, a professional on-site management team, easy access to public transportation and 24/7 secure access are what make the Buckingham stand apart from other area student housing.

Kendall is ideally situated in one of the most vibrant hospitality and business centers in the world. The city of Chicago is home to more than 7,300 restaurants, 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and world class event and convention centers. There are plenty of opportunities to intern and work in some of the world’s leading hotels, companies, and restaurants. Chicago is a popular tourist destination where students can enjoy concerts, museums, shopping and miles of beaches along Lake Michigan. When you study at Kendall you will be a part of Chicago’s rich cultural and entertainment scene.

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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