CHICAGO, March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pierre Pollin, Kendall College Culinary Instructor and professional chef of 43 years, will be inducted into the Chicago Culinary Museum and Chef's Hall of Fame as this year's "Legendary Chef." As a member of the 2017 inductee class, Chef Pollin joins the ranks of some of the city's most notable chefs and industry leaders.
"To be inducted into the Chicago Culinary Museum and Chef's Hall of Fame is a tremendous honor, and I attribute my success to the people who have helped me succeed in the culinary industry," said Chef Pollin. "From the first time I stepped foot in a restaurant as an employee, I learned that it takes a team to deliver dishes that are going to leave a lasting impression on our guests. I am proud to have the opportunity to share my knowledge and expertise with up and coming student chefs at Kendall College."
During his culinary career, Chef Pollin has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants, been featured on national television and received numerous awards. Since 2005, he has been an adjunct faculty member at Kendall College, teaching and mentoring the next generation of culinary leaders.
Chef Pollin has taught at Kendall College as culinary instructor for more than 12 years.
"Pierre is a terrific teacher and an even better person," said Chris Koetke, vice president, Kendall College School of Culinary Arts. "He has dedicated his life to his craft and made a lasting impression on Kendall College students, alumni and our faculty. I could not be prouder to call him both a colleague and a friend. The Chicago Culinary Museum and Chef's Hall of Fame is lucky to have Pierre as an inductee."
This year's inductee class was honored at a celebration on Wednesday, March 8 at Navy Pier. For more information, visit http://www.thechicagoculinarymuseum.org.
In addition to the hall of fame honor, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel proclaimed March 3, 2017, as "Chef Pierre Pollin Day in Chicago."
For more information about Kendall College and its degree programs, visit www.kendall.edu.
About Kendall College:
Kendall College, founded in 1934 and located in Chicago, offers undergraduate degrees in culinary arts, hospitality management, business and early childhood education that combine strong academics with practical experience and international opportunities. Kendall College was ranked the No. 1 program in Chicago for preparing students for careers in hospitality management and culinary arts in a survey of hiring managers at Chicago's leading hotels and Michelin Guide restaurants (TNS Global - 2013 Survey). Kendall College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. Kendall is one of more than 70 institutions in 25 countries that comprise the Laureate International Universities network. For more information about Kendall visit www.Kendall.edu.
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