Kendall College Dining Room Is First and Only Culinary School Restaurant Included in MICHELIN Guide Chicago

Kendall's Culinary School Restaurant One of Just Three Recognized by MICHELIN Nationally

Dec 08, 2010, 13:49 ET from Kendall College

CHICAGO, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dining Room at Kendall College was recognized in the first-ever MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2011, which showcases the finest restaurants and hotels in Chicago. The Dining Room at Kendall College was the only culinary school restaurant recognized in the MICHELIN Guide Chicago, and joins a very short list of just three U.S. culinary school restaurants recognized by the prestigious restaurant reviewer. The rigorous MICHELIN Guide selection process has made the MICHELIN Guide an international benchmark in gourmet dining.

"Inclusion in the MICHELIN Guide is a sign of excellence and we are thrilled that The Dining Room has been recognized for its special dining experience and cuisine," said Christopher Koetke, MBA, CEC, CCE, dean of Kendall College School of Culinary Arts. "The Dining Room at Kendall College is a working classroom for hospitality management and culinary arts students, giving them the opportunity to gain real-world experience in a professionally run fine-dining restaurant under the supervision of Kendall's faculty. This honor is a reflection of the passion and dedication of the students and faculty that make the restaurant such a special place," added Koetke.

The guide describes both the experience and the ambiance of The Dining Room at Kendall. "Imagine that dining out could be a sneak peek at a future Michelin-starred chef. That's a real possibility in this dining room and kitchen, which doubles as a test space for culinary arts students. Forgive the jitters as servers-in-training deliver your meal, which you can watch being prepared through floor-to-ceiling windows onto the kitchen. The lunch prix-fixe menu includes three courses for under $20, with dishes such as green gazpacho and a buttermilk panna cotta that rivals what may be served in nearby fine restaurants. Additionally, enjoy many other fine dining indulgences, such as an amuse-bouche, intermezzos, and very good bread. It is not just the chefs who come from the school: many of the herbs and vegetables are grown in campus gardens."

Located at Kendall College's "Riverworks" campus at 900 N. North Branch Street in Chicago, The Dining Room at Kendall College boasts spectacular views of Chicago's skyline, great service and a rotating, seasonal menu. For more information about The Dining Room at Kendall College, including menus and hours of operation, visit

About Kendall College

Kendall College, which celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2009, offers undergraduate degrees in early childhood education, business, culinary arts and hospitality management. Current enrollment is approximately 2,400 students. The school occupies a stunning "Riverworks" campus near downtown Chicago. Kendall College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA),, 1-312-263-0456. Kendall's School of Education is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education for its certification preparation program that leads to Illinois Type 04 Teacher Certification. Kendall College is a member of the Laureate International Universities network.

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