Culinary Certificate

The Kendall College Culinary Certificate experience puts you in our world-class training kitchens to make you feel just like a culinary arts student. You can:

    - Gain a greater understanding of food, cooking and a higher level of confidence in your kitchen 

    - Learn from Kendall College Culinary Arts Faculty

    - Reinforce skills and enhance your technique in this personal enrichment experience

    - Complete a food-safety and sanitation course and sit for the City of Chicago license exam

    - Complete an online nutrition module to better prepare you to make safe and healthy meals


     - The Kendall College Culinary Certificate of Participation can be obtained in just under a year

     - Classes are taught on two consecutive days a week (Monday thru Thursday) in the evening from 6:30 - 11:00pm to accommodate a full-time work schedule

     - Each of the eight zero-credit courses lasts five weeks with three breaks during the year 

     - The class culminates with all participants preparing a Sunday brunch in the Dining Room at Kendall College for friends, family and the public. A short ceremony will be held to present participants with their Certificate of Participation 

     - All classes are non-credit bearing


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If you have questions, would like to schedule a shadow date or would like more information please contact Kim Shambrook at 


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