Taught course

Culinary Arts – Accelerated Program

Kendall College · Kendall College

Entry requirements

Official Documents - Official Secondary-School Transcripts - Minimum ACT composite score of 18 or greater or three-part SAT score of 1290 or higher - Internet-based TOEFL: 71 or higher with minimum subscores All components must meet minimum level of 17. - International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) 5.5 with minimum subscores Speaking and listening: 5.5- Reading and writing: 5.0. - Bank statement, that either you, or your sponsor has access to the equivalent of US$33,500 (for business students), US$40,500 (for hospitality students) or US$45,000 (for culinary students) to pay for the first nine month academic year of tuition and living expenses at Kendall College. - Copy of the Passport Identity Page.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Chicago Michelin Guide Restaurants rank Kendall College as the No. 1 Chicago program for preparing students for culinary careers. We are committed to providing the highest level of academic excellence in culinary education to help ensure our graduates are ready for the world.

Our Culinary Arts program will prepare you for a successful career and eventual leadership roles across the foodservice industry. Strong professional skills development, comprehensive and current understanding of the foodservice industry, environmental awareness and exemplary professional demeanor are the cornerstones to our program. Integrated with culinary courses is the General Education curriculum which build essential people and communication skills that are critical in any profession.

Our innovative curriculum integrates classroom learning with hands-on experience in the kitchen. In addition, expert Career Services staff members will help you gain practical experience, while in school, through internships and provide assistance in building a professional network in preparation for your career.

Our campus is located in Chicago, one of the world’s most vibrant culinary centers that has endless opportunities for learning. Chef instructors incorporate a global perspective into each Kendall experience and you will be learning with students from more than 55 countries around the world.

Highly qualified faculty and dedicated staff foster an environment that values diversity, passion for learning, discipline, caring for the individual, creativity and inspiration to achieve.

Qualification and course duration


full time
15 months

Course contact details

Sophie Navarro