WHO: The School of Culinary Arts at Kendall College and renowned chefs from Mexico.
WHAT: Kendall College honors the diversity and gastronomy of Mexico’s great chefs and cuisines by participating in the Chicago Celebration of the Mexican Bicentennial. In partnership with the Mexican Consulate and ProMexico, Kendall is launching Ciclo de Cocina Mexicana en Chicago 2010. Experience the best of Mexico’s fine cuisine without leaving Chicago!
WHEN: Monthly, May through November (May-July listed; August-November to come).
May 27: Chefs Guillermo González Beristáin from Monterrey (Pangea, El Tio, Chino Latino, Bistro Bardot and La Felix) and Federico López from Cancun (owner of Gourmand & Gourmets and Taller Gourmet) prepare a six-course menu with wine pairings. $75 per person (tax and tip included). 7 p.m., with seating beginning at 6:30.
June 14: A five-course banquet featuring the cuisine of Armando Montaño, chef/owner of El Chilar in San Jose del Cabo. $55 per person. (Includes non-alcoholic beverages and sales tax, but not gratuity). BYOB, no corkage fee. 7 p.m., with seating beginning at 6:30.
July 26: A five-course banquet featuring the cuisine of Executive Chef Alberto Pastrana and Alejandrina Lopez, operations manager, of the Universidad del Valle de México (UVM)-Glion in Cuernavaca. $38 per person. (Includes non-alcoholic beverages and sales tax; but not gratuity.) BYOB, no corkage fee. 7 p.m., with seating beginning at 6:30.
WHERE: The Dining Room at Kendall College, 3rd floor, 900 N. North Branch Street, on Chicago’s Goose Island (free parking)
Reservations and More Info: (312) 752-2328, www.kendall.edu.
About Kendall College’s School of Culinary Arts
Founded in 1985, the School of Culinary Arts at Kendall College is among the premier culinary-training programs in the United States, offering associate and bachelor’s degrees and certificates in culinary arts as well as associate degrees and certificates in baking and pastry. The school occupies a stunning “Riverworks” campus near downtown Chicago. The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission has accredited the Culinary Arts Associate and Baking & Pastry Associate programs since 1988. Kendall, which celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2009, also operates Schools of Hospitality Management, Business and Education. Kendall College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org, 1-312-263-0456. Kendall College is a member of the Laureate International Universities network. For more information, visit www.kendall.edu.