Kendall College Receives FCSI Green Award
Chicago, October 29, 2007 – Foodservice Consultant Society International (FCSI) presented Kendall College with its 2007 Green Award during the FCSI North American Conference Awards Banquet help Oct. 9 at Omni CNN Centre Hotel in Atlanta.
The FCSI Green Award recognizes exemplary efforts in ecology and environmentally sensitive hospitality operations and honors a firm or individual in the foodservice and hospitality industry that has created an innovative environmental operation or product that has improved the environmental standards and conditions of the operation or industry as a whole.
For the last three years, Kendall has increasingly addressed the negative impact that foodservice has on the global environment with programs from composting to urban farming. “We at Kendall feel that we have a responsibility to out students and to the community, to teach and model the many issues that comprise a socially conscious and green viewpoint,” says Christopher Koetke, Dean of Culinary Arts at Kendall College.
FCSI Worldwide Executive Director Scott Legge added, “The approach being taken by Dean Koetke and his faculty at Kendall College was deemed particularly important by the FCSI Board of Directors because of the focus on heightening environmental awareness in our industry’s future leaders.”
“Kendall is committed to building a ‘green culture’ in every facet of the college – from academia through administration,” says President Nivine Megahed. “We want to weave a respect for sustainability across the entire spectrum and graduate individuals who will lead similar initiatives in their prospective places of employment.”
About Kendall College
Founded in 1985, Kendall College’s School of Culinary Arts is among the premiere culinary-training programs in the United States, offering associate’s and bachelor’s degrees and certificates in culinary arts as well as associate’s degrees and certificates in baking/pastry. Kendall occupies a stunning, urban “Riverworks” campus in Chicago. The American Culinary Federation has accredited the culinary-arts program since 1988.