The Sustainability Initiative

Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Speaker: Chef Christopher Koetke | Dean, School of Culinary Arts – Kendall College

Host: Kendall College
900 N. North Branch Street
Chicago, IL  60622

In 2005, Kendall College School of the Culinary Arts began its sustainability focus, which includes not just sorting trash for recycling, but also composting; using not only chlorine-free, recycled paper products, but also aluminum foil made from recycled material – and much more in its operational practices. However, the School also takes sustainability into its classrooms by integrating recycling and composting as daily practices in its classroom kitchens, with 10 hours in the fine-dining curriculum dedicated to exploring issues surrounding sustainability – and much more.

Join us as Dean and Chef Christopher Koetke (La Francais, L’Escargot – USA; Pavilion Elysees, Pierre Gagnaire, Taillevent and Pierre Orsi − France) discusses the School’s Sustainability Initiative to prepare and inspire all its students to become industry leaders and responsible global citizens.