Blog + News

Merrilie Daluz Spring 2018 Blog

by Merrilie Daluz, July 13, 2018
I finally graduating college with my Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management. I am happy to finish this chapter and start to work and apply everything I learned. I work at The Peninsula Chicago as a Supervisor in F&B.

Read More

Joe Turner Spring 2018 Blog

by Joe Turner, July 2, 2018
Another quarter has come to a close, and I am happy about that! This quarter seemed particularly stressful due to my having an online class along with senior capstone and two other classes. However, that is not what I want to write about. This quarter, I had the privilege to walk in this years’ commencement ceremony, and I was full of a myriad of emotions. It is the culmination of four years of sacrifice, and hard work, both mentally and physically. So, I celebrated briefly, knowing that there is still a quarter mile to go in this journey to finish.

Read More

Nikhil Bendre Spring 2018 Blog

by Nikhil Bendre, June 30, 2018
In the summer of 2017, I started a class, Menu to Plate Concepts, with Chef Elaine Sikorski. The class was surrounded around studying different types of menus and formats and representing them on plates to be judged by Chef. The final project of this class was to make our own menu and one of the dishes from that menu for tasting. I had never come up with an entire menu throughout my career before, so I took this project as an opportunity to experiment.

Read More

Abigail Urbano Spring 2018 Blog

by Abigail Urbano, July 6, 2018
I began capstone this past quarter, which has been a positive experience so far. There have been more ups than downs which is a good thing.  Working with four other classmates for the past ten weeks has opened my eyes to what my strengths and weaknesses are when it comes to working in a team. There are things I’m good at, while other aspects I could improve on.

Read More

Magdelena Rejdych Spring 2018 Blog

by Magdalena Rejdych, June 30, 2018
This past quarter, I have been able to learn a lot about marketing techniques, human resources, and feasibility planning. The courses helped me learn how important each aspect of the hotel is, from picking the site to making sure the website has a high click-through rate. For part of the technology marketing class, we were able to visit the Midtown Hotel where the GM is one of Kendall’s former students, Mr. Imran.

Read More