Kendall College, the No. 1 school in Chicago in preparing students for careers in culinary arts and hospitality management, is proud to collaborate with state-of-the-art premium cutlery company, WÜSTHOF, as it celebrates 200 years. WÜSTHOF, headquartered in Solingen, Germany, has a long and rich heritage crafting the finest precision-forged full-tang cutlery, and as part of this new partnership, will provide all Kendall culinary students with a forged GRAND PRIX II 8-inch Cook’s Knife and several knives from the laser-stamped PRO series in the student knife kit. 


“Part of what makes Kendall’s educational experience so rich is the outstanding partnerships we have created with top-quality, high-standard culinary organizations and companies,” said Kendall College President Emily Williams Knight. “Being able to use and learn with industry-leading equipment provides our students with a competitive edge as they prepare to enter their chosen field. Working with WÜSTHOF is an honor for both our students and the faculty.”


In addition to the prestigious knives becoming part of the curriculum, Kendall College will be dedicating one of the teaching kitchens to the company. This honor is provided to chefs and companies that go above and beyond to help the college in offering top educational opportunities, equipment and facilities.


“We’re extremely proud and honored to partner with Kendall College and work together in cultivating the next generation of culinary professionals,” said Bill Colwin, Vice President of Sales, Food Service & Hospitality at WÜSTHOF-TRIDENT OF AMERICA, INC. “In the process of developing this exciting partnership, which provides immense value to both faculty and the students, it became very obvious to all of us at WÜSTHOF that we share and adhere to the same high standards of excellence and dedication to challenging the status quo.”