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 Washburne Culinary & Hospitality Institute

Jewel Mideau
Executive Dean, Washburne Culinary & Hospitality Institute

Founded in 1936, Washburne Culinary & Hospitality Institute is one of the oldest culinary schools in the nation and provides students with the latest culinary and baking techniques, along with essential hands-on experience to ensure they are equipped to work in Chicago’s most successful restaurants, hotels, private clubs and other culinary establishments.                             

Washburne offers three programs: Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, Baking & Pastry Arts.  There is no better culinary school in Chicago to earn an affordable certificate and/or associate degree than Washburne under the guidance and leadership of experienced chef and hospitality instructors. Classes at Washburne closely represent industry expectations and are reflected in rigorous classroom lab experiences.                               

Hospitality Management supports the growth of the foodservice and hotel industry from an operational aspect.  Classes focus on restaurant and hotel operations emphasizing a guest-centered yet financially responsible approach to management.                                   

Washburne Culinary & Hospitality Institute is one of City Colleges of Chicago’s College to Careers sites, where we are working with industry leaders to ensure our curriculum provides students with the skills that are most important and valuable in the working world. Some of our College to Careers partners include:                          

  • Compass
  • Hyatt Hotels
  • Food for Thought
  • Rome’s Joy Catering
  • White Lodging
  • Gonnella Baking Company
  • Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises
  • Hammack Hospitality 
  • Bedderman Lodging
  • Beam Suntory
Washburne also participates in
  • Disney College Program
  • For the Love of Chocolate Foundation       



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Jewel Mideau
Executive Dean, Washburne Culinary & Hospitality Institute

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(773) 602-5466
740 W 63rd St.
U Building, Suite 201
Chicago , IL 60621
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Washburne Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Class times vary and are offered Monday thru Friday at Kennedy King College's main campus

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Summer Classes Start on June 5