Kendall College’s School of Culinary Arts and the Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFÉ) presented the 2010 CAFÉ/Kendall Green Award to Faith Jennetta, program coordinator and baking instructor for the Technology Center of DuPage (TCD), a high school located in Addison, Illinois. The award was presented at the CAFÉ Leadership Conference held in Baltimore at the end of June.
The CAFÉ/Kendall Green Award is the first-ever, national award to recognize national secondary and postsecondary culinary arts and baking/pastry programs for their commitment to sustainability.
Chef Jennetta donated her $1,000 prize for the creation of a scholarship for a TCD student who wants to continue his or her education at Kendall College. Kendall College announced it will match the donation, bringing the total scholarship to $2,000.
Chef Jennetta was recognized for her tilapia aquaculture project at TCD. An interdepartmental learning experience that includes both culinary and landscape students, the program provides practical experience in aquaculture, fish butchery and cookery. The entire program is taught under the school’s guiding principle, “Be respectful of food, the environment and each other.”