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Kendall College Names Renee Zonka Dean of School of Culinary Arts


Renee Zonka, RD, CEC, CHE, MBA, was promoted to dean of the Kendall College School of Culinary Arts. In her new role, Zonka is responsible for strategic direction of the school's culinary programs. Zonka replaces Christopher Koetke, who has been named executive director of Kendall College's School of Culinary Arts.


A registered dietitian and certified executive chef, she will also lead Kendall's nutrition initiative. Zonka joined Kendall College in 2007 as associate dean of the School of Culinary Arts, and was also named managing director in 2010. Prior to joining Kendall, she served as a lecturer at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. and as a chef instructor at the Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago.