Renee Zonka, Associate Dean of Kendall College, is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Executive Chef, and Certified Hospitality Educator. She has over 30 years of combined experience in clinical and administrative arenas within dietetics and culinary including an Executive Chef position at Christ Hospital, Chef Manager/General Manager position with Marriott Management Services and Instructor at Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, New York.
As Associate Dean at Kendall, she teaches a wide range of culinary courses and administrative duties to assess the curriculum and faculty. A Mundelein College graduate, Chef Zonka has a masters degree in business administration, and is a chapter author of the Nutrition Competency Guide, published by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.
In 2006, Renee received the distinguished Chef Educator of the Year award from the American Culinary Federation Windy City Professions Chefs. She is actively involved the gluten free/Celiac groups in education, consulting and recipe development.