Kendall College at National Louis University is the proud home of a wonderful collection of culinary artifacts that was donated by Mel Mickevic and his wife, Janet Alkonis. The collection is on display on National Louis University's downtown Chicago campus at 18 South Michigan Ave. The collection comprises over 200 culinary objects that are wonderfully kept and beautifully displayed over three floors.

For many of the objects, a summary of the object and a video describing the object are contained on this website under the "VIEW EXHIBIT" tab. A history of the collection can be found on the "STORY OF THE COLLECTION" tab of this website.

To visit the collection make a reservation by visiting Kendall College Dining Room - Chicago, IL | Tock. All donations will help fund student scholarships for Kendall College at National Louis University. If you are interested in donating to the Scholarship, please visit and select "Kendall College of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management" as the designee.

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