Kemmons Wilson Culinary Institute

Kemmons Wilson Culinary Institute


The Kemmons Wilson Culinary Institute, located at 1245 N. Germantown Parkway in Cordova, has over 32

Operating as usual


Me + Hospitality

Top 10 Culinary Books 03/16/2023

Top 10 Culinary Books The top 10 countdown of the most influential non-fiction books about the culinary industry. Each one of these is a must-read.10. "Letters to a Young Chef" by...


It's not too late to register.


The University of Memphis has received word from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Ed that we have been designated as a Carnegie R1 University.

UofM is among the top tier of doctoral universities with the highest levels of research activity. 


Kemmons Wilson School has 15 scholarships open on Tiger Scholarship Manager just for hospitality majors. Don’t miss out!

Tiger Scholarship Manager is now open! 📚🏫

Apply at:


We are prepping for friendsgiving in the dorms tonight for our Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management Living Learning Community Comnunity residents.


Don’t forget to set your ⏰ back for daylight savings time!

Photos from University of Memphis's post 11/05/2021

Don't miss out on financial aid opportunities for next year!

Complete your FAFSA now.

Learn more at

Timeline photos 09/28/2021

The UofM has received its third world ranking within the past year- scoring in the top 4.9% of the world's global universities! (via Global 2000 List by the Center for World University Rankings, 2021-2022) Additionally, Memphis is one of only three Tennessee universities to be recognized globally. We are so proud and SO GLAD to go to the UofM 💙

Timeline photos 09/03/2021

There is no better time to apply to be a Memphis Tiger than TODAY! 💙Just a reminder that application fees are waived from September 1st through September 15th. You may access the application here: What are you waiting for!?


We are excited to share details about undergraduate programs in partnership with University of Memphis Office of Admissions & Orientation on Monday, September 20th, from 4-6pm.

Please spread the word and share with anyone you know who is interested in Hospitality, Sport & Leisure Management, Culinary Arts or any Fogelman Business program (they will be there too).

Sign up here:


Welcome Back Tigers!


Representing Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management at Coffee with the Colleges!

Timeline photos 06/02/2021

There are still a few spots at New Student Orientation left! Remember: All incoming freshmen MUST attend NSO in order to start in the Fall and it is your all encompassing event to prepare you to become a Memphis Tiger. Be sure to register today at!

Timeline photos 05/22/2021

New Student Orientation sessions officially started this week, and our OGs (Orientation Guides) couldn’t be more excited! If you haven’t yet, be sure to register at Also, don’t forget that if you register by June 1, you will get a $50 book scholarship!



We get to welcome some of our new Tigers home with the kick off of our first session of NSO! 🎉👏🤩

It's not too late to sign up for your summer session.

Visit to get started.


High School Juniors!! We’re ready to answer all your questions at our Spring Preview Day. Your future in Hospitality, Sport, and Culinary awaits!


A fun night in Chef Erich’s Intro to Culinary Arts Class (HPRM 2012) tonight! Hollandaise sauce here we come!

Culinary Boot Camp 04/15/2021

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go to culinary school?

In this exciting four-class series, Kemmons Wilson Culinary Institute instructors will give you a taste of a professional culinary program without the lengthy time commitment or heavy financial burden. These classes explore all the fundamental methods of cooking, from basic to advanced techniques.

Each day builds on the previous day, you’ll tie everything together to plan and produce several menu items with your classmates that incorporates all of the techniques you’ve learned throughout the week.

This program is suitable for students of all skill levels. Beginners will learn the basics and come away with the confidence needed to cook independently. Those with some cooking experience will broaden their culinary knowledge, hone their skills, and acquire valuable tips and insight so they can take their culinary ventures to a new level. It’s a great opportunity to improve upon your skills with some of Memphis’ top chefs at your disposal.

Each day's session combines the chef's lecture and demonstration with individual hands-on ex*****on of recipes that feature the essential techniques in modern cooking. At the end of the day, you and your fellow students will serve your finished dishes and enjoy a cooking roundtable, engaging in an informal discussion and review of techniques and culinary topics. After just four sessions, you’ll go home with a foundation of fine-tuned cooking skills.

Culinary Boot Camp


Summer is just around the corner! ☀️

Visit for more info on Summer & Fall '21 registration.

Timeline photos 03/19/2021

⭐️ NOW HIRING!⭐️ Check out these local hospitality jobs. ⬇️

• Slider Inn is hiring Servers, Food Runners, Hosts, and Cooks. Apply in person at Midtown (M-F 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.) or Downtown (W-F 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.). No phone calls.

• Backbeat Tours is hiring for all tour guide positions (history, music, ghost, bike). They provide the training and information for all tours. Email resumés to [email protected]

• The Memphis Zoo is hiring for Culinary, Retail, Guest Services, Rides, Education, and Membership positions. Part-time, full-time positions, and internships are currently available. Interested applicants can apply at

• Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis is hiring for all front of house positions. Interested candidates can apply online at


Wishing you the best of luck this semester!💙💚💙💚💙💚


⏰ to longer and brighter days!


All UofM Shelby County and Lambuth locations will remain CLOSED on Monday, February 22, 2021.

All on-campus activities and events are canceled. Remote work and classes will continue as originally scheduled.


Lab Classes are cancelled tomorrow.

All UofM Shelby County locations and the Lambuth Campus in Jackson will be CLOSED Thursday, February 11, 2021, due to the Ice Storm Warning in effect until 12 p.m.

All on-campus activities and events are canceled. Remote work and classes will continue as originally scheduled. Classes scheduled on campus should take place remotely if possible.


The Kemmons Wilson Culinary Institute would like to announce the opening of The Blue Room on Monday, February 15th. Our restaurant, which is located at 1245 N. Germantown Parkway, Suite 101, Cordova, TN 36016, will be open Monday through Thursday between the hours of 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. These hours coincide with classes that are learning front and back-of-house restaurant operations.

For only $9.01 you will receive prix fixe menu that includes a three-course meal consisting of your choice of soup or salad, entrée, dessert and a non-alcoholic beverage. We will be strictly adhering to all Covid-19 restrictions and safety practices and are limiting our dining room to only 5 tables per day (20 guests maximum).

Since the classes that are executing lunch service end at 1:00 PM, please ensure that you are in the restaurant and seated by 12:00 Noon.

* Tables are limited to four (4) people.
* We do require all guests to enter through the front door (facing Germantown Parkway) and complete our Covid-19 tracing survey that is located at the main entrance.
* Everyone must keep their facemask on at all times when not enjoying food and drinks.

For reservations, please follow the attached link.

We will send you confirmation of your reservation within 2 business days.

We will send you a reminder, along with a link for payment, within 48 hours of your reservation.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at [email protected].

Thank you and stay safe!

Online Survey Software | Qualtrics Survey Solutions The most powerful, simple and trusted way to gather experience data. Start your journey to experience management and try a free account today.

Timeline photos 02/10/2021

Got an interest in business or hospitality? If your answer is yes, our next Tiger to Tiger Alumni Networking Event just for you! This event will take place Thursday, February 11th at 6 pm, and will feature special guests from Fortune 500 companies like Autozone and International Paper.

This virtual event is the perfect opportunity to get unique insight and advice about the careers available to you after you graduate from some of our top UofM alumni. Register at

Photos from University of Memphis/Office of Multicultural Affairs's post 02/06/2021

What a wonderful event!


Final prep to go live at 5pm for our “Cooking It Up with Chef D’ Arthur: UofM Alum & Private Chef to Professional Athletes”. Super exciting!


Next Thursday, in collaboration with the Kemmons Wilson Culinary Institute, we will be Cooking It Up with Chef D.Arthur! Students, make sure to pick up a meal kit Feb 1st and 2nd at the Holiday Inn on campus 11:30am-1:30pm so you can cook along with Chef D.Arthur. Supplies are limited so come early.

Want your school to be the top-listed School/college in Memphis?

Click here to claim your Sponsored Listing.

Videos (show all)

A Taste of Memphis | Culinary Course
Chocolate Bon Bon Couple's Class at Kemmons Wilson Culinary Institute





1245 N. Germantown Parkway, Suite 101
Memphis, TN

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Other Memphis schools & colleges (show all)
Presbyterian Day School Presbyterian Day School
4025 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, 38111

Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a private, Christian preschool and elementary school serving boys f

Plough Library Plough Library
650 E Parkway S
Memphis, 38104 Your library at Christian Brothers University. Get library news and resources, a

Lausanne Alumni Association Lausanne Alumni Association
1381 W Massey Road
Memphis, 38120

A great way to connect with other Lausanne Collegiate School, Lausanne School and Lausanne School for

Rhodes College Rhodes College

At Rhodes, our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others and honor among our

CBU Athletics CBU Athletics
650 East Pkwy South
Memphis, 38104

NCAA Division II - Gulf South Conference #BUCNation

Porter-Leath Porter-Leath
3400 Prescott Road
Memphis, 38118

Since 1850, Porter-Leath has been key resource for Memphis children and families. By focusing on the

Westminster Academy Memphis Westminster Academy Memphis
2520 Ridgeway Road
Memphis, 38119

Discover why a classical Christian education is distinct: purposeful, proven, and powerful. Discover

Stephen Black Stephen Black

Stephen Black is a 500 hr certified yoga teacher with over 7,000 hours of teaching experience. He of

Stax Music Academy Stax Music Academy
926 E McLemore Avenue
Memphis, 38106

Stax Music Academy exists to nurture and present the next generation of great Soul Communicators

Hutchison School Hutchison School
1740 Ridgeway Road
Memphis, 38119

Hutchison is an independent day school for girls, offering a challenging college preparatory program

Rhodes College Department of English Rhodes College Department of English
2000 N Parkway
Memphis, 38112

We provide rigorous training in both textual study and written critical analysis.

Binghampton Christian Academy Binghampton Christian Academy
175 Tillman Street
Memphis, 38111

Binghampton Christian Academy (BCA) exists to be used of God to bring the hope that is in Jesus Chri