Sullivan University has officially opened up the application process for the 2019-20 Elite 50 Hospitality Award Program! The deadline for all submissions is January 15, 2020.
Required Criteria To Be Submitted:

  • An original recipe with photos of the plated meal or a detailed restaurant management design with at least ten pages of content and photos
  • Two essays from students on the topic, “Why They Chose Their Future College”
  • Video(s), brochure(s) and additional information about the school’s program

*Further considerations are given to schools that operate a restaurant or offer catering service, etc. as part of culinary/hospitality training as well as participate in National organizations, like ProStart, FCCLA, SkillsUSA and the ACF.


Elite 50 Hospitality Program Application

  • **Upload Recipes, Photos and/or Student Essays
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Elite 50


Congratulations to the
2019 Elite 50 winners!

The Elite 50 list is comprised of high schools and tech centers that excel in the areas of culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, and/or hospitality management. Some are state and national competition winners from ProStart, SkillsUSA and Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). We also conducted research to establish schools with strong hospitality enrollment and influence in their community. Included are many schools we specifically paid visits to that we deemed to have strong hospitality studies programs.

School Name City State
Anderson Career and Technology Center Williamston SC
Blackman High School Murfreesboro TN
Bourbon County High School Paris KY
Boyd County High Schools Ashland KY
Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School Butler PA
Butler Tech Hamilton OH
Calhoun Area Career Center Battle Creek MI
Carver Career and Technical Education Center Charleston WV
Central Nine CTC Greenwood IN
Clayton High School Clayton MO
Clearwater High School Piedmont MO
DeKalb County High School Smitdville TN
Eastland Career Center Groveport OH
Genesee Intermediate School Flint MI
Garden City High School Career Center Garden City KS
Greene County Career and Technology Center Waynesburg PA
Heartland Career Center Wabash IN
Kokomo Area Career Center Kokomo IN
Lancaster High School Lancaster OH
Mahoning County Career and Technical Center Canfield OH
Marshall County High School Benton KY
Maxwell High School of Technology Lawrenceville GA
McCracken County High School Paducah KY
Medina County Career Center Medina OH
Nevada Regional Technical Center Nevada MO
Oakland Schools Technical Campus Soutdeast Royal Oak MI
Penta Career Center Perrysburg OH
Petoskey High School Petoskey MI
Plymoutd High School Plymoutd WI
Plymoutd-Canton Educational Park Canton MI
Pocahontas County High School Dunmore WV
Saginaw Career Complex Saginaw MI
Sandia High School Albequerque NM
Sentinel Career and Technology Center Tiffin OH
Smyrna High School Smyrna TN
Somerset County Technology Center Somerset PA
Soutd Doyle High School Knoxville TN
Soutdern Indiana Career and Technical Center Evansville IN
Springfield Clark CTC Springfield OH
Vanguard Technical Center Tiffin OH
West Carroll High School Atwood TN
Whiteside Area Career Center Sterling IL
Whitley County High School Culinary Arts Program Williamsburg KY
Wilson Central High School Lebanon TN
Wilson Talent Center Mason MI
Woodruff Career and Technical Center Peoria IL
York High School Elmhurst IL
Sevier County High Culinary Arts Sevierville TN
Normandy High School Parma OH
Knox County CTC Mt Vernon OH


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