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Elite 50 Hospitality Program

Sullivan Hospitality Bakers


Sullivan University has officially opened up the application process for the 2022-2023 Elite 50 Hospitality Award Program! The deadline for all submissions is November 15, 2022.

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 Hospitality Program Application


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, and 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 | Smithville, 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 Southeast | Royal Oak, MI
  • Penta Career Center | Perrysburg, OH
  • Petoskey High School | Petoskey, MI
  • Plymouth High School | Plymouth, WI
  • Plymouth-Canton Educational Park | Canton, MI
  • Pocahontas County High School | Dunmore, WV
  • Saginaw Career Complex | Saginaw, MI
  • Sandia High School | Albuquerque, NM
  • Sentinel Career and Technology Center | Tiffin, OH
  • Smyrna High School | Smyrna, TN
  • Somerset County Technology Center | Somerset, PA
  • South Doyle High School | Knoxville, TN
  • Southern 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