The Butler County Area Vocational Technical School has received national recognition for offering a top hospitality program.
According to the National Center for Hospitality Studies at Sullivan University in Louisville, Butler Vo-Tech has been selected for inclusion on their 2019 “Elite 50” list.
The “Elite 50” list recognizes high schools, as well as career and technical centers, that have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in hospitality education. These schools set the standard for secondary school training in culinary arts, baking and pastry arts and/or hospitality management. These elite programs are also marked by strong enrollment and a dedication to community outreach.
“We also conducted research to establish schools with strong hospitality enrollment and influence in their community,” said Angela Gill, Associate Director of Admissions at Sullivan University. “Included are many schools we specifically paid visits to that we deemed to have strong hospitality programs.”
More than 350 schools designated as Hospitality Programs of Distinction were invited to apply for the honor of being named to the “Elite 50” list. Criteria for the schools selected for the “Elite 50” included an original recipe with photos or a restaurant management design and instructor educational/certification background and informational materials such as videos or brochures about the school’s program. Further consideration was given to schools that operate a restaurant or catering service as part of their culinary and hospitality training.
Butler Vo-Tech students operate The Lunch Box on Tuesdays through Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For additional information about the 2019 “Elite 50” list, visit http://pages.sullivan.edu/elite50/winners.asp.
Written By: Ryan Saeler for the Butler Radio Network