Lebanon High School culinary arts eyes success in the kitchen
By Christine Rosalez, Devils’ Advocate Staff Writer
Updated Mar 4, 2014 at 12:41 PM
Lebanon High School’s culinary arts program made it to Sullivan University’s list of Hospitality 100 schools.
The Hospitality 100 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. Each year, the Hospitality 100 committee, which includes top chefs and representatives from Sullivan University’s National Center for Hospitality Studies, seeks out the country’s best hospitality schools.
“It is great to get this recognition for our school and students,” said Lindsay Morgan, Lebanon culinary arts teacher.
Lebanon High School was ranked 27th out of the schools that were chosen in the United States. This is not the first time Lebanon High School was recognized in this program; this has been the third time the school was included among the Hospitality 100 schools. In addition, only four schools were chosen in Tennessee out of 30.
Also, one student will be awarded a $15,000 scholarship; while others will receive $1,000 to $3,000.
In other Lebanon culinary arts news, the third annual Al Dente Pasta Cook was held at the school. The hallways were turned into a massive kitchen and a line full of all the dishes that students had created.
The Lebanon chefs won the competition. They also won first in the boxed pasta category and second in the fresh pasta category, along with the taster’s choice award.