The Eastland Culinary Arts Academy has been named one of the top 50 culinary and hospitality programs in the nation and a 2018-2019 "Career Program of Distinction" by the National Center for Hospitality Studies (NCHS).
The Eastland Culinary Arts Academy was rated by The National Center for Hospitality Studies as one of the top 50 career programs in the United States. Comprised of high school and career and technical career education programs, the "Elite 50", as named by The NCHS, is a group of culinary and hospitality programs from across the country that are reviewed by the National Center for Hospitality Studies as excelling in the areas of culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, restaurant management and hospitality management. Some of the criteria to be selected included: state and national competition winners, strong hospitality enrollment, influence on their community, examples of student work, strong industry studies program and curriculum, promotional materials, videos, on-site review, and restaurant/catering businesses operated by the students of the programs.
This is the fifth year in a row the Eastland Culinary Arts Academy has been awarded this honor and the seventh year the academy was named a program of distinction.
"We would like to take a moment and thank the Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools District administration and staff, the Eastland administration team, counselors, faculty, parents and family member and especially the students, both past and present, for their dedication and hard work," said Eastland Culinary Arts Academy Instructor and Chef David Eichorn. "It is the commitment, devotion, and exceptional talents of our students that allow us to push them to reach their full potential and beyond making this honor a reality, and I would like to take this time to congratulate and honor them all for their hard work."