Food is often an expression of culture: we spend time with our family eating a meal, we celebrate important occasions with a cake, or we bring food to a sad friend. The foods that we ate as children are often the ones we want to eat when we need to feel comfortable. The place that you live can influence your food choices, and many places are known for certain dishes.
Louisville is the home of many culinary creations. Many people are familiar with KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken), which has its headquarters in Louisville. Derby pie is a treat created in Louisville. It is a chocolate and nut pie named for the Kentucky Derby horse race. There is also the hot brown, which is a famous sandwich created at the Brown Hotel in Louisville. Louisville has been listed as a top ten food city by National Geographic and Culture Trip. This makes it a great location for anyone interested in pursuing an education in hospitality, especially culinary or baking and pastry arts.
It is no wonder that Sullivan University has such a great hospitality program! In 2014, Full Service Restaurant Magazine listed The College of Hospitality Studies in the Top 20 Hospitality Schools in the U.S. Students have won hundreds of gold, silver, and bronze medals in various competitions, including four awards from the 2012 Culinary Olympics in Germany.
While there are kitchens on the main campus, there is also The Bakery at Sullivan University, which is located just across the street from the main building. Students, faculty, and the general public can purchase baked goods, and watch the baked goods being prepared through windows into the kitchens. It is a great place to stop by for a coffee to keep you focused while studying, and a sweet reward afterward.
Sullivan University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management, and Associate of Science degrees in Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts, which are accredited by the American Culinary Federation. Associate degrees are also available for Hotel Restaurant Management and Event Management and Tourism. No matter which aspect of the hospitality industry you are interested in, you will be able to find a program to fit your needs. Sullivan University has also recently reduced tuition for undergraduate students, allowing more people to take advantage of these program offerings.
If you are interested in the National Center for Hospitality Services at Sullivan University, explore the Sullivan University page on the ESLI website: http://esli-intl.com/Search/sullivan_university_louisville