As mentioned by Senzaemon Nakiri, each year, roughly 1000 students start out in the high school section of Tōtsuki Culinary Academy. By the end of three years, the class size is significantly reduced through various class whittling events such as the Tōtsuki Friendship and Rapport Training Camp until there is no more than ten students remaining. Because only 1% or less of the students who enter Tōtsuki ever graduate, the few who do, the Alumni, are highly sought after chefs because they are the best of the best that Tōtsuki ever offers. Many who graduate go on to run their own restaurants or become celebrity chefs in some form.
Gin was a part of the 69th Generation. A former Polar Star Dormitory resident, he was a part of the dorm's Golden Era. By his second year, he gained the 1st seat in the Elite Ten Council. Gin currently holds the highest score for the graduation exam in Tōtsuki history. Because of his accomplishments in Tōsuki, he was scouted by numerous illustrious culinary businesses. Ultimately, he turned down all offers and opted to work at Tōtsuki Resort.
Tōtsuki Resort General Head Chef and Board of Directors' member
Kojirō was a member of the 79th generation and previously held the 1st seat of the Elite Ten Council until he graduated. A master of French Cuisine, Kojirō aspired to earn the Pluspol award and was the first Japanese man to do so. He has established his very own French cuisine restaurant in France.
Hinako was a member of the 80th Generation and previously held the 2nd Seat of the Elite Ten Council. She was known then as the "Mist Empress". After graduating, Hinako went on to establish her own Washoku Japanese restaurant, Kirinoya.
Japanese Restaurant "Kirinoya" Owner and Head Chef