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, both because even a single failing grade is grounds for expulsion, and because of various class whittling events, such as the Tōtsuki Friendship and Rapport Training Camp and the Stagiaire, until finally, there are less than 10 students remaining who actually graduate.
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 have found a wide variety of success since graduating.
A majority of the Alumni go off to notable high class restaurants or become critically acclaimed experts of their craft, some of whom are world famous. Others even find themselves in executive positions in the culinary industry or even become instructors for Tōtsuki.
The Alumni hold strong ties to Tōtsuki after graduation, many of whom return every year to participate in the first year training camp, mainly so they can scout potential future employees for their restaurants. Several have also served as judges for Shokugeki matches.
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
Despite being a 1st seat of the Elite Ten Council, Eishi is incredibly pessimistic and prone to self-loathing. Nevertheless, he had always displayed excellent skill and tremendous knowledge that maximized the essences of any ingredient he has touched. Known otherwise as 'The White Knight of The Table', Eishi commands great respect from the students and other Elite Ten members.
One of the more socially outgoing members of the Elite Ten Council, Rindō is a world class traveler who specializes in unorthodox, exotic ingredients for her cooking, such as alligator. She is formerly the best female student in the academy and seeks to find more excitement in her last year at Tōtsuki.
Known as the Shokugeki hating chef, Tōsuke is a Ramen master who currently leads the Ramen industry in Japan. Despite his lack of interest in competing, he somehow obtained the third seat of the Elite Ten. Previously loss his seat in the Elite Ten as he opposed Azami's doctrine which suffocated many of the Ramen businesses he has helped, losing his seat in the process. Regained his seat when the Rebels won the Regiment de Cuisine, although he graduated not long after.
A resident of Polar Star Dormitory, Satoshi is famous for his uncanny cooking skills and sly cunning beneath his benevolent and silly personality, along with his care for his Polar Star kouhai. With the vegetables grown on the Polar Star plantation, Satoshi has helped to sell the vegetables to local kitchens and even goes out of his way to teach personal classes at the DEF Kitchen. While he previously lost his seat in the Elite Ten for opposing Azami's doctrine, he regained his seat when the Rebels won the Régiment de Cuisine.
President of the Chinese Cuisine RS, Terunori has trained his Research Society to be able to cook any dish on his menu with such precision, all members can cook a menu dish with no difference in taste from another member. He previously lost his seat in the Elite Ten for opposing Azami's doctrine but regained it when the Rebels won the Régiment de Cuisine.