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Culinary Schools in Kentucky

There are seven Kentucky schools offering culinary programs. In 2010, 381 students graduated with degrees from Kentucky culinary schools. 227 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 154 students graduated with certificates.

Overview

438 students graduate from culinary programs in this state, on average, per year. This accounts for 1% of students who US schools graduate from culinary programs. More specifically, 154 students graduated with culinary certificates and 227 with an associate's level degree.

Seven culinary schools are located in this state. And of these, five schools are public, while two schools are private. Public culinary school tuition varies from $3,120 to $3,200.

Average tuition for programs in culinary arts is $3,145. The lowest tuition in this state is at Bowling Green Technical College, while the highest tuition for culinary programs, which is $3,200 each year, is at Jefferson Community and Technical College.

Culinary schools in this state offer certificates and associates degrees.

Culinary Program Completions in Kentucky 2006 - 2010

438 students graduate from culinary programs in this state, on average, per year. This accounts for 1% of students who US schools graduate from culinary programs. More specifically, 154 students graduated with culinary certificates and 227 with an associate's level degree.

Culinary Program Completions in Kentucky 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 92
  • Certificate 2007: 196
  • Certificate 2008: 150
  • Certificate 2009: 162
  • Certificate 2010: 154
  • Associate 2006: 164
  • Associate 2007: 169
  • Associate 2008: 345
  • Associate 2009: 259
  • Associate 2010: 227

Culinary Program Availability in Kentucky

Kentucky schools offer a total of 16 programs in culinary arts. Of these programs, approximately 56.2% are programs at the certificate level. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level.

Culinary Program Availability in Kentucky

  • Certificate: 9
  • Associate: 7

Cooks, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Cooks, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16250
  • 25th Percentile: 17120
  • Median: 18410
  • 75th Percentile: 19930
  • 90th Percentile: 25680

Short Order Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Short Order Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15400
  • 25th Percentile: 15780
  • Median: 17490
  • 75th Percentile: 21110
  • 90th Percentile: 23190

Food Preparation Workers — Salary by Percentile

Food Preparation Workers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15700
  • 25th Percentile: 16650
  • Median: 18530
  • 75th Percentile: 21640
  • 90th Percentile: 25890

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant — Salary by Percentile

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15720
  • 25th Percentile: 16670
  • Median: 18540
  • 75th Percentile: 22310
  • 90th Percentile: 27220

First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers — Salary by Percentile

First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18120
  • 25th Percentile: 21120
  • Median: 25490
  • 75th Percentile: 33260
  • 90th Percentile: 43950

Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16670
  • 25th Percentile: 18640
  • Median: 23340
  • 75th Percentile: 29480
  • 90th Percentile: 34040

Chefs and Head Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Chefs and Head Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 21900
  • 25th Percentile: 26930
  • Median: 34730
  • 75th Percentile: 48740
  • 90th Percentile: 63170

Fast Food Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Fast Food Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15420
  • 25th Percentile: 15830
  • Median: 16830
  • 75th Percentile: 18420
  • 90th Percentile: 19430

Food Batchmakers — Salary by Percentile

Food Batchmakers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17780
  • 25th Percentile: 23720
  • Median: 35970
  • 75th Percentile: 45420
  • 90th Percentile: 49800

Restaurant Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Restaurant Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15780
  • 25th Percentile: 16870
  • Median: 18870
  • 75th Percentile: 22640
  • 90th Percentile: 26730

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17160
  • 25th Percentile: 19860
  • Median: 22450
  • 75th Percentile: 25510
  • 90th Percentile: 29190

Short Order Cooks — Employment Trend

Short Order Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 15880
  • Median Salary 2007: 15100
  • Median Salary 2008: 14940
  • Median Salary 2009: 15530
  • Median Salary 2010: 17490
  • Total Employed 2006: 2360
  • Total Employed 2007: 2790
  • Total Employed 2008: 3070
  • Total Employed 2009: 2730
  • Total Employed 2010: 1890

Food Preparation Workers — Employment Trend

Food Preparation Workers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 17680
  • Median Salary 2007: 18010
  • Median Salary 2008: 17960
  • Median Salary 2009: 18410
  • Median Salary 2010: 18530
  • Total Employed 2006: 7770
  • Total Employed 2007: 7710
  • Total Employed 2008: 8560
  • Total Employed 2009: 9660
  • Total Employed 2010: 10170

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant — Employment Trend

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 14910
  • Median Salary 2007: 17430
  • Median Salary 2008: 18270
  • Median Salary 2009: 18980
  • Median Salary 2010: 18540
  • Total Employed 2006: 1930
  • Total Employed 2007: 1530
  • Total Employed 2008: 1720
  • Total Employed 2009: 2180
  • Total Employed 2010: 1960

Cooks, All Other — Employment Trend

Cooks, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 21005
  • Median Salary 2007: 21720
  • Median Salary 2008: 19960
  • Median Salary 2009: 21210
  • Median Salary 2010: 18410
  • Total Employed 2006: 215
  • Total Employed 2007: 220
  • Total Employed 2008: 330
  • Total Employed 2009: 440
  • Total Employed 2010: 190

First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers — Employment Trend

First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 22080
  • Median Salary 2007: 23310
  • Median Salary 2008: 24720
  • Median Salary 2009: 25160
  • Median Salary 2010: 25490
  • Total Employed 2006: 13940
  • Total Employed 2007: 14550
  • Total Employed 2008: 14410
  • Total Employed 2009: 14290
  • Total Employed 2010: 14450

Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 18360
  • Median Salary 2007: 20530
  • Median Salary 2008: 23170
  • Median Salary 2009: 23770
  • Median Salary 2010: 23340
  • Total Employed 2006: 250
  • Total Employed 2007: 200
  • Total Employed 2008: 260
  • Total Employed 2009: 230
  • Total Employed 2010: 190

Chefs and Head Cooks — Employment Trend

Chefs and Head Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 29330
  • Median Salary 2007: 37860
  • Median Salary 2008: 34540
  • Median Salary 2009: 37090
  • Median Salary 2010: 34730
  • Total Employed 2006: 1090
  • Total Employed 2007: 840
  • Total Employed 2008: 820
  • Total Employed 2009: 760
  • Total Employed 2010: 650

Fast Food Cooks — Employment Trend

Fast Food Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 14030
  • Median Salary 2007: 14090
  • Median Salary 2008: 14930
  • Median Salary 2009: 15830
  • Median Salary 2010: 16830
  • Total Employed 2006: 6180
  • Total Employed 2007: 5500
  • Total Employed 2008: 6040
  • Total Employed 2009: 6930
  • Total Employed 2010: 6130

Food Batchmakers — Employment Trend

Food Batchmakers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 25820
  • Median Salary 2007: 24110
  • Median Salary 2008: 26380
  • Median Salary 2009: 28650
  • Median Salary 2010: 35970
  • Total Employed 2006: 880
  • Total Employed 2007: 1350
  • Total Employed 2008: 1770
  • Total Employed 2009: 2190
  • Total Employed 2010: 1880

Restaurant Cooks — Employment Trend

Restaurant Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 18010
  • Median Salary 2007: 18380
  • Median Salary 2008: 18890
  • Median Salary 2009: 18750
  • Median Salary 2010: 18870
  • Total Employed 2006: 11090
  • Total Employed 2007: 12040
  • Total Employed 2008: 12480
  • Total Employed 2009: 12560
  • Total Employed 2010: 13120

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks — Employment Trend

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 19140
  • Median Salary 2007: 19850
  • Median Salary 2008: 20900
  • Median Salary 2009: 21660
  • Median Salary 2010: 22450
  • Total Employed 2006: 9930
  • Total Employed 2007: 10450
  • Total Employed 2008: 10770
  • Total Employed 2009: 10460
  • Total Employed 2010: 11340

Kentucky vs National Culinary Employment

Kentucky vs National Culinary Employment

  • Employed in Kentucky: 1.542% (61970)

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1. Ashland Community and Technical College

1400 College Drive
Ashland, KY 41101-3683
(606) 326-2000

Ashland Community and Technical College is near the center of the city. It offers two programs in culinary arts. Specifically, this school offers students one certificate in culinary arts and one associate's level degree in culinary arts. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the second biggest institution in the state of Kentucky offering culinary arts in terms of programs.

2. Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

600 College Street Rd
Elizabethtown, KY 42701-3081
(270) 769-2371

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is near the heart of downtown and this school offers one culinary program. This school is a public 2-year institution. This school is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Kentucky offering culinary arts in terms of programs.

3. The College for Technical Education

1165 Centre Pky Suite #120
Lexington, KY 40517
(859) 272-5225

The College for Technical Education, which is 4.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Lexington, KY. It offers two culinary programs. It offers two certificates in culinary arts to students. This school is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Kentucky offering culinary programs.

4. Sullivan University

3101 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40205-3013
(502) 456-6504

Sullivan University, which is 5.4 miles from the center of the city, is in Louisville, KY. This school offers five programs in culinary arts. Out of those, it offers students two culinary certificates and three culinary degrees at the associate's level. Overall, 6,085 students seek degrees in 37 programs at this school. This school is the fourth largest institution in the state of Kentucky offering culinary arts.

5. West Kentucky Community and Technical College

4810 Alben Barkley Drive
Paducah, KY 42002-7380
(270) 554-9200x0

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is in town of Paducah, Kentucky. It offers two programs in culinary arts. Of those, it offers students one certificate in culinary arts and one degree at the associate's level in culinary arts. It is one of 14 technical colleges in Kentucky. It is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Kentucky offering culinary arts in terms of programs.

6. Bowling Green Technical College

1845 Loop Dr
Bowling Green, KY 42101-3601
(270) 901-1000

Bowling Green Technical College offers two culinary programs. More specifically, this school offers students one certificate in culinary arts and one associate's level degree in culinary arts. It is 1.6 miles from the center of the city. Overall, 5,128 students seek degrees in 31 Bowling Green Technical College programs. This school is the second oldest institution in the state of Kentucky offering culinary programs.

7. Jefferson Community and Technical College

109 E Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202-2005
(502) 213-4000

Jefferson Community and Technical College, which is 0.6 miles from the center of the city, is located in Louisville, KY. It offers two culinary programs. Out of those, it offers one certificate in culinary arts to students and one associate's level culinary arts degree. This school is a public 2-year institution. In terms of enrollment, it ranks first in the state of Kentucky.