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Culinary Schools in Maine

There are four schools in the state of Maine offering culinary programs. In 2010, 61 students graduated with degrees from Maine culinary schools. 39 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 22 of all these students graduated with certificates.

Overview

On average, 60 students graduate from programs in this state in culinary arts every year. Of those, 22 students graduated with culinary certificates and 39 with an associate's level degree.

Four culinary schools are located in this state. Of these, four schools are public. Tuition at a public culinary school varies from $3,207 to $3,514.

Average tuition for programs in culinary arts is $3,387.

Schools in this state offer certificates and associates degrees in culinary.

Culinary Program Completions in Maine 2006 - 2010

On average, 60 students graduate from programs in this state in culinary arts every year. Of those, 22 students graduated with culinary certificates and 39 with an associate's level degree.

Culinary Program Completions in Maine 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 21
  • Certificate 2007: 12
  • Certificate 2008: 21
  • Certificate 2009: 12
  • Certificate 2010: 22
  • Associate 2006: 40
  • Associate 2007: 39
  • Associate 2008: 38
  • Associate 2009: 35
  • Associate 2010: 39

Culinary Program Availability in Maine

Schools in this state offer a total of six culinary programs. Of these programs, about 50% are programs at the certificate level. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level.

Culinary Program Availability in Maine

  • Certificate: 3
  • Associate: 3

Cooks, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Cooks, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18830
  • 25th Percentile: 20770
  • Median: 23580
  • 75th Percentile: 28660
  • 90th Percentile: 31910

Short Order Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Short Order Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16860
  • 25th Percentile: 18380
  • Median: 21270
  • 75th Percentile: 26310
  • 90th Percentile: 30360

Food Preparation Workers — Salary by Percentile

Food Preparation Workers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16370
  • 25th Percentile: 17870
  • Median: 20660
  • 75th Percentile: 24260
  • 90th Percentile: 28680

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant — Salary by Percentile

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16220
  • 25th Percentile: 17150
  • Median: 18740
  • 75th Percentile: 21440
  • 90th Percentile: 23860

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: 18110
  • 25th Percentile: 21970
  • Median: 27890
  • 75th Percentile: 35500
  • 90th Percentile: 43090

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

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

  • 10th Percentile: 16230
  • 25th Percentile: 18140
  • Median: 21060
  • 75th Percentile: 23840
  • 90th Percentile: 35200

Chefs and Head Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Chefs and Head Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 27370
  • 25th Percentile: 32260
  • Median: 40850
  • 75th Percentile: 48400
  • 90th Percentile: 61330

Fast Food Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Fast Food Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15930
  • 25th Percentile: 16460
  • Median: 17670
  • 75th Percentile: 18870
  • 90th Percentile: 19920

Food Batchmakers — Salary by Percentile

Food Batchmakers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16210
  • 25th Percentile: 18230
  • Median: 22690
  • 75th Percentile: 27310
  • 90th Percentile: 30150

Restaurant Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Restaurant Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17110
  • 25th Percentile: 19930
  • Median: 23130
  • 75th Percentile: 27470
  • 90th Percentile: 31750

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18950
  • 25th Percentile: 21710
  • Median: 25340
  • 75th Percentile: 29370
  • 90th Percentile: 33060

Short Order Cooks — Employment Trend

Short Order Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 19480
  • Median Salary 2007: 18810
  • Median Salary 2008: 19110
  • Median Salary 2009: 20220
  • Median Salary 2010: 21270
  • Total Employed 2006: 1190
  • Total Employed 2007: 760
  • Total Employed 2008: 1000
  • Total Employed 2009: 1430
  • Total Employed 2010: 1390

Food Preparation Workers — Employment Trend

Food Preparation Workers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 18880
  • Median Salary 2007: 20040
  • Median Salary 2008: 20580
  • Median Salary 2009: 20600
  • Median Salary 2010: 20660
  • Total Employed 2006: 5410
  • Total Employed 2007: 5500
  • Total Employed 2008: 5710
  • Total Employed 2009: 5660
  • Total Employed 2010: 5320

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant — Employment Trend

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 16830
  • Median Salary 2007: 18050
  • Median Salary 2008: 19590
  • Median Salary 2009: 19570
  • Median Salary 2010: 18740
  • Total Employed 2006: 850
  • Total Employed 2007: 890
  • Total Employed 2008: 710
  • Total Employed 2009: 780
  • Total Employed 2010: 940

Cooks, All Other — Employment Trend

Cooks, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 26555
  • Median Salary 2007: 27555
  • Median Salary 2008: 28520
  • Median Salary 2009: 23370
  • Median Salary 2010: 23580
  • Total Employed 2006: 30
  • Total Employed 2007: 30
  • Total Employed 2008: 30
  • Total Employed 2009: 50
  • Total Employed 2010: 50

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: 25670
  • Median Salary 2007: 27520
  • Median Salary 2008: 28660
  • Median Salary 2009: 28280
  • Median Salary 2010: 27890
  • Total Employed 2006: 3930
  • Total Employed 2007: 3970
  • Total Employed 2008: 4100
  • Total Employed 2009: 4030
  • Total Employed 2010: 3950

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

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

  • Median Salary 2006: 17385
  • Median Salary 2007: 18040
  • Median Salary 2008: 18670
  • Median Salary 2009: 21470
  • Median Salary 2010: 21060
  • Total Employed 2006: 70
  • Total Employed 2007: 65
  • Total Employed 2008: 65
  • Total Employed 2009: 65
  • Total Employed 2010: 60

Chefs and Head Cooks — Employment Trend

Chefs and Head Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 35330
  • Median Salary 2007: 36690
  • Median Salary 2008: 40050
  • Median Salary 2009: 39730
  • Median Salary 2010: 40850
  • Total Employed 2006: 620
  • Total Employed 2007: 560
  • Total Employed 2008: 500
  • Total Employed 2009: 430
  • Total Employed 2010: 320

Fast Food Cooks — Employment Trend

Fast Food Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 18750
  • Median Salary 2007: 17550
  • Median Salary 2008: 17540
  • Median Salary 2009: 17430
  • Median Salary 2010: 17670
  • Total Employed 2006: 1680
  • Total Employed 2007: 1320
  • Total Employed 2008: 1020
  • Total Employed 2009: 1280
  • Total Employed 2010: 900

Food Batchmakers — Employment Trend

Food Batchmakers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 25960
  • Median Salary 2007: 25410
  • Median Salary 2008: 25350
  • Median Salary 2009: 21980
  • Median Salary 2010: 22690
  • Total Employed 2006: 635
  • Total Employed 2007: 640
  • Total Employed 2008: 620
  • Total Employed 2009: 520
  • Total Employed 2010: 360

Restaurant Cooks — Employment Trend

Restaurant Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 21650
  • Median Salary 2007: 22460
  • Median Salary 2008: 23240
  • Median Salary 2009: 22810
  • Median Salary 2010: 23130
  • Total Employed 2006: 4450
  • Total Employed 2007: 4660
  • Total Employed 2008: 4480
  • Total Employed 2009: 3910
  • Total Employed 2010: 4600

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks — Employment Trend

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 22090
  • Median Salary 2007: 23190
  • Median Salary 2008: 24550
  • Median Salary 2009: 25050
  • Median Salary 2010: 25340
  • Total Employed 2006: 1850
  • Total Employed 2007: 2060
  • Total Employed 2008: 2090
  • Total Employed 2009: 2100
  • Total Employed 2010: 1910

Maine vs National Culinary Employment

Maine vs National Culinary Employment

  • Employed in Maine: 0.493% (19800)

Culinary Schools in Maine

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1. Washington County Community College

One College Drive
Calais, ME 4619
(207) 454-1000

Washington County Community College offers one program in culinary arts and this college, which is very close to Calais, Maine, is in a rural area. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of enrollment, it ranks third in the state of Maine.

2. Central Maine Community College

1250 Turner Street
Auburn, ME 04210-6498
(207) 755-5100

Central Maine Community College offers one program in culinary arts and it is in Auburn, Maine, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college is one of 8 community colleges in Maine. This community college ranks first in terms of enrollment in the state of Maine.

3. Eastern Maine Community College

354 Hogan Rd
Bangor, ME 4401
(207) 974-4600

Eastern Maine Community College offers three culinary programs. Of those, it offers one certificate in culinary arts to students and two associate's level degrees in culinary arts. This public college, which is 2.5 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Bangor, ME. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the third biggest institution in the state of Maine offering culinary arts.

4. Southern Maine Community College

2 Fort Road
South Portland, ME 04106-1698
(207) 741-5500

Southern Maine Community College, which is near the center of the city, is in South Portland, ME and this college offers one culinary program. This college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of enrollment, this college ranks first in the state of Maine.