Culinary Schools In California

California has 63 accredited culinary schools where culinary faculty who teach culinary classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in culinary in the state of California, which encompasses culinary training at the following levels:

  • Culinary Certificate
  • Associates degree in Culinary
  • Bachelors degree in Culinary


Schools

  1. American River College

    4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento, California 95841-4286

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  2. Bakersfield College

    1801 Panorama Dr, Bakersfield, California 93305-1299

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  3. Cabrillo College

    6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, California 95003

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  4. California Culinary Academy

    350 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco, California 94103

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  5. College of the Canyons

    26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, California 91355-1899

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  6. CET-Sobrato

    701 Vine St, San Jose, California 95110

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  7. Cerritos College

    11110 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk, California 90650-6298

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  8. Chaffey College

    5885 Haven Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, California 91737-3002

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  9. City College of San Francisco

    50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, California 94112-1898

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  10. Columbia College in Sonora

    11600 Columbia College Dr, Sonora, California 95370

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  11. El Camino College-Compton Center

    1111 East Artesia Blvd., Compton, California 90221-5393

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  12. Contra Costa College

    2600 Mission Bell Dr, San Pablo, California 94806-3195

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  13. Cosumnes River College

    8401 Center Parkway, Sacramento, California 95823-5799

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  14. Cuesta College

    Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, California 93403-8106

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  15. Cypress College

    9200 Valley View, Cypress, California 90630-5897

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  16. College of the Desert

    43-500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, California 92260

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  17. Diablo Valley College

    321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill, California 94523

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  18. San Diego Continuing Education

    4343 Ocean View Blvd, San Diego, California 92113

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  19. Fresno City College

    1101 E. University Ave, Fresno, California 93741

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  20. Glendale Community College in Glendale, CA

    1500 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, California 91208-2894

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  21. Grossmont College

    8800 Grossmont College Dr, El Cajon, California 92020-1799

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  22. The Art Institute of California-San Diego

    7650 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, California 92108-4423

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  23. Lake Tahoe Community College

    One College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

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  24. Laney College

    900 Fallon St, Oakland, California 94607

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  25. Long Beach City College

    4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, California 90808-1706

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  26. Los Angeles Harbor College

    1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington, California 90744-2397

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  27. Los Angeles Trade Technical College

    400 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90015-4181

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  28. Los Angeles Mission College

    13356 Eldridge Avenue, Sylmar, California 91342-3245

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  29. Merced College

    3600 M St, Merced, California 95348-2898

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  30. MiraCosta College

    One Barnard Drive, Oceanside, California 92056-3899

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  31. Mission College

    3000 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, California 95054-1897

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  32. Modesto Junior College

    435 College Ave, Modesto, California 95350-5800

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  33. Monterey Peninsula College

    980 Fremont St, Monterey, California 93940-4799

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  34. Mt. San Antonio College

    1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, California 91789-1399

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  35. Orange Coast College

    2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, California 92626

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  36. Oxnard College

    4000 S Rose Ave, Oxnard, California 93033-6699

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  37. Palomar College

    1140 W. Mission, San Marcos, California 92069-1487

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  38. Pasadena City College

    1570 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, California 91106-2003

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  39. Riverside Community College

    4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, California 92506

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  40. Saddleback College

    28000 Marguerite Pky, Mission Viejo, California 92692-3635

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  41. San Diego Mesa College

    7250 Mesa College Dr, San Diego, California 92111-4998

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  42. San Joaquin Delta College

    5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton, California 95207

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  43. Santa Barbara City College

    721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, California 93109-2394

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  44. Santa Rosa Junior College

    1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95401-4395

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  45. Shasta College

    11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, California 96003

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  46. Charles A. Jones Skills and Business Education Center

    5451 Lemon Hill Ave, Sacramento, California 95824-1529

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  47. San Bernardino Valley College

    701 South Mount Vernon Avenue, San Bernardino, California 92410-2798

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  48. Southwestern College in Chula Vista

    900 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, California 91910-7299

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  49. Victor Valley College

    18422 Bear Valley Rd, Victorville, California 92395-5850

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  50. Yuba College

    2088 N Beale Rd, Marysville, California 95901

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  51. Pomona Unified School District Adult and Career Education

    1515 W Mission Blvd, Pomona, California 91766-1233

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  52. Coast Career Institute

    1354 S Hill St, Los Angeles, California 90015-3040

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  53. Baldwin Park Adult & Community Education

    4640 Maine Ave, Baldwin Park, California 91706-4221

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  54. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Pasadena

    521 East Green Street, Pasadena, California 91101

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  55. Institute of Technology Inc

    564 W Herndon, Clovis, California 93612

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  56. The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles

    2900 31st St, Santa Monica, California 90405-3035

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  57. The Art Institute of California-Orange County

    3601 W Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana, California 92704

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  58. The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire

    674 East Brier Drive, San Bernardino, California 92408-2800

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  59. Coachella Valley Beauty College

    79450 Highway 111, La Quinta, California 92253

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  60. The Art Institute of California-Sacramento

    2850 Gateway Oaks Dr-Ste 100, Sacramento, California 95833

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  61. The Art Institute of California_??_??_Sunnyvale

    1120 Kifer Rd, Sunnyvale, California 94086

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  62. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Sacramento

    2450 Del Paso Rd, Suite 150, Sacramento, California 95834

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  63. San Diego Culinary Institute

    8024 La Mesa Blvd, San Diego, California 91941

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Cities

  1. Culinary Schools in Sacramento, CA5 Schools
  2. Culinary Schools in San Diego, CA4 Schools
  3. Culinary Schools in San Bernardino, CA2 Schools
  4. Culinary Schools in Pasadena, CA2 Schools
  5. Culinary Schools in Los Angeles, CA2 Schools
  6. Culinary Schools in San Francisco, CA2 Schools
  7. Culinary Schools in Cypress, CA1 Schools
  8. Culinary Schools in Victorville, CA1 Schools
  9. Culinary Schools in Pleasant Hill, CA1 Schools
  10. Culinary Schools in Norwalk, CA1 Schools
  11. Culinary Schools in Oakland, CA1 Schools
  12. Culinary Schools in Long Beach, CA1 Schools
  13. Culinary Schools in Riverside, CA1 Schools
  14. Culinary Schools in San Pablo, CA1 Schools
  15. Culinary Schools in Costa Mesa, CA1 Schools
  16. Culinary Schools in Aptos, CA1 Schools
  17. Culinary Schools in Glendale, CA1 Schools
  18. Culinary Schools in Mission Viejo, CA1 Schools
  19. Culinary Schools in Santa Clara, CA1 Schools
  20. Culinary Schools in Baldwin Park, CA1 Schools
  21. Culinary Schools in Santa Ana, CA1 Schools
  22. Culinary Schools in San Jose, CA1 Schools
  23. Culinary Schools in Rancho Cucamonga, CA1 Schools
  24. Culinary Schools in Oxnard, CA1 Schools
  25. Culinary Schools in Stockton, CA1 Schools
  26. Culinary Schools in Pomona, CA1 Schools
  27. Culinary Schools in Santa Barbara, CA1 Schools
  28. Culinary Schools in Merced, CA1 Schools
  29. Culinary Schools in Walnut, CA1 Schools
  30. Culinary Schools in Bakersfield, CA1 Schools
  31. Culinary Schools in Modesto, CA1 Schools
  32. Culinary Schools in Chula Vista, CA1 Schools
  33. Culinary Schools in San Luis Obispo, CA1 Schools
  34. Culinary Schools in Sonora, CA1 Schools
  35. Culinary Schools in El Cajon, CA1 Schools
  36. Culinary Schools in Clovis, CA1 Schools
  37. Culinary Schools in Santa Rosa, CA1 Schools
  38. Culinary Schools in Oceanside, CA1 Schools
  39. Culinary Schools in Fresno, CA1 Schools
  40. Culinary Schools in Marysville, CA1 Schools
  41. Culinary Schools in San Marcos, CA1 Schools
  42. Culinary Schools in Monterey, CA1 Schools
  43. Culinary Schools in Redding, CA1 Schools
  44. Culinary Schools in Sunnyvale, CA1 Schools
  45. Culinary Schools in South Lake Tahoe, CA1 Schools
  46. Culinary Schools in Compton, CA1 Schools
  47. Culinary Schools in Palm Desert, CA1 Schools
  48. Culinary Schools in Santa Monica, CA1 Schools
  49. Culinary Schools in La Quinta, CA1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Culinary Employment

California 251,520
National 2,077,050

Of all of the culinary professionals in the country, nearly 12% are in the state of California.

Employment Growth for Culinary professionals In California

256,200 269,590 269,290 257,280 251,520
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Culinary is a shrinking field in California. In 2010 there were 4,680 less culinary professionals working in California than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of culinary has shrunk by 2% in California. This is faster than the trend for culinary professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of culinary professionals has shrunk by 1% between 2006 and 2010.

Culinary VS. All Professions salaries in California

$28,453 $29,537 $31,070 $28,962 $29,166
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by culinary professionals is increasing in California. In 2006 culinary professionals made a mean salary of $28,453 per year, and in 2010 they made $29,166 per year.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in California

10th percentile
$20,610
25th percentile
$23,522
50th percentile
$27,524
75th percentile
$33,360
90th percentile
$40,548

Thus, there was a 2% growth in culinary professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of culinary, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid culinary professionals earning 97% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in California state.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in California

Culinary
$29,166
Hospitality
$36,267
Restaurant Management
$52,030

In California, culinary professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Culinary programs available for each degree type for all schools in California

associate
65
bachelor
6
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
112
Total183

As the number of culinary professionals is decreasing in California state, the number of students graduating from the 63 accredited culinary schools in California state is increasing. In California, there were 4,163 graduates in 2006. And there were 4,638 graduates from culinary courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 11% percent increase in the number of culinary school degree or certificate graduates in California. Most of these graduates, or 61%, earned a undergraduate certificate in culinary.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in California

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