Culinary Schools In Connecticut

Connecticut has 7 accredited culinary schools where culinary faculty who teach culinary classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the culinary academic community in Connecticut, and the future trends in culinary training at the following levels:

  • Culinary Certificate
  • Associates degree in Culinary


  1. Norwalk Community College

    188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut 06854

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  2. Lincoln College of New England-Suffield

    1760 Mapleton Ave, Suffield, Connecticut 06078

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  3. Lincoln Technical Institute-Hartford-Lincoln Culinary Institute

    85 Sigourney Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06105

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  4. Bristol Technical Education Center

    431 Minor Street, Bristol, Connecticut 06010

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  5. Lincoln Technical Institute in Cromwell

    106 Sebethe Dr, Cromwell, Connecticut 06416

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  6. Lincoln Technical Institute in Shelton

    8 Progress Drive, Shelton, Connecticut 06484

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  7. Lincoln Technical Institute-Suffield-Lincoln Culinary Institute

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Professional Trends

Connecticut Vs. National Culinary Employment

Connecticut 19,610
National 2,077,050

Of all of the culinary professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Connecticut.

Employment Growth for Culinary professionals In Connecticut

21,520 22,710 23,100 22,050 19,610
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Connecticut, the field of culinary is shrinking. There were 1,910 less culinary professionals working in Connecticut in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Connecticut, this field has shrunk by 9% in four years. This decline is faster than the change in the number of culinary professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of culinary professionals has shrunk by 1% from 2006 to 2010.

Culinary VS. All Professions salaries in Connecticut

$28,260 $29,618 $31,010 $32,102 $32,472
$49,084 $50,735 $51,943 $53,614 $54,947
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to culinary professionals are growing in Connecticut. In 2006 culinary professionals made a mean salary of $28,260 per year, and in 2010 they made $32,472 per year.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Connecticut

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Thus, there was a 13% growth in culinary professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Connecticut, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of culinary. The pay differential between the highest paid culinary professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 115%

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Connecticut

Restaurant Management

Culinary professionals in Connecticut earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of culinary professionals is decreasing in Connecticut state, the number of students graduating from the 7 accredited culinary schools in Connecticut state is increasing. In Connecticut, there were 387 graduates in 2006. And there were 443 graduates from culinary courses in 2010.

This represents a 14% increase in the number of culinary degree or certificate school graduates in Connecticut state. 83% of these graduates received an undergraduate certificate in culinary.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in Connecticut

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