Culinary Schools
In Grand Rapids, Michigan

In Grand Rapids, there is only one culinary school where culinary faculty can find employment. The trends in Grand Rapids' culinary academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes culinary training at the following levels:

  • Culinary Certificate
  • Associates degree in Culinary


Statistics

Professional Trends

Grand Rapids Vs. Michigan Culinary Employment

Grand Rapids 5,590
Michigan 66,990

Of the 66,990 culinary professionals employed in Michigan, 5,590 work in Grand Rapids. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of culinary professionals in Grand Rapids has shrunk by 2%. Overall employment in Grand Rapids has increased.

Grand Rapids Vs. Michigan Culinary employment growth

68,100 66,520 70,140 69,590 66,990
5,700 5,880 5,960 5,660 5,590
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Michigan
  • Dark Yellow: Grand Rapids

Culinary VS. All professions salaries in Grand Rapids

$23,042 $23,668 $24,654 $24,818 $25,266
$38,060 $39,250 $40,460 $40,710 $41,010
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary in Grand Rapids
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Grand Rapids

In Grand Rapids, salaries for culinary professionals have increased. In 2010 Grand Rapids culinary professionals earned an average yearly salary of $25,266. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for culinary professionals in Grand Rapids was $23,042 per year. The growth in the salary of culinary professionals in Grand Rapids is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Grand Rapids

10th percentile
$18,852
25th percentile
$20,710
50th percentile
$24,042
75th percentile
$28,248
90th percentile
$32,880

Grand Rapids culinary professionals earn a median yearly salary of $24,042. The difference in pay between the culinary professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 74%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $18,852 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $32,880 per year.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Grand Rapids

Culinary
$25,266
Hospitality
$29,143
Restaurant Management
$48,530

Culinary professional salaries in Grand Rapids are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Culinary schools in Grand Rapids

1

Many of Grand Rapids' culinary professionals are graduates of the only accredited culinary school in the city.

Culinary Programs Offered In Grand Rapids

associate
2
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total3

Grand Rapids' culinary schools offer 3 culinary degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Culinary Degrees In Grand Rapids

associate
56
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
15
Total71

Approximately 71 students graduated from culinary courses in 2010.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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