Culinary Schools In Illinois

There are 23 accredited culinary schools in Illinois for faculty who teach culinary classes to choose from. The trends in Illinois' culinary academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in culinary includes culinary training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Southwestern Illinois College

    2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville, Illinois 62221-5899

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  2. City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

    6301 S Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60621-2709

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  3. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago

    361 W Chestnut, Chicago, Illinois 60610

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  4. Danville Area Community College

    2000 E Main St, Danville, Illinois 61832-5118

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  5. College of DuPage

    425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137-6599

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  6. Elgin Community College

    1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Illinois 60123-7193

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  7. Illinois Central College

    One College Drive, East Peoria, Illinois 61635-0001

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  8. John Wood Community College

    1301 S 48th Street, Quincy, Illinois 62305-8736

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  9. Joliet Junior College

    1215 Houbolt Rd, Joliet, Illinois 60431-8938

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  10. Kaskaskia College

    27210 College Rd, Centralia, Illinois 62801

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  11. Kendall College

    900 N. North Branch St., Chicago, Illinois 60642

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  12. College of Lake County

    19351 W Washington St., Grayslake, Illinois 60030-1198

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  13. Lincoln Land Community College

    5250 Shepherd Rd, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9256

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  14. McHenry County College

    8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012-2761

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  15. Moraine Valley Community College

    9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, Illinois 60465-0937

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  16. The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

    350 N Orleans St, Chicago, Illinois 60654-1593

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  17. Rend Lake College

    468 N Ken Gray Pky, Ina, Illinois 62846

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  18. Richland Community College

    One College Pk, Decatur, Illinois 62521-8512

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  19. Robert Morris University Illinois

    401 S State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60605

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  20. Saint Augustine College

    1333-45 W Argyle, Chicago, Illinois 60640-3593

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  21. Spoon River College

    23235 North County 22, Canton, Illinois 61520-8622

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  22. Triton College

    2000 5th Ave, River Grove, Illinois 60171-1995

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  23. Harper College

    1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, Illinois 60067-7398

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Culinary Employment

Illinois 86,030
National 2,077,050

Approximately 4% of the country's culinary professionals work in Illinois state.

Employment Growth for Culinary professionals In Illinois

96,220 92,000 86,370 85,140 86,030
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Culinary is a shrinking field in Illinois. In 2010 there were 10,190 less culinary professionals working in Illinois than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of culinary professionals has shrunk by 11%. This decline is faster than the national trend for culinary professionals which shows a 1% decrease in the number of culinary professionals working around the nation.

Culinary VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$21,815 $23,380 $24,192 $24,734 $24,806
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Illinois, as the number of culinary professionals is declining, the salaries earned by culinary professionals are increasing. Culinary professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $21,815 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $24,806 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$17,724
25th percentile
$18,724
50th percentile
$22,690
75th percentile
$28,212
90th percentile
$35,678

Thus, culinary professionals' salaries grew by 12% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Illinois, 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 101%

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Illinois

Culinary
$24,806
Hospitality
$33,000
Restaurant Management
$47,670

In Illinois, culinary professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
23
bachelor
2
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
38
Total63

As the number of culinary professionals is decreasing in Illinois state, the number of students graduating from the 23 accredited culinary schools in Illinois state is increasing. In 2006, 1,243 students graduated from culinary courses in Illinois. And in 2010, 1,735 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of culinary school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois by 40%. A majority of these graduates, or 60%, graduated with a undergraduate certificate in culinary.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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