Culinary Schools
In Lafayette, Louisiana

Culinary faculty can choose to work at only one culinary school in Lafayette. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of culinary and culinary education in Lafayette, which includes culinary training at the following levels:

  • Culinary Certificate
  • Associates degree in Culinary


Professional Trends

Lafayette Vs. Louisiana Culinary Employment

Lafayette 1,980
Louisiana 33,080

Exactly 1,980 of the 33,080 culinary professionals employed in Louisiana, work in Lafayette. The number of culinary professionals in Lafayette has shrunk by 25% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for culinary professionals in Lafayette has decreased, overall employment in Lafayette has also decreased.

Lafayette Vs. Louisiana Culinary employment growth

39,730 38,600 37,620 36,090 33,080
2,650 2,670 2,540 2,660 1,980
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Louisiana
  • Dark Yellow: Lafayette

Culinary VS. All professions salaries in Lafayette

$18,100 $19,112 $20,506 $21,390 $21,112
$32,480 $34,490 $35,620 $36,300 $37,170
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary in Lafayette
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Lafayette

As the number of culinary professionals in Lafayette has shrunk, salaries for culinary professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $21,112 per year was earned by culinary professionals in Lafayette. Four years earlier in 2006, culinary professionals in Lafayette made an average salary of $18,100 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Lafayette.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Lafayette

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Culinary professionals in Lafayette earn a median salary of $20,298 per year. The 10% of culinary professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $16,808 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $27,482 per year.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Lafayette

Restaurant Management

Lafayette culinary professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Culinary schools in Lafayette


There is only one accredited culinary school in the city. Many of Lafayette's culinary professionals are graduates of this school.

Culinary Programs Offered In Lafayette


There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in culinary offered by Lafayette's culinary schools.

Student Completed Culinary Degrees In Lafayette


Approximately 30 students completed culinary courses in 2010.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in Lafayette, Louisiana

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