Culinary Schools In North Carolina

In North Carolina, there are 20 accredited schools where culinary classes faculty can find employment. The trends in North Carolina's 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. College of the Albemarle

    1208 N Road St, Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27906-2327

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  2. The Art Institute of Charlotte

    Three Lakepointe Plaze, 2110 Water Ridge Parkway, Charlotte, North Carolina 28217-4536

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  3. Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

    340 Victoria Rd, Asheville, North Carolina 28801-4897

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  4. Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

    2855 Hickory Blvd., Hudson, North Carolina 28638

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  5. Cape Fear Community College

    411 North Front Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401-3910

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  6. Carteret Community College

    3505 Arendell St, Morehead City, North Carolina 28557-2989

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  7. Central Piedmont Community College

    1201 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, North Carolina 28204

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  8. Fayetteville Technical Community College

    2201 Hull Rd, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303-0236

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  9. Guilford Technical Community College

    601 High Point Rd, Jamestown, North Carolina 27282

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  10. Lenoir Community College

    231 Highway 58 South, Kinston, North Carolina 28502-0188

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  11. Nash Community College

    522 N. Old Carriage Road, Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804

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  12. Robeson Community College

    5160 Fayetteville Rd, Lumberton, North Carolina 28360

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  13. Sandhills Community College

    3395 Airport Rd, Pinehurst, North Carolina 28374

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  14. Southwestern Community College in Sylva

    447 College Dr, Sylva, North Carolina 28779

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  15. Alamance Community College

    1247 Jimmie Kerr Road, Graham, North Carolina 27253-8000

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  16. Vance-Granville Community College

    200 Community College Road, Henderson, North Carolina 27536

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  17. Wake Technical Community College

    9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603-5696

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  18. Wilkes Community College

    1328 South Collegiate Dr, Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28697

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  19. Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte

    Academic Center, 801 West Trade Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

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  20. The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham

    410 Blackwell St, Ste 200, Durham, North Carolina 27701

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

North Carolina Vs. National Culinary Employment

North Carolina 49,960
National 2,077,050

Of all of the culinary professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of North Carolina.

Employment Growth for Culinary professionals In North Carolina

50,780 50,760 51,000 51,690 49,960
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In North Carolina, the field of culinary is shrinking. In 2010 there were 820 less culinary professionals working in North Carolina than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of culinary professionals has shrunk by 2%. 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 North Carolina

$21,334 $22,316 $22,590 $23,836 $24,746
$42,193 $43,618 $45,387 $46,982 $48,254
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to culinary professionals are growing in North Carolina. The mean salary for culinary professionals in 2006 was $21,334 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $24,746 per year.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in North Carolina

10th percentile
$17,156
25th percentile
$19,278
50th percentile
$23,390
75th percentile
$29,232
90th percentile
$35,172

Thus, there was a 14% growth in culinary professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 105% pay differential between the highest paid culinary professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of culinary in North Carolina.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in North Carolina

Culinary
$24,746
Hospitality
$31,733
Restaurant Management
$53,280

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

Educational Trends

Culinary programs available for each degree type for all schools in North Carolina

associate
27
bachelor
2
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
24
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The number of students graduating from the 20 accredited culinary schools in North Carolina is increasing. In 2006, 610 students graduated from culinary courses in North Carolina. And in 2010, 778 students graduated.

This represents a 28% increase in the number of culinary degree or certificate school graduates in North Carolina state. A majority of these graduates, or 51%, graduated with a associate's degree in culinary.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in North Carolina

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