Culinary Schools In Oregon

Oregon has 9 accredited culinary schools where culinary faculty who teach culinary classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of culinary and culinary training in Oregon, which includes culinary training at the following levels:

  • Culinary Certificate
  • Associates degree in Culinary


  1. Central Oregon Community College

    2600 NW College Way, Bend, Oregon 97701

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  2. Lane Community College

    4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, Oregon 97405-0640

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  3. Linn-Benton Community College

    6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, Oregon 97321

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  4. Portland Community College

    12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97219-7132

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  5. Southwestern Oregon Community College

    1988 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420-2193

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  6. Umpqua Community College

    1140 College Rd., Roseburg, Oregon 97470-0226

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  7. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Portland

    600 SW 10th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, Oregon 97205-2793

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  8. Tillamook Bay Community College

    4301 Third St., Tillamook, Oregon 97141

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Professional Trends

Oregon Vs. National Culinary Employment

Oregon 29,030
National 2,077,050

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

Employment Growth for Culinary professionals In Oregon

27,830 28,340 28,880 29,260 29,030
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Culinary is a growing field in Oregon. There were 1,200 more culinary professionals working in Oregon in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 4% growth in the field. This growth 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 Oregon

$23,334 $24,398 $25,248 $26,110 $27,554
$45,036 $46,427 $47,124 $48,511 $50,274
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by culinary professionals is increasing in Oregon. In 2006 culinary professionals made a mean salary of $23,334 per year, and in 2010 they made $27,554 per year.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Oregon

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Thus, there was a 15% growth in culinary professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Oregon, 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 85%

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Oregon

Restaurant Management

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 9 accredited culinary schools in Oregon is decreasing. In Oregon, there were 580 graduates in 2006. And there were 451 graduates from culinary courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of culinary school degree or certificate graduates in Oregon by 22%. 53% of these graduates received an associate's degree in culinary.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in Oregon

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