Culinary Schools
In Santa Fe, New Mexico

The city of Santa Fe has only one school where culinary faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of culinary and culinary education in Santa Fe, which includes culinary training at the following levels:

  • Culinary Certificate
  • Associates degree in Culinary


Professional Trends

Santa Fe Vs. New Mexico Culinary Employment

Santa Fe 1,240
New Mexico 16,520

Exactly 1,240 of the 16,520 culinary professionals employed in New Mexico, work in Santa Fe. There has been a 22% decline in the number of culinary professionals in Santa Fe between the years 2006 and 2010. Overall employment in Santa Fe has increased.

Santa Fe Vs. New Mexico Culinary employment growth

15,500 16,010 15,740 16,210 16,520
1,580 1,650 1,430 1,610 1,240
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: New Mexico
  • Dark Yellow: Santa Fe

Culinary VS. All professions salaries in Santa Fe

$24,502 $24,912 $26,130 $26,700 $27,442
$36,510 $36,480 $38,740 $42,010 $42,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary in Santa Fe
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Santa Fe

Salaries for culinary professionals in Santa Fe have increased. Santa Fe culinary professionals made $27,442 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, culinary professionals in Santa Fe made an average salary of $24,502 per year. The growth in the salary of culinary professionals in Santa Fe is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Santa Fe

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Santa Fe culinary professionals earn a median yearly salary of $26,362. The difference in pay between the culinary professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 90%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $20,152 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $38,304 per year.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Santa Fe

Restaurant Management

On average culinary professionals in Santa Fe earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in Santa Fe.

Educational Trends

Culinary schools in Santa Fe


Many of Santa Fe's culinary professionals are graduates of the only accredited culinary school in the city.

Culinary Programs Offered In Santa Fe


There are a total of 2 degree and certificate programs in culinary offered by Santa Fe's culinary schools.

Student Completed Culinary Degrees In Santa Fe


Approximately 16 students completed culinary courses in 2010.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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