Culinary Schools
In Santa Monica, California

There is only one culinary school in Santa Monica for faculty to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in culinary in the city of Santa Monica, which encompasses culinary training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Culinary
  • Bachelors degree in Culinary


Professional Trends

Santa Monica Vs. California Culinary Employment

Santa Monica 67,330
California 251,520

Of the 251,520 culinary professionals employed in California, 67,330 work in Santa Monica. There has been a 99% growth in the number of culinary professionals in Santa Monica between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of culinary professionals in Santa Monica has increased, overall employment in Santa Monica has also increased.

Santa Monica Vs. California Culinary employment growth

256,200 269,590 269,290 257,280 251,520
33,800 67,570 68,080 67,870 67,330
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Santa Monica

Culinary VS. All professions salaries in Santa Monica

$24,848 $25,954 $27,454 $28,318 $28,346
$43,160 $45,390 $47,600 $49,010 $50,240
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary in Santa Monica
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Santa Monica

Salaries for culinary professionals in Santa Monica have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $28,346 per year was earned by culinary professionals in Santa Monica. Four years earlier in 2006, culinary professionals in Santa Monica made an average salary of $24,848 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Santa Monica.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Santa Monica

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Culinary professionals make a median salary of $26,996 per year in Santa Monica. The 10% of culinary professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $20,068 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 95% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Santa Monica

Restaurant Management

On average culinary professional salaries in Santa Monica are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Culinary schools in Santa Monica


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

Culinary Programs Offered In Santa Monica


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

Student Completed Culinary Degrees In Santa Monica


In 2010 approximately 60 students graduated from culinary courses.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in Santa Monica, California

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