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Culinary Schools In Hawaii

There are 6 accredited culinary schools in Hawaii for faculty who teach culinary classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the culinary academic community in Hawaii, and the future trends in culinary training at the following levels:


  1. Kapiolani Community College

    4303 Diamond Head Rd, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816-4496

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  2. Kauai Community College

    3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Hawaii 96766-9591

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  3. Leeward Community College

    96-045 Ala Ike, Pearl City, Hawaii 96782-3393

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  4. University of Hawaii Maui College

    310 Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, Hawaii 96732-1617

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  5. Travel Institute of the Pacific

    1314 S King St Ste 1164, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

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  6. Hawaii Community College

    1175 Manono St, Hilo, Hawaii 96720-4091

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Professional Trends

Hawaii Vs. National Culinary Employment

Hawaii 9,330
National 2,077,050

Of all of the culinary professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in Hawaii state.

Employment Growth for Culinary professionals In Hawaii

10,020 13,870 13,090 10,820 9,330
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Culinary is a shrinking field in Hawaii. In Hawaii, 690 less culinary professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of culinary has shrunk by 7% in Hawaii. 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 Hawaii

$27,796 $29,634 $31,146 $32,030 $32,292
$46,651 $47,931 $49,192 $50,493 $52,227
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by culinary professionals is increasing in Hawaii. The mean salary for culinary professionals in 2006 was $27,796 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $32,292 per year.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Hawaii

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This represents a 14% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 103% 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 Hawaii.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Hawaii

Restaurant Management

In Hawaii, culinary professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited culinary schools in Hawaii is decreasing. In Hawaii, there were 209 graduates in 2006. And there were 188 graduates from culinary courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 10% percent decrease in the number of culinary school degree or certificate graduates in Hawaii. Most of these graduates, or 55%, earned an undergraduate certificate in culinary.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in Hawaii

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