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Culinary Schools In Kentucky

In Kentucky, there are 7 accredited schools where culinary classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Kentucky'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:


  1. Ashland Community and Technical College

    1400 College Drive, Ashland, Kentucky 41101-3683

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  2. Bowling Green Technical College

    1845 Loop Dr, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-3601

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  3. Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

    600 College Street Rd, Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701-3081

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  4. Jefferson Community and Technical College

    109 E Broadway, Louisville, Kentucky 40202-2005

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  5. West Kentucky Community and Technical College

    4810 Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah, Kentucky 42002-7380

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  6. Sullivan University

    3101 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, Kentucky 40205-3013

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  7. Employment Solutions-College for Technical Education

    1165 Centre Pky Suite #120, Lexington, Kentucky 40517

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Professional Trends

Kentucky Vs. National Culinary Employment

Kentucky 33,130
National 2,077,050

Of all of the culinary professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Kentucky state.

Employment Growth for Culinary professionals In Kentucky

30,650 31,620 33,180 33,440 33,130
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of culinary professionals is growing in Kentucky. In Kentucky, 2,480 more culinary professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of culinary has grown by 8% in Kentucky. This growth is faster than the national trend for culinary professionals which shows a 1% decrease in the number of culinary professionals working around the nation.

Culinary VS. All Professions salaries in Kentucky

$20,324 $21,644 $21,886 $22,870 $23,446
$39,791 $41,432 $43,385 $44,191 $44,977
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of culinary professionals is growing, the salaries paid to culinary professionals are increasing in Kentucky. The mean salary for culinary professionals in 2006 was $20,324 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $23,446 per year.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Kentucky

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Thus, there was a 13% growth in culinary professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of culinary, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid culinary professionals earning 89% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Kentucky state.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Kentucky

Restaurant Management

In Kentucky, 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 Kentucky


The number of students graduating from the 7 accredited culinary schools in Kentucky is increasing. In 2006 there were 267 culinary graduates from culinary courses in Kentucky and in 2010 there were 369 graduates.

This represents a 38% increase in the number of culinary degree or certificate school graduates in Kentucky state. A majority of these graduates, or 61%, graduated with an undergraduate certificate in culinary.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in Kentucky

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