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Culinary Schools In Minnesota

Minnesota has 10 accredited culinary schools where culinary faculty who teach culinary classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the culinary academic community in Minnesota, and the future trends in culinary training at the following levels:


  1. Minnesota State Community and Technical College

    1414 College Way, Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537-1000

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  2. Hennepin Technical College

    9000 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55445

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  3. Hibbing Community College-A Technical and Community College

    1515 E 25th St, Hibbing, Minnesota 55746

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  4. The Art Institutes International Minnesota

    15 S 9th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

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  5. South Central College

    1920 Lee Blvd, North Mankato, Minnesota 56003-1920

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  6. Minneapolis Community and Technical College

    1501 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403-1779

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  7. St. Cloud Technical and Community College

    1540 Northway Drive, Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56303-1240

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  8. Saint Paul College - A Community and Technical College

    235 Marshall Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102-9808

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  9. Southwest Minnesota State University

    1501 State St, Marshall, Minnesota 56258-5468

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  10. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Mendota Heights

    1315 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights, Minnesota 55120-9914

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Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Culinary Employment

Minnesota 41,070
National 2,077,050

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

Employment Growth for Culinary professionals In Minnesota

36,080 36,590 38,930 39,510 41,070
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Minnesota, culinary is a growing field. 4,990 more culinary professionals were working in Minnesota in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of culinary has grown by 14% in Minnesota. 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 Minnesota

$24,470 $25,356 $25,958 $26,366 $26,432
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Minnesota, as the number of culinary professionals is growing, the salaries earned by culinary professionals are increasing. Culinary professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $24,470 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $26,432 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Minnesota

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This represents a 7% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Minnesota state, within the field of culinary, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid culinary professionals earn 85% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Minnesota

Restaurant Management

In Minnesota, 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 Minnesota


The number of students graduating from the 10 accredited culinary schools in Minnesota is decreasing. In 2006, 325 students graduated from culinary courses in Minnesota. And in 2010, 218 students graduated.

This represents a 33% decrease in the number of culinary degree or certificate school graduates in Minnesota state. 56% of these graduates received a undergraduate certificate in culinary.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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