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Culinary Schools
In New Orleans, Louisiana

There are 2 culinary schools in New Orleans for faculty to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of culinary and culinary education in New Orleans, which includes culinary training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

New Orleans Vs. Louisiana Culinary Employment

New Orleans 8,940
Louisiana 33,080

Exactly 8,940 of the 33,080 culinary professionals employed in Louisiana, work in New Orleans. Between 2006 and 2010, in New Orleans, there has been a 16% decline in the number of culinary professionals. Overall employment in New Orleans has increased.

New Orleans Vs. Louisiana Culinary employment growth

39,730 38,600 37,620 36,090 33,080
10,580 10,060 10,240 8,950 8,940
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Louisiana
  • Dark Yellow: New Orleans

Culinary VS. All professions salaries in New Orleans

$20,208 $21,392 $22,498 $23,288 $23,644
$35,650 $36,640 $37,990 $39,210 $41,010
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary in New Orleans
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in New Orleans

Salaries for culinary professionals in New Orleans have increased. In 2010 New Orleans culinary professionals earned an average yearly salary of $23,644. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for culinary professionals in New Orleans was $20,208 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in New Orleans.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in New Orleans

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

Culinary professionals in New Orleans earn a median salary of $22,026 per year. The 10% of culinary professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $17,878 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 81% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in New Orleans

Restaurant Management

Culinary professional salaries in New Orleans are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Culinary schools in New Orleans


Many of New Orleans' culinary professionals are graduates of one of the 2 accredited culinary schools in the city.

Culinary Programs Offered In New Orleans


New Orleans' culinary schools offer 5 culinary degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Culinary Degrees In New Orleans


In 2010 approximately 939 students graduated from culinary courses.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in New Orleans, Louisiana

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