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Culinary Schools In Tennessee

Culinary classes faculty can choose to work at one of 4 accredited culinary schools in Tennessee. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in culinary in the state of Tennessee, which encompasses culinary training at the following levels:


  1. Nashville State Community College

    120 White Bridge Rd, Nashville, Tennessee 37209-4515

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Walters State Community College

    500 South Davy Crockett Parkway, Morristown, Tennessee 37813-6899

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville

    100 Centerview Drive, Suite 250, Nashville, Tennessee 37214-3439

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. L'Ecole Culinaire in Cordova

    1245 N Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, Tennessee 38016

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Culinary Employment

Tennessee 49,350
National 2,077,050

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

Employment Growth for Culinary professionals In Tennessee

54,040 53,280 48,870 47,920 49,350
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Tennessee, the field of culinary is shrinking. In 2010 there were 4,690 less culinary professionals working in Tennessee than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of culinary professionals has shrunk by 9%. This decline 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 Tennessee

$21,267 $20,714 $21,626 $22,160 $22,138
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to culinary professionals are growing in Tennessee. In 2006 culinary professionals made a mean salary of $21,267 per year, and in 2010 they made $22,138 per year.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Tennessee

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This represents a 4% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Tennessee, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of culinary. The pay differential between the highest paid culinary professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 84%

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Tennessee

Restaurant Management

In Tennessee, culinary professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited culinary schools in Tennessee is increasing. In 2006, 17 students graduated from culinary courses in Tennessee. And in 2010, 162 students graduated.

Thus there was a 853% percent increase in the number of culinary school degree or certificate graduates in Tennessee. 50% of these graduates received a associate's degree in culinary.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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