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Fast Facts for Chefs in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Napa, Santa Rosa and Santa Barbara
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Vallejo, Fresno and Stockton
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: San Diego, San Francisco and Santa Ana

Salaries for Chefs in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Napa, San Francisco and Modesto

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  • Art of Cooking (D)
  • Culinary Arts (AS)
  • Baking & Pastry (AS)
  • Program areas include Culinary Arts, Culinary Management, and more
  • Students are taught cooking styles from around the globe, including Classical European, Asian, and Latin cuisine
  • Curriculum designed to prepare students for a career as a chef, with course topics that include Culinary Techniques, Management by Menu, and Nutrition
  • Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef
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  • A private, accredited distance learning college based in Norcross, Georgia founded in 1987.
  • Ensures that service members, their spouses and veterans can maximize their military education benefits.
  • Gives students the option to customize monthly payments to fit their budgets and lifestyle.
  • Offers all-inclusive tuition: textbooks, learning materials, and academic support are covered in the cost.
  • Allows alumni to enroll in any future program at a reduced rate.

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2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Santa Maria
Associate
13,176
Sacramento
Associate
33,821
Lancaster
Associate
834
Bakersfield
Associate
17,405
Aptos
Associate
15,114
Norwalk
Associate
22,273
Rancho Cucamonga
Associate
18,736
San Francisco
Associate
46,411
Santa Clarita
Associate
17,499
Palm Desert
Associate
8,597
Eureka
Associate
6,025
Sonora
Associate
2,734
San Pablo
Associate
7,147
Sacramento
Associate
12,967
San Luis Obispo
Associate
10,920
Cypress
Associate
13,592
Pleasant Hill
Associate
19,768
Fresno
Associate
21,624
Glendale
Associate
16,827
El Cajon
Associate
17,359
South Lake Tahoe
Associate
2,576
Oakland
Associate
11,745
Long Beach
Associate
25,536
Sylmar
Associate
8,493
Los Angeles
Associate
13,194
Ukiah
Associate
4,347
Merced
Associate
10,890
Oceanside
Associate
10,682
Santa Clara
Associate
8,832
Modesto
Associate
18,546
Monterey
Associate
9,238
Walnut
Associate
29,842
Costa Mesa
Associate
24,424
Oxnard
Associate
6,803
San Marcos
Associate
27,222
Pasadena
Associate
26,672
Riverside
Associate
30,961
Mission Viejo
Associate
18,371
San Bernardino
Associate
12,839
San Diego
Associate
21,437
Stockton
Associate
18,668
San Jose
Associate
9,805
Santa Ana
Associate
33,514
Santa Barbara
Associate
21,632
Santa Rosa
Associate
25,626
Redding
Associate
9,102
Victorville
Associate
10,149
Lemoore
Associate
3,833
Marysville
Associate
9,904

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Chefs

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Chefs

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Chefs relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield N/A $27,760
Chico 40 $39,430
Fresno 230 $38,230
Hanford 40 $
Corcoran 40 $
Sacramento 960 $52,930
Roseville 960 $52,930
Arden 960 $52,930
Arcade 960 $52,930
Salinas 260 $50,610
Los Angeles 6750 $45,570
Long Beach 6750 $45,570
Anaheim 6750 $45,570
Merced 30 $49,900
Modesto N/A $43,200
Napa 310 $49,900
Oxnard 240 $47,110
Thousand Oaks 240 $47,110
Ventura 240 $47,110
Redding N/A $32,510
Riverside 1440 $45,610
San Bernardino 1440 $45,610
Ontario 1440 $45,610
San Diego 1630 $41,370
Carlsbad 1630 $41,370
Santa Rosa 290 $49,650
San Francisco 3480 $47,340
Oakland 3480 $47,340
Hayward 3480 $47,340
Stockton 100 $47,030
Lodi 100 $47,030
San Jose 1020 $56,360
Sunnyvale 1020 $56,360
Santa Clara 1020 $56,360
Vallejo N/A $33,510
Fairfield N/A $33,510
Visalia 90 $51,050
Porterville 90 $51,050
San Luis Obispo 200 $37,160
Paso Robles 200 $37,160
Arroyo Grande 200 $37,160
Santa Cruz 170 $39,530
Watsonville 170 $39,530
Santa Maria 180 $51,870
Santa Barbara 180 $51,870

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