Florida Culinary and Cooking Schools (Chef Schools)

Career Information for Chefs in Florida

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Fast Facts for Chefs in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Naples, West Palm Beach and Cape Coral
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Tallahassee, Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Miami, West Palm Beach and Tampa

Salaries for Chefs in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Sebastian, Naples and Miami

Schools for Chefs in Florida are listed below.

Selected Culinary Schools in Florida

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Keiser University Campus
Melbourne, Sarasota, Tallahassee

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.

  • Programs: Associate of Science in Culinary Arts, Associate of Science in Baking and Pastry Arts
  • Degrees: Associate
Virginia College
Fort Pierce

Set your career in motion at Virginia College.

  • Programs: DIP - Culinary Arts, DIP - Pastry Arts
  • Degrees: Diploma

Keiser University - Center for Culinary Arts can provide you with the practical hands-on skills and experience you need to succeed in the rapidly growing culinary field.

  • Programs: Culinary Arts
  • Degrees: Associate
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More Florida Culinary Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Central Florida Community College Ocala Associate 6,210
Chipola College Marianna Bachelor 2,144
Daytona State College Daytona Beach Bachelor 13,675
Florida Community College at Jacksonville Jacksonville Bachelor 24,939
Gulf Coast Community College Panama City Associate 5,758
Hillsborough Community College Tampa Associate 22,621
Johnson & Wales University-Florida Campus North Miami Bachelor 1,955
Pensacola Junior College Pensacola Associate 10,728
Valencia Community College Orlando Associate 32,870

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Chefs

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

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Chefs relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Gainesville 50 $50600 0.4
Jacksonville 390 $46770 0.66
Cape Coral 370 $55140 1.68
Fort Myers 370 $55140 1.68
Crestview 190 $49940 2.04
Fort Walton Beach 190 $49940 2.04
Destin 190 $49940 2.04
Deltona 90 $46810 0.54
Daytona Beach 90 $46810 0.54
Ormond Beach 90 $46810 0.54
Orlando 1350 $50850 1.29
Kissimmee 1350 $50850 1.29
Sanford 1350 $50850 1.29
Palm Bay 170 $46220 0.91
Melbourne 170 $46220 0.91
Titusville 170 $46220 0.91
Panama City 0 $56770 0
Pensacola 70 $40130 0.47
Ferry Pass 70 $40130 0.47
Brent 70 $40130 0.47
Port St. Lucie 130 $0 1.02
Lakeland 110 $46430 0.54
Winter Haven 110 $46430 0.54
Miami 2600 $51120 1.14
Fort Lauderdale 2600 $51120 1.14
West Palm Beach 2600 $51120 1.14
Naples 360 $53840 2.94
Immokalee 360 $53840 2.94
Marco Island 360 $53840 2.94
North Port 530 $0 2.08
Sarasota 530 $0 2.08
Bradenton 530 $0 2.08
Ocala 40 $42400 0.42
Sebastian 80 $54780 1.72
Vero Beach 80 $54780 1.72
Tallahassee 70 $43730 0.45
Tampa 790 $43610 0.69
St. Petersburg 790 $43610 0.69
Clearwater 790 $43610 0.69
The Villages 80 $60070 3.52
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