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Fast Facts for Chefs in Illinois

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Champaign, Peoria and Chicago
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bloomington, Rockford and Springfield
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Chicago, Peoria and Champaign

Salaries for Chefs in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Champaign, Bloomington and Chicago

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Programs
  • Culinary Arts (D)
  • Culinary Arts (AS)
  • Baking & Pastry (D)
  • 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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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
Chicago
Associate
6,140
Glen Ellyn
Associate
25,768
Grayslake
Associate
16,010
Danville
Associate
2,832
Elgin
Associate
9,613
Palatine
Associate
15,156
East Peoria
Associate
11,804
Robinson
Associate
1,445
Quincy
Associate
2,417
Joliet
Associate
13,149
Centralia
Associate
5,041
Springfield
Associate
6,655
Palos Hills
Associate
15,859
Ina
Associate
4,821
Chicago
Bachelor
1,289
Belleville
Associate
13,713
Chicago
Bachelor
2,867
River Grove
Associate
15,658

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Chefs

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Illinois. 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
Champaign 80 $54,300
Urbana 80 $54,300
Bloomington 50 $43,760
Kankakee N/A $35,940
Peoria 130 $36,480
Rockford 160 $38,850
Springfield 80 $25,220

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