Louisiana Culinary and Cooking Schools (Chef Schools)

Career Information for Chefs in Louisiana

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Fast Facts for Chefs in Louisiana

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Shreveport, Houma and Lake Charles
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Alexandria
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: New Orleans, Shreveport and Baton Rouge

Salaries for Chefs in Louisiana

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Alexandria, Houma and Lake Charles

Schools for Chefs in Louisiana are listed below.

Selected Culinary Schools in Louisiana

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More Louisiana Culinary Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Bossier Parish Community College Bossier City Associate 4,986
Delgado Community College New Orleans Associate 13,210
Louisiana Technical College-Baton Rouge Campus Baton Rouge Associate 1,490
Louisiana Technical College-Jefferson Campus Metairie Associate 639
Louisiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus Lafayette Associate 969
Louisiana Technical College-Shreveport-Bossier Campus Shreveport Associate 1,160
Nicholls State University Thibodaux Masters 6,864
Nunez Community College Chalmette Associate 1,442
Southern University at Shreveport Shreveport Associate 2,337
Sowela Technical Community College Lake Charles Associate 1,627

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Chefs

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Louisiana. 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


Alexandria 40 $74400 0.69
Baton Rouge 190 $39950 0.51
Houma 90 $37980 0.99
Thibodaux 90 $37980 0.99
Lafayette 110 $26880 0.56
Lake Charles 150 $31540 1.67
Monroe 50 $25570 0.64
New Orleans 610 $30270 1.17
Metairie 610 $30270 1.17
Shreveport 120 $37890 0.73
Bossier City 120 $37890 0.73
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