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Fast Facts for Chefs in North Carolina

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Fayetteville, Durham and Charlotte
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Hickory, Winston-Salem and Greensboro
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Charlotte, Raleigh and Durham

Salaries for Chefs in North Carolina

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Winston-Salem, Greensboro and Asheville

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Programs
  • Culinary Arts (AS)
  • Culinary Arts (C)
  • Baking & Pastry (C)
  • 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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Charlotte
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Programs
  • Culinary Arts Associates
  • Pastry Arts Associates
  • Listed on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
  • Offers intern and externship placement assistance for real-world experience.
  • Offers programs in culinary arts, pastry arts, and hospitality & restaurant management.
  • Accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF).
  • 2 campus locations in Indianapolis, Indiana and Morrisville, North Carolina.
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Morrisville
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Programs
  • Applied Nutrition
  • Culinary Arts
  • Baking and Pastry Arts

Turn your passion for food into a career at the Culinary Institute of Virginia.

Programs
  • 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.

More North Carolina Culinary Schools

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
Graham
Associate
3,925
Asheville
Associate
6,408
Hudson
Associate
3,728
Wilmington
Associate
7,570
Morehead City
Associate
1,628
Charlotte
Associate
18,052
Elizabeth City
Associate
2,117
Fayetteville
Associate
9,063
Jamestown
Associate
10,571
Charlotte
Bachelor
2,569
Kinston
Associate
2,733
Troy
Associate
954
Rocky Mount
Associate
2,916
Lumberton
Associate
1,788
Pinehurst
Associate
3,826
Sylva
Associate
2,040
Raleigh
Associate
12,238
Wilkesboro
Associate
2,476

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Chefs

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for North Carolina. 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
Asheville 160 $42,700
Durham 200 $44,270
Chapel Hill 200 $44,270
Fayetteville 40 $40,600
Greensboro 170 $43,240
High Point 170 $43,240
Hickory 50 $37,130
Lenoir 50 $37,130
Morganton 50 $37,130
New Bern N/A $47,410
Raleigh 270 $47,940
Wilmington 50 $65,370
Winston 90 $44,910
Salem 90 $44,910

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