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Fast Facts for Chefs in Texas

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Tyler, San Antonio and El Paso
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Brownsville, Houston and Beaumont
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Dallas, Houston and San Antonio

Salaries for Chefs in Texas

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Beaumont, Fort Worth and Houston

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Programs
  • Culinary Arts (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
Programs
  • AAS Degree in Culinary Arts
  • Diploma in Culinary Arts
  • Diploma in Pastry Arts
  • Culinary Arts program includes the 3-week Farm To TableĀ® Experience, where students gain a direct, in-depth look at where food comes from.
  • Numerous scholarship opportunities and financial aid are available to students who qualify.
  • Accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), and the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
  • 2 campuses located in Boulder, Colorado and Austin, Texas.
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More Texas 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
Alvin
Associate
4,169
Austin
Associate
33,508
Houston
Associate
108
Corpus Christi
Associate
11,167
Dallas
Associate
6,680
El Paso
Associate
25,023
Galveston
Associate
2,044
Houston
Associate
43,518
Baytown
Associate
5,856
Odessa
Associate
4,580
Pasadena
Associate
23,805
McAllen
Bachelor
19,827
San Antonio
Associate
9,256
Fort Worth
Associate
37,948
Texarkana
Associate
4,439
Sweetwater
Associate
1,639

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Chefs

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Texas. 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
Austin 950 $38,290
Round Rock 950 $38,290
Abilene N/A $21,680
Amarillo N/A $30,540
Beaumont 110 $73,260
Port Arthur 110 $73,260
Brownsville N/A $19,750
Harlingen N/A $19,750
College Station 100 $36,030
Bryan 100 $36,030
Corpus Christi 60 $30,720
Dallas 2370 $50,580
Fort Worth 2370 $50,580
Arlington 2370 $50,580
El Paso 110 $42,610
Houston 2540 $41,760
The Woodlands 2540 $41,760
Sugar Land 2540 $41,760
San Angelo 40 $25,150
San Antonio 690 $47,120
New Braunfels 690 $47,120
Lubbock 80 $61,610
McAllen 80 $44,770
Edinburg 80 $44,770
Mission 80 $44,770
Killeen N/A $37,910
Temple N/A $37,910
Sherman N/A $23,390
Denison N/A $23,390
Victoria N/A $48,800
Waco N/A $22,840

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