Washington Culinary and Cooking Schools (Chef Schools)

Career Information for Chefs in Washington

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Fast Facts for Chefs in Washington

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Spokane, Bremerton and Mount Vernon
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Tacoma, Seattle and Bellingham
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Seattle, Spokane and Tacoma

Salaries for Chefs in Washington

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Tacoma, Seattle and Bellingham

Schools for Chefs in Washington are listed below.

Selected Culinary Schools in Washington

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More Washington Culinary Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Bates Technical College Tacoma Associate 5,463
Bellingham Technical College Bellingham Associate 2,896
Clark College Vancouver Associate 9,705
Clover Park Technical College Lakewood Associate 9,829
Edmonds Community College Lynnwood Associate 8,435
Lake Washington Technical College Kirkland Associate 3,996
Olympic College Bremerton Bachelor 6,623
Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Lakewood Associate 7,504
Renton Technical College Renton Associate 4,915
Seattle Community College-Central Campus Seattle Associate 6,810
Seattle Community College-South Campus Seattle Bachelor 6,664
Skagit Valley College Mount Vernon Associate 5,727
South Puget Sound Community College Olympia Associate 4,947
Spokane Community College Spokane Associate 6,961
Walla Walla Community College Walla Walla Associate 4,600

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Chefs

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


Bremerton 50 $0 0.66
Silverdale 50 $0 0.66
Bellingham 60 $48840 0.82
Mount Vernon 50 $42550 1.19
Anacortes 50 $42550 1.19
Olympia 110 $31240 1.12
Tumwater 110 $31240 1.12
Seattle 1400 $48820 0.82
Tacoma 1400 $48820 0.82
Bellevue 1400 $48820 0.82
Spokane 120 $39660 0.6
Spokane Valley 120 $39660 0.6
Wenatchee 0 $36950 0
Yakima 50 $40740 0.58
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