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Fast Facts for Food Preparation Workers in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Palm Coast, Naples and Punta Gorda
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Lakeland, Tallahassee and Fort Lauderdale
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Tampa, Orlando and Miami

Salaries for Food Preparation Workers in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Naples, West Palm Beach and Punta Gorda

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  • 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
  • Culinary Arts - Diploma
  • Baking and Pasterleria - Diploma
  • Recognized on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll every year from 2010-2014
  • Day and evening classes are available for flexible scheduling.
  • Offers bachelor’s, associate, and diploma programs in business, culinary arts, criminal justice, cosmetology, and more.
  • Takes a unique “Focused Learning” approach, where students typically take only one class per month to concentrate on one subject with one faculty member at a time.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council on Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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  • Associate of Science in Culinary Arts
  • Associate of Science in Baking and Pastry Arts

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

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  • Culinary Arts
  • Baking & Pastry Arts
Get the experience you need to succeed in the exciting and fast growing culinary field at Keiser University - Center for Culinary Arts. We offer the flexibility of day or evening classes, experienced faculty, and small class sizes for plenty of personalized attention. Internship opportunities and financial aid are available for students who qualify.
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More Florida Food Preparation Workers 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
Highest Award
North Miami

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Food Preparation Workers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Florida. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Food Preparation Workers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Food Preparation Workers 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
Annual Median Salary
Jacksonville 5900 $23,880
Cape Coral 2900 $21,390
Fort Myers 2900 $21,390
Crestview 790 $22,240
Fort Walton Beach 790 $22,240
Destin 790 $22,240
Deltona 1620 $22,150
Daytona Beach 1620 $22,150
Ormond Beach 1620 $22,150
Gainesville 710 $19,860
Homosassa Springs 170 $21,190
Lakeland 1390 $19,580
Winter Haven 1390 $19,580
Miami 16300 $22,160
Fort Lauderdale 16300 $22,160
West Palm Beach 16300 $22,160
Naples 1440 $25,840
Immokalee 1440 $25,840
Marco Island 1440 $25,840
North Port 2710 $22,070
Sarasota 2710 $22,070
Bradenton 2710 $22,070
Ocala 730 $19,480
Orlando 6660 $21,790
Kissimmee 6660 $21,790
Sanford 6660 $21,790
Palm Bay 1620 $22,050
Melbourne 1620 $22,050
Titusville 1620 $22,050
Panama City 620 $22,850
Pensacola 860 $20,920
Ferry Pass 860 $20,920
Brent 860 $20,920
Port St. Lucie 1180 $20,890
Punta Gorda 340 $21,430
Sebastian 340 $23,170
Vero Beach 340 $23,170
Sebring 180 $20,680
Tallahassee 820 $19,930
Tampa 8670 $21,060
St. Petersburg 8670 $21,060
Clearwater 8670 $21,060
The Villages 420 $19,710

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