Florida Food Preparation Workers: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Food Preparation Workers in Florida

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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

Schools for Food Preparation Workers in Florida are listed below.

Selected Food Preparation Workers Schools in Florida

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Keiser University Campus
Melbourne, Sarasota, Tallahassee

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.

  • Programs: Associate of Science in Culinary Arts, Associate of Science in Baking and Pastry Arts
  • Degrees: Associate
Virginia College
Fort Pierce

Set your career in motion at Virginia College.

  • Programs: DIP - Culinary Arts, DIP - Pastry Arts
  • Degrees: Diploma

Keiser University - Center for Culinary Arts can provide you with the practical hands-on skills and experience you need to succeed in the rapidly growing culinary field.

  • Programs: Culinary Arts
  • Degrees: Associate
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More Florida Food Preparation Workers Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Johnson & Wales University-Florida Campus North Miami Bachelor 1,955
Valencia Community College Orlando Associate 32,870

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, 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


Gainesville 570 $19770 0.73
Homosassa Springs 160 $20310 0.84
Jacksonville 5210 $21330 1.34
Cape Coral 2610 $20570 1.76
Fort Myers 2610 $20570 1.76
Crestview 740 $21530 1.16
Fort Walton Beach 740 $21530 1.16
Destin 740 $21530 1.16
Deltona 1150 $22210 1.01
Daytona Beach 1150 $22210 1.01
Ormond Beach 1150 $22210 1.01
Orlando 6820 $21250 0.97
Kissimmee 6820 $21250 0.97
Sanford 6820 $21250 0.97
Palm Bay 1060 $20640 0.87
Melbourne 1060 $20640 0.87
Titusville 1060 $20640 0.87
Panama City 590 $21340 1.19
Pensacola 750 $20700 0.74
Ferry Pass 750 $20700 0.74
Brent 750 $20700 0.74
Port St. Lucie 1090 $20730 1.32
Punta Gorda 300 $21550 1.1
Lakeland 1410 $19190 1.1
Winter Haven 1410 $19190 1.1
Miami 16100 $21720 1.06
Fort Lauderdale 16100 $21720 1.06
West Palm Beach 16100 $21720 1.06
Naples 1390 $23880 1.69
Immokalee 1390 $23880 1.69
Marco Island 1390 $23880 1.69
North Port 2470 $21370 1.44
Sarasota 2470 $21370 1.44
Bradenton 2470 $21370 1.44
Ocala 630 $18860 1.05
Sebastian 320 $22590 1.08
Vero Beach 320 $22590 1.08
Sebring 180 $19810 1.18
Tallahassee 880 $19060 0.88
Tampa 8430 $19950 1.11
St. Petersburg 8430 $19950 1.11
Clearwater 8430 $19950 1.11
The Villages 550 $18880 3.69
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