California Restaurant Cooks: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Restaurant Cooks in California

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Fast Facts for Restaurant Cooks in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Napa, San Luis Obispo and Redding
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Madera, Bakersfield and Hanford
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Santa Ana, San Diego and San Francisco

Salaries for Restaurant Cooks in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Napa, San Francisco and Santa Cruz

Schools for Restaurant Cooks in California are listed below.

Selected Cooking And Culinary Schools in California

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  • Programs: Art of Cooking (D), Baking & Pastry (AS), Baking & Pastry (D), more...
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  • Programs: Baking and Pastry Specialist, Culinary Arts Specialist, Culinary Arts Professional
  • Degrees: Certificate, Associate
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More California Cooking And Culinary Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Allan Hancock College Santa Maria Associate 13,176
American River College Sacramento Associate 33,821
Antelope Valley Medical College Lancaster Associate 834
Bakersfield College Bakersfield Associate 17,405
Cabrillo College Aptos Associate 15,114
Cerritos College Norwalk Associate 22,273
Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga Associate 18,736
City College of San Francisco San Francisco Associate 46,411
College of the Canyons Santa Clarita Associate 17,499
College of the Desert Palm Desert Associate 8,597
Columbia College Sonora Sonora Associate 2,734
Contra Costa College San Pablo Associate 7,147
Cuesta College San Luis Obispo Associate 10,920
Cypress College Cypress Associate 13,592
Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill Associate 19,768
Fresno City College Fresno Associate 21,624
Glendale Community College Glendale Glendale Associate 16,827
Grossmont College El Cajon Associate 17,359
Lake Tahoe Community College South Lake Tahoe Associate 2,576
Laney College Oakland Associate 11,745
Long Beach City College Long Beach Associate 25,536
Los Angeles Mission College Sylmar Associate 8,493
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Los Angeles Associate 13,194
Merced College Merced Associate 10,890
Modesto Junior College Modesto Associate 18,546
Mt San Antonio College Walnut Associate 29,842
Orange Coast College Costa Mesa Associate 24,424
Oxnard College Oxnard Associate 6,803
Palomar College San Marcos Associate 27,222
Pasadena City College Pasadena Associate 26,672
Riverside Community College Riverside Associate 30,961
Saddleback College Mission Viejo Associate 18,371
San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino Associate 12,839
San Diego Mesa College San Diego Associate 21,437
San Joaquin Delta College Stockton Associate 18,668
San Jose City College San Jose Associate 9,805
Santa Ana College Santa Ana Associate 33,514
Santa Barbara City College Santa Barbara Associate 21,632
Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa Associate 25,626
Shasta College Redding Associate 9,102
Yuba College Marysville Associate 9,904

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Restaurant Cooks

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

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Restaurant Cooks

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Restaurant Cooks 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


Bakersfield 1490 $24960 0.6
Fresno 2030 $23820 0.71
Hanford 250 $26250 0.75
Corcoran 250 $26250 0.75
Chico 530 $22540 0.87
El Centro 380 $23200 0.83
Oxnard 2100 $25680 0.85
Thousand Oaks 2100 $25680 0.85
Ventura 2100 $25680 0.85
Redding 540 $23550 1.09
Riverside 10850 $23530 0.99
San Bernardino 10850 $23530 0.99
Ontario 10850 $23530 0.99
Sacramento 5320 $25230 0.73
Roseville 5320 $25230 0.73
Arden 5320 $25230 0.73
Arcade 5320 $25230 0.73
Salinas 1800 $27990 1.34
Los Angeles 45310 $23970 0.96
Long Beach 45310 $23970 0.96
Anaheim 45310 $23970 0.96
Madera 130 $23640 0.4
Merced 310 $21730 0.57
Modesto 1010 $23610 0.73
Napa 850 $26710 1.45
San Diego 13930 $24670 1.23
Carlsbad 13930 $24670 1.23
Santa Cruz 970 $28630 1.29
Watsonville 970 $28630 1.29
Santa Maria 1690 $27150 1.12
Santa Barbara 1690 $27150 1.12
Santa Rosa 1970 $28020 1.26
San Francisco 20030 $26760 1.1
Oakland 20030 $26760 1.1
Hayward 20030 $26760 1.1
Stockton 1610 $21200 0.88
Lodi 1610 $21200 0.88
San Jose 5650 $26880 0.67
Sunnyvale 5650 $26880 0.67
Santa Clara 5650 $26880 0.67
Vallejo 760 $22680 0.73
Fairfield 760 $22680 0.73
Visalia 590 $19770 0.5
Porterville 590 $19770 0.5
Yuba City 170 $23040 0.53
San Luis Obispo 1300 $28630 1.4
Paso Robles 1300 $28630 1.4
Arroyo Grande 1300 $28630 1.4
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