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Fast Facts for Restaurant Cooks in Colorado

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Fort Collins, Pueblo and Greeley
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Denver, Colorado Springs and Grand Junction
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Denver, Colorado Springs and Boulder

Salaries for Restaurant Cooks in Colorado

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Grand Junction, Boulder and Fort Collins

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Programs
  • Culinary Arts (D)
  • Culinary Arts (AS)
  • Baking & Pastry (AAS)
  • 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
  • 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 Colorado Cooking And 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
Glenwood Springs
Associate
5,206
Denver
Bachelor
1,466
Grand Junction
Masters
6,199
Colorado Springs
Associate
11,407

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Restaurant Cooks

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Colorado. 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. 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
Boulder 1880 $27,190
Colorado Springs 2880 $26,460
Denver 17110 $24,960
Aurora 17110 $24,960
Lakewood 17110 $24,960
Fort Collins 2390 $23,950
Grand Junction 760 $22,780
Greeley 770 $22,860
Pueblo 430 $25,100

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