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Fast Facts for Restaurant Cooks in Florida

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

Salaries for Restaurant Cooks in Florida

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

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  • Baking & Pastry (AS)
  • Baking & Pastry Arts (D)
  • Baking & Pastry (D)
  • 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
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  • Culinary 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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  • Baking and Pasterleria - Diploma
  • Culinary Arts - 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 Baking and Pastry Arts
  • Associate of Science in Culinary 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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2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

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Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Restaurant Cooks

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:
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
Annual Median Salary
Jacksonville 7240 $23,870
Cape Coral 3620 $26,910
Fort Myers 3620 $26,910
Crestview 1850 $24,480
Fort Walton Beach 1850 $24,480
Destin 1850 $24,480
Deltona 2790 $24,220
Daytona Beach 2790 $24,220
Ormond Beach 2790 $24,220
Gainesville 1100 $22,820
Homosassa Springs 350 $19,460
Lakeland 1860 $21,770
Winter Haven 1860 $21,770
Miami 29030 $27,250
Fort Lauderdale 29030 $27,250
West Palm Beach 29030 $27,250
Naples 2750 $28,000
Immokalee 2750 $28,000
Marco Island 2750 $28,000
North Port 4480 $24,500
Sarasota 4480 $24,500
Bradenton 4480 $24,500
Ocala 1050 $24,300
Orlando 18500 $25,780
Kissimmee 18500 $25,780
Sanford 18500 $25,780
Palm Bay 2680 $23,020
Melbourne 2680 $23,020
Titusville 2680 $23,020
Panama City 1280 $22,770
Pensacola 2630 $23,610
Ferry Pass 2630 $23,610
Brent 2630 $23,610
Port St. Lucie 1570 $24,470
Punta Gorda 790 $23,440
Sebastian 580 $27,480
Vero Beach 580 $27,480
Sebring 310 $24,900
Tallahassee 1850 $23,180
Tampa 11880 $23,970
St. Petersburg 11880 $23,970
Clearwater 11880 $23,970
The Villages 430 $22,940

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