Florida Restaurant Cooks: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Restaurant Cooks in Florida

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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

Schools for Restaurant Cooks in Florida are listed below.

Selected Cooking And Culinary Schools in Florida

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Keiser Univ. Center for Culinary Arts
Melbourne, Sarasota, Tallahassee

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, Baking & Pastry Arts
  • Degrees: Associate
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
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More Florida Cooking And Culinary 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 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, 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 1070 $20820 1.02
Homosassa Springs 300 $20830 1.16
Jacksonville 6810 $23180 1.31
Cape Coral 3750 $25040 1.9
Fort Myers 3750 $25040 1.9
Crestview 1980 $24830 2.35
Fort Walton Beach 1980 $24830 2.35
Destin 1980 $24830 2.35
Deltona 2420 $22900 1.59
Daytona Beach 2420 $22900 1.59
Ormond Beach 2420 $22900 1.59
Orlando 18080 $24730 1.94
Kissimmee 18080 $24730 1.94
Sanford 18080 $24730 1.94
Palm Bay 2360 $22660 1.44
Melbourne 2360 $22660 1.44
Titusville 2360 $22660 1.44
Panama City 1260 $22570 1.9
Pensacola 2060 $22710 1.53
Ferry Pass 2060 $22710 1.53
Brent 2060 $22710 1.53
Port St. Lucie 1610 $25070 1.46
Punta Gorda 800 $21710 2.22
Lakeland 1590 $20780 0.93
Winter Haven 1590 $20780 0.93
Miami 25810 $26310 1.27
Fort Lauderdale 25810 $26310 1.27
West Palm Beach 25810 $26310 1.27
Naples 2600 $26450 2.38
Immokalee 2600 $26450 2.38
Marco Island 2600 $26450 2.38
North Port 4350 $23610 1.91
Sarasota 4350 $23610 1.91
Bradenton 4350 $23610 1.91
Ocala 1030 $22500 1.29
Sebastian 620 $26170 1.6
Vero Beach 620 $26170 1.6
Sebring 320 $24380 1.53
Tallahassee 1600 $22990 1.2
Tampa 12560 $23430 1.24
St. Petersburg 12560 $23430 1.24
Clearwater 12560 $23430 1.24
The Villages 390 $25060 1.92
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