Louisiana Restaurant Cooks: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Restaurant Cooks in Louisiana

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Fast Facts for Restaurant Cooks in Louisiana

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: New Orleans, Shreveport and Lafayette
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Baton Rouge, Houma and Lake Charles
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport

Salaries for Restaurant Cooks in Louisiana

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Lake Charles, Shreveport and Baton Rouge

Schools for Restaurant Cooks in Louisiana are listed below.

Selected Cooking And Culinary Schools in Louisiana

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More Louisiana Cooking And Culinary Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Bossier Parish Community College Bossier City Associate 4,986
Delgado Community College New Orleans Associate 13,210
Louisiana Technical College-Baton Rouge Campus Baton Rouge Associate 1,490
Louisiana Technical College-Jefferson Campus Metairie Associate 639
Louisiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus Lafayette Associate 969
Louisiana Technical College-Shreveport-Bossier Campus Shreveport Associate 1,160
Nicholls State University Thibodaux Masters 6,864
Nunez Community College Chalmette Associate 1,442
Sowela Technical Community College Lake Charles Associate 1,627

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Restaurant Cooks

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Louisiana. 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


Alexandria 440 $19550 0.85
Baton Rouge 3120 $22910 0.96
Hammond 340 $19030 1
Houma 490 $18690 0.61
Thibodaux 490 $18690 0.61
Lafayette 1330 $20610 0.73
Lake Charles 730 $20760 0.9
Monroe 460 $19670 0.73
New Orleans 5680 $21260 1.22
Metairie 5680 $21260 1.22
Shreveport 1580 $20810 1.04
Bossier City 1580 $20810 1.04
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