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Fast Facts for Food Preparation Workers in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Salinas
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Yuba City, Redding and Riverside
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: San Diego, Santa Ana and Riverside

Salaries for Food Preparation Workers in California

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

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  • Art of Cooking (AS)
  • Culinary Arts (BA)
  • Culinary Arts Level 1 (C)
  • 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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More California Food Preparation Workers Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Lancaster
Associate
834

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Food Preparation Workers

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:
Food Preparation Workers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Food Preparation Workers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield 1520 $23,740
Chico 290 $23,140
El Centro 130 $26,230
Fresno 1890 $25,150
Hanford-Corcoran 100 $25,830
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade 5410 $24,610
Salinas 840 $26,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 40020 $24,700
Madera 140 $25,060
Merced 230 $23,720
Modesto 900 $25,150
Napa 790 $27,010
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura 1880 $26,990
Redding 340 $30,940
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 8490 $24,170
San Diego-Carlsbad 10450 $24,210
Santa Rosa 1840 $27,890
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 17580 $27,730
Stockton-Lodi 2170 $25,060
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 5640 $26,500
Vallejo-Fairfield 910 $23,550
Visalia-Porterville 980 $23,780
Yuba City 310 $23,940
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande 940 $25,810
Santa Cruz-Watsonville 1190 $25,810
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara 1380 $24,490

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