Culinary in Maine

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Schools Offering Culinary Arts Programs in Maine


Each year, approximately 0.2% of Maine graduates receive degrees in culinary arts. That means an estimated 61 chefs graduate from Maine's 4 culinary schools each year.

Top Schools

Washington County Community College, which was ranked 74th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Maine that has a culinary program. It is located in Calais. no students graduated with a degree in culinary from Washington County Community College in 2010. Tuition at Washington County Community College was $3,514 per year.

The second-ranked school in Maine that has a culinary program is Eastern Maine Community College. Eastern Maine Community College, which was ranked 76th in the country in 2010, is located in Bangor. In 2010, Eastern Maine Community College graduated 15 students from its culinary program. Eastern Maine Community College charged in-state students $3,207 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Maine that has a culinary program is Southern Maine Community College. Southern Maine Community College, which was ranked 81st in the country in 2010, is located in South Portland. In 2010, Southern Maine Community College graduated 25 students from its culinary programs. The tuition rate at Southern Maine Community College was $3,395 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Maine culinary school, average tuition will be $3,407 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,207 per year to $3,514 per year. In 2010, the culinary schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Maine were:

  1. Washington County Community College - located in Calais, students are charged $3,514 per year
  2. Central Maine Community College - located in Auburn, students are charged $3,510 per year
  3. Southern Maine Community College - located in South Portland, students are charged $3,395 per year

The culinary schools in Maine that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Eastern Maine Community College - located in Bangor, students are charged $3,207 per year
  2. Southern Maine Community College - located in South Portland, students are charged $3,395 per year
  3. Central Maine Community College - located in Auburn, students are charged $3,510 per year

A culinary degree from a Maine school... what next?

A large number of Maine culinary graduates become chefs. In 2010, there were 320 chefs working in Maine. In Maine, the largest numbers of chefs work in the following counties:

  1. Cumberland County - 270 chefs

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of chefs is expected to shrink by -4% by 2018. There are projected to be 530 chefs working in the Maine then.

Salary

A chef in Maine makes an average of $42,860 per year. But, salaries for chefs can vary. In 2010, chefs made as little as less than $24,960 per year or as much as more than $67,180 per year in Maine. The following counties in Maine have the highest average salaries for chefs:

  1. Cumberland County - $43,115 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in culinary arts in Maine and to compare salaries with various related fields such as pastry or culinary, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts in Maine
  • Certificate in Culinary Arts in Maine

Want to study at your own time and pace?

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,245 miles from location Southern Maine Community College South Portland ME 18.7675 60% 6,261
5,253 miles from location Central Maine Community College Auburn ME 15.4242 n/a 2,720
5,194 miles from location Eastern Maine Community College Bangor ME 24.2105 100% 2,099
5,129 miles from location Washington County Community College Calais ME 26.491 n/a 374
 

Curious what studying Culinary gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Maine

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Cooks, Restaurant + 4,600 $23,850 6.5%
2
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria + 1,910 $25,660 -3.5%
3
Cooks, Short Order + 1,390 $22,470 -4.1%
4
Cooks, Fast Food + 900 $17,800 -53.6%
5
Chefs and Head Cooks + 320 $42,860 -47.5%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are culinary related jobs in Maine