Culinary in Missouri

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Schools Offering Culinary Arts Programs in Missouri

Each year, roughly 0.4% of Missouri students graduate with degrees in culinary arts. Thus, Missouri's 18 culinary schools put out approximately 691 chefs each year.

Top Schools

Poplar Bluff School District Practical Nurse Program, which is located in Poplar Bluff, is the top-ranked school in Missouri that has a culinary program. It received a ranking of 58th in the country in 2010. no students graduated with a degree in culinary from Poplar Bluff School District Practical Nurse Program in 2010.

The second-ranked school in Missouri that has a culinary program is Waynesville Career Center. Waynesville Career Center, which was ranked 61st in the country in 2010, is located in Waynesville. In 2010, 0 students graduated from Waynesville Career Center culinary program.

Nevada Regional Technical Center, which was ranked 61st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Missouri that has a culinary program. It is located in Nevada. The tuition rate at Nevada Regional Technical Center was $0 per year.


If you choose to attend a Missouri culinary school, average tuition will be $2,872 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,704 per year to $26,900 per year. The Missouri culinary schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. L'Ecole Culinaire - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $26,900 per year
  2. Southeast Missouri State University - located in Cape Girardeau, students are charged $6,255 per year
  3. Lake Career and Technical Center - located in Camdenton, students are charged $4,500 per year

The following Missouri culinary schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. East Central College - located in Union, students are charged $1,704 per year
  2. Jefferson College - located in Hillsboro, students are charged $2,040 per year
  3. Ozarks Technical Community College - located in Springfield, students are charged $2,352 per year

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

A large number of Missouri culinary graduates become chefs. In 2010, there were 890 chefs working in Missouri. The following counties have the largest number of Missouri chefs:

  1. Franklin County - 590 chefs
  2. Bond County - 500 chefs
  3. Christian County - 50 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 1,320 chefs working in the Missouri then.


On average, chefs earn $47,680 per year. In 2010, however, some Missouri chefs earned as little as less than $22,650 per year or as much as more than $58,770 per year. A chef in the following Missouri counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Bond County - $51,270 per year
  2. Christian County - $42,290 per year
  3. Alexander County - $41,070 per year

On average, chefs earns the least in the following Missouri counties:

  1. Audrain County - $36,480 per year
  2. Franklin County - $40,510 per year
  3. Alexander County - $41,070 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Missouri statistics regarding a career in culinary arts and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as pastry or culinary.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts in Missouri
  • Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Arts in Missouri
  • Certificate in Culinary Arts in Missouri

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,406 miles from location Victory Trade School Springfield MO n/a n/a n/a
6,407 miles from location Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield MO 11.4627 n/a 12,884
6,198 miles from location Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau MO 28.8196 47% 10,801
6,240 miles from location Saint Louis Community College-Forest Park Saint Louis MO 9.06966 n/a 8,207
6,255 miles from location Jefferson College Hillsboro MO 18.6583 n/a 5,788
6,277 miles from location East Central College Union MO 12.8274 n/a 4,203
6,251 miles from location Mineral Area College Park Hills MO 18.8434 n/a 3,671
6,246 miles from location L'Ecole Culinaire Saint Louis MO 27.9383 n/a 614
6,260 miles from location Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Saint Peters MO n/a n/a 396
6,201 miles from location Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center Cape Girardeau MO 29.2624 n/a 138
6,327 miles from location South Central Career Center West Plains MO 31.7599 n/a 121
6,249 miles from location Poplar Bluff School District Practical Nurse Program Poplar Bluff MO 41.7766 100% 70
6,371 miles from location Lebanon Technology and Career Center Lebanon MO 34.48 n/a 50
6,351 miles from location Waynesville Career Center Waynesville MO 38.5667 n/a 49
6,463 miles from location Nevada Regional Technical Center Nevada MO 37.5206 n/a 38
6,481 miles from location Northland Career Center Platte City MO 33.6107 n/a 37
6,397 miles from location Saline County Career Center Marshall MO 35.037 100% 35
6,374 miles from location Lake Career and Technical Center Camdenton MO 37.4864 n/a 5

Curious what studying Culinary gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Cooks, Restaurant + 20,870 $21,430 13.8%
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria + 10,800 $21,580 -19.1%
Cooks, Fast Food + 7,480 $17,740 -28.4%
Cooks, Short Order + 2,920 $19,620 -38.9%
Chefs and Head Cooks + 890 $47,680 -49.1%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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