Culinary in Wisconsin

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Schools Offering Culinary Arts Programs in Wisconsin

Around 0.1% of Wisconsin's graduates graduate from culinary arts degree programs every year. That means an estimated 174 chefs graduate from Wisconsin's 10 culinary schools each year.

Top Schools

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, which was ranked 72nd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a culinary program. It is located in Fennimore. In 2010, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College graduated 10 students from its culinary program. Students at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College paid $3,464 per year in tuition fees.

Fox Valley Technical College, which is located in Appleton, is the second-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a culinary program. It received a ranking of 77th in the country in 2010. 24 students graduated with degree in culinary from Fox Valley Technical College in 2010. Fox Valley Technical College charged in-state students $3,650 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a culinary program is Western Technical College. Western Technical College, which was ranked 78th in the country in 2010, is located in La Crosse. In 2010, Western Technical College graduated 12 students from its culinary programs. Western Technical College charged in-state students $3,446 in tuition fees per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Wisconsin's culinary schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $3,540 per year, though tuition can range from $4,058 per year to $3,339 per year. In 2010, the following Wisconsin culinary schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Nicolet Area Technical College - located in Rhinelander, students are charged $4,058 per year
  2. Fox Valley Technical College - located in Appleton, students are charged $3,650 per year
  3. Milwaukee Area Technical College - located in Milwaukee, students are charged $3,620 per year

The following Wisconsin culinary schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Blackhawk Technical College - located in Janesville, students are charged $3,339 per year
  2. Gateway Technical College - located in Kenosha, students are charged $3,379 per year
  3. Madison Area Technical College - located in Madison, students are charged $3,433 per year

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

The highest percentage of culinary graduates in Wisconsin pursue careers as a chef. If you decide to work as a chef in Wisconsin, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,940 Wisconsin chefs as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Wisconsin chefs:

  1. Milwaukee County - 560 chefs
  2. Columbia County - 310 chefs
  3. Dodge County - 140 chefs

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of chefs is expected to shrink by -2% by 2018. There are projected to be 2,180 chefs working in the Wisconsin then.


On average, a chef earns a salary of $38,110 per year in Wisconsin state. However, this number is only an average. chefs in Wisconsin had varying salaries from $17,240 to $99,360 per year in 2010. The following counties in Wisconsin have the highest average salaries for chefs:

  1. Dodge County - $53,170 per year
  2. Sheboygan County - $46,030 per year
  3. Ashland County - $41,970 per year

The Wisconsin counties with the lowest average salary for chefs are:

  1. Winnebago County - $27,820 per year
  2. Adams County - $32,260 per year
  3. Fond du Lac County - $34,310 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in culinary arts in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin
  • Certificate in Culinary Arts in Wisconsin

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,120 miles from location Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee WI 21.9287 79% 20,215
6,191 miles from location Madison Area Technical College Madison WI 15.0205 n/a 16,610
6,148 miles from location Fox Valley Technical College Appleton WI 22.5791 n/a 10,258
6,146 miles from location Moraine Park Technical College Fond Du Lac WI 21.5343 n/a 8,466
6,115 miles from location Gateway Technical College Kenosha WI 18.0879 n/a 8,458
6,137 miles from location Waukesha County Technical College Pewaukee WI 17.1381 n/a 7,749
6,287 miles from location Western Technical College La Crosse WI 22.4474 n/a 5,573
6,258 miles from location Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Fennimore WI 27.5622 n/a 3,421
6,175 miles from location Blackhawk Technical College Janesville WI 19.0483 n/a 3,348
6,196 miles from location Nicolet Area Technical College Rhinelander WI 12.715 n/a 1,369

Curious what studying Culinary gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Cooks, Restaurant + 15,540 $21,620 12.8%
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria + 7,480 $25,190 -1.1%
Cooks, Fast Food + 5,690 $19,290 -44.3%
Cooks, Short Order + 4,430 $19,880 1.8%
Chefs and Head Cooks + 1,940 $38,110 -32.2%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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