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Culinary in Alaska

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Schools Offering Culinary Arts Programs in Alaska

Each year, approximately 0.6% of Alaska graduates receive degrees in culinary arts. Thus, Alaska's 3 culinary schools put out approximately 56 chefs each year.

Top Schools

University of Alaska Fairbanks, which is located in Fairbanks, is the top-ranked school in Alaska that has a culinary program. It received a ranking of 41st in the country in 2010. In 2010, 2 students graduated from University of Alaska Fairbanks' culinary program. Students at University of Alaska Fairbanks paid $5,358 per year in tuition fees.

University of Alaska Anchorage, which was ranked 44th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Alaska that has a culinary program. It is located in Anchorage. In 2010, 30 students graduated from University of Alaska Anchorage culinary program. Tuition at University of Alaska Anchorage was $5,186 per year.

The third-ranked school in Alaska with a culinary program is AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology, which is located in Seward. In 2010, it was ranked 61st nationwide. In 2010, 21 students graduated from AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology culinary program. AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology charged in-state students $0 in tuition fees per year.


Culinary schools in Alaska, charge students an average tuition of $3,515 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $5,358 per year, or as little as $5,186 per year. In 2010, the culinary schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Alaska were:

  1. University of Alaska Fairbanks - located in Fairbanks, students are charged $5,358 per year
  2. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, students are charged $5,186 per year

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

  1. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, students are charged $5,186 per year
  2. University of Alaska Fairbanks - located in Fairbanks, students are charged $5,358 per year

A culinary degree from an Alaska school... what next?

The highest percentage of culinary graduates in Alaska pursue careers as a chef. 360 chefs were working in Alaska in 2010. In Alaska, the largest numbers of chefs work in the following counties:

  1. Aleutians East County - 90 chefs

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of chefs is expected to shrink by 0% by 2018. There are projected to be 420 chefs working in the Alaska then.


On average, a chef earns a salary of $38,130 per year in Alaska state. However, Alaska chefs earned anywhere in the range from as less than $26,740 per year to more than $64,210 per year in 2010. The counties in Alaska with the highest average salary for a chef are:

  1. Aleutians East County - $39,890 per year

More Information

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

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Curious what studying Culinary gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Cooks, Restaurant 1,570 $27,460 -13.3%
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 860 $35,190 -25.2%
Cooks, Fast Food 590 $20,290 22.9%
Cooks, Short Order 430 $26,620 19.4%
Chefs and Head Cooks 360 $38,130 -20.0%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are culinary related jobs in Alaska