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Schools Offering Culinary Arts Programs in Maryland

Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Maryland receive culinary arts degrees every year. Thus, Maryland's 10 culinary schools put out approximately 303 chefs each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Maryland with a culinary program is L'Academie de Cuisine, which is located in Gaithersburg. In 2010, it was ranked 60th nationwide. In 2010, 68 students graduated from L'Academie de Cuisine's culinary program.

The second-ranked school in Maryland with a culinary program is Lincoln College of Technology, which is located in Columbia. In 2010, it was ranked 80th nationwide. In 2010, 72 students graduated from Lincoln College of Technology culinary program.

Baltimore International College, which was ranked 80th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Maryland that has a culinary program. It is located in Baltimore. In 2010, 104 students graduated from Baltimore International College culinary program. Tuition at Baltimore International College was $27,390 per year.


If you choose to attend a Maryland culinary school, average tuition will be $5,201 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,911 per year to $27,390 per year. In 2010, the following Maryland culinary schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Baltimore International College - located in Baltimore, students are charged $27,390 per year
  2. Montgomery College - located in Rockville, students are charged $4,272 per year
  3. Howard Community College - located in Columbia, students are charged $4,063 per year

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

  1. Frederick Community College - located in Frederick, students are charged $2,911 per year
  2. Allegany College of Maryland - located in Cumberland, students are charged $3,266 per year
  3. Prince George's Community College - located in Upper Marlboro, students are charged $3,290 per year

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

Most people who graduate from culinary school in Maryland go on to work as a chef. If you decide to work as a chef in Maryland, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 2,140 Maryland chefs as of 2010. In Maryland, the largest numbers of chefs work in the following counties:

  1. Anne Arundel County - 1,120 chefs
  2. Frederick County - 420 chefs
  3. Caroline County - 200 chefs


A chef in Maryland earns $45,310 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Maryland chefs earned as little as less than $24,850 per year or as much as more than $124,920 per year. The following counties in Maryland have the highest average salaries for chefs:

  1. Frederick County - $52,100 per year
  2. Washington County - $48,520 per year
  3. Anne Arundel County - $43,800 per year

The following counties in Maryland have the lowest average salaries for chefs:

  1. Caroline County - $33,460 per year
  2. Somerset County - $43,390 per year
  3. Anne Arundel County - $43,800 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Maryland 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 Maryland
  • Certificate in Culinary Arts in Maryland

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Cooks, Restaurant 11,720 $25,810 -9.6%
Cooks, Fast Food 7,690 $21,310 -6.7%
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 4,580 $28,340 -7.8%
Cooks, Short Order 4,140 $22,350 -4.4%
Chefs and Head Cooks 2,140 $45,310 -18.6%

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