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Culinary in Rhode Island

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Schools Offering Culinary Arts Programs in Rhode Island

Around 2.6% of Rhode Island's graduates, graduate from Culinary degree programs every year.

The only accredited Culinary school in Rhode Island is Johnson & Wales University. Johnson & Wales University, which was ranked 71st in the country in 2010, is located in Providence. Approximately 953 students graduated from Culinary programs at Johnson & Wales University, in 2010.


Students enrolled in Culinary courses at Johnson & Wales University paid $24,429 per year in tuition fees.

A Culinary degree from a Rhode Island school... what next?

Most people who graduate from Culinary school in Rhode Island go on to work as a chef. In 2010, there were 380 chefs working in Rhode Island. The largest populations of Rhode Island chefs are working in the following counties:

  1. Bristol County - 500 chefs

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of chefs is expected to grow by 3% by 2018. There are projected to be an estimated 320 chefs working in the Rhode Island then.


On average, a chef earns a salary of $51,540 per year in Rhode Island state. [A/An] chefs in the following Rhode Island counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Bristol County - $50,100 per year

The Rhode Island counties with the lowest average salary for chefs are:

  1. Bristol County - $50,100 per year

More Information

For more Rhode Island data regarding a career in culinary arts in Rhode Island and to compare salaries with various related fields such as pastry or hospitality, 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 Rhode Island
  • Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Arts in Rhode Island

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Curious what studying Culinary gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Cooks, Restaurant 3,420 $26,820 25.7%
Cooks, Short Order 1,150 $22,780 -4.2%
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,000 $34,910 -23.7%
Cooks, Fast Food 790 $20,930 -67.9%
Chefs and Head Cooks 380 $51,540 -5.0%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are culinary related jobs in Rhode Island