Careers

The Culinary Arts program prepares students for careers as cooks and chefs in commercial and retail food service businesses.

Types of work

Graduates often find work in commercial kitchens of a restaurant, catering companies, cafeterias, delis or other specialty shops.

Future jobs*

In Washington, this occupation is expected to grow about 15% over the next six years.

Salary examples*

Wages vary with size of establishment and location. Starting wages are usually about $1,544 to $2,371 per month. For more experienced workers, wages range from $7.00 to $15.00 per hour ($1,213 to $2,600 per month). In the Puget Sound region cooks average $13.20 to $14.40 per hour. Experienced chefs working at bigger hotels or restaurants can earn $55,000 annually or more.

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Culinary Art Salary in Seattle, WA