Culinary Arts Programs in Florida

This page provides comprehensive information on culinary arts schools and education options in Florida. Additionally, we offer detailed information the job outlook and salary expectations in the sunshine state. [En Español]

Job Outlook

In 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were about 154,730 working as culinary arts professionals in Florida. In addition, there were 12,340 persons employed as bakers, and an additional 58,490 employed as food preparation workers. There were 9,160 employed in food service management. Jobs for cooks in the sunshine state are predicted to grow by 24.7% for the 10-year period to 2024.

Cooks and Chef Salaries in Florida

The average wage for chefs employed in restaurants in Florida, as of May 2016, was $12.59 per hour, $26,190 per year (BLS). Chefs and experienced senior cooks earned a mean annual salary of $56,570, or $27.20 per hour, for the same period, and bakers earned $26,170 or $12.58 per hour.

Salaries in Florida by Occupation

Job TitleTotal EmployedMean Hourly PayMean Annual Salary10th Percentile25th PercentileMedian75th Percentile90th Percentile
Bakers12,340$12.58$26,170$18,460$20,870$25,020$30,360$36,190
Butchers and Meat Cutters9,650$14.53$30,230$19,290$24,350$29,920$36,070$39,960
Chefs and Head Cooks8,240$27.20$56,570$30,830$39,580$52,690$68,250$88,480
Fast Food Cooks11,160$10.15$21,120$17,660$18,430$19,810$23,260$26,610
Food Preparation Workers58,490$11.03$22,950$17,920$19,020$21,790$25,750$30,360
Food Service Managers9,160$35.13$73,070$42,180$52,030$64,610$84,290$118,320
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks12,950$12.85$26,720$19,350$21,780$25,550$30,130$36,060
Other Cooks1,360$13.33$27,740$18,450$20,980$24,830$30,130$41,840
Other Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers4,830$12.10$25,160$17,780$18,840$21,710$28,770$40,320
Restaurant Cooks101,520$12.59$26,190$19,050$21,350$25,270$29,970$35,400
Short Order Cooks6,550$11.70$24,340$18,200$19,550$22,980$28,540$34,100

Chef and Head Cook Salaries in Florida by Region

area_titleTotal EmployedAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL370$28.15$58,540
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL150$25.20$52,420
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL100$26.38$54,870
Gainesville, FL40$19.13$39,780
Jacksonville, FL490$24.23$50,400
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL140$24.73$51,430
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL2,630$27.14$56,450
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL380$29.58$61,520
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL530**
Ocala, FL30$26.07$54,220
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL1,450$28.87$60,060
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL140$23.87$49,640
Panama City, FL**$26.80$55,750
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL60$19.64$40,850
Port St. Lucie, FL100$28.04$58,320
Punta Gorda, FL30$26.87$55,880
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL70$30.10$62,600
Tallahassee, FL50$22.35$46,500
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL990$22.48$46,760
The Villages, FL90$28.43$59,130

Restaurant Cook Salaries in Florida by Region

area_titleTotal EmployedAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL3,620$13.05$27,150
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL1,850$12.48$25,960
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL2,790$11.88$24,720
Gainesville, FL1,100$11.70$24,340
Homosassa Springs, FL350$9.81$20,410
Jacksonville, FL7,240$11.98$24,920
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL1,860$10.70$22,250
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL29,030$13.21$27,480
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL2,750$14.32$29,780
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL4,480$11.85$24,650
Ocala, FL1,050$12.17$25,320
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL18,500$12.64$26,300
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL2,680$11.97$24,900
Panama City, FL1,280$11.48$23,880
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL2,630$12.22$25,420
Port St. Lucie, FL1,570$12.34$25,660
Punta Gorda, FL790$11.73$24,390
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL580$13.18$27,420
Sebring, FL310$12.18$25,330
Tallahassee, FL1,850$11.48$23,870
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL11,880$12.34$25,680
The Villages, FL430$11.24$23,390

Popular Colleges

College Programs

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Area

Cape Coral Technical College

360 Santa Barbara Blvd North, Cape Coral, Florida 33993-2479
(239) 574-4440
Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts – Certificate Program

Cape Coral Technical College’s Certificate program in Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts is based at their campus in the city of Cape Coral. The college has about 264 students in total, with most students on programs that last under 2 years. The college is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. The cost of tuition is in the order of $741 per year. Study materials can cost in the order of $510, depending on the program chosen.

Fort Myers Technical College

3800 Michigan Ave, Fort Myers, Florida 33916-2204
(239) 334-4544 x325
Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts – Certificate Program

The Certificate program in Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts at Fort Myers Technical College is taught at their campus in the city of Fort Myers, Florida. This public college has around 742 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Tuition fees are around $2,315 annually. Books and supplies can cost around $1,107, although this will depend on the program.

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL Area

Okaloosa Technical College

1976 Lewis Turner Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547
(850) 833-3500
Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts – Certificate Program

Okaloosa Technical College’s Certificate-level Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts program is based at their campus in the city of Fort Walton Beach. The majority of of the school’s 353 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Fees for tuition are broadly about $2,845 for each academic year, while study materials may cost roughly $1,052, depending on the program.

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL Area

Daytona State College

1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
(386) 506-3000
Culinary Arts – Certificate Program

Daytona State College’s Certificate-level Culinary Arts program is taught at their campus in the city of Daytona Beach, Florida. The college has in the region of 14,292 students in total, with most students on 4-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Tuition fees for in-state students are generally around $3,112 and for out-of-state students approximately $12,001 annually. Books and supplies can cost around $1,200, although this will depend on the program.

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division Area

Atlantic Technical College

4700 Coconut Creek Parkway, Coconut Creek, Florida 33063-3902
(754) 321-5100
Baking and Pastry Arts – Certificate Program

Atlantic Technical College offers various Certificate program options for chefs. All programs are based at their campus in Coconut Creek in Broward County, FL. The college has approximately 3,132 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. The cost of tuition is broadly in the order of $4,565 per year, while study materials may cost in the order of $262, depending on the program.

Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale

1500 NW 49th St., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
(954) 776-4476
Baking and Pastry Arts – Associate Program, Culinary Arts – Certificate Program

Keiser University offers multiple training options, including an Associate program and a Certificate program. Classes are taken at their Ft Lauderdale campus in the city of Fort Lauderdale, FL. Of the 16,579 students, about 8% are postgraduates. The university is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The retention rate of full-time students at this college is 89%. Tuition fees are around $18,368 per year. Learning materials may cost in the order of $2,000, although this will vary with the program.

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Miami

3221 Enterprise Way, Miramar, Florida 33025
(954) 438-8882
Pâtisserie And Baking – Certificate Program, Pâtisserie And Baking – Associate Program

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. All programs are based at their Miami campus in Miramar in Broward County, FL. This private, for-profit college has roughly 829 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. The retention rate of full-time students at this college is over 80%. Fees for tuition are broadly about $13,505 for each academic year.

Sheridan Technical College

5400 Sheridan St, Hollywood, Florida 33021
(754) 321-5400
Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts – Certificate Program

The Certificate program in Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts at Sheridan Technical College is based at their campus in Hollywood in Broward County. This public college has approximately 1,553 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Tuition fees are broadly around $4,209 for each academic year, while study materials may cost roughly $1,207, depending on the program.

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

1799 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316-3000
(954) 463-3000 x2122
Baking & Pastry – Associate Program, Baking & Pastry – Certificate Program

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale offers multiple training options, including an Associate program and a Certificate program. All programs are offered at their campus in the city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Most of the school’s 1,274 students are on 4-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Fees for tuition are, as a rough guide, about $17,700 yearly, while books and supplies may cost about $1,500, although this varies from program to program.

William T McFatter Technical College

6500 Nova Drive, Davie, Florida 33317
(754) 321-5700
Baking and Pastry Arts – Certificate Program

William T McFatter Technical College offers various Certificate program options for chefs. All programs are taught at their campus in Davie in Broward County. Most of the school’s 994 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Tuition fees are generally around $4,209 annually. Books and supplies can cost around $1,207, although this will depend on the program.

Jacksonville, FL Area

First Coast Technical College

2980 Collins Ave, Saint Augustine, Florida 32084-1919
(904) 547-3282
Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts – Certificate Program

First Coast Technical College’s Certificate-level Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts program is offered at their campus in Saint Augustine in Saint Johns County, FL. The college has approximately 525 students in total, with the majority of students on programs that last under 2 years. The college is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. The college’s retention rate for full-time students is over 80%. Fees for tuition are about $5,856 for each academic year. Learning materials may cost roughly $1,637, although this will vary with the program.

Florida State College at Jacksonville

501 W State St, Jacksonville, Florida 32202
(904) 359-5433
Culinary Arts – Certificate Program

The Certificate program in Culinary Arts at Florida State College at Jacksonville is taught at their campus in the city of Jacksonville, Florida. The majority of of the school’s 26,164 students are on 4-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The cost of tuition for in-state students is usually around $2,878 and for out-of-state students in the order of $9,992 per year. Books and supplies can cost in the order of $1,400, although this will depend on the program.

Virginia College-Jacksonville

5940 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida 32207
(904) 520-7400
Pastry Arts – Certificate Program

Virginia College offers various Certificate program options for chefs. Classes are taken at their Jacksonville campus in the city of Jacksonville, FL. This private, for-profit college has roughly 511 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. Tuition fees are around $14,632 per year.

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Area

Ridge Technical College

7700 State Rd 544, Winter Haven, Florida 33881-9518
(863) 419-3060
Culinary Arts – Certificate Program

Ridge Technical College’s Certificate program in Culinary Arts is taught at their campus in the city of Winter Haven, FL. This public college has round 863 students in total, with most students on programs that last under 2 years. The college is institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. The college’s retention rate for full-time students is over 80%. Fees for tuition for in-district students are roughly about $3,919 and are $3,918 and $10,398 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively, while study materials may cost roughly $1,400, depending on the program.

Traviss Technical College

3225 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, Florida 33803
(863) 499-2700
Culinary Arts – Certificate Program

Traviss Technical College’s Certificate-level Culinary Arts program is taught at their campus in Lakeland in Polk County, FL. The college has in the order of 825 students in total, with most students on programs that last under 2 years. The college is institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Fees for tuition for in-state students are around $3,251 and for out-of-state students likely to be about $11,805 yearly. Books and supplies can cost about $500, although this will depend on the program.

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division Area

AI Miami International University of Art and Design

1501 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida 33132-1418
(305) 428-5700
Baking & Pastry – Associate Program, Baking & Pastry – Certificate Program

AI Miami International University of Art and Design offers multiple training options, including an Associate program and a Certificate program. All programs are based at their campus in the city of Miami, Florida. Of the 2,478 students, about 3% are postgraduates. The university is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Fees for tuition are about $17,700 for each academic year, while study materials may cost roughly $1,500, depending on the program.

Florida Education Institute

5818 SW 8th St, Miami, Florida 33144
(305) 263-9990
Pastry & Baking Arts – Certificate Program

Florida Education Institute offers various Certificate program options for chefs. Classes are taken at their campus in Miami in Miami-Dade County, FL. Most of the school’s 295 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Fees for tuition are about $16,350 annually, while books and supplies may cost around $600, although this varies from program to program.

Johnson & Wales University-North Miami

1701 NE 127th St, North Miami, Florida 33181
(305) 892-7000
Baking & Pastry Arts – Associate Program, Culinary Arts – Bachelor Program

Johnson & Wales University offers various Associate program options for chefs, an Associate program and a Bachelor program. All programs are imparted at their North Miami campus in North Miami in Miami-Dade County, FL. Most of the school’s 1,752 students are on 4-year programs. Fees for tuition are about $30,746 annually. Books and supplies can cost around $1,500, although this will depend on the program.

Lindsey Hopkins Technical College

750 NW 20 Street, Miami, Florida 33127
(305) 324-6070 x7006
Commercial Food and Culinary Arts – Certificate Program

The Certificate program in Commercial Food and Culinary Arts at Lindsey Hopkins Technical College is taught at their campus in the city of Miami, FL. The college has round 598 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. The retention rate of full-time students at this college is 83%. Tuition fees are usually around $4,891 for each academic year. Study materials can cost roughly $785, depending on the program chosen.

Miami Dade College

300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33132-2204
(305) 237-8888
Culinary Arts Management Operations – Certificate Program

The Culinary Arts Management Operations Certificate program in Culinary Arts Management Operations at Miami Dade College is taught at their campus in the city of Miami. The majority of of the school’s 62,332 students are on 4-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Tuition fees for in-state students are around $2,834 and for out-of-state students approximately $9,661 annually. Books and supplies can cost around $1,600, although this will depend on the program.

Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College

5780 NW 158th St, Miami Lakes, Florida 33014
(305) 557-1100 x2231
Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts – Certificate Program

The Certificate program in Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts at Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College is taught at their campus in Miami Lakes in Miami-Dade County. This public college has approximately 999 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Tuition fees are likely to be around $2,250 per year. Learning materials may cost in the order of $847, although this will vary with the program.

Robert Morgan Educational Center and Technical College

18180 SW 122nd Ave, Miami, Florida 33177-2407
(305) 253-9920
Culinary Arts – Certificate Program

Robert Morgan Educational Center and Technical College offers various Certificate program options for chefs. All programs are based at their campus in Miami in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The majority of of the school’s 620 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. The cost of tuition is around $3,927 annually. Books and supplies can cost around $1,000, although this will depend on the program.

San Ignacio College

10395 Northwest 41st Street Ste 125, Doral, Florida 33178-2350
(305) 629-2929
Culinary Arts – Certificate Program, Culinary Arts – Associate Program, Hospitality Management – Bachelor Program

San Ignacio College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program, an Associate program and a Bachelor program. Classes are taken at their campus in Doral in Miami-Dade County. Of the 102 students, about 4% are postgraduates. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Tuition fees are around $10,350 annually. Study materials can cost around $2,400, depending on the program chosen.

Naples-Marco Island, FL Area

Immokalee Technical College

508 N 9th St, Immokalee, Florida 34142
(239) 377-9900
Culinary Arts – Certificate Program

Immokalee Technical College’s Certificate program in Culinary Arts is offered at their campus in the town of Immokalee. The college has round 318 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. The retention rate of full-time students at this college is over 80%. Tuition fees are generally around $5,084 per year. Books and supplies can cost in the order of $1,543, although this will depend on the program.

Lorenzo Walker Technical College

3702 Estey Avenue, Naples, Florida 34104-4405
(239) 377-0900
Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts/Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality – Certificate Program

Lorenzo Walker Technical College offers various Certificate program options for chefs. All programs are imparted at their campus in Naples in Collier County, Florida. The majority of of the school’s 682 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. The cost of tuition is in the order of $4,916 per year. Learning materials may cost in the order of $1,081, although this will vary with the program.

North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL Area

Manatee Technical College

6305 State Rd 70 East, Bradenton, Florida 34203
(941) 751-7900
Baking and Pastry Arts – Certificate Program

Manatee Technical College offers various Certificate program options for chefs. All programs are taught at their campus in Bradenton in Manatee County, FL. This public college has in the order of 966 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. The retention rate of full-time students at this college is over 80%. Tuition fees are around $4,566 annually. Books and supplies can cost around $560, although this will depend on the program.

Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area Area

RIVEROAK Technical College

415 SW Pinewood Dr, Live Oak, Florida 32064
(386) 647-4200
Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts – Certificate Program

RIVEROAK Technical College’s Certificate program is taught at their campus in the town of Live Oak, FL. The majority of of the school’s 164 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Fees for tuition are generally about $3,379 for each academic year. Books and supplies can cost roughly $1,141, although this will depend on the program.

Withlacoochee Technical College

1201 W Main St, Inverness, Florida 34450-4696
(352) 726-2430
Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts/Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality – Certificate Program

Withlacoochee Technical College’s Certificate-level Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts/Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality program is based at their campus in Inverness in Citrus County. The majority of of the school’s 210 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. The retention rate of full-time students at this college is 84%. Tuition fees are around $2,814 annually. Books and supplies can cost around $474, although this will vary with the program.

Ocala, FL Area

Marion Technical College

1014 SW 7th Rd, Ocala, Florida 34471-3172
(352) 671-7200
Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts – Certificate Program

Marion Technical College’s Certificate-level Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts program is based at their campus in the city of Ocala. Most of the school’s 350 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. The cost of tuition is about $4,032 yearly, while study materials may cost about $766, depending on the program.

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Area

Florida Technical College

12900 Challenger Parkway, Orlando, Florida 32826
(407) 447-7300
Baking and Pastry – Certificate Program

Florida Technical College offers various Certificate program options for chefs. Classes are taken at their campus in Orlando in Orange County. The college has approximately 4,575 students in total, with most students on 4-year programs. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Fees for tuition are likely to be about $17,439 for each academic year.

Lake Technical College

2001 Kurt Street, Eustis, Florida 32726
(352) 589-2250 x1800
Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality – Certificate Program

Lake Technical College’s Certificate-level Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality program is taught at their campus in Eustis in Lake County, FL. The college has approximately 598 students in total, with most students on programs that last under 2 years. The college is institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Fees for tuition are broadly about $4,707 for each academic year, while study materials may cost roughly $1,074, depending on the program.

Orange Technical College-Mid Florida Campus

2900 West Oak Ridge Road, Orlando, Florida 32809
(407) 251-6047 x0
Culinary Arts & Hospitality – Certificate Program

Orange Technical College’s Certificate-level Culinary Arts & Hospitality program is based at their Mid Florida campus in Orlando in Orange County, FL. Most of the school’s 2,632 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Tuition fees are around $2,178 annually. Study materials can cost around $71, depending on the program chosen.

Orange Technical College-Orlando Campus

301 W Amelia Street, Orlando, Florida 32801-1197
(407) 246-7060
Culinary Arts & Hospitality – Certificate Program

Orange Technical College’s Certificate program in Culinary Arts & Hospitality is offered at their Orlando campus in the city of Orlando, Florida. This public college has around 1,495 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Tuition fees are around $3,965 for each academic year. Study materials can cost roughly $340, depending on the program chosen.

Orange Technical College-Westside Campus

955 E Story Rd, Winter Garden, Florida 34787-3733
(407) 905-2018
Culinary Arts & Hospitality – Certificate Program

The Certificate program in Culinary Arts & Hospitality at Orange Technical College is based at their Westside campus in Winter Garden in Orange County. The college has around 1,250 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Tuition fees are around $3,507 annually. Books and supplies can cost around $1,592, although this will depend on the program.

Technical Education Center-Osceola

501 Simpson Rd, Kissimmee, Florida 34744
(407) 344-5080
Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts – Certificate Program

The Certificate program in Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts at Technical Education Center is offered at their Osceola campus in Kissimmee in Osceola County, Florida. The majority of of the school’s 777 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. The retention rate of full-time students at this college is 82%. The cost of tuition is likely to be in the order of $3,900 per year. Learning materials may cost in the order of $400, although this will vary with the program.

Valencia College

1768 Park Center Drive, Orlando, Florida 32835
(407) 299-2187
Baking and Pastry Management – Associate Program, Baking and Pastry Management – Certificate Program

Valencia College offers multiple training options, including an Associate program and two Certificate programs. All programs are based at their campus in the city of Orlando, Florida. This public college has about 44,050 students in total, with most students on 4-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Tuition fees for in-state students are generally around $2,474 and for out-of-state students approximately $9,383 annually. Study materials can cost around $1,266, depending on the program chosen.

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Area

George Stone Technical Center

2400 Longleaf Dr, Pensacola, Florida 32526-8922
(850) 941-6200
Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts – Certificate Program

The Certificate program in Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts at George Stone Technical Center is based at their campus in Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida. The majority of of the school’s 603 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Fees for tuition are likely to be about $2,891 for each academic year. Learning materials may cost roughly $400, although this will vary with the program.

Pensacola State College

1000 College Blvd, Pensacola, Florida 32504-8998
(850) 484-1000
Culinary Arts – Certificate Program

Pensacola State College’s Certificate-level Culinary Arts program is based at their campus in the city of Pensacola, Florida. This public college has about 9,840 students in total, with the majority of students on 4-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The cost of tuition for students living in the state is roughly in the order of $2,704 and for students from outside the state around $10,875 for each academic year. Books and supplies can cost roughly $1,100, although this will depend on the program.

Radford M Locklin Technical Center

5330 Berryhill Rd, Milton, Florida 32570-8188
(850) 983-5700 x261
Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts – Certificate Program

Radford M Locklin Technical Center’s Certificate program is offered at their campus in Milton in Santa Rosa County. The college has about 701 students in total, with the majority of students on programs that last under 2 years. The college is institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. The cost of tuition is likely to be in the order of $3,318 per year. Learning materials may cost in the order of $477, although this will vary with the program.

Port St. Lucie, FL Area

Indian River State College

3209 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981-5596
(772) 462-4772
Culinary Management – Certificate Program

Indian River State College offers various Certificate program options for chefs. Classes are taken at their campus in Fort Pierce in Saint Lucie County, FL. The college has about 18,204 students in total, with most students on 4-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Fees for tuition for in-state students are in the order of $2,764 and for out-of-state students likely to be about $10,201 yearly. Study materials can cost about $1,000, depending on the program chosen.

Virginia College-Fort Pierce

2810 South Federal Highway, Fort Pierce, Florida 34982-6331
(772) 448-2000
Pastry Arts – Certificate Program

Virginia College offers various Certificate program options for chefs. Classes are taken at their Fort Pierce campus in Fort Pierce in Saint Lucie County. This private, for-profit college has roughly 253 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Fees for tuition are about $14,632 yearly.

Punta Gorda, FL Area

Charlotte Technical College

18150 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, Florida 33948-3399
(941) 255-7500
Baking & Pastry Arts – Certificate Program

Charlotte Technical College offers various Certificate program options for chefs. Classes are taken at their campus in Port Charlotte in Charlotte County. This public college has round 163 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. The cost of tuition for students living in the state is about $2,909 and for students from other states around $11,365 for each academic year. Learning materials may cost roughly $1,039, although this will vary with the program.

South Florida nonmetropolitan area Area

South Florida State College

600 W College Dr, Avon Park, Florida 33825-9356
(863) 453-6661
Food Management, Production, and Services – Certificate Program

South Florida State College’s Certificate program in Food Management, Production, and Services is based at their campus in Avon Park in Highlands County, Florida. This public college has round 2,659 students in total, with most students on 4-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Tuition fees for in-state students are about $3,165 and for students from other states in the order of $11,859 per year, while study materials may cost in the order of $1,220, depending on the program.

Tallahassee, FL Area

Lively Technical Center

500 N Appleyard Dr, Tallahassee, Florida 32304-2895
(850) 487-7555
Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts – Certificate Program

The Certificate program in Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts at Lively Technical Center is offered at their campus in the city of Tallahassee. The majority of of the school’s 694 students are on diploma programs of under two years. The college is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Fees for tuition are usually about $5,987 per year. Learning materials may cost in the order of $900, although this will vary with the program.

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Area

Erwin Technical College

2010 E. Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33610-8299
(813) 769-5180
Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts – Certificate Program

The Certificate program in Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts at Erwin Technical College is offered at their campus in the city of Tampa, Florida. The majority of of the school’s 717 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Fees for tuition are about $3,903 per year, while study materials may cost in the order of $1,828, depending on the program.

Hillsborough Community College

39 Columbia Drive, Tampa, Florida 33606-3584
(813) 253-7000
Culinary Arts – Certificate Program

Hillsborough Community College offers various Certificate program options for chefs. All programs are taught at their campus in the city of Tampa, FL. The college has about 26,571 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The cost of tuition for in-state students is in the order of $2,506 and for students from outside the state in the order of $9,111 per year. Learning materials may cost in the order of $1,320, although this will vary with the program.

Marchman Technical Education Center

7825 Campus Dr., New Port Richey, Florida 34653
(727) 774-1700
Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts/Professional Culinary Arts and Hospitality – Certificate Program

The Certificate program in Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts/Professional Culinary Arts and Hospitality at Marchman Technical Education Center is based at their campus in New Port Richey in Pasco County, FL. The college has around 204 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. The cost of tuition is in the order of $4,640 yearly. Study materials can cost about $234, depending on the program chosen.

Pinellas Technical College-Clearwater

6100 154th Avenue North, Clearwater, Florida 33760-2140
(727) 538-7167 x2006
Baking & Pastry Arts – Certificate Program

Pinellas Technical College’s Certificate program is offered at their Clearwater campus in Clearwater in Pinellas County, Florida. The college has about 760 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Fees for tuition are generally about $6,831 yearly. Books and supplies can cost about $4,708, although this will depend on the program.

Pinellas Technical College-St. Petersburg

901 34th St S, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33711-2209
(727) 893-2500 x2520
Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts – Certificate Program

The Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts Certificate program in Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts at Pinellas Technical College is based at their St. Petersburg campus in the city of Saint Petersburg, Florida. The majority of of the school’s 682 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Tuition fees are around $3,942 annually. Learning materials may cost around $3,239, although this will vary with the program.

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division Area

Lincoln College of Technology-West Palm Beach

2410 Metrocentre Blvd, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
(561) 842-8324 x46200
Professional Baking & Pastry Chef Training – Bachelor Program, Culinary Arts – Associate Program

Lincoln College of Technology offers multiple training options, including a Bachelor program and an Associate program. Classes are taken at their West Palm Beach campus in the city of West Palm Beach, Florida. The majority of of the school’s 567 students are on 4-year programs. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Fees for tuition are about $13,770 for each academic year, while books and supplies may cost roughly $580, although this varies from program to program.

* Tuition fees and accredition status are correct at the time of writing, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (http://nces.ed.gov/). Confirm with college before applying.

Neighbor States

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