Culinary Arts Programs in Vermont

Here you will find comprehensive information on education options for chefs, bakers and pastry chefs, food preparers and other food service professionals in Vermont. Additionally, we offer comprehensive information employment prospects and salaries. [En Español]

Job Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) informs that there were about 6,240 working as cooks and chefs in Vermont in May 2016. Moreover, there were 680 persons in employment as baking professionals, and an additional 1,730 in employment in food prep. There were 340 working in food service management. Jobs for cooks and chefs in the Green Mountain state, in the decade to 2024, are expected to expand by 2.8%, which is slightly less than 4.5% growth predicted nationwide.

Cooks and Chef Salaries in Vermont

The average wage for chefs working in restaurants in the country’s 45th largest state, in 2016, was $14.34 per hour, $29,830 per annum (BLS). Chefs and experienced senior cooks earned an average annual salary of $46,880 for the same year, while bakers earned $28,670 or $13.78 per hour.

Salaries in Vermont by Occupation

Job TitleTotal EmployedMean Hourly PayMean Annual Salary10th Percentile25th PercentileMedian75th Percentile90th Percentile
Butchers and Meat Cutters200$16.03$33,350$23,580$26,960$32,060$38,510$46,650
Chefs and Head Cooks350$22.54$46,880$32,440$36,120$43,640$54,890$65,190
Fast Food Cooks640$11.55$24,030$19,990$20,110$21,960$27,050$31,450
Food Preparation Workers1,730$11.50$23,930$20,020$20,660$22,910$25,190$29,920
Food Service Managers340$28.51$59,290$35,540$42,590$55,500$71,390$93,420
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks1,130$14.57$30,300$22,510$26,190$29,810$34,570$38,670
Other Cooks40$14.77$30,720$21,630$24,210$28,860$35,610$40,100
Other Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers70$11.55$24,030$19,980$20,420$22,780$25,190$30,050
Restaurant Cooks2,430$14.34$29,830$21,850$25,120$28,370$32,410$39,280
Short Order Cooks520$13.41$27,890$21,000$22,780$26,360$30,410$41,340

Chef and Head Cook Salaries in Vermont by Region

area_titleTotal EmployedAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Burlington-South Burlington, VT100$24.44$50,840

Restaurant Cook Salaries in Vermont by Region

area_titleTotal EmployedAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Burlington-South Burlington, VT1,040$13.16$27,380

Popular Colleges

College Programs

Burlington-South Burlington, VT Area

New England Culinary Institute

7 School Street, Montpelier, Vermont 05602
(802) 223-6324
Baking and Pastry Arts – Associate Program, Baking and Pastry Arts – Certificate Program

New England Culinary Institute offers multiple training options, including an Associate program and a Certificate program. Classes are taken at their campus in the town of Montpelier, Vermont. This private, for-profit college has round 379 students in total, with the majority of students on 4-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. The cost of tuition is in the order of $89,710 yearly. Learning materials may cost about $2,800, although this will vary with the program.

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

Neighbor States

Residents of Vermont may also wish to review their options in New Hampshire, New York and Massachusetts.