Salary expectations will depend on a number of factors, including where you settle in the state and how much experience you have. Top positions like head chefs and cooks will make the most, averaging about $32,000 a year. Salary will fall down the line of succession, from sous chefs to assistant cooks to line cooks. The type of employer you have will also make a difference. Fine-dining restaurants, hotels and resorts, spas and personal-chef services will pay top salaries, while casual-dining and fast-food restaurants will pay the lowest.
Top Culinary Schools in Kansas
- The Art Institutes
The Art Institute is one of the most widespread culinary institutes, having a campus in Kansas City. This culinary arts school has a broad curriculum, with not every campus offering the same programs, so there are plenty of cooking classes to choose from. The cooking school offers Diplomas in Pastry and Culinary Arts as well as an Associate’s Degrees in Pastry and Culinary Arts. The culinary school also offers a Bachelor of Arts Culinary degree.
- AIB International School of Baking
Located in Manhattan, the American Institute of Baking is a leader in baking classes. This baking school offers ultra-specialized cooking courses for students interested in working as professional bakers. Cooking courses include Baking Science and Technology and a handful of professional baking certificates, as well as a 16-week baking program.
- Barton Community College
Barton Community College specializes in offering dietary manager programs, producing Certified Dietary Managers (CDM and CFPP) who specialize in providing optimum nutrition care through food service management in hospitals, long-term care, schools, correctional facilities and other non-commercial food service settings.
- Johnson County Community College
Johnson County Community College is located in Overland Park, and offers a range of degrees that include Hospitality Management, Chef Apprenticeship, Pastry Arts, Food and Beverage Management, and Hotel and Lodging Management. This culinary school offers an apprenticeship program for chefs focuses on providing hands on training and hospitality theory.
All Culinary Schools in Kansas
|AIB International School of Baking||1213 Bakers Way|
Manhattan, KS 66505-3999
Certified Ingredient Service Provider
|Barton Community College||45 NE 30 RD|
Great Bend, KS 67530
|Butler County Community College||901 S. Haverhill Road|
El Dorado, Kansas 67042
|Flint Hills Technical College||3301 W. 18th Ave.|
Emporia, KS 66801
|Fort Hays State University||600 Park St.|
Hays, KS 67601–4099
|Tourism and Hospitality Management|
|Garden City Community College||801 Campus Dr, Garden City, KS 67846||Culinary Arts|
|Johnson County Community College||12345 College Blvd.|
Overland Park, KS 66210-1299
Food and Beverage Management
Hotel and Lodging Management
|Kansas State University||Anderson Hall|
Manhattan, KS, 66506
|Bakery Science and Management|
Food Science and Industry
Hotel and Restaurant Management
|The Art Institute of Kansas City||8208 Melrose Drive|
Overland Park, KS 66214-1626
|Baking and Pastry|
|Washburn University||1700 SW College Ave.|
Topeka, KS 66621-1101
The above table compiles all culinary schools, culinary colleges, culinary institutes and cooking classes in Kansas. Contact details and a link to the website for each culinary arts school are included, as well as a brief summary of the curriculum which can be expected in their cooking classes. You can also sort and search the table to narrow your search down.