New Mexico has plenty of employment opportunities in the thousands of restaurants, resorts, schools, and hotels throughout the state. Typical food industry salaries in New Mexico range according to position, city, and experience. A restaurant hostess will earn an average $27,000, a restaurant manager will earn about $48,000, a chef will earn approximately $52,000, and a Registered Dietitian earns around $113,000.
Top Culinary Schools in New Mexico
- Central New Mexico Community College
Central New Mexico Community College is located in Rio Rancho. Several campuses are administered by this system, so location depends on classes you take, with this culinary school offering a Culinary Arts Associate’s Degree program.
- New Mexico State University
Central New Mexico Community College is located in Las Cruces, and it’s school of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management provides a focused program for educating hospitality professionals. The school offers a four-year Bachelor of Science degree which provides a curriculum which includes dedicated chef’s training. This culianry school has a student restaurant which serves the public, called 100 West Café, which provides real world training mirroring the fast paced environment of professional kitchens.
- Santa Fe Community College
Santa Fe Community College offers a two-year Culinary Arts Associate’s degree in Applied Science which prepares students for careers as line cooks, sauciers, salad chefs, pastry chefs, and caterers. This culinary school also offers Certificate programs in Patissier or Culinary Arts.
All Culinary Schools in New Mexico
|Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute||525 Buena Vista SE|
Albuquerque, NM 87106
|Central New Mexico Community College||525 Buena Vista Dr. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106||Culinary Arts|
|Crownpoint Institute of Technology||Lowerpoint Rd State Hwy 371, Crownpoint, NM 87313||Culinary Arts|
|Luna Community College||366 Luna Drive|
Las Vegas, NM 87701
|New Mexico State University||P.O. Box 30001|
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
|Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Management|
|Santa Fe Community College||6401 Richards Ave|
Santa Fe, NM 87508-4887
|Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute||9169 Coors Rd NW|
Albuquerque, NM 87120-3101
Hospitality Services Management
|University of New Mexico||1 University of New Mexico|
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
|Nutrition & Dietetics|
The above table compiles all culinary schools, culinary colleges, culinary institutes and cooking classes in New Mexico. 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.