Salary will be dependent on a number of factors, from location to years of experience to the type of position. Head chefs and cooks will make the most, followed by sous chefs, assistants and line cooks. Head chefs and cooks in South Dakota average about $35,000 a year. Positions at fine-dining restaurants, hotels, spas, and resorts will offer the highest salaries.
Top Culinary Schools in South Dakota
- Mitchell Technical Institute
Mitchell Technical Institute incorporates The Culinary Academy of South Dakota. Food preparation, sanitation and all aspects of service are folded into a comprehensive curriculum that prepares graduates for a wide range of food service jobs. This culinary school has an on campus restaurant, the Oak Room, allowing students to gain real world experience whilst they learn.
- National American University
The National American University is located in Sioux Falls and offers a dedicated small business management program that awards graduates with Associate’s Degrees and all the tools needed to succeed in business. You won’t learn to cook here, but you’ll learn to keep your business in the culinary industry.
All Culinary Schools in South Dakota
|Black Hills State University||1200 University St.|
Spearfish, SD 57799
|Tourism and Hospitality|
|Mitchell Technical Institute||821 N. Capital St.|
Mitchell, SD 57301
|National American University||2801 South Kiwanis Ave.|
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
|Tourism and Hospitality Management|
|Sinte Gleska University||101 Antelope Lake Circle|
Mission, SD 57555
|Sisseton Wahpeton College||1 Old Agency Road|
Sisseton, SD 57262
|Hospitality and Casino Management|
|South Dakota State University||100 Administration Lane|
Brookings, SD 57006
|Nutrition and Food Science|
Hotel and Foodservice Management
The above table compiles all culinary schools, culinary colleges, culinary institutes and cooking classes in South Dakota. 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.