In West Virginia, chefs and head cooks at about $40,000 a year. Salary expectations will depend on a number of factors, including where you settle in the state and how much experience you have. 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 West Virginia
- Bridgemont Community and Technical College
Bridgemont Community and Technical College is located in Bridgemont and offers students a Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree. Food handling skills are taught alongside business management practices that prepare graduates for employment in the kitchen or the front of the house.
- Mountwest Community and Technical College
Mountwest Community and Technical College is located in Huntington and offers an Associate’s Degree program in Culinary Arts and Hotel Management. This culinary school also offers adult learning in the culinary field with non-credit cooking courses.
- Pierpont Community and Technical College
Pierpont Community and Technical College is located in Fairmont. This two-year college offers a diverse catalog of degrees in the hospitality field. Four distinct options offered are Dietary Management, Resort and Hotel Management, Pastry and Baking Chef, and Culinary Arts.
- West Liberty University
West Liberty University offers a Bachelor degree Hotel and Tourism management program which prepares students for careers in any area of hospitality. Degree programs require completion of an extensive internship program which places students with reputable players in the tourism industry.
- West Virginia Northern Community College
West Virginia Northern Community College is located in Wheeling and offers Associate’s and Certificate programs in culinary arts. Laboratory studies are emphasized in programs that also include management training for chefs and restaurant operators.
All Culinary Schools in West Virginia
|Bluefield State College||219 Rock St.|
Bluefield, WV 24701
|Bridgemont Community and Technical College||2001 Union Carbide Drive South Charleston, WV 25303||Culinary Arts|
|Cabell County Career Technology Center||1035 Norway Ave, Huntington, WV 25705||Culinary Arts|
|Carver Career Center||4799 Midland Dr, Charleston, WV 25306||Culinary Arts|
|Davis and Elkins College||100 Campus Drive|
Elkins, WV 26241
|Fairmont State University||1201 Locust Ave.|
Fairmont, WV 26554
|Food Service Management|
Pastry and Baking
Resort and Hotel Management
|Glenville State College||200 High St.|
Glenville, WV 26351-1200
|Resort Area Management|
|James Rumsey Technical Institute||3274 Hedgesville Road|
Martinsburg, WV 25403-0259
|Marshall University||1 John Marshall Way|
Huntington, WV 25755
|Monongalia County Technical Education Center||1000 Mississippi Street|
Morgantown, WV 26501
|Mountain State College||1508 Spring Street|
Parkersburg, WV 26101
|Mountwest Community and Technical College||One Mountwest Way, Huntington, WV 25701||Culinary Arts|
|Pierpont Community and Technical College||1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, WV 26554||Culinary Arts|
|Shepherd College||301 N King St, Shepherdstown, WV 25443||Culinary Arts|
|University of Charleston||2300 MacCorkle Ave SE, Charleston, WV 25304||Culinary Arts|
|West Liberty University||101 Faculty Dr, Wheeling, WV 26003||Culinary Arts|
|West Virginia Northern Community College||1704 Market St, Wheeling, WV 26003||Culinary Arts|
|West Virginia Wesleyan College||59 College Avenue|
Buckhannon, WV 26201
The above table compiles all culinary schools, culinary colleges, culinary institutes and cooking classes in West Virginia. 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.