Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

You love food. You know what makes food taste great, using your knowledge of spices and combinations of elements to create, concoct and cook all things edible in our lives. Without you, we'd eat microwave dinners. You like that.

What's the starting pay?

Chefs and Head Cooks

  • Lane County average hourly - $17.52
  • Oregon average hourly $21.91, average annual - $45,561

Food Service Managers

  • Lane County average hourly - $22.50
  • Oregon average hourly - $25.35, average annual - $52,717

First-Line Supervisors and Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

  • Lane County average hourly - $14.51
  • Oregon average hourly $15.51, average annual - $32,270

Restaurant Cooks

  • Lane County average hourly - $12.62
  • Oregon average hourly $11.92, average annual - $24,797

Production Bakers

  • Lane County average hourly - $11.94
  • Oregon average hourly $12.87, average annual - $26,770

What's the Culinary Arts program at Lane like?
Get the scoop from students and faculty in this career preview video.