Naples has a total population of 20,976 and a student population of 3,002. Of these students, 486 are enrolled in schools that offer culinary programs.
The largest culinary school in Naples, by student population, is Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology. In 2010, Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology graduated approximately 22 students with credentials in culinary.
In 2010, 22 students graduated with a culinary certificate from one of Naples's culinary schools.
Many culinary graduates choose to work as chefs after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Naples, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 71,390 chefs in Florida, 1,850 were working in the greater Naples area. Naples's chef workforce is projected to increase by 5% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chef in Naples is $26,290 per year, which is higher than the average for chefs state-wide.
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