With an overall population of 68,889 and a student population of 11,736, approximately 7,542 of Asheville students attend one of Asheville's schools that offer culinary programs.
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is the largest culinary school in Asheville, based on student population. Approximately 20 students graduated in 2010 from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College with credentials in culinary.
A total of 30 students graduated with credentials in culinary from culinary schools in Asheville in 2010. In 2009 tuition at culinary schools in Asheville was $1,255 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,080 for culinary related books and supplies every year.
If you plan on staying in Asheville after graduating from culinary school, you should know that job prospects for chefs in Asheville, which is the most popular culinary profession, are good. In 2010, of the 28,970 chefs in North Carolina, 2,020 were working in the greater Asheville area. Asheville's chef workforce is projected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chef in Asheville is $21,090 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for chefs.