Lexington has a general population of 260,512 and an overall student population of 45,371. Approximately 419 of Lexington's students are enrolled in schools that offer culinary programs.
Employment Solutions-College for Technical Education is the largest culinary school in Lexington, based on student population. In 2010, Employment Solutions-College for Technical Education graduated approximately 16 students with credentials in culinary.
In 2010, 27 students graduated with a culinary certificate in Lexington.
Many culinary graduates choose to work as chefs after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lexington, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 13,020 chefs in Kentucky. Of these chefs, 2,370 were working in the greater Lexington area. Lexington's chef workforce is projected to increase by 8% 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 Lexington is $19,770 per year, which is higher than the average for chefs state-wide.
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