With an overall population of 21,498 and a student population of 32,304, approximately 237 of Fairfax students attend one of Fairfax's schools that offer culinary programs.
The largest culinary school in Fairfax, by student population, is Columbia College. In 2010, Columbia College graduated approximately 0 students from its culinary program.
Many culinary graduates choose to work as chefs after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fairfax, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 25,450 chefs in Virginia, 15,180 were working in the greater Fairfax area. By the year 2018, the number of chefs is expected to increase by 11% in Fairfax. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chef in Fairfax is $24,930 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for chefs.