More than 100 new restaurants opened in Austin in 2015, sending a strong signal that this city of 900,000 keeps banking on a bright culinary scene. Austin has long been considered Texas' coolest city and much of the driving increase in the culinary scene is due to tourism with high profile events like South by Southwest. Traditionally Texas barbecue is king around here however influences from Japanese farmhouses, fusion Thai and top-notch French bistros also vie for attention. If you’re thinking of attending culinary school, Austin is definitely a top contender. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, head cooks and chefs working in the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos area earned annual wages of $39,000. According to IHS Global Insight, Austin is an area gaining better-educated people and adding enough jobs to absorb new residents seeing 4.7% growth in the metro area, and promising a stable culinary future.
Culinary Schools in Austin, Texas
Austin Community College District
The Art Institute of Austin
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin
Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts-Austin