With just 200,000 people in the Columbus metro region and over 500 restaurants, Columbus, even though it’s merely an hour and half drive south from Atlanta, is still not on everyone’s radar, but the food scene is picking up steam in part due to more opportunities than Atlanta offers, while still have a close proximity to it. The BLS suggests that bakers can earn an average wage nearing $26,000 and with a 7% increase in overall growth through 2024. Catering chefs, more specifically executive chefs, can pocket nearly $55,000, while sous chefs can see an average of $40,000, though the region itself is only expecting 5% growth through 2024. Though the growth rate is small, starting salaries are quite good.
Culinary Schools in Columbus Georgia
Columbus Technical College
South Georgia Technical College