The Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area is Texas's most populous region, with about 1.3 million inhabitants, which means there are a lot of workers to support a booming local food scene. The Texas Workforce Commission predicts that demand for Dallas-area chefs and head cooks will grow by about 16% between 2016 and 2022, slower than the statewide projections, but nonetheless demand for restaurant chefs in the state will grow by a robust 30% overall. In reality this equates to about 21,000 new culinary jobs in Dallas. Interestingly, demand for private chefs is expected to grow by 20%, however private chefs are still a small percentage of working chefs and more difficult to break into. Earnings for Dallas food professionals vary, but are comparable to BLS reported statewide averages with salaries for chefs and head cooks currently running approximately between $43,000 and $50,000 annually. More good news happened in early 2015 when Forbes ranked Dallas as the Texas city with the most promising employment outlook.

Culinary Schools in the Dallas Fort Worth Texas Area

Tarrant County College District

Fort Worth TX

www.tccd.edu

El Centro College

Dallas TX

www.elcentrocollege.edu/

South University-The Art Institute of Dallas

Dallas TX

www.artinstitutes.edu/dallas/

Texas Woman's University

Denton TX

www.twu.edu

Texas State Technical College-Waco

Waco TX

www.waco.tstc.edu

Collin County Community College District

McKinney TX

www.collin.edu

Grayson College

Denison TX

www.grayson.edu

Degree: 
Associates
Bachelors
Certificates
Program: 
Culinary Arts
Baking & Pastry
Hospitality Management
Location: 
Dallas Fort Worth