Including Kissimmee and Sanford areas, sunny Orlando with its year-round perfect weather and abundant theme parks, just might be one of the happiest places on earth. And when it comes to food, Orlando delivers. Millions of tourists flock to Florida's coasts and cities every year, so it's no surprise that Orlando caters to a wide variety of tastes, from tapas to molecular gastronomy, the city has more to offer in terms of foodie culture than initially meets the eye. Vietnamese cuisine, Irish pubs, Spanish tapas and food trucks, it's all here. According to the Orlando Visitors' Authority, Orlando has the awards to prove that it's a culinary destination, including three master sommeliers, eight AAA Four-Diamond Awards and even one AAA Five-Diamond Award. According to BLS food service managers, and there are over 1,400 of them can earn $64,000 with potential growth rate closing in at 13% through the next decade. Chefs and head cooks typically can earn $53,000 with 14% growth and those in the baking and pastry arts earn a better than average $25,000 but face stiff competition with nearly1,300 people employed in the pastry arts and with a smaller 7% projected growth rate. 

Culinary Schools in Orlando Florida

Eastern Florida State College

Cocoa FL

www.easternflorida.edu

Valencia College

Orlando FL

Valenciacollege.edu

Daytona State College

Daytona Beach FL

www.DaytonaState.edu

Ridge Career Center

Winter Haven FL

www.ridge.edu/

Florida Technical College

Orlando FL

www.ftccollege.edu

Lake Technical Center

Eustis FL

www.laketech.org

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Orlando

Orlando FL

www.chefs.edu/orlando/

Degree: 
Associates
Bachelors
Certificates
Program: 
Culinary Arts
Baking & Pastry
Hospitality Management
Location: 
Florida
Orlando