Savannah is at the intersection of traditional and refined Southern cuisine. Often referred to as Low Country cuisine, menus feature a mix of Southern favorites like fried chicken and barbecue, but also a healthy serving of locally-sourced oysters, shrimp and other seafood given it’s costal location. 350,000 people live and eat here and the champion of Savannah is chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and TV personality Paula Deen who has helped raise Savannah’s profile, and its culinary wages. According to the BLS chefs and head cooks earn about $8,000 more than the statewide average, seeing an annual salary of $50,000 with a projected 5% growth through 2020. Restaurant cooks can expect $20,000 annually but with an expected 21% growth rate. Bakers and pastry arts folks earn a more meager $19,000 but a negative projected change dropping by 3% in the coming years. Kitchen supervisors can earn $31,000 and are looking at 18% growth through 2020.
Culinary Schools in Savannah Georgia
Savannah Technical College