Cooking Schools in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lake Charles has a population of 71,757 and is located in Calcasieu county.

Cooking schools in Lake Charles charged students an average tuition of $4,512.00 if they were Louisiana residents, and $7,200.00 if they were non-residents, during the 2009 - 2010 school year.

The average cost of books and supplies for cooking schools in Lake Charles is $1,340.00. Students who live on campus while attending a cooking school in Lake Charles, can expect to pay an average of $5,770.00 for room and board. Students who live at home can expect average costs to be $4,249.00. There is one cooking college in Lake Charles for students to choose from. In the 2008 - 2009 school year, reportedly 13 students completed cooking programs in Lake Charles.

Cooking Schools in Lake Charles

Sowela Technical Community College

3820 J Bennett Johnston Ave
Lake Charles, LA, 70616

Programs Offered

  • Certification in Culinary Arts / Chef Training


  • Tuition (in-state): $1,392.00
  • Tuition (out-of-state): $2,784.00
  • Room & Board (on compus): Not Available
  • Room & Board (off campus): $8,236.00

Financial Aid

  • Number of students receiving aid: 125
  • Average aid received per student: $3,277.00

Cooking Salary in Lake Charles

ProfessionAverage SalaryNumber Employed in City
Chefs and Head Cooks$41,150.00170
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$27,900.00680
Cooks, Fast Food$16,220.00600
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria$16,260.00580
Cooks, Restaurant$24,150.00390
Cooks, Short Order$16,520.00Not available
Food Preparation Workers$16,760.001,640

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