Cooking Schools in Pennsylvania

Even if Pennsylvania may not be the first state you think of when contemplating higher education, a closer look may change your mind. Cooking schools in Pennsylvania can provide students with the education and learning they need to succeed as a cook. Students have a choice of 28 cooking colleges in Pennsylvania to attend. In the 2008-2009 school year, reportedly 1,155 students completed cooking programs in Pennsylvania.

CitySchoolPrograms Offered
Cooking Schools in Bethlehem Northampton County Area Community College
3835 Green Pond Rd
Bethlehem, PA, 18020
  • Certification in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
  • Associates in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
Cooking Schools in Blue Bell Montgomery County Community College-Central Campus
340 Dekalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA, 19422
  • Associates in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
Cooking Schools in Doylestown Delaware Valley College
700 E Butler Ave
Doylestown, PA, 18901
  • Associates in Culinary Arts and Related Services
Cooking Schools in Harrisburg Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg
One HACC Dr
Harrisburg, PA, 17110
  • Certification in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
  • Associates in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
Keystone Technical Institute
2301 Academy Dr
Harrisburg, PA, 17112
  • Associates in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
Cooking Schools in Johnstown Commonwealth Technical Institute
727 Goucher St
Johnstown, PA, 15905
  • Certification in Food Preparation / Professional Cooking / Kitchen Assistant
  • Associates in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
Cooking Schools in La Plume Township Keystone College
One College Green
La Plume Township, PA, 18440
  • Associates in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
  • Associates in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Cooking Schools in Lebanon Lebanon County Area Vocational Technical School
833 Metro Dr
Lebanon, PA, 17042
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
Cooking Schools in Monaca Community College of Beaver County
1 Campus Drive
Monaca, PA, 15061
  • Certification in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
  • Associates in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
Cooking Schools in Nanticoke Luzerne County Community College
1333 South Prospect Street
Nanticoke, PA, 18634
  • Certification in Food Preparation / Professional Cooking / Kitchen Assistant
  • Certification in Personal and Culinary Services
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
  • Associates in Culinary Arts and Related Services
Cooking Schools in Newtown Bucks County Community College
275 Swamp Rd
Newtown, PA, 18940
  • Certification in Food Preparation / Professional Cooking / Kitchen Assistant
  • Associates in Food Preparation / Professional Cooking / Kitchen Assistant
Cooking Schools in Philadelphia Community College of Philadelphia
1700 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA, 19130
  • Associates in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
  • Associates in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Drexel University
3141 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
  • Bachelors in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
  • Bachelors in Personal and Culinary Services
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts
1212 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA, 19146
  • Certification in Food Preparation / Professional Cooking / Kitchen Assistant
  • Associates in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
The Art Institute of Philadelphia
1622 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
  • Associates in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
  • Bachelors in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College
4207 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
  • Associates in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
  • Bachelors in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
Cooking Schools in Pittsburgh Bidwell Training Center Inc
1815 Metropolitan St
Pittsburgh, PA, 15233
  • Certification in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
Community College of Allegheny County
800 Allegheny Ave
Pittsburgh, PA, 15233
  • Associates in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts
717 Liberty Ave Clark Bldg
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
  • Certification in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
  • Associates in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
420 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219
  • Associates in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
  • Bachelors in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division
1400 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
  • Bachelors in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Cooking Schools in Reading Reading Area Community College
10 S Second St
Reading, PA, 19603
  • Certification in Food Preparation / Professional Cooking / Kitchen Assistant
  • Associates in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Cooking Schools in Schnecksville Lehigh Carbon Community College
4525 Education Park Dr
Schnecksville, PA, 18078
  • Certification in Culinary Arts and Related Services
  • Associates in Culinary Arts and Related Services
Cooking Schools in Williamsport Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Ave
Williamsport, PA, 17701
  • Associates in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
  • Bachelors in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
Cooking Schools in Willow Street Lancaster County Career and Technology Center
1730 Hans Herr Dr
Willow Street, PA, 17584
  • Certification in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
Cooking Schools in York Yorktowne Business Institute
W Seventh Ave
York, PA, 17404
  • Associates in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
YTI Career Institute
1405 Williams Road
York, PA, 17402
  • Associates in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
Cooking Schools in Youngwood Westmoreland County Community College
145 Pavilion Lane
Youngwood, PA, 15697
  • Certification in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
  • Associates in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
  • Associates in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager

Cooking Salaries in Pennsylvania

City 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile 75th Percentile 90th Percentile Average
Bethlehem $18,554.29 $21,227.14 $25,564.29 $32,008.57 $39,125.71 $27,214.29
Blue Bell $19,340.00 $23,935.71 $29,385.71 $35,334.29 $43,028.57 $30,464.29
Doylestown $19,340.00 $23,935.71 $29,385.71 $35,334.29 $43,028.57 $30,464.29
Harrisburg $18,111.43 $20,590.00 $23,908.57 $29,018.57 $34,490.00 $25,191.43
Johnstown $16,827.14 $18,655.71 $24,314.29 $30,462.86 $36,001.43 $25,864.29
La Plume Township $17,384.29 $19,418.57 $23,291.43 $28,927.14 $34,777.14 $24,600.00
Lebanon $17,612.00 $19,908.00 $22,730.00 $27,058.00 $32,906.00 $23,876.00
Monaca $18,295.71 $20,980.00 $25,224.29 $30,168.57 $35,472.86 $26,074.29
Nanticoke $17,384.29 $19,418.57 $23,291.43 $28,927.14 $34,777.14 $24,600.00
Newtown $19,340.00 $23,935.71 $29,385.71 $35,334.29 $43,028.57 $30,464.29
Philadelphia $19,340.00 $23,935.71 $29,385.71 $35,334.29 $43,028.57 $30,464.29
Pittsburgh $18,295.71 $20,980.00 $25,224.29 $30,168.57 $35,472.86 $26,074.29
Reading $18,731.43 $21,032.86 $24,384.29 $29,160.00 $33,460.00 $25,411.43
Schnecksville $18,554.29 $21,227.14 $25,564.29 $32,008.57 $39,125.71 $27,214.29
Williamsport $16,762.00 $18,396.00 $21,220.00 $26,484.00 $31,898.00 $22,800.00
Willow Street $18,421.43 $20,835.71 $24,054.29 $29,634.29 $35,592.86 $25,588.57
York $17,415.71 $19,608.57 $24,290.00 $29,150.00 $35,255.71 $25,191.43
Youngwood $18,295.71 $20,980.00 $25,224.29 $30,168.57 $35,472.86 $26,074.29

Cooking Jobs in Pennsylvania

Cooking Careers

ProfessionSkills RequiredDuties Performed
Institutional Culinary Artist
  • Instructing: Teaching others how to do something.
  • Persuasion: Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  • Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Cook foodstuffs according to menus, special dietary or nutritional restrictions, or numbers of portions to be served.
  • Direct activities of one or more workers who assist in preparing and serving meals.
  • Apportion and serve food to facility residents, employees, or patrons.
Restaurant Cook
      Private Chef
      • Equipment Maintenance: Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
      • Time Management: Managing one's own time and the time of others.
      • Mathematics: Using mathematics to solve problems.
      • Serve meals and snacks to employing families and their guests.
      • Create and explore new cuisines.
      • Prepare meals in private homes according to employers' recipes or tastes, handling all meals for the family and possibly for other household staff.

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