Culinary Schools in Lake Charles, Louisiana

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

For Louisiana residents, the average tuition for all Lake Charles culinary schools for the 2009 - 2010 school year was $4,512.00. For non-residents, the average tuition for Lake Charles culinary schools was $7,200.00.

The cost, on average, for books and supplies needed for culinary schools in Lake Charles is $1,340.00. The average cost for room and board for students living on campus at culinary schools in Lake Charles was $5,770.00. The average cost for students living at home was $4,249.00 for the 2009 - 2010 school year. There is one culinary college in Lake Charles. Culinary programs in Lake Charles reportedly graduated 13 students in the 2008 - 2009 school year.

Culinary 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

Culinary 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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