Culinary Schools in Maine

Even if Maine may not be the first state you think of when contemplating higher education, a closer look may change your mind. Culinary schools in Maine can help an aspiring culinary artist gain the wisdom and experience necessary for a successful career. Students have a choice of 4 culinary colleges in Maine to attend. In the 2008-2009 school year, reportedly 44 students completed culinary programs in Maine.

CitySchoolPrograms Offered
Culinary Schools in Auburn Central Maine Community College
1250 Turner Street
Auburn, ME, 4210
  • Certification in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
Culinary Schools in Bangor Eastern Maine Community College
354 Hogan Rd
Bangor, ME, 4401
  • Certification in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
  • Associates in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
Culinary Schools in South Portland Southern Maine Community College
2 Fort Road
South Portland, ME, 4106
  • Associates in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
Culinary Schools in Wells York County Community College
112 College Drive
Wells, ME, 4090
  • Certification in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
  • Associates in Culinary Arts / Chef Training

Culinary Salaries in Maine

City 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile 75th Percentile 90th Percentile Average
Auburn $17,031.67 $18,940.00 $21,995.00 $25,751.67 $30,535.00 $22,853.33
Bangor $16,700.00 $18,518.57 $22,361.43 $26,258.57 $29,468.57 $22,594.29
South Portland $19,382.50 $21,580.00 $26,123.75 $31,030.00 $36,113.75 $26,890.00
Wells $19,063.75 $22,030.00 $25,822.50 $30,123.75 $34,532.50 $26,423.75

Culinary Jobs in Maine

Culinary Careers

ProfessionSkills RequiredDuties Performed
Chef
  • Management of Material Resources: Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
  • Mathematics: Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Service Orientation: Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Order or requisition food and other supplies needed to ensure efficient operation.
  • Inspect supplies, equipment, and work areas to ensure conformance to established standards.
  • Determine how food should be presented, and create decorative food displays.
Food Preparer
  • Installation: Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
  • Persuasion: Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  • Negotiation: Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Prepare a variety of foods, such as meats, vegetables, desserts, according to customers' orders or supervisors' instructions, following approved procedures.
  • Package take-out foods or serve food to customers.
  • Scrape leftovers from dishes into garbage containers.
Restaurant Cook

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