Culinary Schools in Tacoma, Washington state

Tacoma is located in Pierce county and has a population of 193,556.

For Washington state residents, the average tuition for all Tacoma culinary schools for the 2009 - 2010 school year was $13,830.00. For non-residents, the average tuition for Tacoma culinary schools was $17,473.00.

The cost, on average, for books and supplies needed for culinary schools in Tacoma is $937.00. The average cost for room and board for students living on campus at culinary schools in Tacoma was $8,913.00. The average cost for students living at home was $3,978.00 for the 2009 - 2010 school year. Students have a choice of one culinary college in Tacoma to attend. In the 2008 - 2009 school year, reportedly 8 students completed culinary programs in Tacoma.

Culinary Schools in Tacoma

Bates Technical College

1101 S Yakima Ave
Tacoma, WA, 98405

Programs Offered

  • Certification in Culinary Arts / Chef Training
  • Associates in Culinary Arts / Chef Training


  • Tuition (in-state): $3,758.00
  • Tuition (out-of-state): $3,758.00
  • Room & Board (on compus): Not Available
  • Room & Board (off campus): $8,630.00

Financial Aid

  • Number of students receiving aid: 68
  • Average aid received per student: $4,342.00

Culinary Salary in Tacoma

ProfessionAverage SalaryNumber Employed in City
Chefs and Head Cooks$49,940.00150
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$38,970.001,350
Cooks, Fast Food$21,630.00470
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria$30,310.001,060
Cooks, Restaurant$25,250.001,730
Cooks, Short Order$22,930.0070
Food Preparation Workers$21,250.001,480

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