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Cooking Instructors


Cooking instructors teach the art of cooking, including food preparation, various cuisines, and techniques of cooking. They work at culinary schools, colleges and universities, middle and high schools, and stores that offer cooking classes. They teach students who are seeking degrees in the culinary arts as well as those who are simply interested in cooking as a hobby. Cooking instructors are also known as culinary instructors, cooking teachers, and culinary arts professors.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Some Postsecondary Training




Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits


Hands On


Career Ladder
Cooking School Director, or Department Head, or Cooking School Owner

Cooking Instructor

Teacher’s Assistant