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Top 25 Cities for Culinary Jobs

Top 25 Cities for Culinary Jobs

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Anna Hennings, Tania Khadder, Adam Starr, Alice Handley, Eric Dahl, Jacky Hayward | Chef's Blade

#2. Greater Bay Area


Average Chef Salary: $58,333

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 65

Average Commute Time: 23.8 minutes

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 12

Unemployment Rate: 10

From the Alice Waters and the birthplace of California cuisine to the best burrito there is to be eaten, the Greater Bay Area has all the ingredients for the most perfect of foodie communities, not to mention, the ocean, Napa, and perfect weather all year round. While the cost of living isn’t the cheapest, Bay Area folks value their chefs and their salaries show it. Plus, on your days off, you’ll have so much to do from hiking and skiing to trips to Napa and the hundreds of farmer’s markets. Yes, this is the life.

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