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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
















#23. Indianapolis, IN

Population: 795,458

Average Chef Salary: $42,667

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 12


Average Commute Time: 21.7 minutes 


Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 197


Unemployment Rate: 8.2

Formerly a manufacturing-heavy city, Indianapolis has shifted to encompass a much more diversified economy – today, its key industries include education, healthcare, tourism, and finance. And if you love sports, Indianapolis may just be the place for you. The city hosts several major sporting events, including the Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400 and men’s and women’s NCAA championships.

Bonus fun fact: Indianapolis has the largest children’s museum in the world.

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