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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

#19. Honolulu, HI

Population: 588,349

Average Chef Salary: $44,667

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 93

Average Commute Time: 22.3 minutes 

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 132

Unemployment Rate: 5.4

More than just sun, sand, surf and volcanoes, Hawaii’s capital city boasts the second lowest unemployment rate on our list. The city is heavily focused in government; trade, transportation and utilities; leisure and hospitality; and professional and business services. One-fifth of the land is actually zoned for agriculture and, despite ongoing residential and commercial development, diversified agriculture and aquaculture have seen steady upward trends in recent years.

Bonus fun fact: President Obama was born here.

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