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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
















#18. Rochester, NY

Population: 206,759


Average Chef Salary: $44,000

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 3


Average Commute Time: 19.4 minutes 


Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 137


Unemployment Rate: 8.5

Rochester is home to several Fortune 1000 companies — including the largest wine company in the world, Constellation Brands, and photo experts Eastman Kodak — as well as several national and regional companies. With the second best income to cost of living ratio on our list as well as boasting the lowest commute time, this city is a solid choice.

Bonus fun fact: Rochester is known as the world capital of imaging.

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