Miami, FL (population: 425,242) has three catering schools within its city limits. AI Miami International University of Art and Design, the highest ranked school in the city with a catering program, has a total student population of 4,177. It is the 3172nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 162nd highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Catering students from Miami schools who go on to become caterers, professional caterers, food service managers, food service directors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 11,218,260 people working as food preparation and serving related employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $20,880. Also, Meeting and convention planners make on average $48,060 per year and there are about 51,530 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall Metropolitan area alone, there are 340 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average salary of $42,160. Food preparation and serving related employees in this area earn $21,440/yr and there are 78,800 employed.
Miami lies in Miami-Dade county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall Metropolitan area has 981,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 80 out of every 1000 jobs in Miami are held by food preparation and serving related employees, and 0/1000 are held by meeting and convention planners.
Of the 3 catering schools in Miami, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, AI Miami International University of Art and Design comes out as the most expensive ($37,252/yr) for catering students, with Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center as the lowest, reported at only $774/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Miami|
|Miami Beach||FL||84,633||4||12.1922||6||4.8 miles|
|Coral Gables||FL||43,646||1||80.2467||177||6.4 miles|
|North Miami||FL||55,954||1||20.3506||19||8.7 miles|
|Miami Lakes||FL||-||1||11.3357||23||10.8 miles|
|North Miami Beach||FL||-||1||30.306||3||11.0 miles|
|Miami Gardens||FL||113,813||3||37.6424||120||11.3 miles|
|Pembroke Pines||FL||146,408||0||-||0||17.8 miles|
|Fort Lauderdale||FL||184,625||11||23.9607||338||25.3 miles|
|Pompano Beach||FL||101,930||4||24.0374||34||32.2 miles|
|Coral Springs||FL||125,980||0||-||0||34.0 miles|
|Coconut Creek||FL||51,117||1||19.1074||42||34.6 miles|
|Deerfield Beach||FL||75,503||1||1.86135||0||37.1 miles|
|Boca Raton||FL||86,084||4||34.4533||150||41.3 miles|
|Delray Beach||FL||64,829||0||-||0||46.9 miles|
|Boynton Beach||FL||69,913||1||0.00884495||0||52.5 miles|
|Lake Worth||FL||-||2||25.2639||114||58.6 miles|
|West Palm Beach||FL||99,706||6||33.5336||149||67.3 miles|