Utica, NY (population: 57,570) has one catering school within its city limits. Mohawk Valley Community College-Utica Branch has a total student population of 6,667. It is the 4765th highest ranked school in the USA and the 319th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Catering students from Utica 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 Utica-Rome area alone, there are 40 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average salary of $36,960. Food preparation and serving related employees in this area earn $20,970/yr and there are 9,680 employed.
Utica lies in Oneida county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Utica-Rome area has 126,970 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.2% unemployment rate, $18.45/hr average worker wage, and a $38,370 average annual salary. Thus, about 76.251 out of every 1000 jobs in Utica are held by food preparation and serving related employees, and 0.347/1000 are held by meeting and convention planners.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mohawk Valley Community College-Utica Branch ends up costing a student $6,343/yr.
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