York, PA has sixteen catering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Jna Institute of Culinary Arts, the highest ranked school in this group with a catering program, has a total student population of 49. It is the 2360th highest ranked school in the USA and the 202nd highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Catering students from York 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 York-Hanover area alone, there are 40 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average salary of $62,150. Food preparation and serving related employees in this area earn $20,030/yr and there are 15,320 employed.
York lies in York county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the York-Hanover area has 173,720 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $18.69/hr average worker wage, and a $38,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 88.213 out of every 1000 jobs in York are held by food preparation and serving related employees, and 0.240/1000 are held by meeting and convention planners.
Of the 16 catering schools with a 100-mile radius of York, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Philadelphia comes out as the most expensive ($31,780/yr) for catering students, with Delaware Technical and Community College-Stanton-Wilmington as the lowest, reported at only $4,849/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from York|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||37.7 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||43.8 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||48.2 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||48.7 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||59.5 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||63.2 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||65.1 miles|