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Food-Service Industry Overview


Food service -- including independent and chain restaurants, as well as cafeterias in schools, hospitals and office buildings -- is one the largest industries in the US, with revenues of more than $600 billion in 2011, according to the National Restaurant Association (NRA). A key sector for food service is the fast-food restaurant industry. Fast food includes more than 200,000 restaurants with combined annual revenue of about $190 billion, according to Hoovers. Thousands of jobs in food service are found at Burger King, Chick-fil-A, McDonald's, Wendy's and YUM Brands. The fast-food industry is highly fragmented: The 50 largest companies account for about 20 percent of revenue.

Food-Service Job Market


More than 12 million food-service jobs were found in the industry in 2011, according to the NRA. Cooks held more than 2 million jobs in 2010, and the occupation is projected to add about 162,000 jobs from 2010 to 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). There were more than 4 million food and beverage servers in 2010, and the forecast is for nearly 492,000 more of these food-service job opportunities by 2020. Jobs for food-service managers, by contrast, are expected to decline by 3 percent to 310,000 over the decade.

With Americans keeping a close eye on their wallets and waistlines in the 2010s, workers in restaurants jobs face sharp challenges. Restaurants and other establishments are creating food-service careers that give workers more direct responsibility for the unit’s financial success -- whether by rewarding servers for upselling or compensating managers for improvements in quarterly results. From dishwashers to food and beverage directors, the food-service industry is looking for workers who are attuned to the ever-evolving tastes of customers and who understand how to profit from them. Some common positions in food-service employment are cook; server; dishwasher; restaurant manager; supervisor, manager or director of food services; and food and beverage services director.

Food-Service Salaries


Median annual wages were $18,300 for fast-food cooks, $42,350 for chefs and head cooks, and $48,110 for food-service managers in May 2011, the BLS reports. The top 10 percent of food-service managers earned more than $81,000.
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A Guest Service Agent with Homewood Suites by Hilton is responsible for greeting and registering guests and checking guests out of the hotel in the hotels continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? Homewood Suites by Hilton exists to provide the touches, familiarity and comforts of home so that...
A Banquet Server with Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts is responsible for delivering and serving food and beverage items to banquet guests in a timely, friendly and efficient manner in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? What began with the worldÆs most iconic hotel is now ...
A Night Manager with Embassy Suites Hotels is responsible for directing and overseeing all hotel operations during the night shift to support the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? Embassy Suites by Hilton has perfected the full-service, upscale, all-suite hotel. Built on a long...
As a Recreation Leader On-Call, you would be responsible for leading and directing children through supervised recreational activities in the hotels continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers travelers a world of au...
A Nail Technician with Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts is responsible for providing professional nail care treatments for guests in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? What began with the worldÆs most iconic hotel is now the worldÆs most iconic portfolio of hotels. In exce...
A Nail Technician with Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts is responsible for providing professional nail care treatments for guests in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? What began with the worldÆs most iconic hotel is now the worldÆs most iconic portfolio of hotels. In exce...
A Utility Steward with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for transporting and cleaning cooking utensils and serviceware in the hotels continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers travelers a world of authentic...
A Room Service Server with Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts is responsible for delivering and serving food and beverage items to guests in a timely, friendly and efficient manner in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? What began with the worldÆs most iconic hotel is now the...
A Food Server with Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts is responsible for serving food and/or beverages to guests in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? What began with the worldÆs most iconic hotel is now the worldÆs most iconic portfolio of hotels. In exceptional destination...
A Tropics Bar and Grill Waithelp On-Call with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for serving food and/or beverages to guests in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers travelers a world of auth...
An Order Taker with Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts is responsible for answering telephones and taking guest food and beverage orders in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? What began with the worldÆs most iconic hotel is now the worldÆs most iconic portfolio of hotels. In...
A Cocktail Server with Embassy Suites Hotels is responsible for serving beverages and/or food to guests in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? Embassy Suites by Hilton has perfected the full-service, upscale, all-suite hotel. Built on a long-standing legacy that is both invit...
An On Call Banquet Server with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for delivering and serving food and beverage items to banquet guests in a timely, friendly and efficient manner in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hil...
A Guest Service Agent with Homewood Suites by Hilton is responsible for greeting and registering guests and checking guests out of the hotel in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? Homewood Suites by Hilton exists to provide the touches, familiarity and comforts of home so tha...
A Utility Steward with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for transporting and cleaning cooking utensils and serviceware in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers travelers a world of authenti...
SHIFT SUPERVISORS, BAKERY-CAFE ASSOCIATES Experienced Sandwich Makers - Prep Associates - Cashiers - Salad Makers Panera Bread Bakery-Cafe is Opening Soon in Charlotte at South Park Mall! Come Join Panera Bread -- an industry leading, award winner! We are growing -- both as a Company and as Individuals! We are shaping food culture within the restaurant industry through our pride and commitment...
A Food and Beverage Cashier with Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts is responsible for totaling and processing guest food and beverage purchases in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? What began with the worldÆs most iconic hotel is now the worldÆs most iconic portfolio of ho...
A Barista On Call with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for serving coffee drinks, beverages and food items in a friendly and courteous manner. Accurately collects payment, makes change and closes out guest checks. Sets up and breaks down station and maintains cleanliness. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilt...
A Guest Service Agent with Hampton Inn and Suites is responsible for greeting and registering guests and checking guests out of the hotel in the hotels continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? With nearly 1,900 hotels globally, Hampton Hotels offer guests friendly service, clean rooms and com...
A Night Auditor with Hampton Inn and Suites is responsible for overseeing the auditing, posting and balancing of daily financial transactions to support the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? With nearly 1,900 hotels globally, Hampton Hotels offer guests friendly service, clean ...

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