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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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Join the Hospitality Leader at Logan International Airport! HMSHost operates in many of the world's largest airports and busiest motorways, creating innovative dining and shopping experiences around the globe. Put your talents and people-friendly personality to work at Logan International Airport! At HMSHost, we have exciting career opportunities available for enthusiastic individuals like you...
Senior care facility is actively hiring for a cook and dietary aid. Cook must have some experience in restaurant or catering service but experience in healthcare is recommended. Must be able to speak and read English proficiently. Cook position is part time from 1pm to 7pm. Candidate must be able to work weekends. Dietary Aide position is rotating day hours with evening hours. Position is labor in...
Be a part of the most exclusive private clubs in Palm Beach… The Mar-a-Lago Club & Trump International Golf Club exemplify elegance and excellence. From the moment our members and guests arrive, our mission is to provide the finest experience anywhere in luxury, dining, entertainment, recreation and relaxation. This is achieved through the Clubs’ majestic locations, world-class amenities and the ...
SHIFT SUPERVISORS/SHIFT MANAGERS Port Columbus International Airport Now Hiring For: Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill Chili's Grill & Bar Johnny Rockets Wolfgang Puck Express Great American Bagel Max & Erma's Burger King Columbus Brewing Company Auntie Anne's The Shift Supervisor/Shift Manager is responsible for assisting management in monitoring the day-to-day activities of subordinates, ai...
Full-Time Horizon Bay Sarasota - 730 South Osprey Avenue; Sarasota, FL 34236 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding! Brookdale is the only national full-spectrum senior living solutions company and committed to providing the best options for our over 110,000 residents we serve. The services that we offer ensure residents continue to live the lives that they want while also meeting...
Domestic and International Opportunities: As America’s favorite restaurant, recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune Magazine in 2014, The Cheesecake Factory is always looking for talented, passion-driven managers to add to our team. We are opening restaurants domestically and internationally, so if you are open to relocation please be sure to indicate for which locations...
Domestic and International Opportunities: As America’s favorite restaurant, recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune Magazine in 2014, The Cheesecake Factory is always looking for talented, passion-driven managers to add to our team. We are opening restaurants domestically and internationally, so if you are open to relocation please be sure to indicate for which locations...
Domestic and International Opportunities: As America’s favorite restaurant, recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune Magazine in 2014, The Cheesecake Factory is always looking for talented, passion-driven managers to add to our team. We are opening restaurants domestically and internationally, so if you are open to relocation please be sure to indicate for which locations...
Domestic and International Opportunities: As America’s favorite restaurant, recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune Magazine in 2014, The Cheesecake Factory is always looking for talented, passion-driven managers to add to our team. We are opening restaurants domestically and internationally, so if you are open to relocation please be sure to indicate for which locations...
Domestic and International Opportunities: As America’s favorite restaurant, recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune Magazine in 2014, The Cheesecake Factory is always looking for talented, passion-driven managers to add to our team. We are opening restaurants domestically and internationally, so if you are open to relocation please be sure to indicate for which locations...
Heroes - Join our TEAM!! You served our country with Honor and Integrity, AND you have Culinary Training. Now take those skills and join our highly acclaimed Culinary Team. Here’s what you will need: Food Service Specialist designation or equivalent. E-5 rank, or above. Ability to relocate to further career advancement. You can expect a Culinary Operations Leadership Roadmap that will develop y...
Heroes - Join our TEAM!! You served our country with Honor and Integrity, AND you have Culinary Training. Now take those skills and join our highly acclaimed Culinary Team. Here’s what you will need: Food Service Specialist designation or equivalent. E-5 rank, or above. Ability to relocate to further career advancement. You can expect a Culinary Operations Leadership Roadmap that will develop y...
Do you love bold, exciting food? Would you like to work in a chef driven, creative concept? Can you finesse fine dining service in a high energy environment? We offer a unique opportunity to work in a high end setting while leading a team to deliver an exceptional dining experience through our focus on bold clean flavors and our emphasis on impeccable service. Grow your career with an established...
Domestic and International Opportunities: As America’s favorite restaurant, recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune Magazine in 2014, The Cheesecake Factory is always looking for talented, passion-driven managers to add to our team. We are opening restaurants domestically and internationally, so if you are open to relocation please be sure to indicate for which locations...
Heroes - Join our TEAM!! You served our country with Honor and Integrity, AND you have Culinary Training. Now take those skills and join our highly acclaimed Restaurant Management Team. Here’s what you will need: Food Service Specialist designation or equivalent. E-5 rank, or above. Ability to relocate to further career advancement. You can expect a Restaurant Operations Leadership Roadmap that...
Support the operation of the bakery with the focus of creating “raving fans” while optimizing profits and sales. Under the direction of the GM, this includes participating in the hiring, training and maintenance of quality staff. This position is responsible for providing support to the GM in focusing on a safe work environment, administrative paperwork, daily planning, implementing in-house marke...
Domestic and International Opportunities: As America’s favorite restaurant, recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune Magazine in 2014, The Cheesecake Factory is always looking for talented, passion-driven managers to add to our team. We are opening restaurants domestically and internationally, so if you are open to relocation please be sure to indicate for which locations...
Domestic and International Opportunities: As America’s favorite restaurant, recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune Magazine in 2014, The Cheesecake Factory is always looking for talented, passion-driven managers to add to our team. We are opening restaurants domestically and internationally, so if you are open to relocation please be sure to indicate for which locations...
Domestic and International Opportunities: As America’s favorite restaurant, recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune Magazine in 2014, The Cheesecake Factory is always looking for talented, passion-driven managers to add to our team. We are opening restaurants domestically and internationally, so if you are open to relocation please be sure to indicate for which locations...
Heroes - Join our TEAM!! You served our country with Honor and Integrity, AND you have Culinary Training. Now take those skills and join our highly acclaimed Culinary Team. Here’s what you will need: Food Service Specialist designation or equivalent. E-5 rank, or above. Ability to relocate to further career advancement. You can expect a Culinary Operations Leadership Roadmap that will develop y...

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