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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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Guest Service Requirement Our philosophy at Ameristar Casinos is to proudly deliver a quality customer experience in a fun and friendly atmosphere, while working together to provide our team members with personal and professional growth opportunities. Because of this philosophy, it is critical that all team members understand the importance of excellent guest service. All of our positions, whether...
Guest Service Requirement Our philosophy at Ameristar Casinos is to proudly deliver a quality customer experience in a fun and friendly atmosphere, while working together to provide our team members with personal and professional growth opportunities. Because of this philosophy, it is critical that all team members understand the importance of excellent guest service. All of our positions, whether...
Guest Service Requirement Our philosophy at Cactus Petes Casinos is to proudly deliver a quality customer experience in a fun and friendly atmosphere, while working together to provide our team members with personal and professional growth opportunities. Because of this philosophy, it is critical that all team members understand the importance of excellent guest service. All of our positions, whet...
Position Summary To provide cashiering services for patrons of the restaurant. Coordinate activities of dining room personnel engaged in providing courteous and prompt service to customers. Clearing tables and setting tables in accordance with company standards. Maintain cleanliness and quality of food. Duties and Responsibilities Maintains a positive attitude at all times, supporting the policies...
Guest Service Requirement Our philosophy at Ameristar Casinos is to proudly deliver a quality customer experience in a fun and friendly atmosphere, while working together to provide our team members with personal and professional growth opportunities. Because of this philosophy, it is critical that all team members understand the importance of excellent guest service. All of our positions, whether...
Guest Service Requirement Our philosophy at Ameristar Casinos is to proudly deliver a quality customer experience in a fun and friendly atmosphere, while working together to provide our team members with personal and professional growth opportunities. Because of this philosophy, it is critical that all team members understand the importance of excellent guest service. All of our positions, whether...
Guest Service Requirement Our philosophy at Ameristar Casinos is to proudly deliver a quality customer experience in a fun and friendly atmosphere, while working together to provide our team members with personal and professional growth opportunities. Because of this philosophy, it is critical that all team members understand the importance of excellent guest service. All of our positions, whether...
Guest Service Requirement: Our philosophy at Ameristar Casino is to proudly deliver a quality guest experience in a fun and friendly atmosphere, while working together to provide our team members with personal and professional growth opportunities. Because of this philosophy, it is critical that all team members understand the importance of excellent guest service. All of our positions, whether co...
Guest Service Requirement Our philosophy at Ameristar Casinos is to proudly deliver a quality customer experience in a fun and friendly atmosphere, while working together to provide our team members with personal and professional growth opportunities. Because of this philosophy, it is critical that all team members understand the importance of excellent guest service. All of our positions, whether...
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We are growing and we need you! We are currently hiring General Managers and Assistant Managers for the Barrington and Glen Ellyn locations. We are a Chicago based company that started 5 years ago. Today we have 10 stores; in three years we will have more than 35. 3 New stores are being built this year, 7 next year, 8 the year after that and another 9 in 2016. We were just noted in The Restaurant...
La Petite Academy of Pickerington is looking for a part time Cook to join the team! Potential work hours are Monday- Friday, approximately 25-30 hours per week. Join our talented team, where we inspire children to be lifelong learners! Through our play based curriculum, our affectionate and loving staff ensures that our children are imparted with the knowledge to succeed. Our Food Specialists Crea...
Food and Beverage Manager Duties: - Ensuring an exceptional fan experience through great customer service - Ensuring quality and consistency of all food and beverage offerings - Overseeing food preparation, storage, and service areas - Maintaining accurate inventory (for products and par lists for production), temperature, and waste logs - Efficient ordering of all food and beverage products - Man...
The Stand Level Supervisor manages and trains employees in merchandise sales, guest relations, equipment use and maintenance. Inspects locations and submits reports regarding cleanliness conditions, inventory and incidents. Opens and closes concession stands, supervises employees throughout the length of the event. Conducts monthly audits, daily inventory and process employee time sheets. This pos...
Description This position is full time. POSITION SUMMARY: Prepares and serves food in accordance with current applicable federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations; Extendicare standards and procedures; and as directed by the Nutrition Services Manager to ensures that quality food and dining service is provided at all times. Follows all Extendicare policies and procedures. ESSE...
Description Casual Hours: Every other weekend POSITION SUMMARY: Prepares and serves food in accordance with current applicable federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations; Extendicare standards and procedures; and as directed by the Nutrition Services Manager to ensures that quality food and dining service is provided at all times. Follows all Extendicare policies and procedures...
Description POSITION SUMMARY: Prepares and serves food in accordance with current applicable federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations; Extendicare standards and procedures; and as directed by the Nutrition Services Manager to ensures that quality food and dining service is provided at all times. Follows all Extendicare policies and procedures. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. *Prepare...
Description POSITION SUMMARY: Prepares and serves food in accordance with current applicable federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations; Extendicare standards and procedures; and as directed by the Nutrition Services Manager to ensures that quality food and dining service is provided at all times. Follows all Extendicare policies and procedures. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. *Prepare...
Overview: When you join our family at Emeritus at Windfield Village, you join a group that believes in integrity, responsive­ness, and forthright communication. We work together to make a real difference in the lives of our residents. If you share our family values and dedication, we'd love to meet you. Responsibilities: As the person who is often the first contact at the community for our custome...
Overview: When you join our family at Emeritus at Friendswood, you join a group that believes in integrity, responsiveness, and forthright communication. We work together to make a real difference in the lives of our residents. If you share our family values and dedication, we'd love to meet you. Responsibilities: As a Part-Time Kitchen Helper/Dishwasher, you'll help to maintain the excellent serv...
Overview: When you join our family at Emeritus at Friendswood, you join a group that believes in integrity, responsiveness, and forthright communication. We work together to make a real difference in the lives of our residents. If you share our family values and dedication, we'd love to meet you. Responsibilities: As part of the Part-Time Wait Staff, you'll help to provide a positive physical and...
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