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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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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. *Pre...
Position Description As a production team member your top priority is guest satisfaction. You take pride in producing quality finished bakery or menu items that our guests come to enjoy and love. You assist in serving guests where necessary and respond to special guest requests in a friendly manner. You follow Tim Hortons standards and guidelines when preparing products for our guests as well as ...
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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. *Pre...
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iPic Theaters - Now Hiring FOH Manager (Pasadena, CA) About iPic Entertainment, LLC: iPic-Gold Class Entertainment, LLC is regarded as an industry leader developer and operator of unique entertainment destinations, operating exclusive venues that include premium movie theaters, restaurants and stylized bowling centers. iPic Entertainment currently operates ten theaters with 73 screens in Arizon...
Description This is a part time position requiring the ability to work 2-3 days per week. Responsible for compliance with all aspects of the Nutrition Services Department including code compliance, sanitation and infection control, meal preparation and service, dining experience, purchasing systems, budgetary performance, and resident’s nutritional status. Evaluates and directs plans for improve...
A Guest Services Agent with Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Suites is responsible for greeting and registering guests and checking guests out of the hotel 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? What began with the world's most iconic hotel is now the world's most iconic portfolio ...
An Executive Steward with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for managing and directing stewarding operations to ensure designated food and beverage outlets have necessary supplies and equipment 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 ...
A Front Office Supervisor with Embassy Suites Hotels is responsible for assigning work and ensuring the completion of daily tasks in Front Office operations 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 hote...
An Executive Sous Chef - Banquet with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for overseeing and supervision of the preparation, coordination, planning, supervision and execution of Banquet events 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 ...
A Valet Parking Attendant with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for greeting guests and transporting vehicles 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 experien...
A Driver with Doubletree by Hilton is responsible for greeting guests and driving guests to and from requested destinations 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? DoubleTree by Hilton understands that doing the little things well means everything. It all starts with a warm ch...
A Guest Services Agent with Doubletree 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? DoubleTree by Hilton understands that doing the little things well means everything. It all starts w...
Efficient operation of in-house reservations through the selling of guest rooms and maximazation of revenues. What will I be doing? Answer calls, return e-mails and voicemails. Assists guests in booking reservations by providing superior property knowledge. Audits onQ PM for reservations accuracy. Looks for special requests, coding issues and billing requirements. Monitors groups to ensure accu...
A Cafeteria Cook with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for preparing and cook ing all food items for the team member cafeteria in accordance with recipes and established standards in the hotelÆs 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 Hot...
A Cook with Doubletree by Hilton is responsible for preparing food items in accordance with recipes and established standards in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? DoubleTree by Hilton understands that doing the little things well means everything. It all starts with a warm chocol...

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