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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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MAINTENANCE /SUPERVISOR DIETARY COOK DIETARY SERVER Senior Retirement Apartment Community seeking FT individual with previous experience in Building Repairs and preventative maintenance programs. Certified Med Tech (CMT) or Level One Med Aid (LIMA) with insulin certification - 32 to 40 hours weekly with benefits, shift 2pm - 10:30pm. Also seeking FT Cook and PT Dietary Server positions. Comp...
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Full Service Restaurant seeking General Manager for location in and around Lafayette, LA and Louisiana. The General Manager is responsible and accountable for all restaurant activities and assumes complete responsibility. General Managers should concentrate on the effective operation of the restaurant and staff, with regards to building sales, internal & external guest development & satisfaction,...
BE PART OF SOMETHING GREAT! Exciting opportunity for experienced candidate to contribute to an already sucessful restaurant. This position requires 7+ years experience in front of house management in a busy atmosphere. We are exapnding! Requirements: Working knowledge of health and safety laws and procedures Knowledge of opening and closing procedures Experience with development of staff Exc...
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...
Requisition Number13833 Reg/TempRegular Employment TypePart-Time ShiftRegular Work ScheduleVariable CitySALT LAKE CITY StateUtah DepartmentUUH ANC 15E NUTR CARE SVC PAT- Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a cultur...
Overview: Has a genuine desire to provide personalized guest service to ensure that every guest who chooses Culver’s® leaves happy. Responsibilities: • Consistently provides friendly guest service and heartfelt hospitality. Handles guest comments promptly and courteously with the ability to empathize, sympathize and educate. • Prepares quality products while maintaining proper food safety prac...
Requisition Number14184 Reg/TempRegular Employment TypePart-Time ShiftRegular Work ScheduleVariable shifts CitySALT LAKE CITY StateUtah DepartmentUUH ANC 15E NUTR CARE SVC PAT- Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a...
Part Time Emeritus at Lakeview - 4000 Lakeview Crossing; Groveport, OH 43125 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...
Join our Team! Front Desk Sales and Service Representative (FDSR) Both Full & Part-time Positions Available Job Summary: Here’s your opportunity to “Work on the Bright Side®”! La Quinta Inns & Suites®, a leader in the hospitality industry, is seeking a Front Desk Sales Representative who is outgoing, professional and energetic to be the first person who greets our guests when they arrive at our...
Are you an experienced Restaurant Manager who loves serving great food and providing an unforgettable dining experience? Copeland's of New Orleans in Baton Rouge, LA is currently seeking passionate & driven Restaurant Managers to join our team! Attention FOH Managers! Why Copeland's? At Copeland's, we are committed to the highest standards in all we do, our business is to serve our guests -- in ...
About Aramark Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FO...
Are you an experienced Restaurant Manager who loves serving great food and providing an unforgettable dining experience? Copeland's Family of Restaurants (Copeland's of New Orleans and Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro restaurants) in and around Lafayette, LA is currently seeking passionate & driven Restaurant Managers to join our team! Attention Assistant General Managers & Kitchen Managers! Why Cop...
Job Profile Job Title: On-site Concierge Reports to: Manager, Service Delivery On-site Operations Site: Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE Schedule: 3 days (including Saturday) from 1:30pm to 7:30pm Position Overview: The On-site Concierge offers white glove customer service to our clientele via face-to-face interaction, email and phone at Christiana Hospital. You will provide prompt, courteous...
Join our Team! Front Desk Sales and Service Representative (FDSR) Job Summary: Here’s your opportunity to “Work on the bright side®”! La Quinta Inns & Suites®, a leader in the hospitality industry, is seeking a Front Desk Sales Representative who is outgoing, professional and energetic to be the first person who greets our guests when they arrive at our hotel. This position is responsible for pr...
WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED FOOD SERVICE DIRECTOR FOR CRESTVIEW, FL INSTITUTIONAL FOOD SERVICE EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED. GOOD ADVANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR STRONG PERFORMERS!!!! Position Available: Food Service Director Position Summary: One of largest privately held companies in the contract feeding industry, our company conducts business in 30 states across the U.S. Due to the siz...
Description Your success is our success! Founded in 1993, P.F. Chang’s menu remains true to its original vision of creating delicious cuisine inspired by the Asian culture. No wonder we now operate over 200 restaurants worldwide. At P.F. Chang’s we know that we can’t continue to grow and succeed without people with talent, passion and vision. That’s why we’re looking for someone like you. When ...
Description Our success continues with you! Founded in 1993, P.F. Chang’s menu remains true to its original vision of creating delicious cuisine inspired by the Asian culture. No wonder we now operate over 200 restaurants worldwide. Our concept is culinary-driven. That means your role is absolutely vital to our success. We provide the freshest ingredients, the cleanest kitchens, top of the line ...
Description Your talent brings our vision to life! The cornerstone of an exceptional dining experience is extraordinary food. That’s why at P.F. Chang’s China Bistro we are truly committed to your success. We know that we can't treat our guests to an amazing experience if we don't have talented culinary professionals running the kitchen. Our concept is culinary-driven. Here you work with the fre...
Description Your success is our success! Founded in 1993, P.F. Chang’s menu remains true to its original vision of creating delicious cuisine inspired by the Asian culture. No wonder we now operate over 200 restaurants worldwide. At P.F. Chang’s we know that we can’t continue to grow and succeed without people with talent, passion and vision. That’s why we’re looking for someone like you. When ...
Description Your success is our success! Founded in 1993, P.F. Chang’s menu remains true to its original vision of creating delicious cuisine inspired by the Asian culture. No wonder we now operate over 200 restaurants worldwide. At P.F. Chang’s we know that we can’t continue to grow and succeed without people with talent, passion and vision. That’s why we’re looking for someone like you. When ...

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