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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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newtoday.jpg Food Services Meat Department Manager Looking for a motivated meat cutter who can manage a team to achieve maximum efficiency within the department. The individual must be open to change at any point to better the department, as well as the business, as our business is in a constant state of growth and expansion to better serve our customers. The position is best suited for someone wi...
Aurelio's Pizza of Morris has openings for: DRIVERS, SERVERS & HOST(ESS) Experience a plus. Apply in person: 1505 Creek Dr, Morris, IL in Hickory Lake Plaza South Posting provided by:...
New Bern, 28560
NewToday.jpg Trades THE COURTYARD MARRIOTT NEW BERN BISTRO PREP COOK & SERVER Drug test & background check required. PLEASE APPLY IN PERSON: 218 E. Front Street...
Restaurant Help FT/ PT Restaurant Help Applications accepted for all positions: PT/ FT Apply: Rich’s OP/ Restaurant 924 Bethlehem Pike Spring House, PA. 19477 (215)-628-9737...
School Bus Diesel Mechanic (afternoon shift) and BUS DRIVERS WANTED Apply www.bloomfield.org Click to apply at: http://www.bloomfield.org...
NOW HIRING EXPERIENCED LINE COOKS & BARTENDERS. Join a fast paced environment where you can show off your expertise and work with a great team. Call or stop in today at 13960 Rock Creek Rd., Chardon 44024. 440-477-6596 or 440-286-6661...
Short Order Cook, Waitress & Dishwasher. Exp’d, Apply at Flamingo Family Restaurant, 22201 Ecorse, Taylor...
A Department Secretary/Administrative Assistant with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for responding providing administrative and clerical support to department manager(s) in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding 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 &...
A Food Server with Doubletree by Hilton 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? DoubleTree by Hilton understands that doing the little things well means everything. It all starts with a warm chocolate chip cookie welcome...
A Cook with Hilton Hotels and Resorts 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? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers travelers a world of authentic ex...
A Busperson with Embassy Suites Hotels is responsible for setting and clearing dining tables and stocking service stations 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? Embassy Suites by Hilton has perfected the full-service, upscale, all-suite hotel. Built on a long-standing legacy t...
A Food and Beverage Cashier with Hilton 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? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers travelers a world of a...
A Cook with Hilton Hotels and Resorts 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? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers travelers a world of authentic ex...
An Assistant Front Office Manager with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for assisting in the direction and administration of 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? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers t...
A Telephone Operator with Doubletree by Hilton is responsible for answering and responding to internal and external calls 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 chocol...
A Concierge with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for assisting guests with various tasks related to their visit and for providing information about the hotel and the local vicinity 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,...
A Bellperson with Doubletree by Hilton is responsible for transferring and storing luggage and responding to guest requests 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 choc...
A Banquet Server with Embassy Suites Hotels 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? Embassy Suites by Hilton has perfected the full-service, upscale, al...
A Banquet Set-Up Attendant with Embassy Suites Hotels is responsible for setting and cleaning banquet facilities for functions 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? Embassy Suites by Hilton has perfected the full-service, upscale, all-suite hotel. Built on a long-standing lega...
A Restaurant Host/Hostess with Embassy Suites Hotels is responsible for welcoming guests and escorting them to their seats for dining 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? Embassy Suites by Hilton has perfected the full-service, upscale, all-suite hotel. Built on a long-standi...
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