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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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Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
KITCHEN SUPERVISOR Local Healthcare facility in Lake Worth is looking to hire a F/T kitchen supervisor. Experience with cooking, scheduling and supervising dietary staff is required. Applicants must also be computer literate. Experience working with elderly is a plus. To apply, email resume to: ***** keywords: food preparation supervisor dietician...
ARAMARK delivers experiences that enrich and nourish people’s lives through innovative food, facility, and uniform services. United by a passion to serve, our more than 250,000 employees make a meaningful difference each day for millions of people around the world. ARAMARK is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Lear...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Career level: 20 Hiring Manager: Rick Miller Recruiter: Lee LaFleur-Childs   Job Title: Plant Systems & Network Administrator Job Summary: Independently or as a team member, the Plant Systems & Network Administr...
A Food & Beverage Server with Hilton Grand Vacations is responsible for preparing and serving beverages and food items, according to standard recipes, with attention to guest comfort and satisfaction. What will I be doing? As a Food & Beverage Server, you would be responsible for preparing and serving beverages and food items, according to standard recipes, with attention to guest comfort and sa...
A Bell person with Hilton Grand Vacations is responsible for greeting and escorting arriving and departing guests to and from their accommodations, retrieving and transporting their luggage. What will I be doing? As a Bell person, you would be responsible for greeting and escorting arriving and departing guests to and from their accommodations, retrieving and transporting their luggage. Provide ...
An Activities Coordinator with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for coordinating, promoting, publicizing and facilitating club activities and programs in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers travele...
Company Confidential Plymouth, MA, 02360
Are you looking for a great opportunity with a growing restaurant concept that values its team as much as its guests? Do you want a family-friendly environment that offers room to grow and highly competitive compensation and benefits packages? We're looking to add to our growing team! GENERAL MANAGER Requirements: 3-5+ years of restaurant management experience Previous GM experience is requi...
Company Confidential Savannah, GA
Top Performing Restaurant Managers Still Time to Reach Your Goals in 2014 Interviews Being Scheduled Immediately for our: Savannah, GA Kingsland, GA and Jacksonville, FL locations! We offer: Salary Packages up to $56K for Assistant Manager level Substantial General Manager packages Comprehensive Benefits packages for all levels of Restaurant Management Realistic bonus programs with attaina...
Position Description As a Restaurant Manager you empower and lead your team to deliver exceptional guest experiences. You promote a respectful team environment and manage team members with open communication and understanding. You have the knowledge, skills and long term vision to support the Restaurant Owner in running a successful business. You are an expert at recruiting, training, and coachin...
Summary of Position: Responsible for sharing Allegro’s incredible coffee and other products with customers through day to day operation of Allegro Coffee, Tea & Juice Bar(when applicable) within Whole Foods Market. Works with other team members to create a welcoming environment serving as a gathering place that consistently delivers the highest quality coffee, tea, juices and other beverages wi...
Position Description As an Assistant Restaurant Manager, you are an enthusiastic role model and motivate team members to deliver exceptional service for every guest, every time. You build positive relationships with a team of diverse members. As a passionate team leader, you believe in the importance of training team members to ensure high standards of guest service, quality and cleanliness are a...
Position Description As an Assistant Restaurant Manager, you are an enthusiastic role model and motivate team members to deliver exceptional service for every guest, every time. You build positive relationships with a team of diverse members. As a passionate team leader, you believe in the importance of training team members to ensure high standards of guest service, quality and cleanliness are a...
Position Description As a Restaurant Manager you empower and lead your team to deliver exceptional guest experiences. You promote a respectful team environment and manage team members with open communication and understanding. You have the knowledge, skills and long term vision to support the Restaurant Owner in running a successful business. You are an expert at recruiting, training, and coachin...
Position Description As an Assistant Restaurant Manager, you are an enthusiastic role model and motivate team members to deliver exceptional service for every guest, every time. You build positive relationships with a team of diverse members. As a passionate team leader, you believe in the importance of training team members to ensure high standards of guest service, quality and cleanliness are a...
Company Confidential Baton Rouge, LA
Top Performing Restaurant Managers Still Time to Reach Your Goals in 2014 Interviews Being Scheduled Immediately! Sulphur - Baton Rouge - Lafayette We offer: Salary Packages up to $56K for Assistant Manager level Substantial General Manager packages Comprehensive Benefits packages for all levels of Restaurant Management Realistic bonus programs with attainable goals Generous & Unique Rewa...
Managing a Pei Wei Asian Diner offers an exciting and dynamic leadership experience. At Pei Wei, brought to you by P.F. Chang's, we will offer you more than just a great place to work, we will give you EXCELLENT opportunities to build a career in a dynamic, team-oriented atmosphere. NOW HIRING: RESTAURANT KITCHEN MANAGER We are looking for a leader with at least 2 years of Restaurant Kitchen M...

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