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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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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 ...
A Senior Event Manager with Capital Hilton is responsible for executing written sales agreements for large-scale and complex full-service meetings, conventions and events and the successful execution of such events in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. Located just two blocks from the White House and three Metro stations, the Capital Hi...
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...
An Activities Coordinator with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for coordinating, promoting, publicizing and facilitating club activities and programs 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 offer...
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...
Restaurant Management Experience and resume required Duties include: Overseeing daily operations, Training managing cost control quality control of product managing and training of safe food handling practices ordering and inventory of product, sales & advanced customer service Implementing and maintaining system practices and procedures. Enthusiastic, upbeat and motivating leadership is...
A Night Auditor with Embassy Suites Hotels is responsible for overseeing the auditing, posting and balancing of daily financial transactions to support the hotels 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 ...
A Cook with Embassy Suites Hotels 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? Embassy Suites by Hilton has perfected the full-service, upscale, all-suite hotel. Built on a long-standing legacy t...
A Cocktail Server with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for serving beverages and/or food 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? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers travelers a world of authentic experiences. Hilt...
A Cook with Embassy Suites Hotels 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? Embassy Suites by Hilton has perfected the full-service, upscale, all-suite hotel. Built on a long-standing legacy t...
A Cook III with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for preparing, maintaining and monitoring quality control for hot food items in the hotel's 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 authent...
A Busperson with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for setting and clearing dining tables and stocking service stations 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 authenti...
A Guest Service Agent with Doubletree by Hilton is responsible for overseeing the auditing, posting and balancing of daily financial transactions to support the hotels 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....
An In Room Dining Order Taker with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for answering telephones and taking guest food and beverage orders 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 w...
A Service Bartender with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for preparing beverages 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? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers travelers a world of authentic experiences. Hilton remains an inno...
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 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, ...
A Restaurant Supervisor with Curio - A Collection by Hilton is responsible for assisting management in the direction and administration of a restaurant 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? Welcome to Curio - A Collection by Hilton. We deliver the most unique and memorable g...
A Banquet Set-Up Attendant with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for setting and cleaning banquet facilities for functions 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 auth...
A Food and Beverage Host/Hostess with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for totaling and processing guest food and beverage purchases 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 worl...

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