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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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We are currently staffing for full time hotel staff with a major chain in the Raleigh Area. FOUR Star hotel is looking to staff for 40 hour work weeks for the following positions: THESE POSITIONS ARE FOR IMMEDIATE HIRE - please have some experience in hospitality. Steward - Basic Purpose - Clean and sanitize all areas of the kitchen and operate the dishwashing machine in a safe, accident-free mann...
Bond Street Social is now looking for a creative and energetic candidate to run its kitchen and staff. Core responsibilities include: -Scheduling and managing kitchen Staff -Help with creating Menus -Creating Specials -Creating Recipes -Ordering/ Inventory Management -Maintaining Labor and Food Costs -Training of Staff -Cleanliness and Sanitation -Pre-shift meetings with FOH -Weekly Meetings with...
We are currently seeking a results-driven manager with a commitment to quality, passion for exceptional guest service, and a "Whatever It Takes' attitude for an exciting career opportunity. SUMMARY Ideal candidates should have 3+ years prior management experience in a similar organization. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Manages Restaurant...
22,000 Panda Associates living one common mission: “Deliver exceptional Asian dining experiences by building an organization where people are inspired to better their lives.” Known as the ʺPanda Way,ʺ our company culture places special emphasis on encouraging our Associates to focus on a healthy lifestyle, continuous learning, developing others and acknowledging others. We believe that this, coupl...
M10005: Area Operations Manager THE MANAGER AN AREA OPERATING MANAGER IS: The AOMs are the heart of the management team - motivating and coaching the hourly team, running stellar shifts, and ensuring each of our guests has an unparalledled experience. YOU WILL BE GREAT AT D&B IF: You love working in a fast-paced, multi-faceted Restaurant/Entertainment scene. You are able to communicate to the Empl...
BAR STAFF Little Woodrow's Bar The Hottest Sports Bar and Ice House. Little Woodrow's is expanding from Houston and Austin to the Great City of San Antonio. So, Little Woodrow's is looking for some pros in all positions. We're hiring Mixologists, Cocktail and Food Servers, Hostesses and Cooks. Please apply in person any day after 7PM at 2535 Babcock and Wurzbach or e-mail *****...
Based at our Nashville Home Office, you will work to develop distinctive, compelling new dishes that drive improved guest satisfaction, guest traffic and brand equity and can be consistently executed in O’Charley’s kitchens. Other Duties Include: Leverage knowledge of industry and Consumer food trends, ethnic and regional cuisines to aide in new item development Develop food within specified cost...
To deliver world-class healthcare for a community exceeding 600,000 people, WellStar is more than 11,000 strong to meet the health demands and needs of our communities. With five unique hospitals, over 1,000 beds, and a strong Physicians Group, WellStar has become a shining example of what’s possible when talented, passionate people dedicate themselves to making a difference in the industry and in...
A Bartender with Embassy Suites Hotels is responsible for preparing beverages and serving beverages and/or food to guests 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 th...
A Refreshment Center Attendant with Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts is responsible for replenishing refreshment centers and maintaining inventory 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? What began with the worldÆs most iconic hotel is now the worldÆs most iconic portfolio of...
El ayudante de barra de Hilton Hotels and Resorts es responsable de preparar y prestar servicio en las barras permanentes y m=viles en todo el hotel, que contin*a esforzßndose por brindar un servicio sobresaliente a los huTspedes y rentabilidad financiera. +Para quT se desea trabajar para esta marca Hilton? Hilton Hotels & Resorts, uno de los nombres mßs reconocidos de la industria, les ofrece a l...
[^]-A Restaurant Supervisor with Hilton Hotels and Resorts 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? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers travele...
Receives, logs and accurately notifies conference planners, guests and team members of the receipt of packages in a timely manner. Delivers packages as directed. Acts as guest mail center for packages they need to send. 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 experi...
Un cocinero III de Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts es responsable de la preparaci=n, mantenimiento y monitoreo del control de calidad de las comidas calientes en el hotel, que contin*a esforzßndose por brindar un servicio sobresaliente a los huTspedes y rentabilidad financiera. +Para quT se desea trabajar para esta marca Hilton? Hilton Hotels & Resorts, uno de los nombres mßs reconocidos de la...
El cocinero de Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts es responsable de la preparaci=n de las comidas seg*n las recetas y los estßndares establecidos en el hotel, que contin*a esforzßndose por brindar un servicio sobresaliente a los huTspedes y rentabilidad financiera. +Para quT se desea trabajar para esta marca Hilton? Hilton Hotels & Resorts, uno de los nombres mßs reconocidos de la industria, les o...
A Sous Chef with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for assisting with the direction and oversight of all culinary operations 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 authe...
A Guest Service Agent with Hampton Inn and Suites is responsible for greeting and registering guests and checking guests out of the hotel 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? With nearly 1,900 hotels globally, Hampton Hotels offer guests friendly service, clean rooms and comfo...
Un conserje de Hilton Hotels & Resorts constituye el punto clave de contacto con los huéspedes y huéspedes VIP durante su estadía en el hotel, ya que les brinda información sobre el hotel y los alrededores. 'Cómo sera la experiencia de trabajar para esta marca de Hilton? Uno de los nombres mas reconocidos en la industria, Hilton Hotels y Resorts ofrece a los viajeros un mundo de experiencias autén...
A Telephone Operator with Embassy Suites Hotels is responsible for answering and responding to internal and external calls 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? Embassy Suites by Hilton has perfected the full-service, upscale, all-suite hotel. Built on a long-standing legacy th...
A Guest Services Agent with Hilton Hotels and Resorts 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? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers travelers a worl...
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