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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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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 freshest ingredie...
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...
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 you take charge...
The Executive Chef will be directly responsible for daily food service operations. Must make periodic and regular inspections to observe quality of food preparation and service; food appearance; and cleanliness and sanitation of production and service areas, equipment and employee appearance. Position will be responsible for managing, supervising, and training of all galley personnel in both locat...
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We are seeking a high level Kitchen Manager with a strong grasp on - Scheduling - Inventory - Food Cost - From Scratch Production - High Volume - Standards Driven The ideal candidate will be someone who has been an Executive Kitchen Manager or is ready to be an EKM of a $5,000,000 location. This person would work their way up and have the opportunity for this position within 1 year. Only serious a...
A Coordinator with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for providing office support 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. Hilton remains an innovat...
A Food Server with Hilton Hotels and Resorts 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? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers travelers a world of authentic experiences. Hilton rem...
El encargado del montaje para banquetes de Hilton Hotels and Resorts es responsable de las funciones de montaje y limpieza para banquetes del 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 lo...
A Coordinator with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for providing office support 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 world of authentic experiences. Hilton remains an innovati...
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 authen...
A Room Service Server with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for delivering and serving food and beverage items to 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? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & R...
El cocinero II de Hilton Hotels and Resorts es responsable de la preparación de las comidas frías en el hotel, que continúa esforzandose por brindar un servicio sobresaliente a los huéspedes y rentabilidad financiera. 'Para qué se desea trabajar para esta marca Hilton? Hilton Hotels & Resorts, uno de los nombres mas reconocidos de la industria, les ofrece a los viajeros un mundo de experiencias au...
A Cook II with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for preparing cold food items 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? Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay s...
A Food Server with Embassy Suites Hotels is responsible for serving food and/or beverages to guests 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 that is both inviting and...
A Senior Catering Manager with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for developing market segments and soliciting new customers to purchase food and beverage and utilize event facilities 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 Food Server with Hilton Hotels and Resorts 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? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers travelers a world of authentic experiences. Hilton rem...
A Bartender with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for preparing beverages and 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 e...
A Restaurant Host/Hostess with Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts is responsible for welcoming guests and escorting them to their seats for dining 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 ho...
A Utility Steward with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for transporting and cleaning cooking utensils and serviceware 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...
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...
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