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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...
NEW STORE OPENING - PLANT CITY #5162 Wawa, Inc. owns and operates over 640 convenience stores in PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA and FL. Employing over 22,000 associates, we continue to grow, searching for the best and brightest to be part of our team. Wawa offers excellent benefits, competitive compensation along with growth and advancement opportunities to all members of our team. You will have the opportun...
If you have 2+ years of full service, casual dining restaurant management experience, we invite you to join us and surround yourself with people who share our values. We celebrate and reward our Managers by offering competitive base salaries and benefits along with a "no ceiling" philosophy in bonus potential. What more could you ask for? Restaurant expansion - We are growing! Career growth op...
If you have 2+ years of full service, casual dining restaurant management experience, we invite you to join us and surround yourself with people who share our values. We celebrate and reward our Managers by offering competitive base salaries and benefits along with a "no ceiling" philosophy in bonus potential. What more could you ask for? Restaurant expansion - We are growing! Career growth op...
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...
If you have 3-5+ years of full service, casual dining restaurant management experience, we invite you to join us and surround yourself with people who share our values. We celebrate and reward our Managers by offering competitive base salaries and benefits along with a "no ceiling" philosophy in bonus potential. What more could you ask for? Restaurant expansion - We are growing! Career growth ...
This is an incredible opportunity with a proven and accomplished industry leader! Are you interested in working with a company that can offer continuous GROWTH, GREAT COMPENSATION, and the SUPPORT of a global brand boasting $1 billion in system-wide sales? We are the award winning area franchise partner of IHOP & Popeyes. We are seeking Experienced General Managers for our locations in Kansas C...
Company Confidential Panama City, FL, 32401
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...
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...
About Aramark Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FO...
Description 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 fre...
If you have 2-4+ years of full service, casual dining restaurant management experience, we invite you to join us and surround yourself with people who share our values. We celebrate and reward our Managers by offering competitive base salaries and benefits along with a "no ceiling" philosophy in bonus potential. What more could you ask for? Restaurant expansion - We are growing! Career growth ...
Description POSITION SUMMARY: Provides assistance in all nutrition services functions as directed/instructed by the Nutrition Services Manager or designee in accordance with the center’s standards and procedures, federal state and local standards, guidelines and regulations. Assists in providing the resident with nourishing, attractive, well balanced meals and pleasant dining experience. Helps t...
Description POSITION SUMMARY: Provides assistance in all nutrition services functions as directed/instructed by the Nutrition Services Manager or designee in accordance with the center’s standards and procedures, federal state and local standards, guidelines and regulations. Assists in providing the resident with nourishing, attractive, well balanced meals and pleasant dining experience. Follows...
Description POSITION SUMMARY: Prepares and serves food in accordance with current applicable federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations; Extendicare standards and procedures; and as directed by the Nutrition Services Manager to ensures that quality food and dining service is provided at all times. Follows all Extendicare policies and procedures. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. *Pre...
Description POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for compliance with all aspects of the Nutrition Services Department including code compliance, sanitation and infection control, meal preparation and service, dining experience, purchasing systems, budgetary performance, and resident’s nutritional status. Evaluates and directs plans for improvement in each aspect. Assists in planning, organizing and enf...
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...
Job Opening Title: Cafeteria Supervisor - Oakland Temple Cafeteria Job Opening Number: 115793 Job Summary: This position helps make gospel teachings, resources, or services accessible to all in a simple and affordable way, supporting the mission of the Church.The cafeteria supervisor trains and supervises employees and prepares menus and .... Job Family: Food Services Location: CA-California ...
We are looking for a Catering Coordinator for our new Gainesville location. Have you been working in the restaurant industry and wondering where to go for a career? Utilize your sales, marketing, and restaurant skills to take your career in the food industry to the next level! At Panera, we put great effort into creating fine artisan breads, mouth-watering deserts, and the very freshest soups, sa...
Panera Bread, an industry leading award winner has exciting Restaurant Manager opportunities! For over 3 decades Panera Bread has been an innovative leader in the industry. Our breakthrough approach to creating high quality breads, foods and customer experiences has helped us create the new industry standard for quick-serve food. With over 1600 locations in the US and Canada we are the largest an...

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