Careers in Food Service

Degrees in Food Service

Food service jobs offer extensive opportunities for today's job seeker. In fact, food service careers are considered a growth industry even in a down economy. Whether you're interested in consulting, management and sales or front line food service employment, you will find a number of food service jobs at Hcareers.

Hcareers is the leading job board for jobs in the food service industry. Featuring positions from some of the top employers including HMSHost Corporation, Aramark and Centerplate, Culinaire International, Cara and Sodexo, Hcareers connects food service professionals with new and exciting job opportunities every day.

Open food service positions often include opportunities in management and sales as well as roles for food service workers. Entry-level food service industry jobs are plentiful. Most entry-level jobs in food service require minimal training, making them ideal for professionals just beginning their careers.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in five workers in the food service industry is 19 years old or younger. Food service management and director positions may require formal training, such as a culinary or hospitality management degree, years of experience in the food service industry, or a combination of both. Currently, 90 percent of employees in the industry work in food preparation and serving-related food service jobs.

A professional searching for a food service job in the restaurant industry will find a growing number of opportunities. The restaurant industry is the nation's second largest private sector employer and is predicted to represent ten percent of the total U.S. workforce by the end of 2012. This equates to approximately 12.9 million restaurant and food service related jobs. The National Restaurant Association expects total restaurant industry sales to top $632 billion in 2012. The higher the sales, the more restaurant and food service workers, managers and directors are needed.

Professionals looking for jobs in the food service industry need not consider restaurant food service alone. Food service jobs are found at education institutions, at medical facilities and other verticals within the hospitality space. School food service positions are plentiful in both the primary and secondary education system and at local colleges and universities throughout the United States. Other food service career opportunities are available in nursing homes, hospitals, hotels and major entertainment venues such as sports arenas and concert halls.

It's Interesting

  • Bor Shium Luh (January 13, 1916-June 4, 2001) was a Chinese-born American food scientist who was known was for his research in fruit and vegetable products and in developing food science and technology in Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
    Born in Shanghai, he earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry in 1938 at Chiao Tung University...

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