Work & Purpose

Job Outlook: Food Preparation and Serving Occupations

Bartenders, cooks, chefs, waiters

Food preparation and serving jobs include cooking meals and getting the food to the customers.

The following profiles describe what each occupation does, the work environment, training, pay scale and employment projections for the 2010-20 decade.

Bartenders Food and beverage serving and related workers
Chefs and head cooks Food preparation workers
Cooks Waiters and waitresses

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