Employment Outlook

The Food Service industry has more employees of any industry in the nation. Why? People have to eat!

Employment for individuals in this career field is predicted to increase faster than the average for all occupations throughout the 1990s and beyond. Executive chefs have the opportunity to earn in excess of $40,000.00 annually. – Exploring Career Options

Some national average commercial salaries include:

  • Executive Chef $40,000+
  • Dining Room Manager $20,000 to $30,000
  • Kitchen Manager $23,000 to $32,000
  • Management Trainee $21,000 to $27,000
  • Catering Manager $25,000 to $36,000

In addition, the food service industry offers a variety of bonuses, incentives and other fringe benefits, such as pension, vacation, sick leave, medical & dental coverage and life and health insurance.