Numbers of Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations in Delaware

Occupation group

Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations

Year Number
2001 30,400
2002 29,920
2003 29,760
2004 32,330
2005 34,070
2006 34,850
2007 34,610
2008 34,430
2009 35,110
2010 35,240
2011 37,710
2012 38,500
2013 38,910
2014 39,710
2015 40,740
2016 41,390
2017 40,820
2018 43,390

Individual occupations

Chefs and Head Cooks

Year Number
2001 450
2002 420
2003 410
2004 290
2005 470
2006 370
2007 290
2008 240
2009 160
2010 150
2011 190
2012 250
2013 250
2014 230
2015 370
2016 490
2017 520
2018 530

First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

Year Number
2001 2,150
2002 1,850
2003 1,870
2004 2,190
2005 2,090
2006 2,140
2007 2,340
2008 2,500
2009 2,760
2010 2,690
2011 2,930
2012 3,000
2013 2,850
2014 2,950
2015 3,070
2016 3,380
2017 3,370
2018 3,250

Cooks, Fast Food

Year Number
2001 450
2002 660
2003 770
2004 1,270
2005 1,640
2006 1,000
2007 850
2008 690
2009 850
2010 810
2011 800
2012 630
2015 650
2016 720
2017 630
2018 710

Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria

Year Number
2001 750
2002 810
2003 780
2004 640
2005 620
2006 550
2007 600
2008 640
2009 1,610
2010 2,220
2011 2,350
2012 2,540
2013 2,470
2014 2,730
2015 2,710
2016 2,670
2017 2,590
2018 2,650

Cooks, Restaurant

Year Number
2001 2,850
2002 2,360
2003 2,070
2004 2,330
2005 2,160
2006 2,730
2007 2,940
2008 3,330
2009 3,580
2010 3,820
2011 3,880
2012 3,730
2013 3,680
2014 3,980
2015 4,190
2016 4,100
2017 4,140
2018 4,590

Cooks, Short Order

Year Number
2001 1,060
2002 1,290
2003 1,650
2004 1,130
2005 1,290
2006 950
2007 770
2008 460
2009 280
2010 120
2011 140
2012 290
2013 270
2014 340
2015 170
2016 120
2017 50
2018 80

Food Preparation Workers

Year Number
2001 1,930
2002 1,870
2003 2,050
2004 2,880
2005 3,160
2006 2,760
2007 2,280
2008 1,820
2009 2,000
2010 1,600
2011 1,500
2012 1,620
2013 1,870
2014 2,090
2015 1,790
2016 2,010
2017 1,980
2018 2,480

Bartenders

Year Number
2001 1,340
2002 1,450
2003 1,440
2004 1,290
2005 1,330
2006 1,510
2007 1,510
2008 1,620
2009 1,710
2010 1,540
2011 1,740
2012 1,580
2013 1,730
2014 1,370
2015 1,910
2016 2,110
2017 2,350
2018 2,290

Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

Year Number
2001 6,680
2002 5,890
2003 6,050
2004 5,710
2005 5,490
2006 6,680
2007 7,140
2008 7,400
2009 8,230
2010 9,330
2011 10,250
2012 11,220
2013 11,200
2014 11,650
2015 11,790
2016 11,720
2017 10,830
2018 11,390

Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop

Year Number
2001 1,510
2002 2,110
2003 1,680
2004 2,420
2005 2,390
2006 2,550
2007 2,810
2008 3,200
2009 2,240
2010 1,490
2011 1,040
2012 910
2013 940
2014 870
2015 1,290
2016 1,320
2017 1,550
2018 1,600

Waiters and Waitresses

Year Number
2001 6,130
2002 6,490
2003 6,270
2004 7,030
2005 7,960
2006 8,030
2007 7,750
2008 7,350
2009 7,130
2010 7,000
2011 7,940
2012 7,480
2013 7,710
2014 7,570
2015 7,330
2016 6,950
2017 7,500
2018 8,010

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

Year Number
2001 610
2002 460
2003 580
2004 990
2005 1,020
2006 1,020
2007 820
2008 800
2009 490
2010 430
2011 470
2012 540
2013 670
2014 920
2015 1,120
2016 1,130
2017 880
2018 1,040

Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers

Year Number
2001 1,410
2002 1,400
2003 1,210
2004 1,140
2005 1,400
2006 1,350
2007 1,250
2008 1,260
2009 880
2010 960
2011 900
2012 1,090
2013 960
2014 770
2015 770
2016 1,270
2017 1,210
2018 1,380

Dishwashers

Year Number
2001 1,850
2002 1,680
2003 1,790
2004 1,780
2005 1,760
2006 1,820
2007 1,730
2008 1,630
2009 1,690
2010 1,610
2011 1,800
2012 1,830
2013 1,950
2014 1,850
2015 1,700
2016 1,520
2017 1,420
2018 1,640

Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop

Year Number
2001 1,130
2002 1,070
2003 1,110
2004 1,200
2005 1,260
2006 1,340
2007 1,460
2008 1,380
2009 1,440
2010 1,290
2011 1,590
2012 1,580
2013 1,820
2014 1,710
2015 1,750
2016 1,770
2017 1,690
2018 1,620

Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other

Year Number
2007 60
2008 80
2009 60
2010 100
2011 140
2012 190
2013 150
2014 110
2015 140
2016 120
2017 110
2018 120