Numbers of Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations in Louisiana

Occupation group

Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations

Year Number
2001 157,960
2002 158,070
2003 164,700
2004 164,330
2005 162,970
2006 144,650
2007 156,800
2008 160,250
2009 162,390
2010 160,260
2011 166,130
2012 169,290
2013 171,850
2014 179,270
2015 185,430
2016 190,700
2017 185,570
2018 188,490

Individual occupations

Chefs and Head Cooks

Year Number
2001 1,840
2002 3,350
2003 3,040
2004 2,900
2005 2,670
2006 1,760
2007 1,930
2008 1,910
2009 1,780
2010 1,720
2011 1,650
2012 1,610
2013 1,530
2014 1,520
2015 1,500
2016 1,850
2017 1,710
2018 1,890

First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

Year Number
2001 11,370
2002 10,600
2003 11,140
2004 11,750
2005 12,110
2006 11,880
2007 12,940
2008 13,490
2009 13,310
2010 12,780
2011 13,500
2012 13,410
2013 13,830
2014 15,220
2015 16,750
2016 17,240
2017 15,850
2018 16,060

Cooks, Fast Food

Year Number
2001 12,780
2002 13,540
2003 13,950
2004 17,450
2005 16,210
2006 13,460
2007 10,240
2008 10,340
2009 8,430
2010 7,120
2011 5,540
2012 5,540
2013 7,850
2014 8,790
2015 7,530
2016 5,910
2017 4,680
2018 5,310

Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria

Year Number
2001 12,620
2002 12,490
2003 12,710
2004 12,610
2005 12,680
2006 11,520
2007 11,510
2008 11,410
2009 11,310
2010 8,210
2011 7,880
2012 7,350
2013 8,340
2014 7,470
2015 5,800
2016 5,510
2017 5,140
2018 5,330

Cooks, Private Household

Year Number
2004 40
2005 50

Cooks, Restaurant

Year Number
2001 13,100
2002 8,860
2003 9,070
2004 9,360
2005 10,710
2006 9,510
2007 11,430
2008 10,740
2009 10,960
2010 11,040
2011 12,100
2012 13,570
2013 13,140
2014 13,440
2015 14,930
2016 16,690
2017 16,220
2018 17,110

Cooks, Short Order

Year Number
2001 3,520
2002 3,500
2003 4,040
2004 4,240
2005 4,760
2006 3,480
2007 3,490
2008 3,220
2009 3,610
2010 4,990
2011 4,820
2012 5,820
2013 4,390
2014 4,630
2015 3,790
2016 4,110
2017 3,900
2018 4,580

Cooks, All Other

Year Number
2004 670
2005 460
2006 510
2007 820
2008 1,040
2009 1,900
2010 1,750
2011 1,780
2012 1,170
2013 1,570
2014 1,300
2015 1,210
2016 880
2017 720
2018 760

Food Preparation Workers

Year Number
2001 21,570
2002 20,590
2003 22,060
2004 20,770
2005 21,160
2006 22,160
2007 27,880
2008 31,200
2009 31,720
2010 30,240
2011 27,850
2012 27,700
2013 30,600
2014 33,570
2015 34,530
2016 33,090
2017 36,320
2018 35,890

Bartenders

Year Number
2001 5,050
2002 7,110
2003 7,280
2004 8,330
2005 7,610
2006 5,950
2007 6,200
2009 8,320
2010 8,650
2011 8,290
2012 8,830
2013 8,910
2014 8,560
2015 8,850
2016 9,190
2017 8,950
2018 8,200

Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

Year Number
2001 26,890
2002 25,620
2003 25,820
2004 20,940
2005 16,490
2006 15,150
2007 14,510
2008 13,320
2009 13,400
2010 18,280
2011 24,910
2012 27,760
2013 24,760
2014 25,500
2015 27,160
2016 29,030
2017 28,010
2018 27,860

Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop

Year Number
2001 4,390
2002 4,390
2003 3,980
2004 3,370
2005 4,830
2006 3,890
2007 4,710
2008 4,130
2009 5,170
2010 3,980
2011 4,750
2012 3,440
2013 4,430
2014 4,710
2015 4,930
2016 4,900
2017 4,110
2018 4,040

Waiters and Waitresses

Year Number
2001 25,230
2002 28,050
2003 31,050
2004 33,230
2005 33,920
2006 29,580
2007 33,420
2008 33,460
2009 33,510
2010 32,250
2011 33,630
2012 34,380
2013 34,370
2014 34,210
2015 36,150
2016 38,810
2017 37,860
2018 38,950

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

Year Number
2001 2,850
2002 2,560
2003 3,000
2004 2,370
2005 2,820
2006 1,940
2007 2,440
2008 2,210
2009 2,050
2010 2,270
2011 2,520
2012 2,690
2013 2,560
2014 3,100
2015 3,240
2016 3,870
2017 3,720
2018 4,120

Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers

Year Number
2001 2,790
2002 3,000
2003 2,940
2004 3,600
2005 4,340
2006 3,550
2007 3,980
2008 3,800
2009 3,830
2010 4,990
2011 5,130
2012 4,840
2013 4,130
2014 5,770
2015 6,960
2016 7,380
2017 5,980
2018 5,610

Dishwashers

Year Number
2001 5,290
2002 5,990
2003 6,370
2004 6,670
2005 6,630
2006 5,490
2007 6,080
2008 6,320
2009 6,960
2010 6,250
2011 5,850
2012 5,280
2013 5,120
2014 5,080
2015 5,150
2016 5,380
2017 5,570
2018 5,790

Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop

Year Number
2001 3,220
2002 3,920
2003 4,330
2004 4,150
2005 4,320
2006 4,030
2007 4,170
2008 4,440
2009 5,170
2010 4,970
2011 5,210
2012 5,110
2013 5,440
2014 5,070
2015 5,410
2016 5,490
2017 5,610
2018 5,670

Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 1,880
2005 1,190
2006 780
2007 1,030
2008 960
2009 950
2010 780
2011 710
2012 760
2013 870
2014 1,310
2015 1,520
2016 1,330
2017 1,210
2018 1,320