Numbers of Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations in New Jersey

Occupation group

Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations

Year Number
2001 233,310
2002 239,490
2003 250,630
2004 258,690
2005 259,230
2006 266,400
2007 270,050
2008 272,410
2009 267,780
2010 265,890
2011 269,020
2012 273,710
2013 275,190
2014 284,820
2015 289,370
2016 299,540
2017 305,200
2018 307,540

Individual occupations

Chefs and Head Cooks

Year Number
2001 1,420
2002 2,150
2003 1,970
2004 2,420
2005 2,920
2006 3,210
2007 3,220
2008 2,750
2009 1,900
2010 1,990
2011 2,470
2012 2,880
2013 4,020
2014 3,720
2015 3,690
2016 2,700
2017 2,870
2018 2,640

First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

Year Number
2001 14,970
2002 15,220
2003 16,930
2004 18,520
2005 18,720
2006 19,250
2007 19,130
2008 19,900
2009 19,900
2010 20,470
2011 20,200
2012 20,530
2013 20,110
2014 20,230
2015 19,730
2016 18,710
2017 19,280
2018 20,170

Cooks, Fast Food

Year Number
2001 10,080
2002 11,380
2003 11,980
2004 14,600
2005 10,470
2006 9,390
2007 7,720
2008 7,980
2009 8,830
2010 7,950
2011 8,020
2012 8,350
2013 9,420
2014 7,600
2015 8,370
2016 9,300
2017 11,150
2018 8,800

Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria

Year Number
2001 5,410
2002 5,930
2003 5,950
2004 6,060
2005 6,060
2006 6,300
2007 6,070
2008 6,510
2009 6,600
2010 6,520
2011 6,650
2012 6,750
2013 6,520
2014 6,900
2015 7,240
2016 7,590
2017 6,940
2018 7,010

Cooks, Restaurant

Year Number
2001 11,610
2002 12,770
2003 13,250
2004 15,760
2005 17,240
2006 17,540
2007 17,660
2008 18,840
2009 17,860
2010 17,460
2011 18,140
2012 18,380
2013 17,740
2015 18,630
2016 20,480
2017 21,100
2018 20,720

Cooks, Short Order

Year Number
2001 3,470
2002 3,690
2003 3,990
2004 4,040
2005 4,670
2006 5,120
2007 4,480
2008 5,220
2009 4,290
2010 4,850
2011 4,990
2012 5,540
2013 5,810
2014 5,860
2015 5,730
2016 7,130
2017 9,890
2018 10,760

Cooks, All Other

Year Number
2004 90
2005 220
2006 340
2007 600
2008 610
2009 510
2010 430
2012 1,330
2013 1,330
2014 850
2015 440
2016 440
2017 340
2018 260

Food Preparation Workers

Year Number
2001 23,770
2002 22,340
2003 24,560
2004 21,180
2005 19,020
2006 16,510
2007 17,910
2008 20,530
2009 22,350
2010 19,320
2011 20,920
2012 21,690
2013 24,570
2014 27,420
2015 30,130
2016 30,810
2017 29,510
2018 32,960

Bartenders

Year Number
2001 15,450
2002 13,990
2003 14,540
2004 14,230
2005 13,200
2006 15,000
2007 15,600
2008 14,520
2009 13,890
2010 12,740
2011 13,500
2012 14,760
2013 15,920
2014 15,550
2015 14,470
2016 14,740
2017 15,950
2018 17,360

Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

Year Number
2001 55,100
2002 57,610
2003 59,700
2004 62,890
2005 60,000
2006 62,710
2007 64,120
2008 63,170
2009 59,490
2010 63,310
2011 58,370
2012 59,270
2013 55,500
2014 57,890
2015 53,070
2016 52,720
2017 48,910
2018 45,320

Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop

Year Number
2001 11,520
2002 13,080
2003 13,480
2004 12,720
2005 14,840
2006 15,060
2007 16,960
2008 13,370
2009 13,850
2010 13,290
2011 17,020
2012 17,360
2013 18,230
2015 24,680
2016 30,370
2017 31,890
2018 35,460

Waiters and Waitresses

Year Number
2001 49,190
2002 49,110
2003 51,230
2004 51,190
2005 53,510
2006 54,780
2007 54,840
2008 56,570
2009 56,370
2010 57,030
2011 58,340
2012 57,680
2013 56,210
2014 57,040
2015 59,870
2016 59,810
2017 61,700
2018 58,820

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

Year Number
2001 4,100
2002 5,820
2003 6,970
2004 8,170
2005 10,530
2006 11,080
2007 11,660
2008 11,200
2009 11,830
2010 12,160
2011 12,160
2012 12,090
2013 11,370
2014 11,570
2015 12,110
2016 11,600
2017 12,320
2018 11,920

Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers

Year Number
2001 10,240
2002 8,960
2003 8,480
2004 8,620
2005 8,380
2006 10,560
2007 11,140
2008 11,980
2009 11,450
2010 9,810
2011 8,140
2012 7,690
2013 8,530
2014 9,700
2015 9,360
2016 10,710
2017 11,090
2018 13,310

Dishwashers

Year Number
2001 9,220
2002 9,810
2003 9,970
2004 10,250
2005 10,770
2006 11,020
2007 10,140
2008 9,830
2009 9,220
2010 8,810
2011 8,750
2012 8,820
2013 9,060
2014 9,400
2015 10,170
2016 10,450
2017 10,040
2018 9,480

Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop

Year Number
2001 5,970
2002 5,490
2003 6,200
2004 6,740
2005 7,610
2006 7,390
2007 7,600
2008 8,060
2009 8,120
2010 8,460
2011 8,850
2012 9,060
2013 9,120
2014 9,220
2015 9,340
2016 9,660
2017 9,520
2018 10,430

Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 1,220
2005 1,070
2006 1,150
2007 1,180
2008 1,350
2009 1,310
2010 1,300
2011 1,590
2012 1,540
2013 1,740
2014 1,560
2015 2,320
2016 2,310
2018 2,110