Numbers of Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

Occupation group

Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations

Year Number
2005 28,250
2006 27,470
2007 26,970
2008 27,840
2009 27,280
2010 26,750
2011 26,400
2012 27,500
2013 28,950
2014 29,950
2015 29,410
2016 31,020
2017 31,350
2018 31,640

Individual occupations

Chefs and Head Cooks

Year Number
2005 490
2006 280
2007 220
2008 180
2009 150
2010 160
2011 270
2012 230
2013 260
2014 190
2015 270
2016 220
2017 210
2018 170

First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

Year Number
2005 1,880
2006 1,770
2007 1,700
2008 1,770
2009 1,820
2010 1,720
2011 1,620
2012 1,510
2013 1,590
2014 1,790
2015 1,740
2016 1,930
2017 2,120
2018 2,320

Cooks, Fast Food

Year Number
2005 870
2006 820
2007 1,080
2008 1,050
2009 1,530
2010 1,410
2011 1,280
2012 750
2015 140
2017 720
2018 750

Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria

Year Number
2005 600
2006 800
2007 720
2008 910
2009 950
2010 1,080
2011 1,140
2012 1,530
2013 1,480
2014 1,380
2015 1,180
2016 1,280
2017 1,340
2018 1,130

Cooks, Restaurant

Year Number
2005 1,570
2006 1,950
2007 1,850
2008 1,770
2009 1,550
2010 1,640
2011 1,660
2012 1,910
2013 2,190
2014 2,540
2015 2,550
2016 2,640
2017 2,880
2018 3,030

Cooks, Short Order

Year Number
2005 560
2006 600
2007 760
2008 690
2009 590
2010 310
2011 270
2012 220
2013 160
2014 160
2015 130
2016 150
2017 200
2018 230

Food Preparation Workers

Year Number
2005 3,060
2006 2,540
2007 1,550
2008 1,680
2009 1,780
2010 1,930
2011 2,760
2012 2,790
2013 2,810
2014 2,470
2015 2,020
2016 1,850
2017 1,550
2018 1,660

Bartenders

Year Number
2005 1,680
2006 1,370
2007 1,160
2008 1,220
2009 1,160
2010 1,290
2011 1,500
2012 1,650
2013 1,560
2014 1,610
2015 1,690
2016 1,850
2017 1,800
2018 1,590

Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

Year Number
2005 6,070
2006 6,890
2007 7,380
2008 7,130
2009 7,810
2010 7,840
2011 7,290
2012 7,300
2013 7,890
2014 8,760
2015 9,000
2016 9,870
2017 9,990
2018 9,340

Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop

Year Number
2005 1,570
2006 750
2007 920
2009 1,220
2010 910
2011 400
2012 490
2013 900
2014 950
2015 1,190
2016 910
2017 590
2018 780

Waiters and Waitresses

Year Number
2005 6,210
2006 6,460
2007 6,050
2008 5,980
2009 4,890
2010 4,820
2011 4,610
2012 5,330
2013 5,670
2014 5,710
2015 5,410
2016 5,770
2017 5,960
2018 6,120

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

Year Number
2005 360
2006 290
2008 550
2009 490
2010 490
2011 560
2012 820
2013 850
2014 770
2015 700
2016 570
2017 850
2018 890

Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers

Year Number
2005 1,150
2006 1,120
2007 1,060
2008 990
2009 1,070
2010 980
2011 780
2012 700
2013 710
2014 990
2015 980
2016 970
2017 760
2018 930

Dishwashers

Year Number
2005 1,190
2006 1,020
2007 1,070
2008 1,240
2009 1,250
2010 1,270
2011 1,400
2012 1,350
2013 1,480
2014 1,250
2015 1,160
2016 1,130
2017 1,320
2018 1,670

Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop

Year Number
2005 850
2006 710
2007 720
2008 730
2009 620
2010 610
2011 710
2012 840
2013 800
2014 830
2015 960
2016 1,140
2017 1,050
2018 1,000

Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other

Year Number
2008 320
2009 280
2010 160