Numbers of Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations in Asheville, NC

Occupation group

Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations

Year Number
2005 16,850
2006 17,470
2007 18,800
2008 19,380
2009 18,390
2010 18,540
2011 19,300
2012 20,140
2013 21,790
2014 23,370
2015 23,230
2016 24,240
2017 24,770
2018 25,070

Individual occupations

Chefs and Head Cooks

Year Number
2005 260
2006 210
2007 180
2008 120
2009 60
2010 100
2011 110
2012 80
2013 100
2014 120
2015 150
2016 160
2017 230
2018 190

First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

Year Number
2005 1,270
2006 1,480
2007 1,410
2008 1,420
2009 1,120
2010 1,100
2011 1,480
2012 1,550
2013 1,780
2014 1,730
2015 1,780
2016 1,890
2017 2,010
2018 1,950

Cooks, Fast Food

Year Number
2005 410
2006 320
2007 260
2008 140
2015 600
2016 470

Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria

Year Number
2005 470
2006 470
2007 420
2008 410
2009 370
2010 450
2011 430
2012 480
2013 520
2014 540
2015 500
2016 390
2017 420
2018 450

Cooks, Restaurant

Year Number
2005 1,570
2006 1,440
2007 2,050
2008 2,190
2009 2,210
2010 2,020
2011 1,940
2012 2,400
2013 2,280
2014 2,360
2015 2,220
2016 2,510
2017 2,610
2018 2,980

Cooks, Short Order

Year Number
2005 180
2007 110
2008 160
2011 110
2012 200
2016 160

Food Preparation Workers

Year Number
2005 1,090
2006 1,520
2007 1,930
2008 1,330
2009 1,150
2010 1,140
2011 1,310
2012 1,370
2013 1,830
2014 1,890
2015 1,940
2016 1,420
2017 1,420
2018 1,380

Bartenders

Year Number
2005 420
2006 460
2007 430
2008 430
2009 320
2010 310
2011 470
2012 530
2013 630
2014 760
2015 870
2016 1,190
2017 990
2018 970

Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

Year Number
2005 4,380
2006 4,670
2007 4,860
2008 5,260
2009 5,340
2010 5,620
2011 5,840
2012 5,630
2013 5,720
2014 6,230
2015 6,510
2016 6,990
2017 7,000
2018 7,420

Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop

Year Number
2005 470
2006 640
2007 370
2008 560
2009 470
2010 610
2011 560
2012 690
2013 680
2014 1,180
2015 870
2016 1,050
2017 560
2018 800

Waiters and Waitresses

Year Number
2005 3,950
2006 3,770
2007 4,250
2008 4,730
2009 4,590
2010 4,540
2011 4,460
2012 4,750
2013 4,980
2014 5,220
2015 5,090
2016 5,390
2017 5,610
2018 5,310

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

Year Number
2005 180
2006 190
2007 250
2008 280
2009 300
2010 240
2011 250
2012 150
2013 200
2014 200
2015 280
2016 350
2017 490
2018 500

Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers

Year Number
2005 610
2006 600
2007 490
2008 410
2009 270
2010 340
2011 490
2012 670
2013 790
2014 780
2015 570
2016 630
2017 590
2018 670

Dishwashers

Year Number
2005 780
2006 850
2007 1,050
2008 1,080
2009 1,000
2010 830
2011 720
2012 820
2013 910
2014 840
2015 820
2016 810
2017 790
2018 710

Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop

Year Number
2005 760
2006 690
2007 670
2008 790
2009 770
2010 840
2011 770
2012 660
2013 900
2014 1,000
2015 920
2016 820
2017 1,060
2018 1,030

Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other

Year Number
2018 30