Numbers of Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations in Charleston-North Charleston, SC

Occupation group

Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations

Year Number
2005 27,610
2006 28,170
2007 28,910
2008 29,320
2009 28,220
2010 27,320
2011 28,740
2012 29,960
2013 30,480
2014 31,960
2015 33,010
2016 35,410
2017 36,680
2018 38,380

Individual occupations

Chefs and Head Cooks

Year Number
2005 350
2006 550
2007 450
2008 270
2009 330
2010 520
2011 630
2012 770
2013 610
2014 530
2015 910
2016 1,190
2017 1,430
2018 890

First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

Year Number
2005 1,830
2006 1,820
2007 2,160
2008 2,500
2009 2,090
2010 2,160
2011 2,020
2012 2,260
2013 2,240
2014 2,340
2015 2,490
2016 2,650
2017 3,020
2018 3,470

Cooks, Fast Food

Year Number
2005 1,450
2006 1,150
2007 1,840
2008 1,850
2009 1,600
2010 1,800
2011 1,480
2012 1,520
2013 920
2014 1,250
2015 1,720
2016 1,950
2017 1,390

Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria

Year Number
2005 800
2006 750
2007 900
2008 760
2009 810
2010 790
2011 820
2012 900
2013 900
2014 890
2015 990
2016 1,340
2017 1,150
2018 1,370

Cooks, Restaurant

Year Number
2005 2,430
2006 2,350
2007 2,390
2008 2,230
2009 2,390
2010 2,280
2011 2,920
2012 2,910
2013 3,210
2014 3,470
2015 3,810
2016 4,290
2017 4,420
2018 4,590

Cooks, Short Order

Year Number
2005 1,480
2006 1,420
2007 1,200
2008 850
2009 410
2012 510
2013 590
2015 700
2016 320

Cooks, All Other

Year Number
2011 50
2012 40

Food Preparation Workers

Year Number
2005 1,700
2006 2,190
2007 2,290
2008 2,430
2009 2,310
2010 1,710
2011 1,700
2012 1,580
2013 1,440
2014 1,750
2015 1,950
2016 2,520
2017 2,000
2018 2,090

Bartenders

Year Number
2005 970
2006 1,070
2007 1,190
2008 1,390
2009 1,350
2010 1,230
2011 1,210
2012 1,280
2013 1,380
2014 1,660
2015 1,890
2016 1,850
2017 1,830
2018 1,850

Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

Year Number
2005 5,930
2006 6,300
2007 4,870
2008 5,700
2009 6,120
2010 6,550
2011 6,870
2012 7,750
2013 8,000
2014 7,890
2015 7,480
2016 8,660
2017 10,760
2018 12,050

Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop

Year Number
2005 610
2006 840
2007 1,700
2008 1,570
2009 1,100
2010 480
2011 630
2012 720
2013 1,100
2014 980
2016 560
2017 570

Waiters and Waitresses

Year Number
2005 6,630
2006 6,730
2007 6,820
2008 6,320
2009 5,930
2010 5,950
2011 6,350
2012 6,480
2013 6,530
2014 6,790
2015 6,650
2016 6,320
2017 6,050
2018 6,520

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

Year Number
2005 560
2006 610
2007 480
2008 250
2009 330
2010 370
2011 560
2012 620
2013 830
2014 650
2015 520
2016 260
2017 420
2018 400

Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers

Year Number
2005 920
2006 580
2007 630
2008 770
2009 970
2010 640
2011 600
2012 490
2013 560
2014 590
2015 560
2016 670
2017 790
2018 930

Dishwashers

Year Number
2005 1,090
2006 1,000
2007 1,080
2008 1,320
2009 1,050
2010 870
2011 970
2012 1,070
2013 1,090
2014 1,110
2015 1,280
2016 1,220
2017 1,220
2018 1,090

Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop

Year Number
2005 810
2006 770
2007 890
2008 1,060
2009 1,370
2010 1,160
2011 1,140
2012 1,060
2013 1,060
2014 1,290
2015 1,320
2016 1,560
2017 1,450
2018 1,350