Numbers of Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations in Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division

Occupation group

Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations

Year Number
2005 260,300
2006 271,340
2007 275,160
2008 282,530
2009 273,490
2010 267,910
2011 270,100
2012 276,370
2013 285,970
2014 294,790
2015 287,460
2016 300,700
2017 306,880

Individual occupations

Chefs and Head Cooks

Year Number
2005 4,390
2006 3,410
2007 3,070
2008 4,070
2009 3,740
2010 3,670
2011 2,720
2012 2,880
2013 3,200
2014 3,070
2015 2,660
2016 3,180
2017 3,170

First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

Year Number
2005 14,830
2006 14,930
2007 15,680
2008 17,710
2009 17,330
2010 16,550
2011 16,920
2012 17,630
2013 18,390
2014 18,570
2015 18,540
2016 19,310
2017 17,540

Cooks, Fast Food

Year Number
2005 18,350
2006 17,130
2007 14,770
2008 14,960
2009 14,040
2010 14,540
2011 12,480
2012 13,230
2013 14,180
2014 12,260
2015 10,440
2016 8,110
2017 8,240

Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria

Year Number
2005 7,260
2006 7,750
2007 7,370
2008 7,690
2009 7,180
2010 6,970
2011 6,480
2012 6,510
2013 7,200
2014 7,560
2015 7,070
2016 6,810
2017 7,680

Cooks, Restaurant

Year Number
2005 21,590
2007 25,350
2008 19,360
2009 20,110
2010 20,510
2011 21,550
2012 21,920
2013 25,700
2014 26,530
2015 27,380
2016 27,730
2017 30,830

Cooks, Short Order

Year Number
2005 4,540
2006 4,080
2007 4,210
2008 3,290
2009 2,270
2010 2,810
2011 3,590
2012 4,220
2013 4,090
2014 4,490
2015 4,230
2016 3,710
2017 4,000

Cooks, All Other

Year Number
2005 640
2006 590
2007 890
2008 920
2009 1,240
2010 1,470
2011 1,900
2012 1,800
2013 1,740
2014 950
2015 620
2016 1,030
2017 1,580

Food Preparation Workers

Year Number
2005 26,100
2006 29,760
2007 33,160
2008 32,880
2009 25,440
2010 20,820
2011 19,680
2012 25,720
2013 30,160
2014 29,290
2015 26,390
2016 23,870
2017 21,740

Bartenders

Year Number
2005 12,410
2006 13,190
2007 13,860
2008 14,260
2009 12,550
2010 12,780
2011 14,210
2012 17,990
2013 17,600
2014 17,610
2015 13,570
2016 13,290
2017 13,500

Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

Year Number
2005 40,430
2006 47,710
2007 44,920
2008 55,230
2009 67,510
2010 73,040
2011 76,560
2012 66,330
2013 61,810
2014 69,220
2015 69,810
2016 81,000
2017 83,840

Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop

Year Number
2005 13,480
2006 13,520
2007 14,930
2008 15,420
2009 12,760
2010 7,980
2011 7,050
2012 6,770
2013 8,800
2014 10,270
2015 12,400
2016 13,650
2017 11,530

Waiters and Waitresses

Year Number
2005 47,720
2006 46,660
2007 52,300
2008 49,840
2009 45,170
2010 43,270
2011 46,050
2012 49,830
2013 49,670
2014 51,910
2015 53,740
2016 57,140
2017 55,980

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

Year Number
2005 4,870
2006 5,490
2007 5,560
2008 5,820
2009 5,690
2010 6,230
2011 6,210
2012 7,020
2013 7,630
2015 7,440
2016 8,200
2017 8,220

Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers

Year Number
2005 11,960
2006 13,230
2007 13,620
2008 14,080
2009 13,930
2010 13,040
2011 13,530
2012 12,380
2013 12,800
2014 11,350
2015 11,480
2016 12,830
2017 17,570

Dishwashers

Year Number
2005 15,450
2006 14,140
2007 12,460
2008 13,230
2009 11,110
2010 10,090
2011 9,450
2012 10,620
2013 11,590
2014 11,670
2015 10,740
2016 10,580
2017 10,570

Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop

Year Number
2005 10,430
2006 9,000
2007 7,950
2008 8,810
2009 8,030
2010 8,500
2011 7,530
2012 8,390
2013 9,060
2014 9,160
2015 9,560
2016 9,440
2017 10,250

Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 5,830
2006 5,010
2007 5,020
2008 4,940
2009 5,360
2010 5,660
2011 4,180
2012 3,100
2013 2,340
2014 2,410
2015 1,400
2016 810
2017 640