Numbers of Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

Occupation group

Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations

Year Number
2005 313,120
2006 324,390
2007 330,330
2008 338,770
2009 329,540
2010 321,890
2011 324,050
2012 332,450
2013 345,110
2014 355,110
2015 368,570
2016 383,510
2017 390,760
2018 386,120

Individual occupations

Chefs and Head Cooks

Year Number
2005 5,210
2006 4,070
2007 3,590
2008 4,490
2009 4,090
2010 3,920
2011 2,990
2012 3,330
2013 3,670
2014 3,490
2015 3,470
2016 3,880
2017 4,000
2018 4,020

First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

Year Number
2005 18,160
2006 18,520
2007 19,590
2008 22,000
2009 21,190
2010 20,330
2011 20,710
2012 21,960
2013 22,770
2014 22,730
2015 24,400
2016 25,590
2017 23,920
2018 21,740

Cooks, Fast Food

Year Number
2005 23,060
2006 20,360
2007 17,660
2008 16,880
2009 16,370
2010 17,790
2011 16,190
2012 17,590
2013 17,180
2015 12,650
2016 10,870
2017 10,950
2018 13,630

Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria

Year Number
2005 8,990
2006 9,300
2007 9,050
2008 9,340
2009 8,960
2010 8,600
2011 8,070
2012 8,210
2013 9,030
2014 9,430
2015 9,690
2016 9,440
2017 10,310
2018 11,550

Cooks, Restaurant

Year Number
2005 24,850
2007 29,030
2008 23,170
2009 23,910
2010 24,400
2011 25,970
2012 26,260
2013 30,360
2014 31,150
2015 33,970
2016 34,800
2017 37,510
2018 37,530

Cooks, Short Order

Year Number
2005 5,620
2006 5,150
2007 5,240
2008 3,960
2009 2,720
2010 3,160
2011 4,380
2012 5,140
2013 4,920
2014 5,060
2015 4,940
2016 4,490
2017 4,700
2018 4,220

Cooks, All Other

Year Number
2005 660
2006 620
2007 900
2008 940
2009 1,270
2010 1,510
2011 1,950
2012 1,910
2013 1,890
2014 1,080
2015 710
2016 1,050
2017 1,610
2018 1,640

Food Preparation Workers

Year Number
2005 31,000
2006 34,450
2007 37,840
2008 37,590
2009 29,960
2010 25,260
2011 23,780
2012 29,780
2013 33,940
2014 32,590
2015 31,010
2016 28,920
2017 26,230
2018 26,010

Bartenders

Year Number
2005 15,010
2006 15,940
2007 16,840
2008 17,110
2009 15,010
2010 15,290
2011 16,790
2012 20,770
2013 20,730
2014 20,950
2015 18,030
2016 17,440
2017 17,640
2018 18,570

Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

Year Number
2005 50,660
2006 59,530
2007 58,860
2008 70,990
2009 83,550
2010 87,780
2011 90,830
2012 80,930
2013 78,460
2014 87,430
2015 96,120
2016 108,160
2017 112,490
2018 107,290

Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop

Year Number
2005 16,040
2006 15,750
2007 17,000
2008 17,580
2009 14,200
2010 9,400
2011 7,850
2012 7,970
2013 11,030
2014 12,580
2015 14,900
2016 16,190
2017 13,640
2018 14,830

Waiters and Waitresses

Year Number
2005 58,840
2006 57,670
2007 63,540
2008 60,620
2009 55,990
2010 53,410
2011 56,780
2012 60,600
2013 60,820
2014 62,940
2015 68,880
2016 71,740
2017 70,410
2018 65,800

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

Year Number
2005 5,280
2006 6,040
2007 6,080
2008 6,410
2009 6,510
2010 6,910
2011 6,940
2012 7,720
2013 8,380
2015 8,860
2016 9,580
2017 9,720
2018 11,260

Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers

Year Number
2005 13,870
2006 15,190
2007 15,470
2008 16,270
2009 16,240
2010 15,300
2011 15,420
2012 14,370
2013 14,530
2014 13,480
2015 14,330
2016 15,940
2017 21,060
2018 19,850

Dishwashers

Year Number
2005 17,800
2006 16,700
2007 14,830
2008 15,740
2009 13,890
2010 12,610
2011 11,990
2012 12,640
2013 13,880
2014 13,910
2015 13,280
2016 12,740
2017 12,920
2018 15,860

Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop

Year Number
2005 11,910
2006 10,350
2007 9,480
2008 10,320
2009 10,000
2010 10,300
2011 9,140
2012 10,080
2013 11,070
2014 10,940
2015 11,600
2016 11,600
2017 12,740
2018 12,010

Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 6,130
2006 5,420
2008 5,340
2009 5,630
2010 5,930
2011 4,260
2012 3,180
2013 2,450
2015 1,740
2016 1,090
2018 300