Numbers of Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations in Columbia, SC

Occupation group

Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations

Year Number
2005 25,850
2006 25,970
2007 27,670
2008 27,130
2009 26,940
2010 25,830
2011 27,060
2012 27,960
2013 28,770
2014 29,720
2015 31,150
2016 31,210
2017 32,580
2018 33,990

Individual occupations

Chefs and Head Cooks

Year Number
2005 260
2006 210
2010 190
2011 230
2013 400
2014 360
2015 290
2016 560
2017 440
2018 440

First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

Year Number
2005 1,590
2006 1,850
2007 2,100
2008 1,910
2009 1,960
2010 2,020
2011 1,900
2012 1,940
2013 1,790
2014 2,270
2015 2,550
2016 2,720
2017 2,700
2018 2,990

Cooks, Fast Food

Year Number
2005 1,370
2006 2,070
2007 2,090
2008 2,430
2009 2,420
2010 2,980
2011 2,710
2012 2,260
2013 1,980
2014 1,750
2015 2,280
2016 2,350
2017 1,940
2018 1,620

Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria

Year Number
2005 1,150
2006 1,310
2007 1,460
2008 1,290
2009 1,270
2010 1,360
2011 1,580
2012 1,390
2013 1,400
2014 1,230
2015 1,610
2016 1,590
2017 1,690
2018 1,350

Cooks, Restaurant

Year Number
2005 2,250
2006 2,240
2007 1,950
2008 2,340
2009 2,290
2010 2,240
2011 2,100
2012 2,260
2013 2,580
2014 2,250
2015 2,310
2016 2,340
2017 3,130
2018 3,500

Cooks, Short Order

Year Number
2005 750
2006 830
2007 770
2008 670
2009 900
2010 1,110
2011 990
2012 780
2013 580
2014 710
2015 910
2016 1,070
2017 790

Food Preparation Workers

Year Number
2005 2,460
2006 2,340
2007 3,430
2008 3,500
2009 3,830
2010 2,470
2011 2,140
2012 1,850
2013 2,110
2014 1,990
2015 1,550
2016 1,240
2017 1,440
2018 1,600

Bartenders

Year Number
2005 560
2006 610
2007 630
2008 920
2009 1,050
2010 970
2011 840
2012 680
2013 740
2014 850
2015 860
2016 860
2017 800
2018 910

Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

Year Number
2005 5,140
2006 4,270
2007 4,710
2008 4,140
2009 3,840
2010 3,150
2011 4,780
2012 6,980
2013 7,680
2014 10,090
2015 10,800
2016 11,710
2017 12,900
2018 14,230

Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop

Year Number
2005 940
2006 1,210
2007 1,080
2008 830
2009 750
2010 780
2011 840
2013 710
2015 370
2016 270
2017 270
2018 240

Waiters and Waitresses

Year Number
2005 5,820
2006 5,900
2007 5,670
2008 4,990
2009 4,760
2010 5,130
2011 5,880
2012 5,140
2013 5,000
2014 4,210
2015 4,550
2016 4,180
2017 4,130
2018 4,130

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

Year Number
2005 360
2006 180
2007 290
2008 320
2009 320
2010 270
2011 270
2012 380
2013 500
2014 380
2015 330
2017 90
2018 140

Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers

Year Number
2006 1,270
2007 680
2008 860
2009 690
2010 710
2011 460
2012 530
2013 1,100
2014 1,010
2015 830
2016 530
2017 640
2018 940

Dishwashers

Year Number
2005 1,120
2006 870
2007 1,790
2008 1,740
2009 1,690
2010 1,560
2011 1,600
2012 1,650
2013 1,250
2014 1,310
2015 960
2016 930
2017 790
2018 970

Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop

Year Number
2005 1,030
2006 800
2007 840
2008 1,000
2009 970
2010 860
2011 710
2012 760
2013 950
2014 850
2015 910
2016 680
2017 840
2018 690